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
Thankful for Blogger of the Week not for week of 12/25-31/16; especially since or wedding anniversary is on 12/25. Amen and amen.
|Title Prompt: It's a nutty day! Use this title for a poem, story, or whatever.
In the thick of things,
Two days removed from an endoscopy.
Sure it's quite nutty indeed.
All that's missing is a bunch of bananas.
Now here's the thing about nutty days.
Unique and real is each and every one of them.
The circumstances that occur in that day,
Therefore creates the nutty part of the equation.
You see the world is going to throw things at you.
Don't think it's not the case, even if you feel like you're in control.
Any moment in the day you'll see the truth as you reel under the unexpected.
Yet depending on how you react to the situation, will determine how far the nutty part of the day pushes you over the edge.
It's a nutty day! Do you turn and run into the bushes, or do you face the craziness head on and take it to the cleaners.
Some of you know that I've taken up running in 2015, after being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Running for the Lord, my health, Rhonda, and 3 charity events I walk/run in throughout the year. Here is the latest entry on Facebook for Day 5 of the 7 day run week I start from Tuesday to Monday.
Tuesday is never counted toward the goal, nor timed, as it is a thank offering unto the Lord for the gift of running.
#Stevejogging Day 5 Milestone! Milestone! Milestone!
The day has finally arrived and all praise goes to the Lord for leading me here with an opportunity to run one more time before the procedure1 on Monday. So here goes. 4420 yards in 44:22 which is 2.511 miles!!!!!!!
Adding previous days totals of 3692 yards in 36:42. = 8112 yards in 1:21:04 seconds! So thankful, so amazed, and so ready for the next goal of 3 miles to come in the Lord's timing. Amen and amen.
|Prompt: Pick out your favorite inspirational, motivational, or spiritual quote and write a poem, prose or monologue about it. Please include the quote and who said it in your post.
Help! Assist! Aid!
All words meant for action.
Consider the need of another,
and then put steps to your thoughts.
You will see progress made,
Vision will become more actionable.
Helping others will be easier and more fulfilling.
Soon you will be teaching others how to help, assist, aid!
Assisting those you are able.
Aiding when your plate is empty.
These opportunities are important because when you are doing something for another you are promoting their well being, their sense of purpose, and their awareness that they are not alone in the myriad of situations they find themselves in.
When you see someone in need do you stop and assist? Even if it means getting your clothes dirty?
When you see a homeless man holding a sign, do you aid him by taking him to a restaurant and buying him a breakfast? Even if your funds are low and you may have to go without a meal yourself?
When you see a man who has been beaten, robbed and left for dead, you you help him get up or do you walk on the other side? Questions you have to ask yourself when you find yourself in a situation that may present itself.
The scenarios are varied, the scenes are possible, and many more can be considered. All with one thing in mind. Will you assist, help, and aid when you see there is a need? Or will you let someone else do it and look the other way.
True; you do have to be aware of scammers, spammers, and down right thieves laying in wait. But if you don't take action you will never grow in the process of looking beyond your self and having a care and concern for others that pulls you out of your comfort zone.
I chose to help, assist, and aid at every opportunity I am able to do so?
Will you take up the gauntlet and do likewise? By doing so we are teaching others how to consider their actions and chose to make the world a better place, one-situation-at-a-time.
Amen and amen.
|Prompt: “Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
Let this quote from Rumi inspire you to write something.
Not sure why but the word Legacy comes to mind.
Leaving a legacy for others to see,
Every person/writer will be remembered for one thing or another.
Giving to others; displaying generosity; or hoarding showing greed.
A man/woman has to take stock in his/her life and decide how to act.
Considering it's real life, it's not really "myth" Rumi refers to.
Yet in reality your legacy is exactly what everyone else will see.
