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A new room. Silence, negative sound.

04/27/2014 Writing Practice
After what seems 10 days, as per the marks on the box, Ash wakes to the sound of his food being delivered for breakfast. He eats in silence. He doesn't even hear the noise they've been pumping into the room for 10 days. When he is done he places his tray on the shelf and it disappears into the wall again.

*Click* The sound in the overhead turns off. A voice, deep and gravely. "Good, good Mr Ashlund. You've done excellent. Now we head to the second phase of our test. In the next room you will find a chair. Please take a seat. You won't be here long. Less than a day by our last calculations. Then you are free to go."

A slit in the wall opens to a dimly lit room, if you could call it that. The floor is stretch chicken wire, over triangles of foam cut at different angles. The walls, ceiling, all made of the same substance. One chair, bolted to the floor. It looks comfortable enough. Like a dentist chair. Seeing no other option, he takes a…

Todays Biggest Economic Threat: Fear

In a recent interview I was asked an interesting question.

"What do you think is the biggest challenge facing our economy right now?"
My answer felt well thought out and solid, but somehow surface and hallow. And it's got me thinking about the real answer, behind the answer.





My original answer was basically this:

"... the unemployment rate is still too high, the true unemployment rate is much higher than currently being reported because so many have just dropped out of the job market search. We have more people of working age not working than in any time in recent history.This leads to less income which leads to weak sales. Weak sales leads to less hiring. Less hiring reinforces the people-out-of-work numbers.It's a retail cycle with serious long term side effects.The solution is complicated and potentially political but that's the biggest issue,  off the top of my head."
In 2008 there were 73,225 people over the age of 18 NOT in the labor force in the USA. …

Circle of Life Cycles

Thus the circle of life cycles; ebbs and flows. 

There was a moment in time.

It was that moment.

The moment everything changed.

The change happens. The bud comes forth.

The flower blooms. The flower dies.

The plant appears to die.

But... it comes in circles.

It's not dead.

It's merely hibernating.

Spring comes, winter thaws.

Leaves push forth, new stems, a bud appears.


Thus the circle of life cycles; ebbs and flows. 










Want A Better Life? Change Something!

I'm going to be straight with you... I don't like to change. Does anyone?  It's uncomfortable.
But I find change is necessary if you want a better life. 
Lately I've been thinking about how I can make some changes in my life and routine to produce better outcomes in my life. At Work. At Home. Beyond. 


One Little Change, Then Another. 
Garden: We've always wanted a garden. My wife planned it out, and did the research. So I jumped in and got involved. Every week I take steps. The first week I ripped out the old bushes and replanted a rose bush. This week I planted a second rose bush, some asparagus and succulents and put down soil and mulch. Next Week We're planting three Artichoke Plants. All that was just the front yard. The REAL garden is starting out back tomorrow. Each week taking more small steps to the bigger vision.

Attitude: I had fallen into a rut at work, saying the same things to the same people, my heart was missing from my work. So I've done two thin…

What is seed really?

What is a seed?

Mark 4 (New King James Version)

13 And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? 14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16 These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they stumble. 18 Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, 19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, a…

Taking A Break Today 04/12/2014

I'm not posting this week. I decided that I'm not posting this week. I drained my mental engery on other things. But among those things was some writing I did for other topics. So I figured I'd let you know that I'm doing a prophecy study. Here is the first part excerpt from the first post I did for that study. If you'd like to read more click the link at the bottom.


Daniel 2: The Statue of Nations and 4, make that 5, Kingdoms Of World History The Four Kingdoms Before Jesus' ComingDaniel lays out in perfect high definition the ages of world history from his time to the end of time, as it pertains specifically to Israel.

Daniel is not giving us all of history from Creation forward. He is giving us history as it pertains to World Level affairs, or World Kingdoms. Even more specifically only those world powers which, at one point or another, will have possession of God's People and God's Holy City Jerusalem.

Although the USA and USSR both like to call themselv…

Genesis Chapter 1: God Created The Heavens And The Earth... But When?!

A Response To All The Talk About Creation Science VS Evolution After The Ken Ham and Bill Nye Debates. I've been listening to the Phil Vischer Podcast and I was moved by all the positioning we Christians do on this topic of Evolution VS Creation. I love a lot of what he has to say about the bigger picture.

I have a confession to make. I used to be that belligerent creationist that gave my science professors grief in college, in some ways I still am. I was the type that loved to argue too.

But my understanding has shifted and broadened from the way most Christians in North America see this topic. It's been a slow change, but I've taken a dramatic leap forward in the last week.

This post is kind of technical, it has a lot to do with using words correctly, but if you stick with me to the end, I think it will have real life application for you in your walk with God and with people. 

If your curious what I could mean by this, take a journey with me to the first day of creation...


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Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

Other sites I follow: