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About brontebrown2

Hi, I'm Rhonda, a mom, grandmother, retired teacher, storyteller, and writer. Storytelling is a natural way to teach. Jesus often told parables to get His message across to the most severe critics. My new passions include writing picture books, maintaining a blog, traveling, photography, and politics. Thanks for visiting!

FMF May/ Soon/Deliberate

Every action Jesus took while walking on Earth was deliberate and taught a spiritual principle that we may miss.   

1. Jesus' challenge to the rich younger ruler to sell everything wasn't about being rich. The rich young ruler wanted to earn his way to heaven. Eph 2:8-9- It is a free gift by faith alone. 

2. Healing on the Sabbath was about the hardiness of men versus God's coming grace. 

3. Jesus deliberately slept while crossing the storm tossed Galilean Sea. He was awakened by panicking disciples. He quietens the sea. Jesus let them face the harshness of the sea to let them know he would be with them through difficult times. 

4. Raising Jairus' daughter taught the Centurion leader that Jesus had all authority. 

5. Sometimes, our ministry is at home, just like the Demoniac. He wanted to follow Jesus. Jesus said, " Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. The Demoniac reached people that might have ignored Jesus because they saw the change in him. 
Take a new look at the scriptures and find the spiritual principle beyond the healings, the confrontations, and more. 

6. Jesus healed the blind man, and the blind man who can now see, immediately enters the synagogue proclaiming Jesus. The blind man's healing speaks of man's spiritual blindness. Your Messiah is here and yet you cannot see. 
Revelation 3:11 
I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

God's rathe is against
the intrusion of evil-
given over and measured. 
Haiku by RL Brown

God's divine wrath was poured out on Jesus.  EZ 7:8 and Rm 3:25. Jn 3:36. 
When the church is caught up, God's will deal with evil as explain in Revelations. 
God's wrath is provoked by evil. God's wrath and man's angry are two different things. Just like we exist in a time bubble, God is eternal with an eternal perspective. God's nature is love. He may love the sinner but God rathe is toward evil and those who cause evil and bring destrution on this world. 
How is God's wrath revealed? 
Therefore, God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity (1:24).
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions (1:26).
God gave them up to a debased mind (1:28).
At the core of the human problem is that we are sinners under the judgment of God, and the divine wrath hangs over us unless and until it is taken away.
Our names must be written in the Lamb's Book of Life.'s,was%20poured%20out%20on%20Jesus.

May Poems and Haikus

Tempean beauty
Tranquil coastal charmer
Titivated lace

Spanish moss is a beneficial epiphytic flowering plant. Photo taken in Charleston, SC.
tempean ox-eye
titivated petals bloom
butterflies dance

Leptos' flight guided 
by scented highways,
Saguaro Cactus

Xeric ecosystem
Desert wildlife host
Saguaro cactus flower

Sunloving shrub
Xenomorphic hibiscus
Aussie delight

gene transfer evolution
clueless aftermath

Vermillion cardinal
resplendent and showy
the evening snow
benison of golden                                 r                                       a                                      i                                     n
in a vintage

Hegemony media parrots the same song.

Complementary muliebrity of inner beauty–blooms.

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 Complementary muliebrity of i                           y--blooms.

(Note: When a woman’s inner and outer beauty shines as one, and the kindness of her soul sparkles, meld into the essence of feminity—this is something only women do.)

            // new_ 
      internal coding 
   life begins at
the soft adagio of mourning dove
weeds have no place
running wild without boundaries
pachysandra's felicity
Mountain hiking with a friend 
Nature's beauty is a godsend
Eagle eye 
Perch high
Climbing high only to desend
Moutain hiking with friends
Hoping this day never ends
Eagle eye
Perch high
Nature's artisty, little dividends
benison of golden
                wafts of perfume,  
         butterfly flight path. 
Haiku Dialog
By Rhonda Brown

1. Autumn falls silent under the evening snow 
2. bluegrass under feet, goose pimples felicity 
3. living life in a fog, drifting desperately
4. out on a limb hanging by a stem whirlybirds take flight
5. complementary muliebrity of inner beauty blooms. 
6. sweet benison of sunlit air and golden rain, prismatic joy.
7. Nature's beauty shines in the beholder's eyes, beware of bears.
8. evening shadows on crisscrossing paths, uninterrupted
9. Eventide, tealights glow, cicadas sing, swish goes the porch swing.
10. slow, slow, quick-quick, slow, light dances on the water, footprints in the sand
quiescent tide
rhythmic pace of the porch swing
tealights glow
faded white wood planks
engulfed in quamoclit
quiescent and quaint 
frozen heart
a kind touch
melting point

#HaikuSaturday #haiku #senryu #nature #poem #poetrycommunity #poetry #Poet #haikuchallenge  HaikuDialog- Precipitation @NaHaiWriMo Ache
Hills and hollers of Arkansas
Stomping grounds for Grandpa
Magnificent feat
Nature's treat
Summers' cold water spa
#Limerick #LimerickSunday
Cedar Falls, Petite Jean State Park
#amwriting #poetry
anatomy of a tree
expose for all to see
pen and ink
tickled pink
delightful artistry
#Limerick #LimerickSunday
Rhonda L Brown / USA

The following Kyoka haikus are written by Rhonda L Brown (me)

Kyoka were Japanese poems that did not conform to the prescribed norms of waka imagery and diction
. Kyoka, poems are less serious and more humorous. With its often political and social content, the kyoka tends to be sardonic and ironic. It can parody the waka and use slang. The kyoka also echoes Senryu in its thematic preoccupation with human nature. 

1.  the night sky frolics
    under silvery moonbeams
    in stillness, dreams come
    night recedes behind the stars-
    no thought to pending troubles
    tomorrow sleeps

2.  unison parrots
    hegemony media 
    demise of America
    wokeness from within-
    discernment's gift is knowing 
    the difference between the two.

3. If rain no longer fell,    
   would tears cease to flow?    
   If blue dropped from the sky,     
   would  your smile return?    
   If longing is understood,       
   would you be free to love -   
H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest Rules
Two poems per poet

1. a morrowless day
   of whistling threnodies,
   a fresh tomorrow. 

Faded white wood planks 
engulfed in quamoclit,
quiescent and quaint.
praj·​na. ˈprəjnə plural -s. : transcendental wisdom or supreme knowledge in Buddhism gained through intuitive insight.
Ajna translates as "authority" or "command" (or "perceive"). It is considered the eye of intuition and intellect. Its associated sense organ is the mind.
Hegemony media , Fact or opinion, Null Hypothesis,
This quote is spoken by King Lear about his daughter, Goneril. He's comparing the pain he feels having her—a thankless daughter—to a snake bite. He says that the pain she causes him is “sharper” or more painful than any snake bite.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child. 
Slowly evanescing
Time spins memories
Of you

Persist in Prayer As We Take a Public Stance Against Evil

Michael said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you.”

We start by knowing the battle is the Lord’s. We stand on the solid rock of Truth. We are confident that salvation is rooted in our hearts.

Then we wear the full armor of God while speaking the Word of Truth without apology. Hell is forever. Wisdom comes as we test the spirit and pray for discernment. We can no longer be tossed about by empty philosophy, fear of offending, or ambivalent to attacks against the church.

Our persistence builds our maturity so that we are ready to give the right word with confidence that His Spirit leads us into battle.

James Chapter 1
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

To Have and Let Go

If autumn falls silent under the evening snow 
If sheltered seeds don winter's coat 
If March winds howl for spring's warmth
If budding flowers emit the earth's scent
If spring pollinators awaken and take flight
If golden rays titillate terra's loam
If nature bears burgeoning yields 
If the impetus for life circles again
If thankfulness flows from within
If we understand the Creator above
then what do we know of love?

Love is to have, to hold, to enjoy, and to freely let go.
Happy Earth Day

FMF: Have and Earth Day

Realizing the end of the sandwich generation.

When does the sandwich generation end? My father-in-law was the last aging parent in my family to die this past January. Mothers, fathers, and step-fathers from each side of the family are gone.

Passing down a slice of life seems awkward. Does my piece of bread fall to the next? It is a curious question. My role as a caretaker continues, even as my husband moved to the head of our family.

Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you." "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children." "Honor your father and mother.

Before society, the church, God began with Adam and Eve to begin a family, the basic unit of all cultures. It is fundamental to hope, security, and knowing God. God gave us family as a refuge and to renew our strength. Children soar in a family and, through adversity and love, grow.

I guess the best answer is to put your family in God's hand. After all, it was his idea. Now that we are the head of my family, the sandwich has changed I'm on one end, my kids in the middle and grandkids on the other. Hopefully, I'll be around for a double-decker when great grandkids come along. 
Deep within my roots,
generational stories
Bifurcating branches
twist and wind upward,
etching life's wrinkles.


