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#2056808 by Chris Breva says thanks SM/SMs
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ANNOUNCEMENT: I am now a student at Marshall University and will be in school on Tuesday and Thursday all day. However I am going to do my best not to allow that to interfere with my blog.

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December 13, 2018 at 2:15pm
December 13, 2018 at 2:15pm

Prompt: "Do you prefer people to call ahead and schedule visits or do you like the spontaneity of someone just coming? Does the time of day influence your preference?"

There are advantages and disadvantages to both so I really have no preference. Where I live most everything is planned so I usually know if somebody is coming. However that leaves me planning for them and anticipating their arrival. If they happen not to show up I may be disappointed. However a surprise visit eliminates the planning. If I've got other plans though a surprise visit may not be good. So their are pros and cons either way.

"Prompt: "Do or Do Not, There is no try." Yoda-Star Wars Write your views on this.""

I can see Yoda's point but I still disagree. I've tried a lot of things and failed to accomplish them but it doesn't mean I didn't try. On the other hand I concede that you either do something or you don't do it. So maybe Yoda is right.

December 12, 2018 at 11:56am
December 12, 2018 at 11:56am
"December 12, 2018

"Prompt: What things are you sensitive about?"

I'm sensitive about people saying there is no God. Believe me when I say I set out to prove that there is no God and all I did was convince myself even more that God exists! Everything the Bible says has proven reliable. I questioned everything and have found that various disciplines of science either support it or allude to its authenticity. I tried to prove that locations mentioned in the Bible were false but found that historians and archaeologists have found many of the sites. More is discovered every day. I also questioned the authenticity of Jesus being raised from the dead but found that even some Roman records mention the resurrection. The Apostles believed the resurrection enough to die martyrs deaths instead of recanting their stories. People simply don't die for a lie! No, I am a firm believer in God and His Son Jesus Christ. I pity the doom the world faces because I know God is about to unleash His fury against the nations. The USA is the ringleader of the sin that runs rampant and will not be around much longer. My personal opinion does not matter. God says homosexuality, which we have endorsed is a sin. God says that abortion, which we endorse is a sin. God says that sexual immorality is a sin and we promote it. Capitalism which we promote is questionable. How can we survive if we flippantly ignore God?

Prompt: "My favorite holiday scents are cedar, ginger, molasses, and cinnamon. What are yours? Do they bring back childhood memories, if so what are they?"

I like cinnamon, wintergreen, and spearmint. I remember well how the house smelled when somebody was making hard rock candy and used those flavors. The scent could be smelled all through the house and was always welcome. I also like the scent of a good mug of cocoa and of course the smell of freshly ground coffee. I also like the smell of freshly cut hay. I know those aren't necessarily holiday scents but then no scent is limited to just the holidays. I can smell holiday scents the other 364 days if I choose to.
December 11, 2018 at 7:54am
December 11, 2018 at 7:54am
"December 11, 2018

"Prompt “Execution is something, but timing is everything.” Todd Stocker
What does “timing” mean to you? What happens when your timing is off? { /c}"

When my timing is off I throw everything out of balance and end up embarrassing myself. It's like blowing the punch line of a joke. You know you blew it but then it is too late to do anything about it. I hope my timing is spot on over the next few days. I have a final exam at 12: 45PM today and another at 12: 45PM Thursday. Then I begin a boring three week Christmas break. Bah Humbug!

Prompt: "Faith, hope, joy, and love, write something about each of these in you blog entry today."

My faith is in Christ Jesus. There is nobody or nothing more worthy of my faith. Believe me when I say I looked for alternatives. I once said in my heart that there was no God and I set out to prove it. All I accomplished was proving to myself that the fool had said in his heart that there was no God. I explored other faiths and found them lacking. The Bible has proven itself flawless and for a book written by over 40 authors over a 2,000 year period that is pretty remarkable! God was the author of the Bible! Man only wrote as God inspired him. Every prediction made in God's word came to pass even though they were made hundreds, even thousands of years before they were fulfilled. Only God knows the future! I stand convinced that the Bible is true therefore my faith is in God and His Son Christ Jesus. My hope rests secure on the love of God. This brings joy to my heart.

December 10, 2018 at 8:11am
December 10, 2018 at 8:11am
"December 10, 2018

Prompt: "December 10 is Human Rights Day. The United Nations General Assembly created this day on December 10, 1948 to promot Human Rights around the world. Use this day to inspire your blog entry."

