A treatise based on 2 Acrositcs. A Sanctity of Life write.
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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.
Thankful for the Blogger of the Week nod for 5-31/6-6 from the B.C.O.F.
First time and inspiring to continue blogging on a regular basis.
BLOGGER OF THE WEEK
July 26, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Thank you Lord for the gift of writing.
BLOGGER OF THE WEEK
November 29, 2015 - December 5, 2015
|Prompt: It's said that the cover-up is worse than the crime. Do you agree or disagree?
The cover-up has to be the worse.
Here you have a crime and they know they've committed the crime and want to make it look like it wasn't them. How ludicrous is the thought. But still the criminal has to cover up his/her actions. If you're gonna do the crime, you better be ready to do the time, because eventually the truth will be found out and you will be on the way to the poky.
The cover-up is often full of holes and lies have to be built upon other lies. Eventually it all falls down and it's only a matter of time before justice catches up with him/her.
You are beloved,
|On 1/27/16 I had surgery to remove a gold weight from my left eye.
The purpose of the weight was to keep myelid down so I would not have to tape my eye down when I'm sleeping. In 2003, I had Bells Palsy and basically my eyebrow and eyelid started caving into my eye.
The brow lift and insertion of the gold weight was done and I have been thankful to know that my eye was protected and that my eyebrow is not hindering my sight.
However; the gold weight was beginning to become more of a hindrance than a help. I'm grateful to know that all this time it did protect my eye and that it is still in good shape. Now that the weight is out of my eyelid I have to be able to close my eyelid on my own and to be able to keep it closed. So far I have been able to do that and that's a blessing.
On 2/22/16, I will go back for a second follow up with the eye doctor and then they will determine if I need to put the weight back in or if I'm at last free of this thing in my eyelid. I'm praying and working toward the later. The bar weights 8/10th of an ounce and is 18k, but not pure, basically I have a piece of gold for a necklace. I'm okay with that because now I can tell people that I got that out of my body and let them wonder from where.
I haven't been online for awhile and so much less here than I'd like to be, but maybe after this 2/22 visit I can have a little more normal time to visit the place I love and will soon lose because my upgrade has to be done by the end of the month.
You are beloved!
|What tips do you have for bloggers?
Write about what's on your heart. You can't go wrong there. People will see it and identify with that.
When there's an earth shattering event in the news, consider well the position you will take, and don't get too preachy.
When a significant event happens in your, life and that of your family, share a blurb or two. People will respond and rejoice or mourn with you.
Blog when you have something to say, Not just to respond to the prompt to update your blog.
Have fun. The day blogging becomes a chore is the day you need to lay the pencil down in that part of your writing. Then pick it up again when you feel the onus to do so. A blog doing dormant is not always a bad thing, and only you know when it will be revived.
|Do you believe you need to know sadness in order to appreciate happiness?
It's not a matter of needing to know sadness in order to appreciate happiness. It's more a matter of experiencing sadness that this world will throw at you and learning that "this too shall pass."
Then when good comes around and you are happy, you can know that "this too shall pass", which breeds the appreciation for the happier times in your life.
Okay that's it for waxing philosophical.
Thanks for the prompt!
|Prompt: How do you stay creative with your writing?
Write, just write.
Reading is good to get your creative juices flowing, then
It is up to you to get in there and do what you feel flowing.
Take up that pen, that pencil, or even that keyboard and write.
Each line you create is unique, because you chose to write.
Just jumping in and scribbling away is another way to be creative.
Unleashing the inner muse and watching where it goes.
Submitting to the urge to write and doing just that often blooms into awesome!
Touching the heart of another, and having their feedback also helps it going.
When you're feeling in the dumps, kinda like I was yesterday,
Reviewing for few hours will help your outlook and expand creativity.
It's not rocket science, it's you seeking to continually improve.
Think about it beloved; and know that it's possible to be creative;
Even when you feel like you don''t have it in you any longer; write, just write! Soon you will be on your way to a whole new level of creativity.
You are beloved!
|Prompt: Write about December Memories.
Christmas day, 1987, Rhonda and I got married.
I started working at Walgreen's in April 2004 and the majority of the time my birthday (12-9) landed on a work night. This year is no different. It's my birthday a week from today and I work. lol.
One bad memory is all the violence that alcohol brought upon our holiday fun and cheer. They were mostly concerned about he "cheers" of the next round. Hate alcohol, beer, wine, and other spirits because of what they]ve done to my family and continues to do.
Every social event is another reason to break out the booze, hard liqueur, and even the tequila. On Christmas day 2015, Rhond and I wll have been married for 28 years. Now that's worth it to make it there.
