As another Christmas day comes and goes, I gave thought to what I would like this holiday season. I thank God that I have access to all of the basic necessities in life. With a roof over my head, plenty of food, a good job, a wife, and plenty of loved ones surrounding me, I feel very grateful that I do not go through this time of year lacking in any key area. My heart and prayers go out to those who do. Yet, I have something else very precious to me. (more…)
Salutations. I received some more questions from Reluctant Pessimist on Twitter. Generally speaking, some of these questions seem to imply that the person inquiring does not truly seek answer, but asks them as a way to throw the one with faith somewhat off balance. Generally, I walk away from such encounters. After all, as Jesus taught us to share the truth with those who truly seek it, not to argue with those who have already set their mind against Him. With that said, I have seen similar questions in the past, and wanted to share them with everyone. Even if the original poster does not truly desire the answers, perhaps others do, and can find some of those answers here. Be prepared, as this is quite possibly my longest post ever! (more…)
The common saying, “Follow your heart” borders on becoming a cliche. Entire books and movies are dedicated to this notion. At some point, the hero realizes that all of his problems will work out if he or she simply listens to their heart. The Disney movie, “Mulan” uses it as a theme song. Yet, the Bible comes packed with warnings on the subject, telling us that our ‘heart is deceitful above all things (Jer 17.9). Our heart, or emotions, make terrible guides. Consider this passage from Luke. (more…)
Salutations! I train continues to move forward on the re-write of Wildlight. Using Scrivener and the snowflake method, I have laid down a foundation to build on and have begun working on character details. Please note, that in order to talk about some of this in detail, you may be exposed to spoilers on the story (But, hey, the original story has been around for over a decade!).
“The question is, is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can’t understand, or was it determined by a law of science? I believe the second,” wrote Hawking. “If you like, you can call the laws of science ‘God’, but it wouldn’t be a personal God that you would meet and put questions to.” – Stephen Hawking
Mr. Hawking fascinates me because he represents a larger crowd of people I like to call “angry atheists.” (more…)
Admittedly, I did not get much writing done this week. I doubt I can get much done for the rest of the month due to immense amount of work on my desk. However, that will not stop me from trying! In the mean time, I wanted to share some more outfit designs that I did complete, plus a tool I use for writing.
I have made some good progress with both writing and drawing this week. I would have loved to accomplished more, but my job has really piled on the work, lately. I also have a bit of a personal request in this week’s blog entry.