Breathe in the sunlit air, 
watch a zephyr stir the trees, giggle in a swaying hamcock, 
tickle your toes in the cool grass and watch the clouds dance-

Take a break and see the Creator in the world around you. 
evening wanes
twitters and tweets
surround me,
life nestles,
I rock
I listen
I let go
God's World is full of 
dangling treasures
hidden in nature
for seekers to find. 
Job 12:
7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.
9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

April Poems and More
Moments in nature
filled with wonderment and awe
touching the soul.

In a world of words
seeking perspicacious


Reach into the world of words,
to find clear insight.
Haiku word source:
NaHaiWriMo/ Haiku challenge by Steven Ralph
Blue_Owl: daily word post
Haiku Dialog: 
And my own word challenges

#haiku #senryu #nature #poem #poetrycommunity #poetry #Poet #haikuchallenge 
out on a limb
hanging by the stem
whirlybirds in flight
April 2 limb

bifurcating branches
twist and wind outward

howling winds
winged seed helicopters
Maple whirlybirds
a gentle zephyr
cool bluegrass under feet
Spring's felicity
April 1st/ Bottle

Life’s Vintage
Emotions in a bottle
hot roller dogs
bases loaded, crack to left field,
crowd goes wild
April 3 hot dog

hot diggity dog
bases loaded, crack to left field,
crowd goes wild

hot diggity dog
hanging out
with my best friend

complementary combination of inner beauty
complementary muliebrity of inner beauty

a gentle zephyr 
cool bluegrass under feet 
goose pimples' felicity
Complementary muliebrity of inner beauty
(When a woman's inner and outer beauty shines as one, and the kindness of her soul sparkles, meld into the essence of feminity—this is something only women do.)
RL Brown
4/28- Oasis
4/29- Obcordate is the reverse of cordate leaf, Obcordate the point is at the stem. 
4/30- Omniscient
Dickey Stephens Park
Arkansas Traveler's Fan
The season begins. 
April 4 fan

honey-like fragrance
inviting the butterfly
wafts of perfume

4/5- Guerdon- reward recompense
4/6- Genteel refine, stylish elegant
4/7- Glacé 
empty and stark
waiting for the words to flow
writer's block
Page April 4
Grandbabies create
rites of passage to become

little dividends
Guerdon/April 5
Photo by Lina Kivaka on
genteelly lace to
red hats with a purple bows,
the southern women 
@Bleu_Owl #HaikuSaturday #haikuchallenge #haiku
Kid giggles on the inside.
'Go Fish!'
sweet benison of
sunlit air and golden rain,
a prismatic wash 
 #HaikuSaturday #haikuchallenge #haiku  Hello, spring, and Happy Easter
slide into
seamless syllables 
of streaming 

a raging river of words
skip, trip and jump 
over the tongue

Water April 5 @NaHaiWriMo
excerpt from Eyes of a Dyslexia by RL Brown
Silky smooth
Shimmering ice
April 7, 2023
Science of the mind 
Genetic Haecceity  
Internal coding
 #haiku #senryu #poem #poets #poetrycommunity #poetry #haikuchallenge #HaikuSaturday 
rule of thumb
cup in hand
heuristic application

rule of thumb, 
a heaping handful, a cup-
heuristic application
hegemony song 
by parroting birds
the news media
 #haikuchallenge #haiku
hot diggity dog
hanging out
with my best friend

Bull and Matilda
brain sparks
roots of ideation
flows from within

creativity flows when
one ideated thought 
rises above the rest

spring sparkles
imbued with life
incipient vivacity

youth imbued with life
sparkles with incipient vivacity
Ideate esse'
Imbued vivacity
Incipient sparkles
stinging tickle
choking cough
post nasal drip,

Wind, blow the seeds.
Loam, provide their needs.
Cloud, let loose April's showers. 
May, bring forth bouquets of flowers!" #whistpr
bubbling jessant hatches
sportive jocose merriment
climatic jouissance 
Ideas Jessant 
Cold milk, chocolate chips
hot out of the oven
Cookies, Yum!
He may be nimble, 
he may be quick, but 
where's the candlestick?
Ask the Colonel. 
Winter’s dignity
Lifeless trees' quiet strength
Autumn seeds nestled deep.

Seeds shed winter's shield
roots stretch in fertile dirt- yields 
March howls for spring's warmth. 
Jocose giggles on the inside.
'Go Fish!' 
Toad Suck Daze 
toad races, carnival rides
low country kermis
the race is on
the end is near
schools out then summer's here

If autumn falls silent under the evening snow 
If sheltered seeds don winter's coat 
If March winds howl for spring's warmth
If budding flowers emit the earth's scent
If spring pollinators awaken and take flight
If golden rays titillate terra's loam
If nature bears burgeoning yields 
If the impetus for life circles again
If thankfulness flows from within
If we understand the Creator above
then what do we know of love?

