August 21, 2017

Great Eclipse of the Sun Today and Meme

Solar eclipses are a natural occurrence.
They do not have any spiritual, scriptural, biblical or prophetic meaning to them.
Yet it is shocking how many people are utterly superstitious and pagan in their beliefs despite the biblical commands to not pay any attention to the heavenly bodies or to place any reliance on them for fortune telling or signs.
The only 'sign' the heavens are for is time and nature.

Genesis 1:14
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

 Deut 4:  Do not gaze toward the heavens and observe the sun, the moon, the stars—the entire array of the sky—with the intent to worship and serve what the LORD your God gave every nation.


 Jeremiah said: "thus said the LORD: Learn not the way of the nations, And be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; For the nations are dismayed at them."
And here is one of Toni's memes that you can also take part in.
I am a HUGE Rail Fan! I adore trains! My grandfather took me to the station every week to watch the trains and ride them too!
Loved them so much I even dreamed about them.
I had a Lionel train set as a little girl and as an adult I had an HO scale train set with houses etc set up in the family room. The train is gone now but I still have the houses.

 This is how I reacted as a little girl because of my love for trains! I still get this way.
Riding the train to Rutgers University in New Brunswick for classes was wonderful for me as I got to do that daily when I was a teen.


 An Old Abandoned Town
1. While driving through an old abandoned town you take a turn down a side road and spot a railroad yard with an old train station, thinking it might be fun to explore it, you park the car. Before getting out you look around to see if there are signs forbidding entry. Seeing nothing you get out of the car and begin to stroll around. The last time it was in use had to be decades ago. Things are shabby but left as they were. An old hand car sits on the side of the rails. Next to the station, there are baggage carts. The old clock that hangs off the entrance of the station still keeps time. At first, it does not occur to you that someone needs to be around the wind it. There are sturdy wooden benches to either side of the station's front door. On the right side of the building is a ticket window for quick purchases. The glass window is pulled down and locked, it's ledge is dusty with time. Walking around to the front again you try the front door of the station. It is cold outside and you just need a bit of shelter from the cold wind to warm up your hands and face. The door is open! In you walk and it is surprisingly warm. Why, there is a fire in the pot belly stove! You hadn't noticed the smoke from the chimney outside but now you feel that warmth on your face as soon as you enter. "Curious",you think to yourself.
one of several train stations in my little 1 mile square hometown

2. Walking through the old train station you get a funny feeling you are not alone, you turn to see a man behind the main ticket counter. He wears a railroad uniform, sans jacket but his sleeves rolled up and held with garters. He wears his train cap in a jaunty fashion over his tousled hair. He looks to be about 45 years old or so and friendly. He notices you and looks up. "Afternoon, Miss". He goes back to his business as you stand there mouth agape. What is going on? Is it being kept open for historical purposes? No, doesn't seem that is what is going on at all.
You've walked into a time warp.___________________.

 3. Rushing back to your car and just about to cross the old tracks you hear the sound of a train whistle pass you by but  it does not stop!


Central Railroad of New Jersey

 4. Once in   your car driving away you think to yourself  that this was a great adventure and you will be back to visit again soon.




3 comments:

  1. Oh Annie, this train story just blew me away! I loved the videos of the little girl and also of the train/whistle. So perfect! My father was a toy train collector, (Lionel) and had quite the display that he loved to demonstrate for anyone who would sit and watch and listen...and who wouldn't? It was the joy of all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And the adults as well. It broke my heart when my Dad finally decided he needed to sell that marvelous display before he died so we wouldn't have to figure out what to do with it. All of the other trains he had were also sold. I wanted one of the trains, but it was not to be. We do have a small Lionel set that our boys loved as children. It needs some work to get it running again, and our village has seen better days. Our 3 sons loved to crash the train, so you can imagine. You took me back in time. Thank you. Sorry to write so much here. This just struck a chord...God bless you !

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  2. Hi Annie, I'm so in agreement with you on the solar eclipse being a natural occurrence. Here in my area it didn't even get that dark even though we were supposedly at 66% I personally didn't run out to look not having eye protection. Thank you for playing along with creative adventure. I knew you would do the Abandoned Railroad meme loving trains as much as I do. I too owned a Lionel train set. I'll be posting on my regular blog again in September. I need the rest away from constant online posting. Have a wonderful week ahead dear friend.

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  3. Train lovers here as well. I have always wanted to live in train station or a lighthouse, oh the stories they could tell, smiles.

    Have a beautiful day friend.

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