I always pause when something happens at just the right time, almost like it was destined to happen at that moment. Some call it synchronicity, others call it a “sign.” Whatever you call it, this happened with the Trifecta writing prompt this week.
Just yesterday, the message at church was about not compromising values (using the example of Jeremiah and the Rechabites.) The Rechabites were offered wine, but stood by their belief that they should not drink alcohol- even when offered it in a public setting, in a culture that viewed drinking wine as normal.
I’m hardly a Rechabite, but I knew right away that I would sit out the Trifecta challenge this week and skip reading others’ contributions. Why? The challenge is to celebrate National Erotica Day by writing a piece of erotica. I agree with the reason given: to stretch our writing and write something we normally wouldn’t. However, my personal choice is to not stretch my writing in that way.
People I normally read may choose to do this challenge. I will still read them…just not this week. I hope they understand and respect my decision. There’s a chance some may call me closed-minded. Fine. I just think there is too much in this world that steals innocence and corrupts hearts. I cannot in good conscience intentionally contribute to it.
So, instead of a story today, I leave you with a couple of sunset pictures that I took over the weekend. We drove all over town looking for a cool spot to take some family pictures for our Christmas cards (yes, I still do those :)) We managed to get pictures of us and I was able to sneak in several landscape photos as well. Perhaps I’ll post more of them soon.
Have a beautiful day!