Therefore to me that is the "myth" you, create which is turned into reality, and it will be found to be your legacy. Amen and amen.
|There's a big party happening, not just a few friends but a couple of thousand and everyone draws a task from the hat that they need to cover. Lucky you... you got the music. What kind of music are you going to arrange, play? Rock, Alternative, Classical, Country, Jazz Are you hiring a band or are you going to wing it yourself and dj the party? If you want embed one of your favorites.
This may be a little late in the offering but hey the 1/5/17 challenge got my attention and let's see what develops.
My favorite music is Classical; and this is what I would pipe through the sound system for the "guests" to get in the mood for a party to be remembered, and not forgotten because things got out of hand and a rave broke out instead.
Ah; now doesn't that get you in the mood to celebrate!
|DAY 1507: December 31, 2016
Prompt: What is better than gold?
What is better than gold?
The Love of God who took me in His fold.
What is better than gold?
The grace and peace over us He does hold.
The love of God is real and that's the truth.
Here and now He is at work upon this little earth.
Every day, if you are willing, you can see His influence.
Life that is full of good and a whole lot of bad times too,
Only needs a little perspective to bring it into view.
Violence and loss of the sanctity of human life, makes it hard.
Even so there is hope that can be found in every shard.
Oh hast be the day when His love does ascend upon the earth,
Found on that day when Jesus comes riding in on His white horse.
God is better than gold, because God promises so much more.
Oh sure you can get a few trinkets with gold, only to see it blow.
Doing what you feel the Lord is asking you to do is why,
The Love of God is more precious than pure gold.
Uncaring about the impact,
Loving the rush.
Lingering emotional scars be hanged!
Yet this time is the last!
Bully you cannot bully me again.
Unwavering in my resolve.
Leaving your presence, you are
You will have to realize your actions are wrong.
Bully the time is now.
Unrepentant you may be,
Leaving me to pick up the pieces.
Leaving the emotional scars as raw as if it was the first time.
Your influence over my emotional well being is at an end bully!
Lord I pray for this female bully. She takes pleasure in tormenting others, not just me. I pray that a time of realization will come upon her. That she will be ashamed of her actions, and seek to make amends. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
by Steve Cope
shortly after the bullying occurred on 12-06-2016
|The next write I put up will be about bullying.
I experienced this twice on my last rotation and I wrote about the first for catharsis.
I cannot help but react as one who has been bullied, because in the moment I'm in it, there is no difference between the first time ever.
It will be personal but I'm sure many will see some of the same things within the lines I post. Personally I believe that if you have to bully someone, it is because you are a coward and want to take the emphasis off you, so people won't realize that. Oh and by the way, there are both male and female bullies, beloved and that's the truth!
|Prompt: "I don't believe in astrology. I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical." Sir Arthur C. Clark.
Astrological signs, twelve in a circle.
Someone came up with it at one time.
There is a whole following for this.
Real or not, in my opinion, it's a hit or miss.
Oh to be sure I don't understand it all.
Looking up at the stars, I see God's wonders.
Only thing is others can see further than my tiny eyes.
Gigantic telescopes can see the constellations, the systems, the other planets even.
Yet one thing is certain. Whether astrology is real or not, the important thing is to remember the Creator and His Great Love for mankind.
P.S. I'm a Sagittarius too, but I don't know how to shoot no arrows.
|Prompt: "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out." John Wooden
The way things turn out is not always the best.
Here in this quote there is a call to make the best of how things come about.
Even sounds like a good ideal, to be sure.
Believe me, it would be best to make the best out of things.
Elevating the mind and spirit to overcome obstacles is good.
Seeing an opportunity open up, even in the midst of a struggle,
Takes the advice of this quote and applies it to life day-by-day.
What is Mr Wooden trying to say in this quote? In my opinion he is saying when life gives you lemons go ahead and make some lemonade. When the world sticks an obstacle in your way, grow in the experience and work your way around it. It may not be easy, it may take some time, but in the end you will look back on the "obstacle" and realize that you have grown because of the experience.