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April 20, 2021 at 10:17am
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Just an image "Prompt:
Write your favorite Bible verse? Why is this your favorite verse?"

I have several favorite Bible verses including "John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10, and others. My go to verse typically is Philippians 4:13 which says "I can do all anything through Jesus who gives me strength."

I have proven this verse over and over. I am about to prove it again by conquering skin cancer. The dermatologist just told me yesterday that I have skin cancer on my face, neck, and scalp. I suspected that I did as I noticed it some time ago. They are going to treat it with a cream that will make my face turn orange and then peel like a photo negative when I wash my face. I can do this though because Jesus is my strength.

For my blog Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Quill and Groote and found this planet: Emily writes
 
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S P A C E  (E)
Experimenting with deliberate excess space
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Write about this item in your Blog entry today.

I agree with the author. Having parties is fun but after all the guests have gone and there is time to relax, is when the real fun begins.

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April 19, 2021 at 2:58pm
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Isaiah 53:2-5
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Have you ever experienced a personal healing or seen someone else healed?

Yes. I have seen people healed and I have experienced healing. I was healed of a prolonged addiction. Now I stand in need of another healing. I was diagnosed today with skin cancer. It is on my nose, chin, cheek, scalp, and neck. I have to treat if it with a cream that will make the outer layers of skin turn brown and fall off. I also have to avoid any exposure to sunlight. I cannot even allow sunlight to come through a window and touch my skin as it it the light that triggers the cancer. I have to wear sunscreen year round and hats. The sunscreen I can accommodate but I hate hats. They give me headaches. Jesus has this all under control though.

For my blog Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Keith Urban and found this planet:
 Getting Back on the High-Way  (E)
Why we have to take some maintenance journeys, to stay on the best roads in life.
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Write about this item in your Blog entry today.

I agree with this author. We can drive or tow a car to a mechanic to have it fixed. To fix ourselves though we must push ourselves and push ourselves. I am in the process of trying to lose weight. I have decided that I am going to intentionally miss both breakfast and lunch from now on. Hopefully I can get back to a healthy weight. I also found out today that I have skin cancer on my face, scalp, and neck. I have to avoid all sunlight and use high SPF sunscreens. I am also suppose to wear hats, but doubt that I will. They are treating the cancer with a cream that will make my face turn brown and fall off. My scalp gets treated first as it is the most serious.

Image for BCOF members to put in their blogs "Prompt: Rose, nightingale, butterfly, festival, and joyful."

The rose is my favorite flower. At my old house I planted several roses. I had just about every color. I could find no black ones, but I had everything else. I used to listen to the nightingale. They sing beautifully. I always liked the monarch butterfly. The have a festival for the butterfly but I don't know where. I'll bet that is a joyful occasion though.




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April 17, 2021 at 8:15am
April 17, 2021 at 8:15am
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Just an image "Prompt:
Luke 9:2-6
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

Have you ever gone out witnessing? Write about your experience."

I never did care for door to door evangelism. I would rather people see Christ living in me in my day to day action than to go out preaching religion. People hear what you say but they believe your actions a lot sooner. I would rather win them by my behavior than drive up a wall with my words.

For my blog "Today we entered Quadrant N-421 where we came across another star voyager. jonblair talks about actor Leonard Nimoy, and the famous character "Mr. Spock" in
 For the Love of Spock  (E)
Goodbye Spock. You have been, and always shall be, our friend.
#2159923 by jonblair

What do you think?"

