When I was 10 years old, my Uncle Aaron (“Uncle A”) introduced me to the rock band KISS, and my life was never the same. Many people enjoy music, but then you have people like me: SUPER FREAKS. I have music playing in the car on the way to work, all day while I’m working, … Continue reading No Pain is Wasted
“I Weep” By Rob Weddle I weep for this world, once so bright and thriving with possibilities Now bitter, cynical and short-tempered I weep for my children, tangled up in a country working against —not FOR— them, as it was when I traversed a youthful path I weep for my grandchildren, so bright and alive … Continue reading New Poem – “I Weep”
This morning I’m dreaming about Heaven. I suppose it’s because I’ve had a tough week, and my back and leg pain has been worse than normal. Hey, I know this life is cumbersome, exhausting, overwhelming and infuriating at times, but there is still much beauty to be found, if you look for it. Beyond that, … Continue reading Thinking About Heaven…
Being brutally honest here, I have days when I simply do not like that fifty-year-old dude staring back at me in the mirror. I'm not as thin as I used to be. I'm not as young as I used to be. The enemy of my soul, as well as my own self-doubts, combine to really … Continue reading God Don’t Make No Junk (i.e. “Loving Yourself”)
Naysayers will scoff when those of us who are followers of Christ say things like, “Jesus understands,” or “Jesus cares.” I get it, man, I honestly do. Don’t you think every Christian at one time or another has wondered, “Is this all real? Am I just fooling myself? What if there is no HEAVEN? What … Continue reading Jesus Felt the Terror of Humanity
Several years ago I recall telling a family member about my (now trademarked) “Demonkill” idea. At the time it was going to be a comic book, and I just knew it was gonna blow up. The name would be whispered in reverence by fanboys and girls all over the world. I created t-shirt and ballcap … Continue reading Shout Out to the Mocked, Teased & Taunted
I'm gonna be straight up, brutally honest here, because I highly value you as a reader, and I think you deserve the truth. Some days, even as a Christian, even knowing I'm going to Heaven when I die, even knowing God has my present and future in His more-than-capable hands, I still get frustrated. Tired. … Continue reading When Ya Got Nothin’ Else…
I’ll admit I’ve never been much of a smiler. Pain and fatigue are no excuse for me not having that type of spirit, Lord, and I’m sorry. I will try to work on that.
There are days my pain is so relentless I don’t even want to get outta bed. For many of us, there’s no escaping our prison of pain. So what do we do? The answers to that are many-fold, but one thing I DO know: We cannot EMBRACE our misery; we must rage against it!
One dark day, in pain and ticked off at the Devil, I put on one of my favorite Christian heavy metal bands, Impending Doom, put my earphones in, turned the music up as loud as I could stand it, closed my eyes and started banging away at the keyboard. What you'll read in this blog was knocked out in about 10 minutes. I present it to you unedited, unrevised. It is the warcry of a tortured and angry soldier, resolving himself to never give up, never give in, never surrender.