Saturday, April 21, 2018

Warning Signs

I went for a walk yesterday. It was an absolutely beautiful day outside so why not! As I walked I looked around at God's creation - the trees, the birds, the animals . . . and the road signs. Signs. Hmm.

That got me thinking. Do you think God gives us "signs"? Warnings of things to come or indicators that we should or shouldn't do something?

For example, you might think you have a really good relationship with someone but then things go horribly wrong and the next thing you know, it's over. Did things simply get ugly? Or did God not want you with that person perhaps and has someone else in mind for you? Unanswerable questions. At least for now.

What do you think about Bible prophesy? I saw on a web site (so you know it's true) that between 1/4 and 1/3 of the Bible is prophetic in nature. And of all the prophesies in the Bible, approximately half of them have been fulfilled. That means half of them are yet to happen.

Some say there are over 300 prophetic scriptures that were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Here is a link to a listing off just 44 of those biblical prophesies that were ALL fulfilled by Jesus.

Old Testament Prophesies of Jesus 

And what are the odds of one man fulfilling just eight messianic prophecies? 1 in 10 to the 17th power. What's that like? The article says that if you placed one specially marked silver dollar someplace in Texas and then covered the whole state with silver dollars to a depth of two feet, having a blindfolded man find that one marked silver dollar would be about the same odds.

Yet 44 prophesies were fulfilled by Christ?

Some prophecies about Jesus have yet to be fulfilled. He told us about the signs of His coming. What do you think? Are we there yet?

"3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” - Matthew 24:3

Matthew 24 Prophecy by Jesus
Sign of The Times - Harry Styles

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

God Hates Me

Have you ever gotten the feeling that God doesn't like you? It sure can feel that way sometimes. Just ask Job, the Old Testament man of faith. His wife told Job to "Curse God and die" - Job 2:9. But can God actually hate us? The answer is both yes and no.

The Old testament is filled with examples of an angry God. But if we look at those examples we can soon see why God got angry. Our disobedience.

In Job's case God wasn't angry with Job. It just seemed that way when God allowed Satan to test Job. God actually loved God and was confident of Job's faithfulness. At the end of the Book of Job God actually rewards Job. God loved Job.

God does actually hate things. Proverbs . . .

"16 There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community." - Proverbs 6:16-19

If you have any of those characteristics in your makeup, life will not go well for you. But God loves His children and He rewards those who are faithful and obey Him.

"1See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" - 1 John 3:1

When Jesus was on the earth we can easily find examples of what HE hated. He overturned the money table in the synagogue. He also hated the religious leaders of the time. Why? Because they were hypocrites - professing faith but not showing it in their lives.

Hypocrisy is “the gap between public persona and private character. Hypocrisy is the failure to practice what you preach. Appearing outwardly righteous to others, while actually being full of uncleanness and self-indulgence—that’s the definition of hypocrisy.” - Kevin De Young

We can easily find reasons to think God hates us of is angry at us. Maybe He doesn't answer a particular prayer in a timely fashion or we are disobedient to His will in some area of our lives.

I believe that God does NOT hate us, but He can hate things ABOUT us. If you feel like God hates you or doesn't answer a particular prayer, chances are the problem is with you, not Him. Examine the prayer. Is it a righteous prayer in God's eyes? Or only ours?

"If we think God hates us, we don't know Him." - Dave Wager

Life can be frustrating at times, but if we are followers of Christ, if we truly believe in God and obey His commands, God will

“4You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. - Exodus 20:4-6

The key to God's unending love is . . . obedience. The question is, are we truly obedient?

Look, the best proof that God Loves us is in the death of His Son, Jesus. He died for us so that we might have life - eternal life! We can't earn a gift like that. There's nothing we can do get God's blessings. He gives them to us out of the abundance of His glorious grace. He does so, not because of who WE are but because of who HE is.

Television is full of hypocritical pastors. In the following video, watch one pastor (Matt Chandler) as he rebukes another (Steven Furtick) right to his face.  Worship is not about a church or an image its portrays. It is about, and for, God. Give HIM thanks and praise in ALL things. Amen.

God Is For God - Matt Chandler

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Stories

This past weekend I traveled to Michigan to see my Uncle Bob and Aunt Kathy who came all the way from Oregon to visit my mom. What an incredible few days of stories and old pictures! Laughs were plentiful. Sad moments too. But the thing I will remember the most are the stories.

Most of the stories were from before I was born. Like the time my uncles got my mom some underwear for Christmas. Rather than wrap her "unmentionables" in a box or bag they chose to display them . . . on the Christmas tree. Boys! (Why didn't I think of doing that with MY sister!)

The stories seemed to be endless and told with such emotion. Do we tell stories like that with OUR families?

You know, we sit in church and listen to old stories out of the Bible. Rarely are they told with the emotion and vigor the stories I heard this past weekend were. Why is that? Where has the fire gone? Where have the Biblical stories gone that we should be telling our children?

One of the reasons for our lack of enthusiasm is that all of the Bible stories are at least 2,000 years old. They are no longer just one or two generations removed from our own. The stories of my parent's generation are somewhat real to me because I actually KNOW some of the people in them. But my children cannot relate to them because they don't have that personal connection.

Why don't we tell Bible stories with passion and excitement? I think it's because we are generations removed from them. It's becuase they didn't happen to us or someone we know.

But each of us has our own present day story to tell of how God touched our lives. I do. It's called our testimony. Stories of how God touches our lives are everywhere and we should tell them with unbridled enthusiasm. Why? Because they happened to us and God wrote them.

Do YOU have a story to tell about how God changed YOUR life? Tell it! Work it into the conversations you have about God. Let people see your emotions and just how dramatically God has changed your life. The word of our testimony is a powerful thing. No 0ne can refute it or argue against it. It is a story of redemption and love. Those two things are something the world needs lots of today. So let's tell it! :)

Overcome - Jeremy Camp
I Am Second - Ashley Rawls

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Final Fight

I was sitting in the living room watching Ben Hur the other day when I was interrupted by a sound. It was the sound of something we usually experience rather than hear, but I got to experience BOTH on that day. It was the sound . . . of love.

Knock, knock, knock!

Someone was at my door. There was a lady standing outside our garage, knocking at the door! Alright, who is this lady? And what did she want?

So I bolted out of my chair and went out into the garage. The opening of the door revealed a somewhat familiar face but I couldn't place it. Then I saw the lady's husband climb out of their car. He looked familiar too! Hmm.

Turns out I had seen them both a month ago at the local home show. They were interested in the tiny home I am building for the homeless and the plans we had for a tiny home village.

So I gave them a tour of the tiny home. That took two minutes. LOL! Then we talked a bit and I walked them back to their car. I thanked them for coming out and gave each of them a hug. Why? Because of what the lady said.

"We're trying to understand what God wants us to do to help you in your efforts."

What?

There are lots of negative headlines in the news these days. Lots of pain and suffering in our world too. It seems rare when people want to help one another . . . love one another. It's unexpected when it should be the norm.

The sound I had heard that day was more than just a knock. It was the sound of love. Someone wanting to help someone else. So much so that they had piled into their car and traveled a distance to display it.

"7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." - 1 John 4:7-12


Who will you show love to today?

Love is the final fight. - John B. Perkins

The Sound - Switchfoot

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Blessings R Us

photo by Blaise-Von Lanthen
Have you ever heard the same thing multiple times during the course of a day? Once is normal, twice is interesting, but three times or more comes across as, "Okay, somebody's trying to tell me something."

This morning I'd like to talk about something I heard twice on Sunday. It's something I could have easily heard three times, and in a way, maybe I did. In my memory. See if you recognize the following. Perhaps you have heard it yourself at the end of a church service.

 "The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace."

That is a standard blessing given at the end of many Christian worship services. It was also in my daily reading on Sunday. Numbers 6:24-26. I also heard it at a funeral Sunday afternoon. It's called "The Priestly Blessing" in the Bible. And what a blessing it is!

Has the Lord blessed you? Has He looked with favor upon you? Has He been gracious to you? Has He smiled at you and given you peace?

How would you answer that question?

My answer is a resounding "Yes!"

Here's a tougher question though. Have you been those same things to others? Have you blessed others, has your face shone on others? Have you been gracious? Have you brought peace into people's lives who are not experiencing any?

My answer to that question is not so enthusiastic, nor is it as positive. All I can muster is a meager, ". . . umm, sometimes."

Does the way I live my life reflect the life God wants me to live? Am I imitating Christ as I walk through this world? Or do I look so much like "the world" that people can't tell the difference?

