Too Good to Not Believe

Time to get real. This world we know is a flaming dumpster nuke fire of injustice, disease, and pain that, if we saw the true extent thereof, we’d look away in burning scorn, searing tears, and stinging heartache. You think your individual life is a mess? Consider the billions alive today suffering in some wayContinue reading “Too Good to Not Believe”

The Joy of a Photograph

“Look at this photograph. Every time I do, it makes me laugh” ~ Nickelback Imagine a distant and ancient time when cameras were uncommon. They weren’t in everyone’s pocket. They used film rolls of which 24 shots were the normal max storage. Wouldn’t you think twice back then before taking a photo of your lunch?Continue reading “The Joy of a Photograph”

Jesus Calms the Storm

“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor!Psalms 107:28‭-‬30 NLT Not the reference you expected? I was reading Psalm 107 when that section came upContinue reading “Jesus Calms the Storm”

Justice or Righteousness?

Consider the following: Hatred is not really the absence of love. Neither is love simply the absence of hatred. But effort, you see, is needed for either emotion to exist. The lack of one or the other could just mean indifference, an ideal state for some: that neutral, unbiased, and objective position that logicians reachContinue reading “Justice or Righteousness?”

O Death, You Filthy Piece of Crap, Where is Your Sting?

Death is final. It is the end of all things. It catches up to us all, for it is the most powerful and unstoppable force in existence. No one, not one, can evade its bony grasp. We must all succumb to the darkness and be forgotten. There is no escape. All that is a lie.Continue reading “O Death, You Filthy Piece of Crap, Where is Your Sting?”

It’s Okay to Feel, pt. 2

See part 1 We tend to separate, quite artificially, our “mind/brain” from our “emotions/hearts”. The ancient world didn’t view the mind or emotions as separate things, but as one, which we in English still called “the heart” up until early modern times. The “heart” in this sense was the metaphorical “core” of a person, notContinue reading “It’s Okay to Feel, pt. 2”

When the Lyrics don’t Match, pt 3

Part 2 here One of the wisest men ever, second only to Solomon, was Ethan the Ezrahite, briefly mentioned in 1 Kings 4:31. We don’t know much else about him, but he did write Psalm 89, which begins like many worship songs we sing in church today do: “I will sing of the Lord’s unfailingContinue reading “When the Lyrics don’t Match, pt 3”