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January 30, 2021 at 9:24am
January 30, 2021 at 9:24am
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Just an image Jay has asked for the weekends off so I will send a prompt on Saturday. Remember that no prompy gors out on Sunday since most of us should be concentrating on worshiping Jesus then.

I gave received several blessings over the past few days. I will be working soon I believe and I received a mice publishing contract. How has God blessed you?

I have had several blessings today. I am almost certain I am going to get the position I am seeking. All I am waiting for now is to make sure that a person with an RBA qualifies as an addiction counselor per state medicaide guidelines as many of the clients I will see are through Medicaide. I have a Regent Bachelor of Arts degree with 78 hours of psychology on it as opposed to a BSW or BS in psychology. My prospective employer just wants to be sure the RBA will work. It typically does, especially when the RBA emphasizes psychology or social work and mine emphasizes psychology. So I probably have a job. I will know for sure next week.

My second blessing is a book contract that was signed yesterday. My book "Styles in Poetry", a collection of poems and short stories I have written over the years, will be published this coming summer. The marketing plan is pretty aggressive and includes radio interviews on national radio, podcasts about my book, a retailer book buy-back plan backed by insurance so I won't lose money, and other options. I think this could be a lucrative deal for me. Over the next few months we are going to work on the design, editing, paper quality, pricing, everything to make it a valuable "must-have" book and me a known author. God has been very good to me.
Praise you Father for your continued providence. Thank you for allowing me to wake up this morning not under the threat of facing the Lake of Fire prepared for Satan and his angels, but facing eternity with Jesus Christ who died for me. Oh Father you are wonderful and so loving. I cannot express the unspeakable joy I feel. You are my anchor at stormy seas and you are my sunshine on the mountaintops. Everything I have is due to you!

For my blog Today while avoiding materializing in the center of a star, we warped across the WDC galaxy and found a veteran of WDC. The star is Soldier_Mike 🎺 who writes a story about an aunt who was not wanted in a boy's life.
 
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Gone  (ASR)
WC entry. A remote helicopter does its job.
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The ending will surprise you.

Have you ever wanted somebody to be gone? What did you do?

Yes. I had a man move in with me once. He was an old hob but kept himself clean for the most part. He just drank too much. He got drunk one night and made the mistake of threatening Susan, my late wife. Up to that point I tolerated him and listened to his fantasies about recruiting me for a motorcycle gang and riding the highways to Spurgis or whatever it is. His fantasies scared my wife for she thought I really wanted to join him in those escapades. If I had known she thought I was serious I would have ended it sooner. Then when he decided it was alright to "hit a brother's bitch" and laid his hands on my wife he found out the hard way that I was just going along with him. I nearly broke my fist while breaking his jaw and tossing him out of my house. The neighbors called the police who ended up ruling my behavior self-defense and hauling him to jail. He died several years ago now, old, broken, and drunk.

Image for BCOF members to put in their blogs "Prompt: Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Saint Augustine

What do you think?"

I disagree. The reward of faith is eternal life. Another reward is to be serene in the face of the storm.

Blog City image small Prompt: "On this day January 29, 1924 was the beginning of the Winter Olympics. It's been almost a 100 years.. What is your favorite winter event in the Olympics? Why? If you had the opportunity would you compete?"

I am blogging a day behind and answered this in yesterday's post.


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January 30, 2021 at 5:21am
January 30, 2021 at 5:21am
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This entry is a day late. I was up and gone yesterday before I had a chance to enter it because I had a job interview. The interview went great. Mow I just have to wait and be sure my RBA has enough education behind it work as a counselor in the human services field. I'm certain it will have. In fact, one agency told me that I have enough qualification now that I could start my own agency. I just don't want all the headaches. I want to be where I can deliver direct services. I have to wait until Monday to get the final clearance to work and then I will be signing my name Marvin D. Schrebe, RBA, CPRSS, ADC. All sorts of initials. My brother doesn't understand that at all. He has complained all of his life that his signature is too long. The last thing he wants is titles to add to it. I told him those titles make him more valuable.


Just an image Prompt: What does it mean to come to Christ as personal Savior and Lord?

I think coming to Christ as Lord and Savior means different things to different people. To some it has a courtly, legal ring meaning they surrender their will and their life to Jesus and He becomes their King and Master.

