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Okay, this Beyblade Bust stuff has reached its peak of epic proportions. Not only did I just spend a lot of time doing some explosive research looking at what different combinations work best with my bey that has yet to come in the mail, but we also have a new Beyblade studio coming in the mail that has spikes on it for collateral damage to any blader that doesn’t manage their collision control!

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This is a really great family game that we have been really getting into. Nothing like battling it out in the thunder dome at home while the rest of the world is falling apart because of COVID19.

All I can say is this… two men enter. One man leaves.

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So, my family spends as little time as possible doing “screen time”. Rather than staring at the T.V. (which we don’t own), we play board games and read books in the front lawn. With that, we do however do Friday night movie night on the computer. My boy has fallen in love with Beyblades, a show about tournament based battles with spin tops. It gets even better than that, because they make real ones with real arenas. They even have “actual” local, regional, national, and international tournaments.

Since it is more of a board game (requiring more than one player), is has become a family game option along with our other family board games. We have already collected quite a few Beyblades and we have one really solid arena. That’s why I like encouraging this game with my son. It’s an opportunity for family time.

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Having said all of that, things are starting to get a little too serious. My wife did some extensive research and decided to purchase for herself Revive Phoenix. This junk is unstoppable… or is it?

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Her’s came in the mail and my son and I have been struggling to take it down. She is practically undefeated. I managed to win like three times by default just because my Bey lasted a fraction of a second longer than hers in the arena.

My son and I have some catching up to do.

So, I decided to up my game and purchased Zac the Sunrise’s Zillion Zeus Beyblade from Beyblade Burt. It hasn’t come in the mail yet, obviously. But honestly, I don’t think it’s going to be enough against Revive Phoenix.

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Now that I’ve gone through all of that… this is the conclusion. While everyone else is stressing over COVID19, we are ordering Beyblades from China so that these family battles can get intense!!!

Last thing… Geist Fafnir is totally going to give my wife a run for her money. Just saying. That’s the one we are looking at getting for my son. He is excited about it.

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Well, I just added a new book recommendation for you guys. I highly recommend everyone read the book Facts of Faith, by author Christian Edwardson. The great thing about this book, for those of you that read digitally, is that you can read this book for free online at THIS LINK from the Present Truth Organization.

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Me personally, I am more of a physical copy type of reader. I picked up a reprint of the book on amazon for a very decent price. This is a 2001 printing of the book, but the author published this work first in 1942. And I will say, it is still a very relevant book. I can’t stress it enough. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

You can click here to go to the books page on my site to check out some of my other book suggestions on a variate of topics like politics, cosmology, and propaganda.

Well, the time has come. And the release is here. The five song EP, Sooner or Later is now available on all platforms. With that said, here is the video for your listening pleasure. Below that you will find the lyrics. You can also download the entire EP for FREE on my Bancamp Page. When you go to download it, just put $0.00 as your purchase price. I hope you enjoy this release. I am really happy with it.

Song Lyrics

Asleep Among Wolves

Yeah, I realize I should pluck the plank from my eye. But, how can I when we’re all asleep on the inside not willing to admit that we’re all going to die comfortable in our sin making no real commitment? We should be ashamed. Professing faith in things we don’t even understand because we’ve been taught them by ravenous wolves. Ravenous wolves. Ravenous wolves. And then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins. Though some were fools and some were wise the Bridegroom tarried. And the churches decided to close their eyes, neither warm nor cold. We’ll be spewed out of His mouth just like that parable foretold. The truth is that we’re all asleep on the inside not willing to admit that we’re all comfortable in our sin not wanting to make a commitment. I am tired of being asleep. The church needs to get back up on its feet. Wake up, wake up, wake up. Behold, the Bridegroom is coming. Yeah, I realize I should pluck the plank from my eye. But, how can I when we’re all asleep on the inside not willing to admit that we’re all going to die comfortable in our sin making no real commitment?