Love is to have, to hold, to enjoy, and to freely let go.
Happy Earth Day

FMF: Have and Earth Day
Autumn falls silent under the evening snow 
Sheltered seeds don winter's coat 
March winds howl for spring's warmth
Pollinizers emit an earthy scent
Spring pollinators take flight
Sunrays titillate terra's loam
The impetus for life circles
#HaikuSaturday #haikuchallenge #poetry Earth Day
4/25- Namaskar/Namaste 🙏
4/26- Neoteric
4/27- Nature
Haiku Dialog

frozen heart
a kind touch
melting point
balancing act
muliebrity -femininity, kind soft.. 
Magniloquent-boastful pompous

lithe graceful, flexible
lissome agile thin
complementary muliebrity of inner beauty
Neoteric sunrise, 
Namaste nod
Scenes in nature

Neoteric sunrise,
The sun eight-minute ago
Namaste nod
the soft adagio 
call of a mourning dove 
coo-ah coo-AH, coo-OO-oo 
#HaikuSaturday It's a sweet morning, even if it is rainy and cold. 
Picture: Birds&Bloom
#HaikuMusic #haiku #nature #poem #poetrycommunity #poetry #Poet #haikuchallenge

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Paul Hurst from Facebook
Secular humanism is a big failure. Hopes based upon assumptions of an inherent goodness in mankind. They should have read the Scriptures and remember that mankind is fallen into sin.
Paul to the Corinthians in dealing with false teachers and empty philosophies. 
I Corinthians 11:1
Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
Human betterment, which relies on incentivizing people to make good decisions to create a better society, will fail when the incentive structures fail. (Ben Shapiro paraphrase.) Incentivizing people to do what is right is evident when they think they are entitled to the wealth others have earned. It is clear when workers demand pay beyond their skill level. It is evident in the looting of stores and trying to steal your way to wealth through Ponzi schemes. 
Our Founding Fathers understood that governmental systems do not make a good society. People do. People whose hearts are moved by kindness and benevolence are the heart of any culture. 
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
But in Christ we are a new creature: @ Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Our greatness was never in wealth but in the people who believed in Jesus and stood on righteous principles.


Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned, received, heard from me, or seen in me, put it into practice. Phil 4:8

There is not one self-help book that can replace the simple truth found in the bible. Choose to act by first unplugging from this world. Breathe in and out, and let go of festering feelings inside, then meditate on God’s Word.

Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalms 34:4-5.

nature's mystery 
sprightly beads nestle betwixt 
succulent leaves  

pearly light of glistening eyes 
echoes a dance of 
the coming spring.

Poem and Photo By RL Brown

March Poems, Rhymes, Haikus

high impact combination
nature's color scheme

complementary combination inner beauty
March 2 book
Flip a page
Mark a page
Read again, a book in hand. 

March 3 soup
Slow down, take the time
make a pot of savory stew
share with a friend or two

Savory and warm
tomato soup with grilled cheese
diagional cut
Re-share of Facebook post/ Haiku by RL Brown
Haiku and picture by RL Brown
Moons of March

Sky looks down on earth
with the dark eye of a new moon,
spring winks at the stars. 

Seeds shed winter's shield
roots stretch in fertile dirt-
March howls for spring's warmth.

Loam stirs, breaking free-
muddling nightcrawlers rise
under the worm moon. 

Foretoken of spring
Marsh marigolds in damp fields
Hooverflies delight

Terrestrial tides collide 
rising high, but twice a year.
sun and moon poised.

A morrowless day
arriving on the equinox
perfectly balanced. 

Sugar Moon shines down-
sweet maples release sap
as March winds breathe change. 
March festivals
Frolic with the daffodils
Wye Mtn, Moss Mtn, AR
Zephyr carries spring seeds
Nightcrawlers dig underground moats
Loam provides their needs
#Haiku_Challenge March 16/Zephyr
Morning Glory
Photo by Tiu1ec3u Bu1ea3o Tru01b0u01a1ng on
fortoken of spring, 
howling winds, blue sky, green grass
March winds breathe change

three hundred year oak
stretches toward sun's warmth
new season to bloom 

#HaikuSaturday #Haiku_Chanllenge/zeith 
Photos by RL Brown/Moss Mtn, AR
March 17, 2023