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.
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Recently – long after the scandals faded from the front pages – Swimsuit model Kate Upton alleged that Guess Co-Founder Paul Marciano had sexually harassed her. Now to be clear, the allegations (and that’s what they are) are horrible, and… Read More ›
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Everybody seems to like the words “unprecedented” and “never before” when describing the past couple of years in relational terms. “Never before” has America been so divided; it’s “unprecedented” the level of animosity we’ve engendered towards each other. And still,… Read More ›
I never thought I’d defend a man who has bragged on tape about groping women, but here goes… Al Franken gave his It-wasn’t-my-fault-but-I’m-resigning-but-not-really” speech two weeks ago, where he categorically denied some of the accusations against him but obviously felt… Read More ›
The insanity with the NFL continues. Owners have reached a “tentative agreement” with a player’s coalition that they (the League) would provide nearly $100 million to “players’ activism endeavors,” yet knowing as they were doing so that it “does not… Read More ›
I don’t know how Fox determined that CNN news reporter Dylan Byers is especially liberal, but he apparently got quite a thrashing by people for stating the truth: that the entertainment industry as a whole (and not just CNN’s entertainment… Read More ›