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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.
September 11, 2014 at 11:19am
Mars, Mars, ah Mars
|Prompt: Would you volunteer to be one of the first colonists on Mars if it meant you could never return to earth?
Men are from Mars, and so is the candy.
An interesting question, considering this is the anniversary of 9-11-2oo1.
Realizing that I would never see the earth I was born upon again could give me pause to consider.
Surely there are those who would jump at the chance to leave it all behind.
MARS is a long way away.
As it stands now, my answer would be know.
Right here on this planet is where my roots are.
Serving the Lord here and now is what I must do.
MARS, ah MARS, would that we could resettle upon your soils.
A number of this world will one day get that opportunity.
Remembering the things that happened here on earth, I'll have to say God Speed.
See, I'm a earth bound kind of a guy.
Copenator out! BA, MDiv
August 27, 2014 at 5:31am
Forgiven vs Un-forgiven
|Prompt: Write about forgiveness why it is important to you.
Forgiveness is vital.
Oh the release is literal.
Remembering o'er and o'er
Grievous acts weighs the heart and mind down.
Important to forgive and ask for forgiveness?
Very much so.
Every day we do "big pieces of stupid."
Not realizing, at times, the impact we are having on others.
Ego gets in the way and we think we are in the right.
Surely he/she had to be set on the right track. Right?
Simple communication is turned into a weapon of mass chaos.
FORGIVENESS is now, and forever shall be, the one thing we all need. Our conscience will eventually work on us and the "light will come on." Those who ignore this call will wind up un-forgiven. Unable even to forgive themselves for what may have seemed a big deal at the time the "grievous act" was committed.
Those who follow the "call" of our conscience and seeks out the other whom we have wronged, will experience within their heart and mind a release of calm and peace that surpasses all understanding.
You've forgiven yourself, and taken a step to heal a fractured relationship in the process. Whether he/she chooses to forgive you is up to them. You have to be prepared to live with the consequences of your previous actions.
If that means you will have to move on without that friendship you had, then you must do so with a clear conscience knowing you have done the right thing.
Jesus is our example of forgiveness. When He was hung upon that cross, He looked out into the crowd and in a loud voice said. "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." I'd like the believe the centurion guard who said "truly this was the Son of God", received that forgiveness and released of the acts he committed against the person of Jesus. That spark of sensing your wrong acts, and accepting the forgiveness extended is key. Nay I say vital and he/she who learns the lesson of forgiveness once will be equipped anew with the conscience we are all given in the beginning of our lives.
Have I offended any of you with this blog? Forgive me, as I forgive those who respond in negative spiteful comments or reviews.
Copenator out! BA, M Div
Founder of Copenator's Crew
August 22, 2014 at 3:56am
|You wake up and everyone in your family is gone. There's a post it on the kitchen counter. What does it say?
Oh the fun I'm, missing.
Near the natural elements.
Earning your keep is a drag.
Fishing for the salvation of our fellow man.
In the guiding influence of the Lord.
Seeking the one in whom the seed has been planted.
How will I ever do this?
"It's not you who will do it, but I who will draw them nigh.
Nearer to My throne draw and follow my leading.
Go into the highways and byways, for soon the harvest will be ready.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
He who believes in Him is not judged, he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:16-19.
Gone Fishing! Would you like to come along?
August 18, 2014 at 7:10am
|Prompt: Write a bad poem.
Bad poetry day?
Ah, still like them anyway.
Dearly beloved, good or bad,
Poetry releases the soul.
Oh so many ways to go.
Etching the pages with wordy images.
Teasing the senses and emotional road signs.
Refreshing ones faith in humanity.
Yes even rhyming and un-rhyming lines make sense.
BAD POETRY? Could be. But from the heart of the author, there could well be a treasure or two left to find.
August 15, 2014 at 8:45am
|You are on a long flight when you reach into the pocket of the seat, you discover a handwritten note that clearly was addressed to you, but how? And what does it say?
Rhonda obviously wrote it. She knows where I am all the time.
"Love you. Come home safely." To which I reply "yeppers"!
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.
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