I think Nimoy and I have a lot in common. Nimoy spent the latter part of his life reconciling with family and making amends for things he had done wrong. I have spent the past twelve years attempting to reconcile with my family and making amends for what IK did wrong earlier in my life. While my family has said that they accepted my amends I remain an outcast and that is their prerogative. I won't force them to associate with me for doing so would be more harmful than anything I did in the past. You see, I am a recovered addict. I spent years mooching off of society and living like a sponge. I no longer do that. I have been clean for 12 years and will work until my dying day to make up for the years I did no work. The work I do today is actively writing and marketing my books. I have a book coming out at the end of this month called "Teatime." It is being self-published by readersmagnet.com in San Diego CA. They are holding an event called The Festival of Story Tellers from April 23-25, 2021 and April 30, 2021- May 1, 2021. It is a virtual festival, free to the public. All you have to do is register and you can stop in anytime. It will air live for those time slots 24 hours a day. I am one of the panelists for several of the workshops. My times are:

Friday April 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - Biographies and Memoirs
Saturday April 24, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - Self Help

Friday April 30, 2021 @ 6:00 PM – Religion & Spirituality
Saturday May 1, 2021 @ 6:00 PM – Inspirational and Personal Growth

I will also be going live from my booth

Friday, April 23, @ 2:00 PM

And Saturday April 24, @ 2:00 PM

Then Friday April 30, @ 2:00 PM

and Saturday May 1, @ 2:00 PM

These are all efforts to market and build my brand as "Chris Breva" author. I owe it to my family, society, and myself to work my butt off to build Chris Breva into a marketable author. My real name is Marvin Schrebe, but since most people cannot pronounce it, yet again remember it, I legalized the name Chris Breva and use it to write with.

I also work as the Chaplain and Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist at the WV Veterans Home where I live. I do so to earn my room and board and a little spending money. I will work in all these positions until the day I die or until health forces me to give them up. I owe it to myself, my family, and society to do so as this is my way of making amends to them for the many years I mooched. Maybe my family and I will never be fully reconciled, but like Nimoy, I will spend the rest of my life doing my part to make it up to them whether they know it or not.

Image for BCOF members to put in their blogs and Blog City image small (Since the prompts are the same.) Prompts: "Describe ten sounds you associate with spring."

Ten sounds I associate with spring? Frogs croaking is the first sound that comes to mind. Frogs breed in the spring and bullfrogs croak to attract mates. When they start you would declare there were thousands of them when in reality there are only a few.

The next sound would be birds chirping or a whippoorwill calling. Again these are usually mating calls.

Another sound is rain. It usually rains a lot in April so the sound of rain is a spring sign, though it also rains much of winter as well.

I cannot think of any other sounds. There are lots of early sights though such as daffodils popping through the ground and the return of the red-breasted robin.


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April 16, 2021 at 6:55am
April 16, 2021 at 6:55am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- Prompt: What is the meaning of Philippians 2:7?

This is a really tough question because even scholars are divided on it. The general consensus is that even though Christ knew He was God and the second in charge of the universe, He set aside the glories of heaven to become human and die for us. He did not set aside His divinity, but rather the luxuries of heaven. Scholars have been arguing over this passage of scripture for decades. Some believe that Paul is saying that just as Jesus gave up the luxuries of Heaven to save mankind, so Paul gave up the rights of being a Jew to become a Christian minister to Gentiles. Others say the passage does not imply this at all, but rather that Jesus set aside the rights and privileges of being God to become a human being and die the worst possible death. My personal belief coincides with the latter. I believe that although Jesus remained divine, He set aside the use of that privilege to suffer humanity.

The Greek word word ἁρπαγμός seems to be the word that hangs the scholars up as they can reach no clear consensus as to its meaning. Some say it is a certain type of verb referring to the actions of Paul. Others say it is another type of verb referring to the actions of Jesus. All agree however, that Jesus, being co-equal to God, set aside the rights and privileges of heaven to become a human being. The fact that He never quit being God is reiterated by John 2:4 where Jesus at first refuses to perform the wine miracle because it was not time to reveal His divinity. The arguments over ἁρπαγμός will likely continue for sometime. The fact remains that Jesus is Lord.

Image #2235354 over display limit. -?- Today while cruising the galactic rim, we found a familiar star. amy-Has a great future ahead writes about being misunderstood in
 Queen Of Darkness  (E)
A haiku about being misunderstood.
#2223406 by amy-Has a great future ahead
Tell us about a time you were misunderstood.

