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.
Under the heading “Advertising Companies Who’ve Downsized Their Research Departments”. . . At the mall the other day I saw an advertisement at the Footaction store with two words: “Stay Lit.” Apparently “getting lit” has a different meaning than it… Read More ›
At the White House Correspondent’s dinner just over a week ago, the host, Hasan Minhaj, skewered Trump for being a sore loser by not attending the event. Well, let’s see what has happened since Mr. Trump got elected: Madonna said… Read More ›
In mid-March Tucker Carlson invited the Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood, Dawn Laguens, to appear on his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” His goal for this appearance was to have her answer a very simple question: What was so important… Read More ›
Senator Al Franken bellowed in the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings last week that, “I used to make a living identifying absurdity.” Ummm, sorry, Al – no, you didn’t: you made your living as a comedian. While pointing out absurdities can… Read More ›
On Monday, March 13, 2017, Tucker Carlson had on his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood, Dawn Laguens. Carlson wanted to know what Ms. Laguens thought about the offer by the White House to preserve… Read More ›
…so I used the big umbrella I got as a promotion. I would have used my 49ers one, but it wouldn’t stand up. Looks like Kap isn’t exactly running away from the Niners: he still needs to make a decision… Read More ›
At the same library…You know when a pothole is too big when you see an orange safety cone in the middle of the road and think, “Why are they using the small cones for a pothole?”…and they aren’t.
“…and I’m going to do something about it!” Sound familiar? We hear this every political season: the candidates make sure we know what’s wrong and how they’re bound and determined to fix it. Of course, eventually, life, reality – call… Read More ›