Sorry this is not so cheery.
Sometimes life's not a bowl of cherries.
It's a case of pits,
With a side of throat slits.
Can't tell if I'm down can you?
If everything was piling up that's going on here, you would be too.
Car not able to pass inspection.
Rhonda having seizure and fallin gout of bed.
Ah never mind, it's just more than I can handle about now.
|Six More Months
An Acrostic Prayer
by Steve Cope
Six more months at the Ridge,
Is it me or is it You, oh Lord.
X number of times I hear it in my mind.
Mind that is aware of Your voice,
Oh so many times proven over and over.
Read to follow Your will now and forever.
Every day life has ups and downs,
Many lives are changed instantly.
Orderly marches quickly turn chaotic.
Newborns are still sacrificed to pagan idols.
Time passes by and soon our lease will be up.
Here, Lord, in this labor of love to You, Your
Servant seeks confirmation if You would have us remain Six More Months at the Ridge.
In Jesus' name I pray. Amen and amen.
|Witness! So I got paid on Thursday. Paid rent on Thursday and asked the Lord how much tithe. A clear # came to my mind and so I told Rhonda and then accounted for it. This morning the tithe went to church with us and it's in the house! It's not the full tithe, but it is a start and praise the Lord for that too!
Before that we went to the store to get food and we maxed out our SNAP, with a buck left over. Good news, it's enough to last for 2 weeks. Now we are a month away from more from SNAP, and I don't feel anxious about that. Ever since our total got reduced by 78, because they say I earn over 1700 a month, I came to realize that we were becoming dependent upon someone other than the Lord.
We will use what SNAP gives us through January 2016 and thank the Lord for it as a means to meet our needs short term, not as a means to fully meet them for a month, by the way even when we were getting more, there was still more we needed before the funds replenished.
I don't know if you who read this believe in the Lord; if you've been a born again Christian for decades; or if you are only now beginning to wonder what it's all about. I can tell you from experience that it is a day-to-day choice to ask the Lord to lead you and then to do what you feel Him leading you to do. I've asked the Lord on many occasions how much for tithe and He has consistently proven that it is His voice, His will, and His guidance. This is only one example about the tithe alone and the realization that it led me to, concerning being dependent upon someone else.
Know that you are not alone. Know that His LOVE for you is real. Know that HE is waiting for you to ask Him, and that you can rest assured God will answer you. Amen and amen.
|DAY 1056: October 7, 2015
Prompt: Which do you enjoy more rain or snow? What is your favorite rain or snow memory?
If I enjoyed one over the other I'd have to say I enjoy snow more. Now that's really counter to my natural bent of being cold natured and having to bundle up like the kid on A Christmas Story to endure the cold.
Reason? Well Instead of telling you of my favorite snow day memory, I will tell you the most memorial experience I had on a rainy day while on vacation a few decades ago.
I went to Galveston Island for the first and only time in my life. I had a wonderful time the first day; exploring the downtown area; looking at the architecture and watching an old octopus movie that was as scary as it got at the time.
The next; and as it turned out the last day; of my trip did not go so well. I was still having fun until the sky began to darken, the wind started picking up, and the rain began dropping in small buckets. Mind you I was in the middle of downtown, on the street, and I don't remember if I had a coat on or not since it was summer at the time.
So I think you can imagine what's coming next but for those of you who do not, here goes. I was getting pretty wet so I stood under one of the awesome awnings that overhang the stores in downtown Galveston attempting to wait out the downpour.
Suddenly things got much brighter! I heard a crack of thunder and right above me I smelled the smell of burning material where the lightning struck just above my head! I think I ran a 1 second mile; if you know what I mean; to the bus station and got my bus ticket changed to leaving on that same day.
Now that I think about it from this side of it. I know that the Lord was truly covering me with His protection because that could well have been the day I got fried like an egg on the summer sidewalk of downtown Galveston, Texas.
So I figure it's better to be a walking snowman rather than a crispy critter, and to this day I still have a healthy respect for lightning and it's crackling power.
Thank you Snow for a good prompt to draw this from my memory banks and making it feel a little warmer inside on a cool start to an autumn morning. Bring on the snow or rain, I'll be thankful for either one on this day and keep my head down in either case.
|Yesterday I reached another goal in my quest to jog for health, Rhonda, and various charity walks I walk in through the year.
I've created a hashtag on FB chronicling my attempts at jogging. Along the way I've posted a viedo or two and here is the latest video revealing the attaining of my goal of 1500 yards a week.
It's been enhanced by the tools on youtube so you should enjoy iit. I don't speak much in the first parts but then it picks up and closes with the capturing the milestone crossed.