One of the biggest misunderstandings of my lifetime happened when I was a child. I grew up in a very poor family and knew that my parents did not have a lot of money to treat us with. On the other hand, I also knew that they would try to meet us halfway. One night we were driving into town after having just sold a truckload of firewood. My brothers and I had worked hard to cut and split the wood, so I thought perhaps our parents would buy us some chocolate milk as a treat. There were three of us and I knew they would never buy three cartons as milk was expensive even then. So I asked mom if we could have two quarts to split between us.

My brothers of course took that to mean one for me and one for the two of them to share. To this day they swear by that and it was not my intention at all. I wanted the three of us to equally split two quarts because I knew we would never get one each. As it was we got none because my brothers made such a fuss over it.

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "What day of the week do you look forward to the most? Why?"

Sunday. I get to see my church family, attend Men's Club at church, and preach on Sunday nights.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "if you could create a charity, what would it be called? What would be the cause and what celebrity would be your spokesperson?"

It's funny that this is the prompt because I am in the process of starting a charitable agency called "Rehab for Vets". It will be staffed 100% by veterans and my goal is that 3/4 of those will be combat veterans. I am doing the preliminary research for the facility now and still have a long way to go before I start looking for investors or grants. I want to improve on current treatment modalities so I am trying not to duplicate anything in existence locally. Recidivism rates among addicts, particularly those addicted to opioids are in excess of 70% within one year of treatment. Something is not working with existing agencies. I want to identify that problem and remedy it prior to starting an agency.

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April 15, 2021 at 8:12am
April 15, 2021 at 8:12am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- "Prompt:
Like 3:4-6
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Write about how God has made your paths strait."

I love these kinds of prompts. They give me the opportunity to write about how God has done for me what I could not do for myself. For example, up until 12 years ago I was unable to quit using drugs. I took suicidal amounts of benedryl on a daily basis. I had to because only the amounts I took could stop the histamine reaction I had if I didn't take them. My body had become so dependent on artificial histamine blockers found in benadryl that it would not block histamine on its own. I would get deathly sick without taking a handful of benadryl. I was useless to the world and mean to mankind. I was manipulative, depressed, angry, and vindictive. Nobody liked me and worst of all I hated myself. Then Jesus intervened and I went to rehab. I have been clean ever since and have no desire to take drugs.

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We warped across the galactic plane to the outer rim today and then back toward the center. Midway, somewhere in the Delta quadrant, we came across a very beautiful star with multiple planets. The star was Serena Blade . We made a quick stop at an M-Class planet. It was
 
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Lost?  (E)
Dreams, make believe, and other things
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.The author talks about feeling lost. Have you ever felt lost and hopeless? What happened?

Yes. I was very lost. I was addicted to drugs with no escape. Then I entered a 12 step program that taught me how to place my focus on something greater than myself. For me that something was God. After several years in the AA program I dropped out and went to church instead. I have been clean for 12 years, 2 months, and six days as if anybody is counting. *PartyHatR*

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "Could you ever live at the beach, or do you feel it's a place to visit? Why?"

I may visit and someday I will visit. However, I would not live at the beach as it is unfamiliar to me.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Libraries. Do you find libraries helpful?"

Only if they have what I need. I need large databases with downloadable PDF files.



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April 14, 2021 at 12:20pm
April 14, 2021 at 12:20pm
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Announcement: I just got back from having an EMG (nerve test) done on the left side of my body, particularly my left arm. I have to limit my screen time because I have carpal tunnel syndrome. They are going to do surgery on it but I do not know when that will be. The doctor says to limit my typing. Yeah, right doctor. I'm a writer and a student. I live on my computer.

Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- Prompt: Psalm 37:4-5
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Write about a time God gave you a desire of your heart.

God gave me the desires of my heart when He moved me from an apartment where I was depressed and lonely to where I am living now. I have lots of friends here and am very happy to be here. The loneliness and isolation I felt in the past are history now. Thank you, Jesus for being such a benevolent, loving God and human being.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- Prompt: I was visiting the galaxy with pink fluffy unicorns and found this planet:
 Animals!  (E)
Writer's Cramp: All sorts of animals! Acrostic poem.
#1304305 by Thankful Sonali I AM WRITING!

