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”

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?”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 6

Part 5 here A Possible Future World Imagine if you would a world without war, hunger, or needless death. The clashing nations have put down their weapons, dismantled their missiles, melted their firearms, raised their hands in worship, and regrown the lost Garden to cover the Earth. Animal life now thrives, greenery flourishes in theContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 6”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 5

Part 4 here To light the way in the darkness, it’s not enough to simply shine a light. I have to leave the security of the mountains to travel through the valley roads where the lost live, where they toil and they die, all the while longing for a rest from suffering. In hopes ofContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 5”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 2

Part 1 here The Joy of Awakening I am not a morning person. I struggle to release my bed’s embrace each morning. No matter how bright the sun outside or how loud the commotion around the house, I’m a bump on the mattress and immovable by mortals. I’m a lump of clay molded asleep byContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 2”

Remember the Tartarans

“For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell [Tartarus], in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment.” (2 Peter‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭NLT)‬‬ The Tartarus Mythos Tartarus was said to be as far from the Earth as the Earth was from Heaven. ItContinue reading “Remember the Tartarans”

Excellence is not Perfection

Excellence in our service to God is great, whether worshipping through music or caring for the needy. But excellence is not perfection. To excel literally means to rise out from somewhere, like a rocket or a comet. We shine as we shoot out into the darkness, bringing the lights of God’s praises into view forContinue reading “Excellence is not Perfection”