Friday, December 01, 2006

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Wow! Look at this!

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I thought it wasn't supposed to get cold here in the South? This must be winter on the first day of December?

From Acrostic Only -- 2009-08

I posted this so I could find it mixed in through my archives.

Prompts & News Flash for the Month of August
Posted by Amias on 8/01/2009

Prompts & News Flash for the Month of August
Posted by Amias on 8/01/2009
Beginning this month Acrostic Only will go to a Monthly Prompt. Writer's choice. Do one or do them all.

Prompt 1 – Enjoyable Action: FIRST DATE
Prompt 2 – Silly Word: PAWN
Prompt 3 - Single Word: RECYCLING
Prompt 4 - Two Words: MIND CONTROL
Prompt 5 – Phrase: BREAKING THE MOLD
Prompt 6 – Unique Word: CREMATION
Prompt 7 – Writer’s Choice: ( POET’S CHOICE )
Prompt 8 – Nature: HONEYSUCKLES
Prompt 9 – Slang: ANTS IN YOUR PANTS
Prompt 10 – Spirituality: REINCARNATION
Prompt 11 – Book Title: ANGELS AND DEMONS
Prompt 12 – Movie Title: KUNG FU PANDA
Prompt 13 – Song Title: LOVE ME TENDER


--- August News Flash ---

Acrostic Only will be issuing the following awards beginning the month of August:

Most Active Poet of the Month Award – Poet who submits the most poems for the month will receive this award and an autograph copy of Amias’ book, Mind Locks or Liquidplastic. Click on the title to read reviews.

Best Acrostic Poem Award (BAP) & Honorable Mentions – Will be award for each Prompt based on a minimum of three or more participants. You may submit as many poems as you desire per prompt. Any prompt with less then three submission will receive no award.

Poet of the Month Award (POM) – The poet who has written the most creative acrostic of the month will received this award.

Poet of the Year Award (POY) – One poet will be chosen from winners of Poet of the Month awards and voted on by participants of Acrostic Only, which will be emailed to Amias when requested. The reward for the Poet of the Year will be announced at a later date.

Attention: If you are a participant, check the Acrostic Participants' List and make sure your name is on it, if not give me a Shout Out!

Be creative, be active, but most of all have fun.

Jim's life — his creed and ambition

These Bible verses tell my life as I would like it to be. Of course I cannot be young again—verse 12.

My creed:

4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance 10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.

11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are
young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.

15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

1 Timothy 4:4-16

I have always been drawn the teaching tasks. From my first job at the watch factory to my last job with the college until retirement, I have taught or trained. In churches invariably I will be found teaching Bible classes. Teaching is my calling, I try to be worthy of it.