I agree that human rights are important. However a day is coming when one human will kill another and do so legally. All types of atrocities face the world as man continues to become more and more degenerate. America is leading the way in this debauchery much to its shame and demise. We murder millions of unborn babies each year. In fact more humans have been aborted than died in all the wars America fought combined! We permit homosexual couplings and not only turn a blind eye to it but make it the law of the land! I personally don't care what homosexuals do but God clearly states that it is sinful and therefore it is sin. We have blurred things so badly that some people don't even know their own gender! We loan money and charge extortionists rates for repayment. We sell products that fall apart before they are taken home! Neighbor uses neighbor for a stepping stone to "success" and pride and greed have become our hallmarks. God hates these things. It really doesn't matter to us what God hates though because we have convinced ourselves that there is no God. We have thrown Him out of our schools, our buildings, and public life. Most of all we have divorced him from our hearts. Divorce is common for us though. We should change our wedding vows to state "until death or divorce do you part!" God will not be mocked! He is preparing a day when He will avenge Himself. He sent us His prophets and we ignored some, beat others, and killed most. He raised His Son from the dead after we murdered Him and we reject His Son for Allah and other foreign gods who are not gods. How will we survive?

"Prompt: “For the twenty million Americans who are hungry tonight, for the homeless freezing tonight, literature is as useless as a knowledge of astronomy” Andre Dubus, Broken Vessels: Essays

What do you think? Is literature as useless as Andre Dubus says?"

Literature cannot fill a hungry belly or keep a body warm! Has nobody read what the New Testament writer James said? He asks what good it does if we tell somebody to go in peace and be warm and filled but do not supply the clothing they need to stay warm or food for them to eat. James 2: 15-16. Our well wishes become empty words. Right now is the time of year for our worst hypocrisy! It's that time of year when we wish people a "Merry Christmas" or "Seasons Greetings" and hope the best for them but do not lift a finger to help them out. How many times I have been angered to go to a lender at Christmas trying to borrow money to provide my family a decent Christmas only to have the lender turn me away. While they are turning me away they are shaking my hand and wishing me a merry Christmas! God says we are to loan without expecting to be repaid! Now there's a section of scripture the big banks want to avoid! Hypocrites and sinners! How do you expect the homeless to find homes when they can't afford the rent? We make a big deal out of pain and suffering such as homelessness for Christmas but ignore them the rest of the year! Is there only one day in the year on which we should do good? Should we not care that it is just as cold for the homeless in February as it is in December? Hypocrites! Don't stand in a soup line volunteering on Christmas Day. Help throughout the year!

December 8, 2018 at 3:06pm
December 8, 2018 at 3:06pm
"December 8, 2017

"Word Prompt:bucket, juggle, clammy, heaven, tease, delirious, rose, arrange. Use these words in your blog entry. Have fun."

God has put a big one in my bucket. I am to prophesy doom to the world and particularly to the United States. America is doing everything it can to juggle political correctness and inclusiveness and the morality in the country has gone to hell. If we ever truly want to make America great again we need to begin by inviting God back into everything we've thrown Him out of such as our schools, our text books, our pledge of allegiance, our statues, and most of all our hearts! Some of the stuff we do these days makes my skin clammy! We will fight heaven to include everybody but expect not to pay hell once we succeed! We tease and test God on a daily basis yet when calamity comes we refuse to take responsibility for it. Israel turned from God and went into exile as did Judah. Do we expect to be treated differently? We are delirious with our sin and drunk on the wine of debauchery! A rose by any other name is still a rose and sin is sin! The only way we can arrange to save ourselves is by putting Christ first!

Prompt: "Creation Saturday, let your inspiration sweep you away, have fun free writing.'

I really don't have anything creative to say. I guess I could be like a lot of my preacher colleagues and preach a prosperity gospel, telling people that they are just fine in their sin and debauchery because after all God loves them! Yes, God does indeed love all people but He hates sin! America has become the world leader in the production of sin! We murder millions of innocents each year in abortion clinics. We not only turn a blind eye to same sex couplings but are now promoting it! We have blurred the gender lines so badly that some poor souls don't even know what sex they are! Come on America! God condemned the nations of Israel and Judah, who were His chosen people, for similar sin! Do we expect to go unscathed? We will not go unscathed! We are on our last leg and don't even know we are sick! Wake up! Repent for the end is near!

December 7, 2018 at 9:20am
December 7, 2018 at 9:20am
"December 7, 2018

Prompt: "Write a story or poem using this quote from Dylan as inspiration. Have fun!

“The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast.”
― Dylan Thomas, Quite Early One Morning: Stories "

I've got finals this week plus I am sick so I doubt I'll be doing much writing. I just wanted to check in today as I prepare to study. I'll check out that story. I don't know that I will like it. I usually read science fiction, westerns, and the Bible but if I remember I will check it out.

Prompt: "Discuss this quote in your blog entry.....“December's wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer's memory...” ― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain"

I would have to say the man is right. I live in southwest West Virginia and some of the ponds here are icing over. I would imagine that to the north it is even worse. This winter could shape up to be the worst one we've had in years. I'm not mentally prepared for winter. It seems like summer only lasted a week so I am still stuck on summer.

