I is for Institution of Holy Communion and ‘It is finished’

My posts for the A to Z Challenge this year are all about the Easter Story, recorded in 4 books of the New Testament: the Gospels. Image in sidebar links to Theme Reveal post.

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The Institution of Holy Communion has already been mentioned in the posts for the Letter B and the Letter E. Holy Communion is also known as Mass or the Eucharist.

On Maundy Thursday Jesus celebrated Passover in a way, which became the basis of one form of Christian worship through the centuries.

In John’s account of Jesus’ death on the cross (Letter D and Letter C) the last words he spoke before he died were, ‘It is finished.’ John 19: 28-30

This post is published on Good Friday – the day when Jesus’ death is remembered.

My Theme Reveal contains links to the Easter story in the New Testament.


I is for isosceles #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z in April Challenge 2019 I have picked some words, which are connected with physical space.

I is for isosceles triangle
And for integer – a whole number.
Two equal sides meet an unequal angle:
Useful for designing a bridge over the Humber.

Chevrons are similar to isosceles triangles

I have to admit that I have never seen the Humber Bridge. When I wrote the verse, the first word rhyming with number to pop into my head was Humber.

I have written about (and posted a picture of) the Forth Bridges before. One of them (the railway bridge) uses isosceles triangles. One thing I enjoy about blogging is that I learn new things all the time. The Humber Bridge and the Forth road bridge are both suspension bridges. Their design mainly consists of straight lines with right angles and curves. (The last two in reverse order being words I mention in my posts for A and – looking ahead – N and T.)

The prime numbers in my post for the letter U are all integers. (Have you guessed I wrote all the verses before I began to think what else I could write about for this challenge?)

I am aware that I have used the word ‘I’ far too many times in this post for the letter I.

Back to bridges: they take a long time to construct and require building/engineering skills. Then they need to be inspected and maintained. How did Moses lead the people of Israel over water? In Joshua chapter 4 Joshua leads the people over the river Jordan and reminds them that Moses had similarly led them over the Red Sea. Exodus 14:21-22. These are exciting stories. I hope you have time to click and read them.

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I is for Illustrator

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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Ian and Iris are illustrators. From the time they could hold a crayon they drew pictures. At school they adorned their exercise books with doodles. Art school was an obvious route to their chosen profession. One day they hope to be as well known as Quentin Blake and EH Shepard, for example. Meanwhile they enjoy reading books and imagining the scenes, before setting to work creating them on paper or even on computer.

Further reading: Illustrator

Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When we were Very Young and Now we are Six by AA Milne are children’s books illustrated by EH Shepard.

Illustration has been used from ancient times. In the temple built in the rule of King Solomon an artist named Huram engraved pictures. 1 Kings 7:36