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma." - Ephesians 5:1-2

We are Christ's ambassadors for His kingdom. Will we love others as He first loved us? Will people look at us and think of Him?  You and I are here for a reason - to love God and love one another. Imagine a world filled with sacrificial love and you will begin to see that God's plan is perfect. Let us begin today by being a blessing to someone in our lives. That will be a "fragrant aroma" to our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

My Jesus - Todd Agnew

Monday, April 9, 2018

Self-Diagnosis

I woke up in the middle of the night last night. My back was hurting so badly that the pain itself had woken me up. As I began trying to find a pain-free position in which to sleep, I began to think, "What could have caused all this pain?" I began going through all the activities of my day - at 1:30 AM - until I finally figured it out.

Two days earlier my wife and I were rearranging the living room furniture. We took great care not to lift anything too heavy but . . . there was this one chair. I must have strained something in my back. At least that's the way I am looking at it - self-diagnosis by Doctor Bob.

Do you try figuring out why you feel a certain way on any particular day? I do. Like, "Why am I feeling so depressed?" I remain depressed until I can figure out why. Then it's just a matter of addressing the situation and I begin to feel better almost immediately.

My faith is the same way.  There are times I feel distant from God. Why do we feel that way? He's everywhere! What steps can we take to remedy the situation? It may be over simplified but, when I am feeling distant from God, I try to get closer.

It's just like our earthly relationships. When I feel distant from my best friend I give her a call, send her a text or stop in for a visit. We can do the same thing with God. We can pray, we can read His Word, The Bible. And we can worship.

We can also serve others. That's another form of worship.

Since retiring I have had more time to read. That has been good. My prayer time has decreased though. That's NOT good. That's probably why I feel a little out of sorts these days. It's not JUST my back.

Do you spend enough time cultivating and nurturing your relationships? I think I need to do more in that area. I must be intentional about it. I must make an effort. Too many relationships are lost because of our inattentiveness.

Reach out to someone you love today who has become distant. I would be willing to bet that you will feel better in no time.

"12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." - Colossians 3:12-17

You've Got A Friend - James Taylor

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The First Days

Image by Fernando Puente
Well, I've been retired now for one whole week and I've discovered a few things. For one, it's weird waving goodbye to your wife in the morning. Except for being sick and off from work, that never happens. Well, it's happening now and it's weird.

Another thing I've discovered is that it's really easy to sit down and watch TV for extended amounts of time. I already knew that but being retired and the only one in the house, well, it's dangerous! Therefore I don't turn the TV on except for weather or a pre-approved, pre-DVR'd show. Newton Minow, former chair of the FCC, called television "a vast wasteland." Ol' Newt was right!

As I walk around the house I am finding unfinished projects of mine from decades gone by. I am now finishing them. That's a good thing. I'm fixing an old, handmade window frame right now. That doesn't mean much to you perhaps but it has been sitting on my workbench for years! I guess that's a goal of mine - to find the top of my workbench. LOL!

Another nice thing is, I can play my music as loud as I want without my wife leaving the room or rolling her eyes at me. Have you ever heard the band Skillet? Perhaps the volume isn't high enough yet. Ha ha!

I do miss the time spent with my friends at work though. That sucks. Just seeing their faces everyday always made me smile.  I miss that.

But I think by far the best thing that has changed since I have retired is the increased time I have been able to spend reading the Bible. God's Word is like a rock in my life. When things are going badly I can always stand firm upon it and weather any storm.

I am currently reading through Leviticus and, although it can be a little hard to get really excited about, there are a few gems hidden in all of its rules and regulations. This one touched me deeply. Speaking about God's sacrificial system for sin, God dictated this to Moses.

"For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life." - Leviticus 17:11

Jesus sacrificed HIS blood on the cross for OUR sins.

Why are there tears in my eyes right now?

Father, thank you so much for leading me to this point in my life. A time where I can take my time. Take my time reading your word. Take my time serving others. Take my time in worship and in prayer.

Thank you not allowing me to fall into the time-wasting traps the world offers. You remind me each day who is really important - You, my friends, my family, the things I do to worship and serve you. It is important not to leave thise things behind.

And thank you for your sacrifice and your calling us to Yourself that made this all possible. I love you, Lord. You are my hero. Amen.

Hero - Skillet

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Co-Op

Back in 2014 my friend Gayle had an idea. It was based on something the Cloe character came up with in the Left Behind series of novels. A Co-Op. A cooperative where people would barter and trade, give and receive, without the use of money. It's not really a NEW idea. It's in the Bible.

