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October 22, 2021 at 8:32am
October 22, 2021 at 8:32am
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For my blog "Prompt: If you were a block of marble, what would God have to chip away to reveal the real
you inside?"

Wow! That is a tough question! I believe I am fairly transparent as I am. AAs a chaplain it is part of my job to remain transparent and maintain a high level of integrity. I am currently working to build my credit up to impeccable but that takes a lot of doing. All in all, I believe most people see the real me. I ask people to confront me if they ever feel I am anything but genuine with them. I can easily fall into the trap of being insincere and often would not realize I am doing so. The Holy Spirit usually notifies me immediately.

For my blog Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Captain Kirk and found this planet: Read this item:
 
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Way Back When  (13+)
A poem about way back when.
#2180210 by B. T. Lane ~Published Author~


Write about this item in your Blog entry today."

I remember "way back when." What floors me is to be in a history class talking about things that happened in the 60's and 70's as if they are something out of a book. To me those events are memories! I was in a class where the professor showed a slide of an event that occurred locally in 1980 and I was one of the people in the picture!


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October 21, 2021 at 7:57am
October 21, 2021 at 7:57am
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My surgery went great. I had little pain to speak of although the incision was nearly 15 inches long on my arm and 2 inches on my palm. I am now able to type though I have to wear a carpal tunnel brace for two more weeks day and night. Jesus has been really good to me through this and I praise Him for that.

For my blog "Prompt:" What spiritual disciplines or practices do you wish to commit to? What can you commit to in order to improve your relationship with God?"

The spiritual disciplines I need the most work on are prayer and Bible reading. I have read the Bible cover to cover nearly 30 times. I am trying to read each of the major English translations at least once. I am currently reading the New Living Translation and doing it on a Bible app on my phone. I usually read at night. This past week I have been exhausted at night and have fallen asleep without praying or reading. I've been burning the candle at both ends with everything going on so today I am trying to regroup.

For my blog "Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Buck Rogers and found this planet: (691)
Read this item:
 Philosophers Unite  (E)
A Clerihew poem about the wisdom of the sages.
#1779199 by Jace


Write about this item today in your Blog entry."

I love Clerihew poetry. I have to agree with the author that the wisdom of the sages is often ignored. Of course, as a Christian, I am taught to ignore a lot of the "wisdom" of the sages because Greek philosophers did not know Jesus.
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October 16, 2021 at 5:34am
October 16, 2021 at 5:34am
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I decided to try this one-handed typing. To be honest, I expected to be in much worse pain than i am in. My left arm is immobilized so I cannot use my left hand, but the anesthesiologist put a nerve block on my left arm that is just now beginning to wear off. it got me through the first 24 hours after surgery and the nurses here see to it that i have my pain meds on time round the clock. So the crux is that I am virtually pain free. I still cannot move the index finger of my left hand nor feel my thumb, but they are blocked still. My dressing does not come off for five days. i have to put my arm in a bag to shower.

For my blog "Prompt: How can I better love those around me and show hospitality more to others?"

Dr. Bruce Winston, a professor at Regent University, identified the word "agapeao" as the type of love taught in God's word. It means "to do the next right thing" for those around us.


For my blog "Okay. Let''s try this again.

Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Buck Rogers and we found this planet: (71)
Read this item:
 The Wall  (E)
Facing the loss of a friend
#1295079 by TK


Write about this item today in your Space Blog entry."

First of all my condolences to the author. I feel this was personal.

Loss is never easy. I would never say "I know what you are feeling" because I do not know. I know how I would feel in the situation. Never underestimate grief or tell somebody they are grieving wrong or for too long. We each grieve in the way right for us.


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October 14, 2021 at 3:01pm
October 14, 2021 at 3:01pm
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My surgery is tomorrow at 11 AM WDC time. I'll see you when I can type again.

For my blog "Prompt: Do I practice the discipline of daily gratitude? If yes, how does that impact my faith and attitude? If not, write 10 or more things you are grateful for. Remember to give God some praise!"

