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What can I say? I'm so pleased that you've come here. I've spent 5 years blogging, more than that building websites and have been writing "professionally" since 2003. I'm here to help writers with their writing, encourage people through this life, and point them to Jesus. That's the most important thing. So stay tuned. Check this site regularly as "some of the features" may change. I'll need help from time to time, because I'm not perfect. If you're perfect, please go to another site. I'm pretty sure you won't fit in here.

Unbalanced Scales

I'm sure everyone in the U.S. already knows that we are in danger. The problem is that so much of the rhetoric and the old rules are just antagonizing things.

For instance, only weeks ago all the media could do was talk about going over a fiscal cliff. Now, however, that cliff seems to have disappeared and they are talking about spending ceilings. I don't know about you, but this tells me that the people in Washington (D.C) don't know what they're talking about.

Then comes the IRS looming on the horizon. It's hard enough to get around with their hands in our pockets year round, but they expect an extra-special bonus via our Income Tax. We've been gritting our teeth and baring this for years, but now it's becoming harder and harder to find the forms to fill out, even if you can understand them, so you can send them in and pay that tax. I'm of the inclination that if they want my money they should come and fill out all the forms and make it easy. I'm not one of these people who expect freebies. It's just that the founding fathers didn't get paid, and if they did it was by their district, and probably in feed or livestock. I say we go back to that. You want to get out of our $15 trillion debt, then stop paying the people who aren't listening to us when we say, "No taxes."

I know, that's idealistic, but this country was built on ideals, and hard work made it work. That is until the government decided to pay for those who didn't want to work. Take a good idea and present it to Congress or the Senate and the first thing they do is appoint a special task force to investigate the problem. Oh, and all those tax problems we face, they do not face. How'd that happen. Whatever happened to "We the People..?"

Friday, August 13, 2010

August CFRB Tour

You know, I never used to think vampire novels had a place in Christian literature, but the more I began to think about some of the different things that a vampire novel can teach about Christianity the more I realized how great of an impact it can have. So the next two posts are both about Christian vampire novels. They are both as different as night and day, to coin a phrase, but they touch on some of the fantastic truths found in the stories of vampires.

The first of these is Never Ceese, by Sue Dent. We are first introduced to the wife of a pastor, centuries ago. Her decision to stay home is a burden her children must bear for many years. Technically, we should be talking werewolves here, since Ceese is a werewolf. However, she has hunted down her half brother for centuries. Richard is the vampire of the novel. Neither one is really happy about the arrangement. I mean in most vampire novels you read today the vampires and such are like these super beings that people would just love to be. Not so in Never Ceese. When Ceese and Richard come together for the first time in centuries they clash, I mean we are talking anger on epic proportions. The only thing they seem to hate more than each other is the fact that they have been forced to live out life, one as a werewolf, the other as a vampire.

The point of Never Ceese (and Sue's other book, Forever Richard) is that they are under a curse. After the initial class they forge an unlikely bond and Richard helps Ceese break the bond of the curse over her. This is the Christian story. We are all born under the curse of sin. In fact Scripture says that at one time we were enemies of God. It is by Jesus, and through His death and resurrection, the the curse has been done away with for all who call upon Him. As the Bible says, Jesus became a curse for us, and in so doing broke the bondage of that curse over us.

Learn more about Sue Dent and her writings HERE

Never Ceese can be purchased from the following sites:

Thirsting for Blood
Barnes & Noble
Books a Million

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