To others it means they enter a covenant with Jesus in which they do His will and his bidding and He becomes their sacrificial lamb and resurrected Savior to save them from sin.

To still others it is a legal proceeding in which God the Father adopts them as His children and they become heirs of the kingdom of God.

To me it is all of these things and more. It is the second birth which took place at baptism in which the water represented the grave and the baptism represented the second-birth resurrection that I shared with Jesus to walk in newness of life. It represents deep theological themes that I do not have time right now to detail. It means walking daily by the Savior's side and resting each moment in the crucified.

For my blog Prompt: "Today while cruising through the galaxy of cyberspace that is WDDC, we came upon a shining star that I have become familiar with. Soldier_Mike 🎺 discusses a benefit jail he was held in
 WDC? What's the point?  (E)
An essay to get out of jail at the Special Event Court House, but still true.
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, which is "An essay to get out of jail at the Special Event Court House, but still true."

Write about benefits, charities, etc."

I have been arrested in these special charitable events. The way it works is the charity works with the local police to do fund raisers. A contributor pledges to match up to a certain amount and then declares a "warrant" on a member of the community whom they believe has enough friends and family who will "pay" the person's bail. The police then goi to the "suspects" house and literally arrests them complete with reading of rights and handcuffs. They take them to "booking" which is a phone room. They are then allowed to call family and friends to raise a "bond" which is whatever amount the person signing the warrant agrees to pledge. This way the amount doubles for the charity. If the "suspect" cannot raise the amount in a certain amount of time they are released with a hearty thank you for playing along and transported back home.

I raised $10,000.00 for a charity one time because I knew a lot of people who would gladly contribute to it. The amount of my bond was originally set at $200.00. The charity was thrilled and my friends all thought it was a gas to see me walking away in custody. It was all for a good cause and a ton of fun, even if I thought I was losing a day's work over it. As it turned out, my boss was the one who pledged the $200.00 to get me arrested to begin with so it was all in a day's work. lol.

Image for BCOF members to put in their blogs Prompt: "On this day Edgar Allan Poe's poem, The Raven, was published in 1845. What's your favorite Poe poem and why?"

I can't remember the title, but I remember reading a Poe poem in one of my undergraduate literature classes in which there was a body buried in the floor or something and the suspect had hallucinations about the heart beating. They became so bad that his erratic behavior ended up getting him arrested for the murder, as I recall. I don't remember the name of the poem and scarcely remember the details. It could have been The Raven for all I recall.

Blog City image small Prompt: "On this day January 29, 1924 was the beginning of the Winter Olympics. It's been almost a 100 years.. What is your favorite winter event in the Olympics? Why? If you had the opportunity would you compete?"

I don't care for sports of any kind. If I do watch any part of the winter Olympics it is the ski jump. To be honest, I don't get over thrilled about any of it unless an underdog suddenly wins.

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January 28, 2021 at 8:30am
January 28, 2021 at 8:30am
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Just an image "13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray.
Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

14 Is any sick among you?
let him call for the elders of the church;
and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,
and the Lord shall raise him up;
and if he have committed sins,
they shall be forgiven him.

16 Confess your faults one to another,
and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."


Prompt: Prayer as the respirations of the spirit is critical to every aspect to the Christian's life. How has prayer become to you more than simply grace at the dinner table?"

Prayer to me used to be something I only did when I was in trouble. I'd say those "foxhole" prayers of "God, get me out of this and I'll serve you."
I was insincere and God knew it.

I often neglect to say grace. I don't know why. I just sit down and eat.

My prayers are usually in the morning and at night. I pray after I wake up to ask God's guidance and strength for the day then I thank him at night. I also do my reading at night. I feel free to express myself with God. Like David, there are times I think God is asleep. Psalms 44:27. God never sleeps however and by faith I know that. God has my back at all times. I spend my night before bed and my mornings expressing that.

For my blog Today while cruising through the galaxy with my editor, we found the star kittie. The author writes about a special little girl in
Child of Joy  (E)
A poem dedicated to a tiny little lady. This is for Hannah.
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Tell us about a special child.

I think all children are special. Some are spoiled. Some are more intelligent. Some are more mature. All are very special and unique. Children are the future.