Write about animals today in your Blog entry.

I love Acrostics and this is a good one. People think acrostics are easy to write but they can be very challenging. This acrostic has good flow, meter, and rhyme scheme. I too was raised on a farm and had all sorts of animals, often in the house. Our pigs got out of their pen once and we put them in a building attached to our house. The shed was built onto the roof of the house as the house was built back into a hillside. The day we lodged the pigs in the building temporarily was the day our house burned down due to an electrical short. So the pigs fell through the roof and died in the house. In that respect, you could say I have even had hogs in my house!

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Write about April's birth daisies and sweet peas. Daisies symbolize purity, loyal love, innocence, and means "I'll never tell!" Sweet peas symbolize blissful pleasure and used to say good-bye."

I never knew that about either of these. You learn something new every day! Thank you for sharing this. Daisies were always one of my favorite flowers. I used to pick the petals off saying "She loves me. She loves me not."

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Write about an important news story."

A police officer shot a man yesterday. The news shows the man holding a child and is doing everything to portray him as an upstanding citizen. What the news is not saying is that the man was resisting arrest and fleeing from the officer. People, don't argue with the police. Don't resist them. Take your ticket and argue it out in court. That is the American way.

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April 13, 2021 at 8:02am
April 13, 2021 at 8:02am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- "Prompt:
Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Write about a time you asked the Lord for directions and he told you what to do."

I have often turned to the Lord for directions and to be honest we should always turn to the Lord for directions. As humans, we learn to be independent and to "do things on our own."

The fact of the matter is that the substance that holds us together, the very molecules that make up our bodies, would not exist without the Lord sustaining them. We think we can do so much on our own but our hearts do not even beat on their own. We need God whether we know it or not.

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Write about this quote in your Blog entry today.

I think everybody needs a little inspiration from time to time. Most people tend to think negatively, which leaves them depressed and anxious. I learned a long time ago that a positive, upbeat attitude is healthy. I try to stay positive.


Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: "Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own."
Salvatore Quasimodo

What do you think? What is your definition of poetry?"

Poetry is the music of the soul. For poetry to actually be poetry it has to have meter. Meter is measured in musical beats. Iambic meter for example is BAH-boom BAH-boom BAH-boom Bah-boom with the emphasis on the first beat. It is difficult to write and takes great concentration. A lot of people put words on a page with no particular order and call it poetry. It isn't. It's prose.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: What cultural norms for exploring foreign countries are you most interested in, with or without traveling places?"

No traveling for me, thank you.




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April 12, 2021 at 8:23am
April 12, 2021 at 8:23am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- "Prompt:
Psalm 118:5
I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

Write about a time that you called upon the Lord and he rescued you."

I've got a situation for you in which the Lord showed His extravagance. I live at the West Virginia Veterans Home in Barboursville, WV. I don't deserve to live here because I only served in the military for two months. I got hurt and was discharged so I did not see war like many of these guys. I live here because I served prior to the 1980 law that requires 18 months of active duty to live here. I was fortunate. However, God used it for good.

When I first got here there was no regular chaplain. There were several outside ministers who came in and provides services each week, but no regular chaplain. AAfter I arrived, I applied for the chaplaincy position and was accepted. I held a Bible study once per week and let the other ministers continue doing their programs. In April 2020 the whole facility locked down due to COVID-19. Nobody came in or went out. The four ministers who had been conducting services were not allowed in. Their programs were supposed to be suspended indefinitely. I took over their programs and with the exception of a few days when I was ill, their programs continued despite the pandemic. I also managed to improve on the chapel service. Prior to my arrival Chapel was typically just a Bible study with no worship service and no preaching. I use my computer to download piano soundtracks and dub them to PowerPoint presentations of the lyrics. I then use these PowerPoint slides to conduct a full worship service. I also preach each week as well as continue the Bible studies that happened previously. God knew the WVVH needed a chaplain when I was lonely and depressed, living alone in another city. He arranged it for me to qualify to live here and serve as Chaplain so worship would not cease during the pandemic.