Keep Your Eyes Up

Oh, let us give thanks to the Lord unto the day of His return. In the clouds of glory He will descend. And His reward, it is with Him. It is with Him. Keep your eyes up. Oh God, prepare the way in me to have a clean heart that’s true and pure and righteous for You. Oh Lord, make me whole. Make me whole. I want to be with You. I want to see it through. Take me home. You’re my King, my God, my everything. You make my heart sing for joy in the name of the Lord. The Lamb that was slain from the foundation, so true. My heart skips a beat just knowing he wants me and you to be by His side for the rest of all time. Hallelujah. The Alpha and Omega. The Beginning and the End. The Ancient of Day and the Everlasting Almighty. The Creator of all things. The Banner and my Rock. The Shepard of my soul. And my Strong Tower. Oh, the Advocator of my soul. Faithful and True. The Chief Cornerstone. The Great High Priest. The King of kings. Our hope. Our joy. Our everything. Hallelujah. It’s not enough just to know I’m loved. He died for me and you. He had to see it through that we might escape it all. The Redeemer of my soul. Fear God. Keep His commands. For this is the whole of man. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

Oh, the Aftermath

Oh, the aftermath of that sling as the stone struck the giant down on the ground. Sunken between the eyes like Balaam that couldn’t see what was coming after kicking the donkey because she stopped in the middle of the path. Oh, the aftermath. Open our eyes God.  If God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them. He spared not the old world by bringing in the flood. What are you going to say when it’s your turn to be judged? Many will say in that day, Lord, Lord. Have we not prophesied in Your name, casting out demons? Oh, how foolish could we be to think that in His name we are truly set free while on the inside we challenge like Goliath the day of that Great Battle who is the True and only Almighty? His flowing words come forth from that of a meager donkey the perverseness of our hearts and the nature of our being. As the unrighteousness removes us from the narrow path and into a self-control of denial, we’ve got to change. If God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them. He spared not the old world by bringing in the flood. What are you going to say when it’s your turn to be judged? Many will say in that day, Lord, Lord. Have we not prophesied in Your name, casting out demons?

Waiting

Oh, my God. Know this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers and mockers walking after their own lusts saying; where is the promise of His coming? For, since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were. From the beginning of all creation, willingly ignorant. Belligerent in fact. Ingrained in their minds that their ideas are the only ones worth buying. We’ve got to weigh the evidence first. And when He says he is coming again, there’s no reason that I should never believe Him. It’s not a matter of if, but when. You’ve got to realize there’s no disguising the truth. Oh my God, what have I done? I don’t know that I can wait much longer Lord. Bring me Home. But, if you want me to wait I will. Because, at the end of the day I would wait eternity. Let them mock and snicker if they want to. That just means they don’t want to be with you. It’s alright if I end up crucified. Every word they say, it just ends up fulfilling prophecy and pointing back to that great day when you died and your mother Mary she fell on her knees and she had to cry. And the vail was torn from top to bottom. And since that time we wait that great Day of the Lord. How long oh Lord until you avenge our blood?

The Perfection of Beauty

In my Father’s house are many mansions and I can’t wait to see them. If it were not so He would not have told you. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty. God will shine forth like a precious stone of jasper clear as crystal. He will reign forever in the house of Jacob. His Kingdom will have no end. Even so Lord Jesus, come. And after these things I looked and beheld a great multitude which no one could number. All the nations, tribes, and peoples, and tongues standing before the throne. Before the Lamb, clothed in white righteousness with palm branches in their hands crying out with a loud voice saying; salvation belongs to our God and to the Lamb who sits on the throne. Through Jesus Christ, the only one who could redeem us all. What do you think about that? What do you think about that? Jesus Christ. Oh, my God. Come again. Even so Lord, come again. Lord, come. Lord, come. Even so Lord Jesus, come. We’re waiting on you Lord. We’re waiting on you Lord. Bring down Your Kingdom. Bring down Your Kingdom. Come Lord Jesus, come.

While most everyone else is in panic because they weren’t the first to go out to the store and stock up on toilet paper for Armageddon, we decided to spend the week hunting for cool leaves and pressing them to make leaf animal.

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Before becoming an Art Curator’s assistant my wife used to be an art teacher. So, with that we have a lot of crafting stuff and crafting books. If you are looking for a cool craft to do with your family that doesn’t actually cost anything, I definitely recommend checking this hobby out. Apparently it is pretty epic and if you do a “leaf animal” search it comes up with a lot of really great finished pieces.

The book that we looked through to get started was called Look What I Did With a Leaf.

Mine was the deer. My son’s a porcupine. And my wife’s, a frog.

I think they turned out fantastic.