December 6, 2018 at 4:20pm
December 6, 2018 at 4:20pm
"December 6, 2018

Prompt: "In your life time how many Presidents have passed? Which man affected you the most? If you don't live here in the States, which leader]s passing affected you the most.? Why? Can you remember what you were doing when you heard the news?"

To be honest I don't know. Four I think but I honestly don't know. I don't follow politics all that closely. I always find out when a president dies because it disrupts my daily routine but aside from that I don't care. I mean I feel bad for their families because death is hard on anybody but I really don't know why the whole country has to shut down over it. Life goes on regardless and no president in the past half century has done anything dramatic so let's move on.

"Prompt: What Christmas commercials have touched your heart this year?"

None of them have touched my heart however all of them have made me sick to my stomach. Christmas is nothing more than a money making racket. Bah-humbug!

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December 5, 2018 at 7:41am
December 5, 2018 at 7:41am
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{image:1997652-25%} Prompt: "Use on of these seasonal quotes in your blog.
!. “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” ―Benjamin Franklin
2. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” ―Edna Ferber
3. “Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.” ―Gladys Taber

I agree with Ben Franklin. "A good conscience is a continual Christmas." The reason I agree with him is because a good conscience is its own reward. We know we are loving others and obeying God's will if we have a good conscience. Jesus said that we are the light of the world. Sin does not like light and hides from the Light. Our clean conscience tells us we have done nothing that we need to hide.

I also agree with Ferber that "Christmas is not a season. It's a feeling. Christmas is usually a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach to be quite honest. I always hope it ends quickly. I don't like Christmas because it is Satan's holiday. People try to say it is a Christian holiday but there is no authorization for it in scripture. It came about because Christians who were former pagans wanted to continue their traditional winter solstice feasts. Rather than tell them they were Christians the church developed Christ Mass and tried to give the winter solstice Christian trappings. It didn't work and the commercialism we have today is the result. You can't compromise with sin.

"Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.”

This all sounds good in theory but what Christmas really means is spending money you don't have to buy gifts for people who come to expect them. It is a chance for merchants to make out like bandits and the criminals they are.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: My Grown Up Christmas List By Kelly Clarkson What was on your Christmas List as a child? What is on your Christmas List as an adult? Do you wish you were a child at Christmas or are you happy with being an adult at Christmas?"

I am happy being an adult. I celebrate Christmas only because I have to. I don't have much choice since everybody around me celebrates some holiday. If you read my entry previously you know that I don't believe in Christmas. It is nothing more than paganism thinly disguised as a Christian holiday. I wish it was over.

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December 4, 2018 at 6:27am
December 4, 2018 at 6:27am
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Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "Use these random Christmas words in your blog: snowflakes, dolls, wrapping, paper, pine, sales, greetings, and celebrate. Have fun!"

You're making me use my brain already this morning! This could be a good thing though because I have a presentation and a final exam at school today so I need to wake up! At least it will be Christmas break soon. I just hope there are no snowflakes this year. I hate snow. Dolls I don't mind. I never played with them but I guess they have their purpose. I have noticed the shiny wrapping paper this year. The pine trees of course are my favorite because they are green year round. The sales of fir trees is up this year I think. I send everybody a Christmas greetings. Let's celebrate!

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: What would improve your hometown? Can you convince your town’s officials to make a change that would improve your neighborhood?"

I don't want to sound conceited but I think it would improve my hometown if I was back in it. The town I now call home is not and never will be my hometown. It's just the place I live. My hometown is 2 hours north of me and I miss it. I have often longed to go back but I know there is nothing there for me any more. Since my wife died everything has become bleak in my hometown. My son doesn't even live there anymore. So there's really nothing there for me but it will always be home.

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December 3, 2018 at 10:48am
December 3, 2018 at 10:48am
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Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Seneca said, “A great fortune is a great slavery.” What might such a great fortune be and do you agree with Seneca’s claim?"

The word of God says it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Many misinterpret this to say it is impossible for a rich man to be saved since a camel would never pass through a needle's eye. However the eye of the needle in Jesus' time referred to a city gate that required the camels to be unloaded and to kneel to enter it. It was difficult but certainly not impossible. By the expression above found in Matthew 19: 24 and other New Testament passages Jesus was saying that riches would become a stumbling block for people. Therefore I agree with Seneca's statement. Riches or great fortune becomes slavery. Money rules.

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "Do you prefer homemade gifts or store bought? Do you exchange food gifts? Clothing? Or Gift cards?"

I don't guess it makes much difference. I personally wish Christmas never came around. Call me a humbug but it is so commercialized it is sickening. I don't have money for it so people are lucky if they get anything from me.

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