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." - Acts 2:42-47

My friend's idea has conjoined with my idea for a tiny home village into an actual company called Wee Build. Wee Build is more than a company though. It's an idea. Sharing the gifts that God has given us with others in our community. We do these things not to make us rich or to gain fame. We do ALL of this in the name of Jesus. God gets the glory. We get blessed. Everyone benefits.

You can do the same thing right there where you are! What are YOU good at? What are some of the things you can do? My friend Gayle was once a professional seamstress - making costumes for the actors at Busch Gardens. She now teaches others to sew and to make their own clothes. What can YOU do?

A friend of mine had a need for some house plans. That's something I can do! So I am drawing him a house . . . for free. They gave to anyone who had need. And guess what? My friend gave back to me. He gave me food to eat. He gave me the use of this home when it gets done. That's how the Wee Build concept works.

Is there a need in YOUR community for something like Wee Build? There is always a need for love and compassion for one another. Do something for someone today without thought of receiving payment. You will be blessed in so many ways. And whatever you do, do it in the name of Christ. You will truly be blessed beyond measure.

What's A Worker's Cooperative?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Choose Today

Yesterday was Easter. My wife and I had a great time celebrating with our kids. I hope you had a wonderful time as well. Our kids chose to be with us. We were glad they did.

A lot of good stuff happens at this time of year. Easter is just one. Spring is another. Warmer temperatures, flowers blooming, birds singing, snow melting. Yes, we still have snow.

This time of year also brings forth hope. A time of new beginnings. Who hasn't had a time in their lives when they wished they could just start over.

I know people who are still hibernating in their houses - afraid to venture out. They are still breathing in the stale winter air instead of opening the windows and breathing in new air . . . new life. That's their choice, foolish though it is.

I see the sun shining in spring and marvel at it. How the earth is just the perfect distance from it so we neither freeze to death nor burn up. It's perfect. I see the birds returning from warmer climates to start new families, giving birth to new generations who will live and breathe and do the same things in their time.

'Spring' and 'Easter' are words that represent new life and new hope. Similar hope can be found in the name 'Jesus'.

Christians believe in Jesus. They believe in His promise of hope and eternal life. A promise filled with endless opportunities of fellowship, worship and love.

Others don't believe in Him. They "follow" the teachings of other religions or no religion at all, denying any deity what so ever. Easter is just eggs and candy for them. That's fine. That's their choice.  But it's not mine. As for me, I have chosen whom I will serve.

14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. - Joshua 24:14-15

The following video is a true story of a magician. He made his living by fooling others. That is, until he got some bad news. Then he received a heavy dose of truth. "You have cancer." You know what saved him? Someone sacrificed their own blood so that he could live. A simple transfusion and he is now cancer free.

Jesus has offered everyone HIS life-giving blood - a sacrifice for sins. This world is in bad need of a transfusion. Do YOU need one? Would you choose life? Or do you think you're above all this religious stuff? Even though it would give you life, would your pride choose death? It's your choice. But choose today whom you will serve.

Jim Munroe - I Am Second

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bundage

Yesterday was Good Friday - a day we Christians set aside to honor our Lord and Savior Jesus. He was killed on a Friday and was brought back to life on Sunday. THAT was amazing. But there is another amazing twist to the story and it took place 1500 earlier.

The story of Moses and The Ten Commandments. Life was good for the Israelites in Egypt until a new pharaoh took over. He made them all into slaves. The were in bondage to him.

In the movie The Ten Commandments, Charlton Heston (Moses) pronounces the word bondage and "bundage" - at least it sounds that way to my family. We like to say the word along with him and then we laugh when we watch that movie each year.

But eing in bondage is not a good thing. Ir's not funny at all. It's basically like being a slave. It IS being a slave. Did you know that you are in bondage right now? You are. So am I. We are ALL in bondage to sin. Only the part of the pharaoh in OUR movie is played by Satan. And guess who plays the part of Moses? No, it's not Charlton Heston. It's Jesus. HE is OUR promised deliverer.

Watch what Moses does throughout the movie. Simplify it. Distill is down. What are the things he does? Well, he has compassion for his people who are in bondage. And so Jesus has compassion for us in our sin. As the deliverer Moses confronts pharaoh. Jesus will judge Satan and triumph over him. Moses performed miracles. So did Jesus. Moses freed God's people. So did Jesus. Moses took God's people to the promised land. So does Jesus. Moses followed the will of God. So does Jesus. Get the point?