Image for BCOF members to put in their blogs Prompt: "Use these words in your blog. Crime, fiction, deception, familiar, charred, and balloons."

Crime is no way to make a living. It's a life of fiction because the perpetrator is living a lie. They think they'll get away with it and they won't. Don't fall for thedeception. We're all familiarwith crime and it truly does not work out. Charred bones is all it is. You may win some balloons but you'll go to jail.

Blog City image small "Prompt: "Good books don't give out all their secrets at once." Stephen King Use this quote in your Blog entry today."

I guess he's right.


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January 27, 2021 at 8:57am
January 27, 2021 at 8:57am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- "1 I will praise the Lord at all times.
I will constantly speak his praises.
2 I will boast only in the Lord;
let all who are helpless take heart.
3 Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness;
let us exalt his name together."
(Psalm 34:1-3, NLT)


Prompt: Define worship. Give a few examples of how you enjoy worshiping the Lord by yourself and as a member of a larger congregation.

I am the chaplain of the West Virginia Veterans Home so I am pretty much the one who organizes and conducts our worship services. For a long time after I first got here the chapel services were mere Bible studies and prayer meetings. We had no musicians in the chapel so we did not have music. Then I spoke to the recreation director and other powers that be around here and became the official chaplain. Along with that I arranged for us to hold chapel services in the large auditorium where we could use the PowerPoint projector and the sound equipment. The sound equipment is Bluetooth enabled so I operate it through my phone. Then I downloaded a bunch of instrumental music files on my phone and use them to accompany us as we sing hymns and praise songs. Chapel has improved tremendously as a result. I'm going to experiment with it and see if my phone will also play YouTube soundtracks. If it does I will start Mixing in a little modern music with the old fashioned hymns.

I also have worship services throughout the week in my room. Some of these are Bible studies and some are prayer meetings. Of course, I do my private devotions as well and listen to hymns and praise songs, and just hang out with God.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: I was cruising the galaxy with Chewbecca and we found this plant Image #1862559 over display limit. -?-

Let's write about rain for your Space Blog today."

I get tired of rain. It seems like all it does in the winter is rain. Of course, I'd much rather see the rain than the snow, but I want sunshine, blue skies, and green leaves.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: January 27, 2021 is National Chocolate Cake Day. Write about your favorite chocolate cake."

My favorite chocolate cake I can't get any longer. My mom made it. It was a salad dressing cake. She used Miracle Whip salad dressing in it. I don't have the recipe and even if I did I don't have access to an oven here. They do all the cooking and baking for us.

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January 26, 2021 at 9:46am
January 26, 2021 at 9:46am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- Chris Breva has given me the privilege of preparing some prompts for this group. I am very grateful for this honor.

Since today will be my first prompt, I would like to return to the most basic Bible verse of our Christian lives, John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Prompt: How would you explain the abstract word, "believe" to a concrete-thinker? This will help us lead others to Christ. (Luke 19:10)

Jay O'Toole I believe this is an excellent question! How many of us know people who claim to believe in God and claim that they believe Jesus is the Son of God, but fail to have a relationship with Him? If you ask most of the men in this building they will tell you they believe but they do not act on that belief. I think we need to explain that there is a difference in simply acknowledging that something is a fact and putting that fact to use. James 2:19 tells us that simply believing Jesus is the resurrected Son of God is not enough. James acknowledges that even Satan believes Jesus raised from the dead.

Believe as used in John 3:16 is from the Greek word πιστεύω which means believing in a manner that causes the believer to take action. I can believe medication is going to help me until I am dead. However, if that belief does not actually result in my swallowing the medication or using it, then the belief is useless. Belief must result in action. This is why Jesus told Nicodemus in this same passage that a person must be born again. Belief, in this case, must result in action. The actions required are repentance.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: I was cruising with Buck Rogers on the way to the moon and found this planet:
 Into Their Hands  (E)
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Write about this poem in your Blog entry today."

This poem is about dreams. Dreams are weird, elusive things. Some would have us believe that dreams are latent expressions of our subconscious. I personally believe that dreams are the brain's way of processing all the information collected that day. Surgeons have proven numerous times that during brain surgery procedures in which they keep the patient conscious they can probe an area of the brain and the patient will remember the specific conditions of a situation that happened decades earlier. I think dreams are the brain being a good secretary and filing thoughts and input into memory cells.

