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.

Now a days the only thing that I actually use the internet for is pretty limited. I mostly just keep this site up and use Youtube to listen to music and watch lectures an eschatology, theology, and the sciences. I know… I’m getting old.

Well, after a while the AI algorithms have caused me to stumble into melancholy Post Rock. And I have to say, I am really loving it. I am more of an introvert by nature and this genre is really relaxing, reflective, and yet still very powerful.

Here are just a few bands I’ve found so far worth checking out.

As Seas Exhale

We Lost The Sea

Some really great stuff if you ask me. Some of this style of music might end up rubbing of on me with the next set of releases that I do after the set that is about to come out. I already have a 5 song EP done. I am just waiting to hear back from some people about releasing it.

Well, I made what I think is going to be a final studio change for a long time. I did a huge studio update by creating a vocal booth to the left of my gear. I was really happy with how the vocal booth sounded. It really cleaned up the audio quality. It however shut down my creativity. You see, in the studio I am writing while I record. I am writing while I record with almost all of it… especially the vocals. The booth cramped the writing process by forcing me to have to move around too much.

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But that’s old.

I changed it today by getting a swivel pivot stand so that I can go back to recording vocals the way I was doing it before setting up the vocal booth. This time I will still have the extra padding to help with the noise reduction. In the process of switching out this new setup I shifted the entire studio down a little. I am really happy with how it turned out.

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Studio stuff is always fun!!!

Okay, I have been thinking long and hard about this… and I think I am finally ready to bring my thoughts out into the open for others to consider. I have been thinking about getting a tribal line style face tattoo for a long time. But, now… after much consideration have decided what it would look like if I got it done.

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Now, I know what some of you might be thinking. He’s hit the mid-life crisis moment. Truth be told, I hit that a while back when I realized that I would be spending the next decade trying to figure out what parenting is supposed to look like.

This however, is genuine and not reactionary.

A lot of people would ask why… and a lot of people would mention an inability to find job placement in the future. I have already considered both of these with great detail.

Here is each one in short.

As for work, yes, having face tattoos does make it harder to find a job. That is a given and anyone that thinks otherwise is in denial. I however am rounding the corner to the end of my thirties. And with that I have already established a career that doesn’t require me to deal with the public. With that, if for some reason my current job fell apart, it may be hard for employers to take me seriously in the interview, but the extensive background in my career field speaks volumes. My back up option (something I went to school for) would also be something that doesn’t require face time with the public. If for some reason however, neither of these worked out because of something like health or region of living, my skill set would be limited to lower paying jobs like being a barista anyway. And although it would be a little harder in this job area, the pay cut and my determination would pay off and I would be employed somewhere. People that don’t have a job, regardless of what they look like, don’t have them because they have quit trying to find one.

And two, why in the world would I do something silly like tattoo lines on my face?

Well, the answer is simple, and to be honest, internal. You see, I don’t feel obligated to meet the status quo. Just because the main flow of existence is heading in a direction with everyone looking, thinking, acting, dressing, buying, and doing the same… doesn’t mean that I have to do the same to be happy. I am my own person. You only live one life. So, despite the main stream, live your life. Do it despite opinion. Life is too short to care what others think about you.

Some would say that doing something like this is so that you stand out or even the desire for attention. You see, the opposite is true in this case. Sure, I will get some looks. And yes, it will cause conversation “with me” and even when I’m not around. That aside, I am a reflective person. And my conclusion is that the world is too uptight by requiring a “social norm”.

There is no normal, only average.

And I’m not average.

I’m the only me there will ever be.