Jesus can save YOU from the bondage of sin. All you must do is follow the deliverer and you will be set free.

"Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin." - John 8:34

Just before God gave Moses the Ten Commandments he spoke these words . . .

"2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." - Exodus 20:2

Watch the movie for yourself. See how many similarities between Moses and Jesus YOU can find. It's amazing.

Exodus, Bondage & The Ten Commandments

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

65

Well, I made it. Today is my 65th birthday! I'm feeling pretty good, all things considered. I'm kind of excited actually. Why? Because I am about to venture into territory I have never explored before. Retirement!

My next blog, the one after this one, will be written by a retiree. Hey. Maybe my stories will be better written. I'll have more time to look them over before I post them. LOL!

The first thing I am going to do though on Monday morning is sleep in. For me that's 6 AM. If I can make it until then I'll be doing good. I'm excited to get going and I don't want to miss a single day.

When 6:30 rolls around though I'm going to be a little sad. That's usually the time I can be found at work, praying with my precious friend and workmate, Gayle. That's going to be a tough one for me. She is the one who got me thinking about Jesus and was instrumental in my upbringing as a new believer. But our friendship will last forever and I will stop back in at work every chance I get.

Jesus told us that we are supposed to love one another. That's easy for me to do. God has gifted me many wonderful friends at McMahon (where I work . . until this weekend). I love them and will miss them all.

I am also looking forward to spending more time with my wife Bev. Because she only works four days a week, every weekend from now on will now be a three-day weekend! I see many trips in our future. And breakfast together? That has never happened except on weekends. It will happen every day now though! :O

And of course there is the tiny home I am building. I am looking forward to that, spending time pounding nails with a few of my other retired friends. That will be nice. Especially when it will be used by someone in need.

But I think the thing I am looking forward to the most is spending more time with God. He always seems to get put last in our lives. We always have things to do and places to go and we often leave Him behind. That's not going to happen when I retire. God will get my first fruits of every day. That's the way it should be. The way it shall be.

There are those who fear change. They would rather keep things the way they were. They're comfortable. But "comfortable" is not where Jesus is found. We tend to seek Him only when we are struggling. We should seek Him always. Period.

I look forward to maintaining my earthly relationships while growing my heavenly one. The horizontal, and the vertical. The cross of Christ draws me close and that is where my joy is found . . . At the cross. The wonderful cross.

“Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” - Proverbs 16:31

At The Cross - Chris Tomlin
The Wonderful Cross - Chris Tomlin & Matt Redman
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Monday, March 26, 2018

Falling Inside The Black

(photo by Katherine Chase)
I was searching for some photos to use on a web site when I happened upon this beauty. I like the photo because it tells a story. A sad story though. A story about being left behind or falling through the cracks perhaps. A sign of what's wrong in our country. And what's wrong with our hearts.

I was in town this past Friday, measuring up a building for some gratis work my company is doing at a local non-profit. I was talking to their volunteer coordinator about a young man the had been there as a client. He struggled with some mental health issues. They tried everything to help this guy but nothing seemed to work. He either couldn't be helped or wasn't interested in being helped at all.

Last week he went missing from the facility he was at. Three days later they found his body in a nearby river. Sad. There simply is no helping some people I guess, but that doesn't stop people from wanting to help or from trying to. It breaks people's hearts when they hear that there is no longer any hope.

I look at this photo and a verse keeps repeating in my head. It's Jesus speaking to His disciples.

"The poor you will always have with you." - Matthew 26:11

Why did Jesus say that?

I think he said it because the sick and the poor WILL always be with us . . . FOR us . . . as a test. The sick and the poor in our lives may be there for us so God can see just how we treat them. A test to see how "healthy" WE are, how "RICH" we are.

Are we spiritually rich enough to have compassion on someone who has a mental illness? Are we spiritually healthy enough to have that desire to help the sick and the hurting?

The news these days is filled with people who are struggling to fit in. When no one notices them or seems to care about them, they lash out at society. They fight back, in their usually fatal way, at the very people (in general) who have abandoned them. Even at the ones who could help them!

We, as a society, are failing the Jesus test. We choose to ignore the mentally challenged and often just stand by as we watch them slip through the cracks and fall into the black abyss below. We need more people to be Jesus in the lives of the mentally ill. More people to lift them up in prayer. More people to fill the cracks . . . with hope.

Falling Inside The Black - Skillet
My Son was a Columbine Shooter - Sue Klebold