I try to praise God every day. I love seeing the miracles that occur in my life and the lives of those around me. We have seen people on life support walk out of hospitals. We have saw things totally impossible by science occur. God is amazing.


For my blog "Prompt: Captain Kirk and I were cruising the galaxy and found this planet: (132)
Read this item:
 Hopper's Gift  (E)
I missed the contest entry date. This poem lacks something. + or - comments welcome.
#2219785 by Dorianne


Write about this poem in your Blog entry today."

Hopper sounds like a thoughtful young rabbit who loves his mother very much.
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October 11, 2021 at 2:57pm
October 11, 2021 at 2:57pm
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I just had an incredible weekend at the Salvation Army, Potomac Division Men's Camp in Virginia. I competed until I was sore. The only competition I even placed in was the Bible quiz. I won second place in it. However the weekend was great! We had worship services each night and on Sunday morning. We competed against each other in singles events and team events such as cornhole, horseshoes, and others. Of course we ate and ate and ate some more. I think I gained five pounds! If I didn't it was because I burned the calories packing it around! Thank you Potomac Division!

For my blog "Prompt: How do I use my talents and gifts to serve my family and others?"

I hope I use them effectively. God does not give us anything that He does not expect us to give away. One of the reasons I am a soldier and local officer with the Salvation Army Huntington Corps in Huntington WV is because the Salvation Army gives away nearly everything they get. If they do not give away the actual item, they give away the proceeds from the sale of the item. 80% of all funds raised by the Salvation Army goes directly into the community at some level. The other 20% is used mainly to keep the lights on. The corps officers have very little income and receive only a stipend. So I firmly support the Salvation Army at all levels. I also use my talents and gifts to further their cause by volunteering.


For my blog Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Alice In Wonderland and found this planet:
Read this item:
 Wendy the Witch  (E)
This little witch has a small problem. Hope she has learned her lesson.
#1901182 by Dorianne


Write about this poem in your Blog entry today.

Dog slobbers are the worst. I love dogs but can do without the drooling.


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October 7, 2021 at 9:00am
October 7, 2021 at 9:00am
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For my blog "Prompt: Am I focused more on my behavior or the One who transforms who I am? Am I focused on what I must do or what Jesus has done?"

These are related theological questions. They ask us if we are trying to change ourselves or if we are waiting for Jesus to change us? The fact of the matter is that none of us would be changed if we had to change ourselves. We could make superficial changes but nothing permanent and meaningful. Change comes about by faith and faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Without His help we are just spinning our wheels.

For my blog Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with The Roadrunner keeping away from Wylie Coyote and found this planet:
 The Bald Eagles  (E)
A poem about the noblest of creatures: our national symbol.
#1323802 by Tim Chiu
Write about eagles today for your Blog Prompt.

Most people do not know that the bald eagle does not make the "screaming sound" we hear depicted on television. Producers found out that the eagle actually makes a very feeble croaking like noise so they adopted the screaming "cawww, cawww" sound of the red tail hawk to symbolize the "sound" of the eagle. An eagle's call is not intimidating at all, though it's physique certainly is. An eagle can spot a mouse on the ground from 2 miles away and can dive at speeds in excess of 125 MPH! Their wing span can exceed six feet wide, wider than an average man is tall! I had my picture taken with Freedom, an Eagle kept by a ranger in Clarksburg WV but cannot find the picture.

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October 6, 2021 at 8:18am
October 6, 2021 at 8:18am
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Image #2249882 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: They say anger is a secondary emotion. What primary emotions do you think God is feeling when he is angry? There is a reason our sins make God angry, and it is motivated by his love for us."

I had never really thought of that. To humans, anger is secondary to fear. fear rises in us and we respond physiologically by releasing adrenaline and cortisol in the body, which gives us enough strength to either fight or run. Fear is the emotion pushing that.

On God's part I would say that anger is a primary emotion because God has nothing to fear. If God feared anything, it would be losing fellowship with his creations (us). I doubt that he fears that. If anger is secondary for God it would be to Jealousy, though I am not comfortable psychoanalyzing God. So I doubt anger is secondary to God, but rather primary.

