FFM 17: Don't bother me"You said you were my friend, that you loved me like a brother.
So why didn't you share your faith with me then? Did my soul not mean that much to you? That as you grasped onto my hand after I was shot, you didn't pray for me, didn't beg me to accept your Jesus. Now I'm in a place of constant torture with no way to
EVERget out. These gates are my prison, the fire's my oxygen. I can no longer breathe for I have no body to function with, just my tormented soul burning in this lake of lava.
With the screams from others constantly filling the chambers, my own joining with the mix.
You said you loved me, but you kept silent. You said you'd do anything for me, but you kept the one and only freedom from me. You knew you would go to Paradise whereas I'd fall to the fire of hell.
I wish you were here."
"I couldn't be bothered by you, I was too busy to take the time to share my faith. We were always doing something else anyway, I used it as my excuse to
Lovers in ChristLovers in ChristLovers in Christ2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I feel as though women have no feelings
For a Godly man of old fashioned ways
They love the world and all tangible things
I may die without a wife in my days
Perhaps I may have the time to reflect
With God it is a possibility
His timing is beyond us and perfect
He has a true lover just meant for me
We will be happiest just together
In the bliss and joy of His Royalty
He built us each both to become better
More faithful and to each show loyalty
If you feel you have nothing of true love
Recall His Great Promises to be sung
"The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.'"-Genesis 2:18
Mason Allen Buskirk
May 1 2013
Morality is Not an Opinion(9/05/2012)Morality is Not an Opinion2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
We may find ourselves in situations in which we have to speak truthfully even though the truth may seem hurtful to someone. I've been increasingly finding myself in that situation the more I walk with God. It's not always so easy to do this, especially when you're the type who is sensitive about other people's feelings and prefers not to hurt anyone.
But you know something? Sometimes the truth doesn't always sound so pleasant. Sometimes it hurts to hear it. This is also a truth in itself that needs to be accepted.
But we can also learn that it is a whole lot better to speak a seemingly hurtful truth than it is to give in with a "nice" and buttered-up lie.
Let me find an analogy:
Broccoli is healthy. Not everybody likes broccoli. In fact, a number of people don't like certain vegetables for that matter (I'm one of them; I can be a picky eater sometimes). But it is proven to be good for your body and will
:Worship::Worship:3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you see it?
In the face of a worshiper as she sings out
Eyes closed, reaching up to the One she loves.
The light that shines when she remembers what He has done.
I know how it feels.
A fire rising up in your very being,
Such joy and passion for God fills you up,
Builds tension in your chest,
Like a bird fluttering to be free from a cage,
The praise escapes and leaves,
And then you are lost.
Lost in the wings that protect,
A fortress that surrounds,
A love so complete,
And you aren't aware of singing anymore,
Or anyone who is around.
Your entire being caught up
In this perfect love.
And then you open your eyes,
But don't see,
Because all thought is fixated on Him.
Such wonderful peace is found,
in the most passionate worship.
Even when tears fall down your face,
Because life has brought you to your knees,
God hears more than just the words,
But every hurt you have,
And helps carry them.
Be Jesus to MeBe Jesus to me.Be Jesus to Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He touched the dirty,
loved the unlovable,
he ate with sinners,
brought God to their midst.
Be Jesus to me.
He brought forgiveness,
not harsh condemnation.
He did not avoid
the world's cast-aways,
the tax collectors, prostitutes,
adulterers and murderers,
thieves, terrorists and all those whom
the just had thrown away.
Be Jesus to me.
But I only see
your pro-life protests,
talking past me
or behind my back;
complaints, not love -
and you don't talk to me.
I am waiting
for a kind word,
a shoulder to lean on,
a listening ear
to pour out my heart
- my aching heart
and lift me from the dark.
But no one listens,
and no one cares,
no one brings God
into my night.
Instead, you throw stones
- complaints, condemnation, unkindness, hate
that press me deeper into the mud.
Why can't you be Jesus to me?
Be Jesus to me.
