Category Archives: despair

Our Silly and Sinful Musings About Suicide (“Say Hello To Heaven”) #3

The picture to my left is a terrifying reality for many people, who merely want to live in peace. As I revealed in part #2 of this series, I had demonic voices telling me to hurt others and myself. So … Continue reading

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Same Circumstances; Two Very Different Streams

Back in May of 2009 the animated movie UP was released. My family loves this movie, which begins on a sour note, as Mr. Fredrickson’s (the old guy) wife has recently died. Shortly thereafter Mr. Fredrickson meets Russel (the little boy). … Continue reading

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Having the Life Squeezed Out of You.

The picture to my left, probably needs a bit of explanation. I’m sure you can tell that the hand is squeezing olive oil into a bottle or jar of some sort, but why that is important may escape us, here in the United … Continue reading

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Revelation… From the Top of My Pile of Rocks!

(Sequel too…”Thank God for My Pile of Rocks!!!”) I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for … Continue reading

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Rise Up O Men of God… or Get Out Of the Way!!!

Rise up, O men of God! We’ve done with lesser things. Give heart and mind and soul and strength To serve the King of kings. Rise up, O men of God! The church for you does wait. Her strength unequal … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be A Christian #3

As we discovered in our last blog, self-defense in the face of persecution is not an appropriate biblical response.  Yet in the face of the violent storm on the horizon how do we deal with the fear of persecution.  This … Continue reading

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