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Wolf Moon  (E)
Response to a prompt about the moon.
#2024878 by Witchy woman

a poem about the moon. How does the moon affect you, or does it?

Some religions such as Wicca, and Paganism, and Judaism follow the moon phases. I don't know one moon phase from another except for the full moon. I do know the full moon seems to have an influence on human behavior. I don't know if it is the gravitational forces or what it is, but human behavior seems eccentric during the full moon. When I was a first responder, we made sure we had the squad fully staffed on the night of the full moon and most of the days before and after because we were sure to have an auto accident or some oddity those nights. It seemed inevitable.


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October 4, 2021 at 8:59am
October 4, 2021 at 8:59am
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Image #2249882 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Does Bible reading help in living? How?
And Is prayer a meaningful part of your devotional life?
Why or why not?"

Bible reading and prayer are extremely important to daily living. In fact, they are so important that Regent University makes doing so a part of the daily curriculum for their spiritual formation classes. Bible reading and prayer keep us in tune with God's will.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "I got home at 9:30PM last night after being in church all day so the prompt is late. I am also taking a vacation from Friday through Sunday so if somebody could do the Monday prompt I would appreciate it.

Today's prompt is Cappucine writing
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The Finola Poems  (18+)
Finola Finola Finola
#602251 by Cappucine
Cruise to this planet and tell us about any genies you've uncorked.

The last time I uncorked a bottle, I drank 17 white Russians. On the way home, with my wife as a designated driver, we were pulled over for a taillight. The police officer was a lifelong friend so when he asked to breathalyze me without a promise that I would not be arrested, I let him do so. I blew a 0.459, which is almost fatal. He let me go due to his promise and our friendship, but told my wife to call him the moment I passed out. To spite him I drank coffee and ate to stay awake. It made me sick so...


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October 2, 2021 at 7:06am
October 2, 2021 at 7:06am
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Image #2249882 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Do you feel there is spiritual growth going on right now in your life?"

Faith tells me there is always growth in my life because "He who started a good work in me is faithful to finish it."
The question is "What type of growth is it? Is it good soil growth, rocky soil growth, hard soil growth, or growth surrounded by weeds to choke it out? I must ask myself these questions daily. I must ask Jesus and listen for the answer.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Buck Rogers and found this planet:
 The Keeper  (E)
And life goes on
#2257121 by Fyninstein


Write about this item in your Blog entry today.

I did some research once on my family line. I found that my great paternal grandfather was a major in the Civil War and that my ancestors came here from Germany and Ireland.

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October 1, 2021 at 6:52am
October 1, 2021 at 6:52am
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Image #2249882 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Have you ever been mad or upset with God? Have you ever done something for which you feel God could not forgive you?

Yes. I have been very angry with God when I did not understand His ways or purpose. In fact, I was so angry once that I stood in a thunderstorm cursing Him. That lasted until I was struck by lightning and knocked out.

The odd part is that people get angry with God and then disrespect God by pretending they cannot reveal that anger to God. NEWSFLASH: God is all knowing. He knows you are angry! It is not a sin to be angry at God momentarily or to not understand something. Do you think Jesus was not angry in Gethsemane? He was very upset, angry, and scared! Anger is a n emotion that even God has. The trick is to be angry but not disrespect God. We disrespect Him when we try to hide our anger because we are lying to Him about how we feel. Read some of the Psalms and tell me David wasn't angry! In one Psalm he accuses God of being asleep at the wheel! He was livid yet He was a man after "God's own heart."

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 Birds  (E)
It’s a poem about birds flying high in the sky.
#2259006 by Beckab50
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Write about birds in your Blog entry today.

I always admired birds. they are free and come and go as they please. They have to be extremely wary though. They are hunting for food but at the same time they are being hunted. Other birds may swoop out of the sky and attack them or an animal on the ground might attack them. Not only do they hunt food but they are food!


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