The photo for this week’s Twittering Tales is an interesting one. Kat has a knack for picking photos that can have many interpretations. In case you are not familiar, Kat Myrman picks a photo prompt each Tuesday. [bctt tweet=”The challenge is to write a story inspired by the photo using only 140 characters or less.” username=”GaylWright”] Hearts with arrows tend to turn thoughts toward love. Consequently, each of my tales involve love in some way.
The Joy of Love
Each anniversary Joe drew a giant heart in the sand for Liz.
She always acted surprised which made him very happy.
It was the joy of love.
An Unusual Artist
An unusual artist, Sid used the sand as his canvas.
Hearing the waves crash inspired him as he created
the heart, a token of love for Sasha.
For my last one I tried writing it several different ways and finally ended up with these two below. I wasn’t sure which one to use so both are featured. Which do you like better, the first or the second?
Hearts of Love
Matt and May met late in life, an unlikely pair to fall in love.
In the sand he drew a heart and nervously proposed.
She nodded with a smile.
Matt and May met late in life and often walked on the beach.
One day he drew a heart, held her close and proposed.
What would her answer be?
A Beach Vacation
My husband, Steve, and I are planning a trip to a beach in Florida in the near future. We’ll be renting a place for a week with his younger sister and her husband. Right about now, after all the sickness and busyness the beach sounds inviting.
[bctt tweet=”My computer is staying home, and I will take a short break from blogging. ” username=”GaylWright”]Mind you, I’ll still be writing, just not with my computer. A few of my art supplies will be coming with me, along with books to read and a couple of journals for recording thoughts. You can be sure I will continue to write poems, take photographs and be on the lookout for blogging material.
I do plan to use my phone for checking email, Facebook and reading a few blogs, but only for a short time each day.
Time to Reconnect with God and Each Other
This vacation is a perfect opportunity to take walks along the beach, to talk about dreams and goals and to celebrate each other. [bctt tweet=”This vacation is a perfect opportunity to take walks along the beach, to talk about dreams and goals and to celebrate each other. ” username=”GaylWright”]We used to pray together regularly and also spend time reading the Bible and other books together, but we’ve let other things interfere. Without all the normal distractions of home, a vacation is a perfect time to begin again.
Turning Our Hearts To God
In turning our hearts to God, thinking about His great love for us, I am reminded of the following passage from I John 4.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
(I John 4:7-12 NKJV)
[bctt tweet=”I pray that we will let our minds dwell on the truth of God’s great love for us.” username=”GaylWright”] May our hearts be filled with love for our Lord and others, beginning right in our own homes. Then together we can reach out to others with a true love that will continue to ripple out into the world.