Kia does Cat-urday: Why God created Cats.

Anubis or Sehkmet? You decide

With a hat tip to a Bluebird’s regular weekly post, I give you Peter’s comment on one of my older posts seems appropriate to the Cat-urday Post theme. Here is goes. Enjoy.

I think I should repost the joke about ‘Why God created Cats’:

“And God Created DOG to LOVE Man and CAT teach to him HUMILITY”

It is reported that the following edition of the Book of Genesis was discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
And Adam said, “Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me.”

And God said, “No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will know I love you, even when you cannot see me.
Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself.”

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, “But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”

And God said, “No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.”

And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that Adam’s guardian angel came to the Lord and said, “Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility.”

And the Lord said, “No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not worthy of adoration.”

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam. And when Adam gazed into Cat’s eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility.

And God was pleased. And Adam was greatly improved.

And Cat did not care one way or the other.

See. I told you it would tickle your funny bone. Now go out there and live out a “Non Disastrous” Saturday. 

-kia

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Xtian HaiKu: “Sovereign Success”

((( This is an updated and slightly changed version of a previous posting. I hope you enjoy. -kia )))

… he loves me not

shredded yellow squares

populate my wastebasket

didn’t make the cut

-KIA 

I’ll look for more poetic ways, 

to express my life on such a day

will I laugh or dance or simply sway

to the music in my head, but nay.

I’ve found a deeper peace

a better form of quieter release

I’m learning to rhyme with greater ease

as I turn out offerings such as these.

enjoy them now before the toss

these squares will soon be naught but loss

to make the room for those of greater gloss

for I would rather these not be mossed.

-kia

NaPoWriMo: Tie Tuesday edition 2

One of my newest ties from Goodwill. I get all my best ties at $3- $5. I have actually paid full price for a few, but not many and they are special ones that just inspired me at the moment… and I couldn’t find them in Goodwill or Savers. 

This is another of the ties produced by the Make a Wish Foundation, designed by one of the children, Brandon from the Texas Gulf Coast. Sometimes tragedy and chronic or even terminal illness can Rob you of your dreams. Brandon wants you to know that they don’t have to. He wants you to Hold on Tight to your Dreams.

Dreams fuel Hope

Our dreams change thru life.

Dreams are what life is made of.

Always keep your dreams. 

kia

Never give up, nervous give in. Be willing to change and Evolve with the environment. But never stop dreaming. Never stop looking at the world with childlike wonder and awe. 

-kia

NaPoWriMo: 26,304 days

​”The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.  Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” –Psalms 90:10‭-‬12 KJV

72 years and 6 days to be exact. We miss you mom.

-kia

NaPoWriMo: Tie Tuesday edition

Today for Tie Tuesday, I decided to pull out one I haven’t worn in awhile. “Lions and Tigers, oh my!” 

I don’t have a poem of my own to share today, but I’d like to post the lyrics to a song from the 80’s band named Survivor, called Eye of the Tiger. It was the theme song from Rocky III and I saw them in concert with another of my favorite bands at the time, Kansas when they were doing their Vinyl Confessions tour. Ah yes… memories.

“Eye Of The Tiger”

Rising up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hanging tough, staying hungry
They stack the odds still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Rising up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I’m not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger

Sometimes, coming out of a life that kept you down or stolen some of your personal passion for your own dreams to fulfill “it’s” goals and dreams instead can be a 12 round fight with a bloody ending. The goal is to continue fighting and rediscovering who you Were and who you Are now, and who you want to Be apart from the life and framework that was imposed on you, or you imposed on yourself, for way too long. 

This song came out about the time I had committed my life to Christ the first time. That was November 30, 1981 on my paper route at 15yrs old in the front room of one of my customers. It’s was another 8 years before I got really serious and handed full control of my life and passion and direction to the Faith of Jesus Christ. I became a Disciple and later a witness and missionary and Avocational minister in various roles. My own life was “hid with Christ” as the scripture said, and as such, my whole Identity as a person was taken over by the effort and goal of “more of You and less of me”… “therefore, I no longer live, but the life I live now is the Life of Jesus Christ”

This life had many impacts on my relationships with family and how I saw the world and other people… and myself. I’m still in process of fighting back to ME.

The symbolism of Tigers helps. Even Katy Perry’s song, a 21st century equivalent to the Survivor song, helps me to focus on daily fighting for who I am and who I can be. I have the Eye of the Tiger. Do you?