Last night I was very sick with my stomach problems. I nearly cancelled chapel but felt led not to do so. I didn't know what God had in store, but I knew I had to hold Chapel. So I pulled myself together though feeling sick and went to Chapel. The projector would not show my PowerPoints at all. At one point it did present my wallpaper, but nothing else. The sound system also failed. I was certain that God was crazy for insisting that I hold Chapel. After all, I was sick and then we had a total system failure to boot. Still I held Chapel. Then time came for Chapel. Lo and behold three men came who had never been there before and one of the three rededicated His life to Christ!

Had I listened to my body and just held a prayer meeting so I did not have to leave my room, none of the three that came would have been there. Had I allowed the technical difficulties to cause me to toss in the towel, none of the three would have been there. As it was, I listened to the inner voice that encouraged me to go and Chapel had almost twice as many people as usual and one of the newcomers rededicated His life to Christ. God is good all the time. All the time God is good. He always has a plan if we are obedient.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with The Flash and found this planet: Same Ol' Sum1
Read this item:
 
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Meeting Him  (E)
Meeting a special old friend at the mall during the holiday rush
#1682878 by Same Ol' Sum1


Write about this in your Blog entry today."

I just read this poem. I have read it before and I enjoyed it both times. It tells the story of a man who meets Santa Claus. Santa knows all about the man but the man is untrusting at first, wondering where this old man got all his information. When it turns out to be Santa Claus the man understands.

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Write about whatever makes you happy."

You gave us an easy prompt today. What makes me happy is serving m God and my fellow man. I have the privilege of being Chaplain / floor leader and peer support specialist at the West Virginia Veterans Home where I live. As Chaplain I get to serve in many capacities. I find myself counseling people, preaching, setting up Chapel services, and serving in other ways. As a certified peer support specialist I conduct a class on Thursday afternoons called Vets Helping Vets. We study a variety of life-changing topics such as active listening, anger management, and time management. As floor leader I get to walk with the nurses as they make rounds in the morning. I take role. Then I am available to meet any other needs throughout the day. On weekends I take the trash out and keep the bathrooms stocked with toilet paper and paper towels. I love serving others. I get more out of it than they do.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Which kinds of writing prompts do you like to write for the most? Surprising ones, common everyday ideas, genre-directed or whatever you can think of?"

I usually don't write to prompts. Well, I take that back. I write to blog prompts but that's about it.

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April 10, 2021 at 7:37am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Proverbs 10:22 "The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it."

How do we know a blessing is from the Lord?"

I think the first thing we need to understand is that everything is from the Lord. That means the good, the bad, and the ugly. God uses all things to bless those who serve Him. Trials are God's greatest gifts to His people because trials build character. Peter discusses this in 1 Peter 4:12 and following. Peter tells us that like gold we become better when we are tried by fire. God allows Satan to throw things our way because God knows it will make us more dependent on Him and it will make us better people. Some of the most humble people I know are those who have been through hell. If they do not become bitter as a result of their trial, but embrace it as the precious gift it is, they will grow from it. I know I have grown as the result of many trials. At one time I was as mean as a rattlesnake and had the personality of a crocodile. I fought, manipulated, intimidated, and bullied my way through life. God changed all that, but the change was slow and gradual. I was actually kicked out of a church for being so manipulative and not taking responsibility. God changed me, not overnight as He does some, but over a course of years. I went through a 12-step program, which taught me how to forgive myself and others. It also taught me self-honesty and to hold myself accountable. I went through trial after trial but change and maturity came...slowly. I matured though and today my friends don't believe I was ever like that. A police car went by here the other day with siren wailing. I told one of the men here they were coming to get me. He said "If they ever arrest you for anything, the world would stop turning. You are the holiest man I know!"

