We All Change

There are so many stories in this world. Some have great heroes, while some simply happen and disappear with out making much of a wave at all. What is really important and weighty is regaling the lessons learned from such stories. Just when everything was supposed to come to an end. Ancient calendars had predicted the collapse of reality and the wisest among us were counting down the time. We all aged, me along with …

Many Years

Many years…. how they pass. I am so young only thirty about to be thirty one. Yet even in my youthful vigor I have found my bones drained of their marrow and my arms weak like sparrow wings. The weight of knowledge and adult hood tapped a drain hole in the lower part of my soul and has drained me of all motivation. Only leaving obligation and a begrudging yes. I have done for so …

Bodies Heavenly – pity this child

A child’s eye is sparked with incandescent curiously The world turns fast with him firmly affixed to its surface A river of lava flows deep underneath him Above the stars and the spinning bodies heavenly In the wings passiveness waits to make manhood sterile Time flows without stopping to savor the life it decays The man waits for the spinning bodies to move closer well beyond reach the frontier calls with a lamenting carol If …

Salvation Letters: wooden armor

Dear Brother, I am writing this letter so that you may come to know the truths and salvation that I have come to live. As you know for some time our country has lived in anarchy. The only thing that kept us safe was the amount of land and lack of roads between the bandit camps. Though in recent months they have been moving about more frequently due to rumors of a King from a …

Salvation Letters: Journal Entry #1837 on Love

Dear friends and colleagues, I feel you are owed an explanation for my disappearance as well as a reason for my continued absence. I wish I could give you the answers you want as well as a reasoned and logical answer for leaving. I am afraid though, a form of reason and logic exist in my choice you would reject it as lunacy and foolishness. As you know my studies stretched across multiple disciplines: psychology biology, cellular biology, …

So There Here Now, What?

I have had the privilege of adding to the list of people I have worked with, someone versed in SEO. I have been a proponent for Content Strategy for some time now and for the most part have shunned SEO in favor of the latter. The conversations we have been having have really opened my eyes to new ways of thinking about the websites. Things that I have thought but never really voiced or matured …

What Spyro The Dragon Taught Me About Marriage

Crossed wii remotes - Aaron Blakeley - Marriage

For Christmas, me and my lovely wife Nikki got the 25th anniversary Wii (the red one). We were excited, I am primarily a PC gamer and a binge gamer. A binge gamer is a person that only plays video games socially or in one large crazy time-consuming marathon, and then not play them for months, in some cases years. The last console that I owned was a super Nintendo and I bought that in response …

Divine Children

Divine Children book cover

Divine Children by Lucas Kitchen My rating: 4 of 5 stars There are books with complexity and depths best described as epics. There are stories that span multiple books in series. Divine Children is not one of them. Among all the science fiction you can choose to read. Divine Children deserves your consideration. If I were to compare it to something modern I would say it has the breadth and scope of the movie Oblivion …

Every Morning Without Fail

We should remind ourselves every morning without fail just how expansive the God Of The Universe is and that before he spun, this short existence that seems so significant, he spent eternity thinking of each of us. One by one, he considered the part you would play, he considered the ripples you would make. So this day let the chisels and hammers crash into the marble. Let the strokes of paint cover the canvas. For every …

A Note About Learning, Work, and Worship

I was recently conversing with a gentleman that I meet with every Tuesday. We were discussing his spiritual growth and everything God has done in his life recently. He mentioned that he want’s more of God and that he was unsure what the next step was. My heart leaped a bit as he discussed his thoughts on this. It occurred to me that what we discussed about this is something that church goers and Christians have …