This treatise is the result of a visit to church 1-18-09, and a song that became the root for the acrostic Worthy Is The Lamb, on 1-19-09 the second acrostic was gelled into the first.
Scraps and Spares
|Scraps of words combined.
Creating the framework of a story.
Rustling trees, or prowling likens.
All words evoke an image, a sensation.
Placing the reader into the scene.
Scraps of words combined,
Stories generated and emotions touched.
Prose, rhyming, short story, or the newest epic.
A veritable smorgasbord of choices.
Released from the mind, randomly or methodically.
Each line gelling, forming, creating a premise.
Scraps of words combined, Spares pulled forth to congeal a tale.
Scraps and Spares - sounds like quite the game.
Go and do likewise!
Copenator out! BA, M Div
Founder of Copenator's Crew
by Steve Cope
"His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." John 2:5
I believe in the Lord Jesus as my Savior. His mission while upon this earth was to minister to others and bring them to a knowledge of the Creator who loves us enough to sacrifice Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins. The first miracle that occurred in Jesus ministry was based upon the faith of his mother in what Jesus was called to do. Even though it was not yet His time, He did indeed do something about a need that was evident at a wedding He and the disciples were attending.
Now weddings in the time of Jesus were known to be very elaborate, to go on for multiple days, and involve a lot of imbibing of the hosts wine. It was often the practice to use the "good wine" first and to soon replace it with the old line when the partiers wouldn't notice the decline in the quality of the fare.
"I believe in you son." Mary said.
"Before this day is over,
Everything will change.
Listen to Him, and do what He says, guys."
In the face of this moment Jesus went to work.
Every cistern was filled to the brim.
Verily I say unto you it was merely water that went into those cisterns.
Even the servants were leery and yet did what they were told.
I believe in times such as this, when the world seems to be crashing in. The wine is running out, the food is spoiling, the insurance premiums are depleting your meager funds to a pile of bills, the Word found here is the buoy that the Lord casts out to those who believe in the Lord. Believers who find the storms of life just pummeling them to complete exhaustion, are looking for an answer, and assurance. If we will but do what He says through His Word, through those He places in our lives to minster to us, and even the faith a pet has in her humans to meet her needs is found in this life today.
Are you in the midst of a particularly turbulent time in your life beloved? Are your needs exceeding the means to meet them? Are you drifting in your faith, wondering if you really do believe? It's okay beloved. Life is not guaranteed to be a rose garden, when we become believers. In fact it is quite possible you will find yourself embroiled in the fight of your life as a believer. The devil will pay more attention to you, because if he can get your mind off the Christ, then you will be adrift without your buoy, life preserver if you will, to bolster your faith in times of trouble.
"His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." This is your buoy today beloved, and it is as fresh in the 21st century as it was when it was first uttered by the mother of Jesus, our Savior and Lord. I Believe! Will you?
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Not a Fan
|Prompt: Are you a fan of Shakespeare or not?
Not personally. I know of his contributions to the world and all, but to sit down and read his works is a bit of a bore.
Actually lately the only authors I read anymore are those on the WdC, when I am able to be on.
Miss it when I am not able to be here and am grateful for the times I am able to do so.
You are important to God; your loved ones; the WdC, and Copenator out! BA, MDiv
I;ll Get Back to You
|What are you IRRATIONAL about?
Where do these prompts come from?
Not really sure what I am irrational about.
I'll have to get back to you on this one.
BCOF for life!
Copenator out! BA, MDiv
Meanwhile in the events of the day category:
I'm walking in March for Babies today in Fort Worth, Texas
Team WAG4099rs are back on track with a goal of 4 charity walks in 2014!
|What is your favorite Holiday or celebration? Why?
Christmas is my favorite holiday.
How blessed we were to be married on 12-25-1987.
Raising our arms in dedication to each other,
In this way thanking Him for providing the means to wed.
Serving Him as a family, and always remembering the real reason for the Christmas season.
Taking care to see a need and meet it as we are able, the gifts we give are from the heart.
Making a decision and uniting as one more than 25 years ago, we still stand under His leading grace.
Asking, seeking, and knowing He will answer our pleas.
Something is special about this holiday. On times when Christmas falls on a Sunday, we feel even more blessed to be among our church family on the birthday of the baby Jesus, who had a mighty work to do in the cause of salvation.
|Prompt: What are you most skilled in?
Skills are a rather wide subject.
Keeping in mind, skills are developed over time, one must consider what matters the most.
In my case, at this time, writing is a passion that I actively seek to work on and improve.
Lifting pen and pressing down upon an actual piece of paper, the words that are alive within.
Listening to the passion that is at its peak at the time, an ideal develops and whammo!
The Skill, of writing has been activated and another blog prompt is in the bag.
Of course it is 3 in the morning and I haven't had my caffeine of choice; and will not until after the March for Babies is completed on April 12th, in Fort Worth, Texas. What skill will I be exercising during this period of time. Caring about others welfare and being willing to express it in the skill set of walking for others who are physically challenged to do it themselves. Men and women, boys and girls, who have birth defects and are concerned about surviving for even another day, depending upon their condition.
If you would like to activate your skill of support for the cause, follow the link to my team page and make a donation.
|Prompt:What city has the most beautiful architecture? What makes it attractive to you?
Rome has to be it.
Only Seen it in books and read about it om the Bible.
Many artifacts and even whole buildings just cry out history to be seen.
Every civilization has been affected in some way by Roman influences.
ROME is a pace I'd like to see in person one day in the future.
All of It!
|'Dark or White Chocolate? Easter Bunny or Easter Egg?
I'll take them all!
Cadbury egg every season.
Hershey bunny ears. Reeses eggs. The whole nine yards. Among it all I know that it is truly about the resurrection of Jesus, 3 days after they nailed him to the cross.
|Have you told your partner about all of your past relationships? If you are not in a relationship, do you think someone should or should not reveal all past relationships?
Yes my wife knows about all of my past relationships. It's vital to be open and honest about past relationships, even at the risk of losing one you may be seeking to begin.
Honestly there has to be transparency.
On trust a relationship has to be built.
No room for little white lies, or misconceptions.
Everyone deserves to know what "baggage" is being brought into a relationship.
So they can make a decision whether to follow through or reconsider a relationship.
Taking your time before you jump into another relationship is key to finding the right person.
Let it be known that if you are not open in the beginning and he/she finds out on their own;
Your relationship begins to be cluttered with doubt, trust issues, and HONESTLY a quick and miserable end if you are not up front with your intended.
You are beloved,
Copenator out! BA, MDiv
You Robbed Me!
|You robbed me.
Oh the night is still fresh.
Uncaring about your actions.
Ripping away with your gnarly fingers.
Oh the image haunts me still.
Boiling within my heart was anger.
Because you took from me so much.
Etched on my mind as I went to PT.
Dealing blow after blow to you.
Making me feel afraid, for awhile,
Ever wondering what happened to the lady with the duck tail hair, and gnarly fingers, so desperate for your next fix, you waited until the line was gone.
YOU ROBBED ME! Today, 03-16-14, I forgave you during decision time at church. You are out of my head at last and haste be the day when you will be but another in a long line of bad things that need to be expelled from my mind. Good bye!
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