-kia

NaPoWriMo: For TJ’s Household Haiku – Sun and Moon

Cosmic Partners

Moon reflecting Sun

Suns provide what Moons return

Nature’s archetypes

-kia

TJ is BACK!! Woo hoo!! We missed you buddy. Thought I’d never see another Household Haiku Challenge. Welcome back from the ‘backside of the desert’. I of course am still in the desert, the Valley of the Sun, here in Arizona. 

Here in the Phoenix area we know all about the Sun and his plans for us this summer. Plans of scorched earth, no rain or humidity, and Temps of 110-120 degrees until just the middle of October. 

For those out there in The Recovery with me, TJ has a wonderful Haiku Challenge that he offers on Fridays with a prompt to get you going. I’ll let him explain.

“Basically the theme this week is “Sun and Moon”, those strangely opposing yet intrinsically linked celestial bodies.

You don’t have to use the words within the haiku, just find some inspiration from them. Or you can use the picture prompt.”

“As for me and my house, we will serve…” Each Other 
My offering is about the traditional archetypal ‘truths’ of initiation and response, giving and receiving that run thru the fabric of human interaction and society. 

As a Christian, I was taught by people like Elizabeth Elliott and Oswald Chambers that… 

“God is so masculine that the whole of creation is feminine by comparison” 

… meaning He is the great giver and provider, and that our roles are to become the best receivers, responders and reflectors of that provision that we can be. He is the Source and we are His Resourcers if you will to the world and each other. The Chriatian Life, I was taught, was a Supplied Life, with us Resupplying His Life and Provision to those around us and the World.

This was also the basis for male/female relationships as the male is the Head and Leader/Provider for his household, God’s primary representative in the home and in society. Some Christian churches, some we have been members of and involved with in the past, even teach that the Husband is the Intermediary High Priest of the Home, both receiving and Passing down direction and guidance and direction from On High for the Family and in the Church. 

A Change in Season

Of course now, having Deconverted from our former Faith, we see things more egalitarian, even than we did before. My wife and I are coming up on our 12th anniversary soon and while we have always from the beginning been more like equal partners than a lot of couples in our church experiences, ie. We never really subscribed to the Jerry Maguire ‘you complete me’ thing, since we’ve been ‘In Recovery’ we have been developing even more in these areas of partnership, teamwork and seeing ourselves as two wholes making a new “One”.

You see, the two wholes have committed to our own paths of becoming more so, that the One may become even greater together every single day. We BOTH Provide for each other and we BOTH reflect and respond to the needs and accomplishments of the other. We are a team and a partnership of equals making the whole One better, stronger and more than we were before. We are both Sun and Moon.  

Blue Boat Home

By Peter Mayer

Though below me, I feel no motion 
Standing on these mountains and plains 
Far away from the rolling ocean 
Still my dry land heart can say 
I’ve been sailing all my life now 
Never harbor or port have I known 
The wide universe is the ocean I travel 
And the earth is my blue boat home

Sun, my sail, and moon my rudder 
As I ply the starry sea 
Leaning over the edge in wonder 
Casting questions into the deep 
Drifting here with my ship’s companions 
All we kindred pilgrim souls 
Making our way by the lights of the heavens 
In our beautiful blue boat home

I give thanks to the waves upholding me 
Hail the great winds urging me on 
Greet the infinite sea before me 
Sing the sky my sailor’s song 
I was born upon the fathoms 
Never harbor or port have I known 
The wide universe is the ocean I travel 
And the earth is my blue boat home.

Where is your offering?
For those of you not familiar with Haiku Poetry, it’s very simple but with the simplicity it can convey sublime depth and sophistication. All it takes is three lines with syllables of 5, 7, 5 in that order. Why not take a stab? Just include the link to TJ’s post and mine if you’d like. 

By the way, Ritu has an early entry HERE too. Edwina’s is a good post also HERE, and she’s the one who introduced TJ’s haiku challenge to me in the first place. Check them out, you’ll be glad you did.

-kia

Tie Tuesday and a Poem for NaPoWriMo: “That’s a whole Lotta Blue, buddy”

I had wanted to wear my Redsox tie this morning in honor of my team winning their season opener at Fenway, but my matching shirt was in the wash.  I had to settle for some blue instead. 

Blue is my favorite color

Sox are Red, ties are blue

I got out of bed and just showered too

I was going brown, but didn’t have white

Now I’ll toddle around town, and still be a delight.

-kia

Enjoy the day and remember to make it memorable.