‘Moment of Truth 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)

‘Moment of Truth 1’ by Battle, Adventure, Beauty (LMMS instrumental track)
Simple short instrumental LMMS track.

“Servant of Christ, Hear My Advice” (satire, by me)

“Servant of Christ, Hear My Advice” (satire, by me)

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“Fame’s a Pedestal of Expectations” Note by me.

“Fame’s a Pedestal of Expectations” Note by me.

–Originally just a comment; shared here as a note–

Fame’s a pedestal of expectations that can’t be met by the famous for they are but our fellow sinners, flawed, imperfect, broken, and sadly too many of the famous live in denial of this and let fame get to their head, clouding their judgment, leading them down darker and darker roads in life.

If they can’t admit they’re sinful, flawed, imperfect, broken, then their life (or existence) is based on denial of a very important truth that can pave the way to right road, to look beyond imperfect self to something beyond self, to get a glimpse of that transcendental reality that is God.

God is that too-often ignored Creator of all things who made every individual, calls each to embrace Him and have eyes opened to a reality that they’ve been blind to; to answer a call the world can never give; to love without pretending; to be set free from the easily-besetting sin; to be put on a road that has to do with the eternal instead of temporal; to truly live and be all they can be in the grace and strength of the God who created them.

“Of Fear and Courage” by me.

“Of Fear and Courage” by me.

–Note: this was orginally just a comment I made on a post by someone talking about the present-day lack of courage displayed by people, and I thought to share it here, too.–

Part of the reason could be a lack of role models, models of courage, examples worth following, people who live what they preach or believe, people who know
what real courage and how to exhibit it.
Another reason is that it just seems to cost too much to be courageous, too much at stake, too much to lose; easier to keep mouth shut and feet planted than to risk
what you own. Fear of loss of material possessions, job, house, status, and the like, keeps many people from showing courage at a time when it should be shown.
It’s much easier to sit down than stand up; much easier to remain idle than active.
It’s much easier to keep quiet and not be criticized or punished for speaking out or against something than to speak up against what’s wrong or foolish.
I haven’t lived that long but I’ve seen what fear can do in a life, my own included, and in the lives of those who should’ve shown examples of courage but didn’t.
Disappointment with self and others is pretty much guaranteed part of life since we’re all imperfect (yet that shouldn’t be used as an excuse) but it’s not something
that need be a frequent as it is.
If we are struggling to find any obvious examples of courage in the present, then looking to the past for shining examples of courage is a reasonable course of action and will avail us, I am sure, for the past is full of more than the present and stark examples of courage may be found, read about, without much difficulty. If we seek, we shall find. If we look at the examples of courage from the past, it will encourage us and give us help and insight into to matter of courage applied in our own life.
Just my thoughts on the matter.

“Don’t be ignorant of the enemy, and don’t be ignorant of God’s power” written by me.

“Don’t be ignorant of the enemy, and don’t be ignorant of God’s power” written by me.

–Note: This note was actually originally a comment I made on someone’s post in a group I’m part of in Facebook but I think it’s worth sharing here, for your benefit, possible commenting upon or correcting of, but most importantly may these words bring glory to God and speak truth.–

While we can’t and shouldn’t say that we only sin because the devil makes us do it, we must realize that the devil does tempt and trick and corrupt people and preys on their weaknesses to achieve his vile purposes but the fact that we fall for these tricks and sin as a result of being deceived by the devil does not make us innocent, we are still culpable, accountable for our actions, responsible for keeping our mental, physical and spiritual defenses up and be on guard against the enemy’s many evil tools and methods and attack tactics and tricks.

We must ever be awake and aware of the enemy and his strategies and methods and be on guard lest we become easy prey for his attacks and lies.

We must ever rely on God to guard us, help us, lead us, guide us, always, in all things, for we cannot stand against the enemy and hope to win alone, without God being our victory we shall have no victory.

We must depend upon God and trust Him and surrender to Him and know that without Him we can do nothing, we can’t win a battle much less a war against the enemy of our souls, against temptations, against sins, against all forms and servants of evil.

Let us not be naive, ignorant of the enemy and his ways and strength, nor take lightly the enemy as if he is no threat or problem to us, for he surely is and to underestimate him and his power is foolish; that’s why we must ever lean upon the Lord and His power and strength and not our own understanding of this or that.

Wisdom doesn’t begin with us, and the victory doesn’t come by us nor belong to us, and the glory does not go or belong to us. Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord; victory comes by and from and belongs to the Lord; and the glory must all go and belong to God, always.

Know your enemy, soldiers of Christ, and before that know and love and trust the Lord who alone can save you and bring you victory in this life, in the battles you’ll face, in the struggles small and great. Ever trust the Lord, ever love Him, ever obey Him, ever glorify Him!

“Of Some People and Times”

4/22/17. 4/23/17.
Written by: Victor P.
(Long Prose)

“Of Some People and Times”

I’d think to pray of ones previously overlooked,
Think to remember ones in memory forgotten,
I’ll see the path where many lives meet
And see where differences mark the lines.

It’s a strange time to live in, it seems,
So much happening but little seems great,
So little joy on many faces I see often,
Less hope in more hearts, less light.

They’re apathetic or indifferent,
What does it matter to them, anyway?
They’re sick and tired of how it is,
They’ve given up on trying by now.

I’m feeling not the desperation of another,
Knowing not the hell in their minds,
Feeling not the weight of affliction,
Understanding not the pain of it all.

I can’t see through suffering eyes,
Can’t sense the hopelessness there,
Can’t feel that soul’s perilous state.
Who can say what’s wrong ere it’s too late?

We don’t breathe the air with same realization,
Don’t think about things the same way,
Don’t see it all as the other ones do,
I don’t know what darkness lies ahead for them.

I can’t seem to remember before now
When I saw hopelessness in another.
I don’t think I’ll forget from now on
What I know a hopeless one may do.

It hurts to see those suffering,
When you can’t see the joy
In the face of flesh and blood
When the window to that soul is opaque.

God help me help them if I can,
It’s just so tiring to feel helpless,
When words fail to bring good changes
And when caring is called hating.

I’d see it differently, all that is now,
I’d wish the blank stares never came,
I’d see no grip of addiction choking
The life out of those close to me.

I’ve seen where the road of addiction leads,
I wouldn’t wish wish it on an enemy,
I hate that it took hold of a loved one,
I hate what came to pass because of it.

You could have nothing to relate to here
Or you know something of what’s written;
Maybe you’re in addiction’s grip or hopeless,
I know that it’s all that can come to any life.

Bring you apathy, I’ll bring my love;
Bring your doubts, I’ll bring my faith;
Bring your hopelessness, I’ll tell you Who’s my hope;
Bring your addiction, I’ll point you to the Deliverer!

I’ll grow to hate more the addiction
That wrought such damage upon a loved one
But I won’t let hate be all that is in me,
I won’t let it consume me, God help me.

I’d give you hope I have within if I could,
I’d break your addiction’s chains if I could;
I’d mend your wounds if they were physical;
I’d do all I could, however little it may seem.

It’s nothing trivial, this struggling in life
Against the problems we all must face,
But I believe we all fight only to lose
If we fight without God being our strength.

If all we have is all we are, we’re lacking much,
If we’re trusting our own strength, we’ll break,
If we try to make it through it all alone
Without people, without God, we’re doomed to fail.

Through all that comes, all that brings down,
We can make it, we can stand up, only with God
As our strength, our hope, our life and salvation;
Only with God can we do all we otherwise wouldn’t be able to do.
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