500th anniversary year

Joining with tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer, include: history, surrounded.

 

true church will stand strong

surrounded by witnesses

joined in history

reformation revival

proves perseverance of saints

 

 

Of course, Christ’s true church is neither a building nor a denomination but the history of the Wittenberg church is interesting:

All Saints’ Church, commonly referred to as Schlosskirche (Castle Church) and sometimes known as the Reformation Memorial Church, is a Lutheran church in Wittenberg, Germany.

The main portal was often used by the university staff to pin up messages and notices. On 31 October 1517, the eve of All Saints’ Day, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the doors of All Saints’ Church. This act, meant to promote a disputation on the sale of indulgences, is commonly viewed to be a catalyst for the Protestant Reformation…

The church became the burial site of Frederick the Wise (1525), Martin Luther himself in 1546, and of Philipp Melanchthon (1560).

During the Seven Years’ War the Wittenberg fortress was occupied by the Prussian Army and shelled by Imperial forces. In 1760, the Castle Church was destroyed by a fire resulting from the bombardment. The blaze left only half of the foundation standing, and none of the wooden portals survived but All Saints’ was soon rebuilt…

After Wittenberg was incorporated into the Prussian Province of Saxony, King Frederick William IV, in 1858, ordered commemorative bronze doors to be mounted onto the jambs where the original wooden ones had hung. On the doors the Theses are inscribed in their original Latin.

On the occasion of the fourth centenary of Luther’s birth in 1883, an extensive restoration of All Saints’ in a Neo-Gothic style was begun. (source: Wikipedia)

 

 

portrait of purity

 

lovely young lady

sixteen-year-old Cecelia

graceful hand strokes pet

white ermine protects maiden

of Leonardo’s portrait

 

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source: wikipedia

 

Link to Ramblings of a Writer tanka challenge: lady & portrait

 

last ditch effort

 

 

walking gravel road

thistles, dandelions wave

butterfly garden

painted ladies and sulphurs

taste weeds before go to seeds

 

 

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photo by lynn

leave a light on

 

soft summer moonlight

heaven’s night light shines on all

illuminates earth

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photo by lynn

 

maybe God’s like motel 6:

I’ll leave a light on for ya!

don’t miss awesome view

Jumping on Kiwinana’s weekly tanka challenge:  life & fun

 

 

live your life out loud

play in sunshine, rest in shade

take a little risk

enjoy fun time with loved ones

make good memories today

 

 

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Talsma’s Trail Park 

silly lily lou

 

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old walking partner

husky out of element

farm wo-man’s best friend

animal wears thick fur coat

pants in sunshine, sheds summer

 


Join Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer for tanka challenge: animals & sunshine

anti-inflammatory moment

Inspiration from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

 

herbal remedy

tea from mountains of Tibet

pedicularis

an experienced brewer

smiles as he passes warm cup

 

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non-resistance

 

christians in egypt

men, women, children of faith

shot dead on the sand

do not resist their captors

when asked to deny their faith

 

 


Coptic Christians martyred on way to worship as reported here in NY Times

“great expectations”

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dust to dust

Link to Sammi Cox’s weekend prompt on “destiny”.


no survivors here

man wrestles with destiny

life’s dash etched in stone

listen in cemetery

silence of eternity

“But still, like dust, I’ll rise” – Maya Angelou

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photo by lynn

why look back?

Tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer: growth & wisdom

 

graduation day

parents startle at child’s growth

earn moment of pride

launch dream of hope-full future

prayer for wings of wisdom

 

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mirror image

 

view own reflection

from myopic perspective

seek wisdom beyond

look in mirror of God’s word

abundant vision for life

(James 1:22-25)


Join Elsie’s Ramblings  for tanka challenge using words: reflections & vision.

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