I liked the imagery in this poem. The writer has a good imagination and dreamed the dream state vividly.

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: Winter Rain"

I am not a big fan of winter rain, but I would much rather have rain than snow.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: What do you think about the feeling and the idea of responsibility? How it can be instilled in people, and what encourages it the best?"

This sounds almost like a political question. Many people are asking how responsible the last election was. I guess time will tell. I honestly do not believe you can instill responsibility into people. At one time you could, but not now.

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January 25, 2021 at 7:53am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "Is it okay to get angry with God? Why or why not?

I preached on this subject today."

Yes. I believe it is perfectly okay to get angry with God. I believe it is also okay to let God know that we are angry or disappointed. God already knows how we are feeling. All too often we approach God as if we have to act in a certain decorum and etiquette. After all, He is the God of the universe and we are mere humans, unworthy to approach his throne. When we do approach his throne we grovel and kiss up and act like we are in the presence of a judge who will rule us to be in contempt of court if we act in any manner that might hurt His feelings or shock Him. I submit to you that God is also our Father and wants us to approach Him with complete trust and respect. Who among us ever holds back our true feelings from those we love and feel comfortable with? God wants us to be completely candid with Him. He already knows we are angry with Him. Just say and don't hold back. He's a loving Father who allows us to beat on his chest yelling "But why Daddy, why?"

In my sermon yesterday, I used Psalm 13 as my text. The psalter, presumably David, was not happy in this psalm. He practically accuses God of not caring that his enemies are closing in on him and ready to kill him. He essentially asks God if God has taken leave of God's senses? He is brutally honest with God about what he is feeling. He vents his venom all over God just as God allows all his children to vent their anger. God then calls David "friend" and says that David is a man "after God's own heart".

Why does God do that? God does that because David is honest with Him and then after David vents his anger David says "nevertheless You are my God and whatever happens You are in control. David's faith does not waver. He does not abandon God but continues to trust Him enough to fully vent his anger and express his unwavering faith. God allows us to be real with Him. Nothing we say is going to shock God and the only way we dishonor Him is if we disobey Him. We are His children. He wants us to trust Him enough to be real with and transparent with him.

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 Lovely Day  (ASR)
How I feel about today.
#2242368 by J. Legacy

Write about a lovely day.

Princess Megan Rose I could think of many people I'd rather go to space with than Johnny Depp! lol! To each his own. I just never was a big Johnny Depp fan because my dad used to make us sit quietly while he watched Johnny Depp on 21 Jump Street when I was young. Bad memories of that.

A lovely day to me is any day I wake up breathing. I guess I wouldn't wake up at all if I weren't breathing but you understand my meaning. I simply enjoy life and even the boredom and isolation of COVID-19 has brought its blessings. I try to learn something each day and I make it a point to be thankful. One of the biggest sins of the children of Israel in the desert wanderings was complaining. They would complain about their circumstances and God would punish them for it. I believe God has everything under control and that belief gives me a sense of peace and serenity that even I often do not understand. I do not know how many times I have found myself in a situation where I should have been in panic mode but instead found myself feeling calm and collected. I remember when my kidney was blocked. I was in severe pain. My blood pressure was 210/110 and my heart rate was nearing tachycardia (too fast). The doctor told me I had to have emergency surgery or I was going to die. The doctor asked me how I could remain so calm when my very life was being threatened. I told the doctor that I knew Jesus Christ was in control. If I lived, it would mean I got to serve Jesus. If I died it meant I got to be with Jesus so it was a win-win for me. The doctor walked away scratching his head.

Life is what we make of it. If we see fit to be resentful and bitter then we'll be miserable. I choose to be serene. My favorite quote comes from the Big Book (Alcoholic Anonymous) fourth edition page 417 which says "Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today."

As it goes on to express, I have one of two choices in life. I can look at each trial as an opportunity to learn something and an opportunity to change something that isn't working, or I can lay down in defeat and feel sorry for myself. I choose to take life's lemons and make lemonade.

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: "It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone." Mahatma Gandhi
What do you think? Have you ever felt that you were standing alone?"