I do not know that I am holy, but I am perceived that way. What a change from the drug-addicted, manipulative, combative person I use to be! All that change came through the blessing of trials and suffering.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- had my exploratory surgery today and am fine. The colonoscopy was negative. The other scope revealed that I have a hiatal hernia which has resulted in an infection of the stomach lining (gastritis) and an infection of the lining of my esophagus (esophagitis). I have to make some habit changes but will be fine.

On the way back to the ship I ran into a friend. Dave is home recovering has had a rough few months and could use some love. Read
 
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This poem describes a harmonious relationship between two people. This is the type of relationship we are meant to have with all people. God created man to be servants and to have the servant attitude. The servant attitude is that "my needs do not count. All that matters is the needs of others."

Servants set aside their own needs to become 100% focused on others. The Latin word "perichoresis" describes this intertwined relationship. It means that one person is so concerned with the needs of others that they totally forget their own needs and serve the needs of others. They do what is in the best interest of others no matter what and never place a single thought on themselves. Dave is home recovering describes such a relationship. It is beautiful.

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "What did you do last weekend? Did it turn out better or worse than you had planned?"

Last weekend was Resurrection Sunday. I had a big Chapel service with over 50 PowerPoint slides and video presentations. I wanted to show the people here at the WV Veterans Home that the resurrection of Christ wasn't just a story in the Bible. It is discussed by Roman historians and Roman records prove it happened. Nero who hated Christians and often poured olive oil over their heads and lit them on fire, did research into the resurrection and determined that the people he was killing believed what they claimed enough to die rather than recant their stories.

Josephus, a Roman historian of the time, says there were dozens of eyewitnesses he had interviewed who had seen the resurrected Christ.

I wanted the people here to see that the Roman's supported the belief in the resurrection. Howver, as usual, the attendance at Chapel was meager. I even offered food and a fifteen dollar cash door prize to get them out. It was useless. At the end of the day, I had the same few that we always have.

The good news is that the PowerPoint presentation is being requested by people on the Internet. I have sent it to several with good results.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "Have you ever experienced something that just could not be logically explained?"

Yes. Joe Biden winning the presidency.

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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- Prompt:
Proverbs 10:6-7
6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

What do these verses say about the differences between the just and the wicked? Which category do you and the people you know fall in?

I personally consider myself wicked, although it isn't because I intentionally mean to be that way. I know what God says of man's righteousness in Isaiah and Romans. I am covered with the blood of Jesus and due to that God declares me righteous. Of myself however, I am a wicked, sinful creature. Everybody I know is wicked.

Image #2235354 over display limit. -?- I will not be blogging tomorrow as I am having a minor surgical procedure. However today, while enroute to the star base for my procedure, I encountered an old friend. (425) writes about her experience training a service dog in
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What do you think of service dogs?

I am a trained service dog handler. I went through a program at WVU in Morgantown WV where I learned the commands, basics on training a service dog, and even helped with the training a little. I was going to adopt a dog but I was very ill at the time and was in no shape to do so. I like service dogs though. I think they serve a very good purpose. I have a seizure disorder due to having had my head injured. I was in the VAMC one day for a check up and a man came in with his service animal. The dog walked by me and suddenly stopped and began nudging my side. The man called the dog off but the dog was persistent. I sat down in the chair thinking the dog wanted some attention. Suddenly I became very ill. I was having a seizure and the dog had alerted to it before it happened. if the dog had not, I probably would have fallen and gotten hurt. It was not my service dog but it alerted to my seizure. Everybody was amazed.

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "Write a limerick about a spring. syllables are 9-9-6-6-9 lines1 and 2 rhyme, 3 and 4 rhyme and the 5th line rhymes with 1 and 2."

It's been a long time since I wrote a Limerick. I just had surgery today. I am still a little groggy.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "Discuss something you learned from your grandparents. Did they give you advice? If so what was it about?"

My grandpa always told us "Don't take any wooden nickels."

It was a long time before I knew what he meant. Basically, it meant to be careful what you accepted from people. Judge carefully and considerately because you might be led astray.


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