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Hi! Welcome to DarkMirrors!

By way of introduction, I’m a Christian in the traditional sense - no off-beat beliefs, no mixtures of my own feelings or experiences with sprinklings of Scripture. I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, that God is who He says He is (all-powerful, all-knowing, etc.), and that Jesus came to earth to live, suffer, die, and rise from death in order to give humans eternal life.

I was raised a preacher’s son in the Western United States, so I had plenty of Bible growing up - lots of “hellfire n’ brimstone” preaching and excitable worship. But I also, as so many of my fellow PKs did not, developed a deep love for the Bible. I studied it as a young man, memorized portions of it, and of course, received through “osmosis” much of it through sermons.

I’ve attended services of the mainline denominations - Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic - and of “movements” like Calvary Chapel and some charismatic churches, as well. I currently attend and serve in a non-denominational church on the East Coast.

My purpose for creating this blog was out of obedience to what I believe God is calling me to do - namely, use whatever writing talents I have for Him. I’ve been a writer since I was a young man, and have had a career as a test writer in English Language Arts and Reading Comprehension. As I began inching towards creating a blog, the parable of the talents haunted me, and I knew most certainly that I did not want to stand before God someday and say, “I was afraid, so I hid my talents in the ground” - or, in today’s vernacular, “I was afraid to venture out into this new blogging medium, so I...well, didn’t.” That would be inexcusable.

If you are a Christian, welcome. If you’re not a Christian, welcome. My sincerest hope and prayer is that my words would be entertaining, thought-provoking, and memorable to you; and that they might be used to make God to you what He is to me - your guide, companion, and ultimately, your Father.

David Weingarten