I never stand alone because I find myself safely tucked away in the hands of Jesus Christ. Yes. There are times when I feel He has abandoned me. At those times I inspect my life to see if I have done something wrong and thus sinned against God so that God is not revealing Himself to me. If so I take action to correct the wrong. There are times when I realize that there is no sin that I am aware of and God is simply not making Himself felt at that time. When that happens I know by faith that God is still there. Faith is believing that God is there even when I can not feel or sense His presence. Hebrews defines faith as "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen", Hebrews 11:6.

What the Hebrew writer is telling us is that faith is absolute trust despite all evidence to the contrary. I believe that Jesus Christ died on a cross and rose from the dead three days later. I believe that God is always with me even when I feel vulnerable, overwhelmed, and oppressed. Faith tells me that God has not budged whether I "feel" His presence or not. My feelings do not matter. God does not depend on my feelings nor do I. I trust God no matter what therefore I am never alone.

God is also omnipresent, meaning he is everywhere at the same time. The prophet Amos writes that "If I am at the bottom of the sea" God is there. If I was on the moon God would be there. If I was at the farthest reaches of the universe, God would be there. Since God is everywhere it is impossible to be anywhere and be totally alone.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: “Loneliness is for me a source of healing that makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment to me, and I need several days of silence to recover the futility of words,” said Carl Jung
With us writers being word-people in mind, what are your thoughts on the subject?"

Those are mighty big words coming out of a man who claimed to be an expert in psycho-analysis. Jung may have had his own brand of psychoanalysis but in the end, it still boiled down to listening to people talk. He made his living listening to people talk so he must not have found them terribly intolerable.

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January 23, 2021 at 9:17am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- Proverbs 13:23 says "Much food is in the tillage of the poor; but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment."

Explain what this means.

I had to look this one up in another translation to get to the meaning. The NRSV writes this as "The field of the poor may yield much food, but injustice takes it away."

I believe Solomon is talking about unfair taxation and crime here. The poor work very hard to produce only to lose it all to taxes and other schemes of the rich.

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in which the author says she would like to rid the world of all who were deemed "unworthy". If this were to happen what rule would be used to determine who is worthy?

I am preparing to write a sermon that I will deliver tomorrow that is going to talk in-depth about judgment and one person declaring another is unworthy to live. These tactics have been tried before. Hitler determined that Jews were not worthy to live. Stalin determined that millions more were unworthy to live. Who died and made any of us gods?


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January 22, 2021 at 9:51am
January 22, 2021 at 9:51am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- Today we are going back to Proverbs. I know most of you enjoy Proverbs and it is a rich book.

Proverbs 13:7 says "Some pretend to be rich yet have nothing; others pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth."

Besides the literal sense, in which some pretend to be something they are not, what do you think the teacher means by this proverb?

There is of course the literal sense in which some people try to portray themselves as well to do when they are barely making ends meet and others clamor for more money as if they aren't making a fortune already.

What I think Solomon is talking about here however relates to what Jesus said about the Pharisees. Jesus said the Pharisees worked very hard to present themselves as experts in the law and the spiritually elite of Hebrew society when in truth they were far from God. This proverb is about spirituality and taking heed that when we think we are saved we are actually far from Jesus.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- Today we were crossing the galactic rim into the space beyond the Orion nebula. There we found a talented star who not only writes but works in the healing business. The talented doctor D. Reed Whittaker in
 
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Contest entry: Taboo words Little ditty about good intentions
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writes about a species of earth fowl called a duck. This brings me to the prompt. Write about an imaginary bird.

The imaginary birds I always liked were RoadRunner (speedicus velocitus) and of course tweety. They were always on somebody's lunch menu but never once got eaten.

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Wow! You're trying to make me think today. I'm trying to avoid thinking. I have a headache from my Covid-19 vaccination the other day. It's a temporary side effect. I do have to say that the headache is artistic. It only hurts when it wants to, which is usually at an inconvenient time. It's like a floral design in my head. It is near and dear to my heart. Not! It lights its lantern at the weirdest times. It comes almost like time on a clock. I have yet to determine it bad enough to treat or whether to ignore it.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- Prompt: “I fancied my luck to be witnessing yet another full moon. True, I’d seen hundreds of full moons in my life, but they were not limitless. When one starts thinking of the full moon as a common sight that will come again to one’s eyes ad-infinitum, the value of life is diminished and life goes by uncherished. ‘This may be my last moon,’ I sighed, feeling a sudden sweep of sorrow." Roman Payne

Your thoughts..."

It is what it is.


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January 21, 2021 at 8:18am
January 21, 2021 at 8:18am
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Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- I am preparing to write a paper on Psalm 2. I've read the psalm several times and have yet to nail down a thesis for my paper. I know that the psalter had the kingdom of Israel in mind when he penned the psalm. He did not have the benefit of history to read a messianic meaning into the words. We can interpret the psalm and see that in many ways it defines the birth and kingship of Jesus.

The psalter who penned the psalm, however, did not know Jesus. He obviously had a different meaning in mind. Is it possible he was thinking patriotically? Could he have been saying essentially "Israel rules!"?

I just finished a course on Biblical hermeneutics, which is Biblical interpretation. One of the first things we were taught in the class is to read the text by finding the author's original meaning or "locution" in mind. The author of the psalms may have thought that the Messiah was going to come and rule the entire earth in a 1,000-year millennial reign as is often taught but I seriously doubt this was the case. In my opinion, the author of Psalms 2 was talking about Israel and the throne of Israel. The author was expressing his patriotism and loyalty to Jehovah by telling the surrounding nations to listen up because Israel's God was going to make Israel the capital of the entire world. Essentially, I think he was serving notice and I firmly believe that He believed God would do just that. After all, God had established Israel as a nation by conquering the inhabitants of Canaan. I believe the author of Psalms 2 expected world conquest.

Image #2235152 over display limit. -?- I lost track of my days with all the busyness of the week. I forgot to send the prompt!

Homer J. Simpson and I were cruising the WDC galaxy on an away mission and he posed the question about meeting an alien race. His star is Homer J Simpson and the port is
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What do you think it would be like to encounter an alien race?

I think it would be cool to encounter an alien race, although I feel certain that humans are alone in the universe. I know Jesus did not die on any planet but earth, and any sentient being is subject to sin. However, if I were to meet an alien I think that would be pretty cool. I have no idea what they might look like. There would be so many factors affecting that. If they were to come I doubt it would be in peace though.

Image #1997652 over display limit. -?- "Do you think artists should be more or less transparent when it comes to their political affiliation? Like for instance, the flack Garth Brooks received from his fan base because of his choice to participate in the inauguration even though he's Republican."

I think the media and artists should keep their political opinions to themselves. Facebook has made it very clear that they are politically very left. They will post a "fact-check" on any opinion that disagrees with their opinion.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: "Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers." Issac Asimov Use this quote in your Blog entry today."

I agree with Asimov. As writers, we usually do think with our fingers.


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January 20, 2021 at 3:10pm
January 20, 2021 at 3:10pm
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I got a really late start today. I woke up at 4:00 AM this morning nauseous, shaking, and dizzy. My diabetes medication had caused my sugar to drop drastically. I spent most of the morning recuperating from that. Then I had an assignment that I had to write and they gave us all COVID-19 shots today. So I haven't had much time to do my blogging although I am fully committed to doing so each day.

Image #2235060 over display limit. -?- Prompt: "Proverbs 13:8 says "The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won't even be threatened."

What does this mean?"

I think this Proverb has both a literal and a spiritual application. The literal application is just as it reads. The spiritual application is that the rich will face many temptations and problems due to the love of money. Poor people avoid these traps and God has a soft spot for the poor.

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What are your values and what do you believe?"

I am a Christian so my values are Christian values. I am also a soldier in the Salvation Army and as such signed a covenant between myself and the Army that I would support Christian values. I believe marriage is an institute of God and that it is between one man and one woman. I do not believe in violating the marriage covenant nor will I be found doing so. I do not believe in gay marriage simply because God does not support it. Gay marriages cannot naturally produce children and God commanded man to replenish the earth.

I believe in taking care of human beings including myself because this is what God believes in. I believe in love, freedom to choose, and equality. If you want to know my values just ask God and He will tell you. In fact, He has already told you in His word.

Image #1971183 over display limit. -?- "Prompt: You open the bathroom door and find the room disappeared. You are in another world. What happens next?"

Next, I find that I no longer need to use the bathroom, though I do have to change my pants and take a shower!

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