Be my friend though I'm a sinner,
love me despite all my mistakes,
Love, Forgiveness and Best FriendsLove, Forgiveness and Best FriendsLove, Forgiveness and Best Friends3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is man's best friend
Is woman's best friend
Who can love
Who can forgive
Can a dog
Who's been hurt
Won't turn on man
Which are rocks
Who can love
Who can forgive
A best friend
Can they love
Can they forgive
No matter what
Who is your best friend
There is someone
That can love and forgive
No matter what
He is the Savior
He is the Groom
He is the Best friend
Who is your best friend
Are you?Are you?3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"oh, I didn't know you were religious.."
" Oh, they are very religious too..."
"Are you studying religion in school?"
No religious rules, or people speaking to me, could have changed my heart of stone. I attacked others verbally who even mentioned God, I had a disdain for faith. His love changed me. His real, true love. I follow God as a desire to be in relationship with Him who set me free. I know He is always there. He is like gravity, I could have yelled and cursed Him all my life, it would not change the fact He is. The Lord is without beginning, and without end, infinite in every aspect, righteous, and loving.
I understand now more than ever, it is not religion, it is a relationship.
And I know some will read this, and not understand, or scoff, and that's ok... though it is hard for me to say that. For I want others to feel His love too. But a relationship with God is a choice, and some will turn away his pierced hands, saying "no
The Health Risks of Homosexuality HomosexualsThe Health Risks of Homosexuality3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
-are 50% more likely to suffer from depression (study done in the UK)
-are twice as likely to commit suicide
-live on average 24 years less than heterosexuals A (published in International Journal of Epidemiology)
-have 78% of their relationships lasting less than 3 years (study published in Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women)
-are ranked as less happy than heterosexuals by the American Psychiatrist Association B (study published in Sexual Survey Number 4: Current Thinking on Homosexuality, Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality)
-pursue more counseling. 75% of lesbians reported seeking counseling in a study in 2000 (published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology , National Lesbian Health Care Survey: Implications for Mental Health Care, and cited in Health Implications Associated with Homosexuality)
-are more likely to have domestic violence issues (among gay men) (publi
If God loves me why would He send me to hell?A question I've seen and heard many times. Often used to justify a sin.If God loves me why would He send me to hell?3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
People mistakenly seem to think that because Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was sufficient to clean our sins, we are forever saved regardless of what we do. His sacrifice wasn't meant to take away our sins so we could keep living a sinful life, walk away from His righteous ways and still somehow get to heaven. He sacrificed Himself for us to ensure that even if we sin, we can have the hope of being redeemed, of being forgiven and saved, if we accept our mistakes and ask forgiveness.
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed." ~1 Peter 2:24
Nowadays, people want to be saved, but they don't want to repent. Repentance is: "To change one's mind. A change of heart, that involves turning away from sin" (Ezekiel 14:6)
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us fro
Birth Control? No Thanks!Why do I detest artificial birth control so much? This is a controversial question since in society today, artificial birth control is seen as the ultimate weapon for women's rights, and is what keeps us from the "dark ages" of slaving away at home with 13 kids hanging off our arms. However, I believe birth control really isn't all it's cracked up to be. Do I really need birth control to be an independent, free woman? Is the ability to have sex without kids via hormonal chemicals really paramount to having the right to vote and the right to freedom of speech?Birth Control? No Thanks!1 year ago in Scraps More Like This
My answer is no. I abhor the whole industry and culture surrounding artificial birth control, and I have medical, cultural/societal, and religious reasons to think this way.
I don't care how much "safer" birth control pills are getting, or how easy-to-use and safe an IUD can be: they still work against my body's natural rhythms and thus still contain ri
You were created to be God's belovedJesus loves you apart from your actions. Yes, it is good to do good things. And Jesus wants to be involved in every aspect of your life, so part of your relationship with Him is to enjoy working side by side with Him in your ministry and whatever He has given you to do. But know that even if you never did any work for Him, He would still love you and care for you and be part of your life.You were created to be God's beloved3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are a child of God because of what Jesus accomplished for you. Not because of anything you accomplished on your own. Some people worry and feel bad because they know they are supposed to be involved in ministering to others somehow, but they don't feel like they are living up to their full potential, or maybe they don't feel like they are accomplishing anything for God at all, and so they feel like maybe God is angry at them for not doing what they are supposed to do. But Jesus died so that you could have eternal life (John 3:16), Jesus died so that you could have a relationship with Hi
StandStand up ye men and women of courage!Stand3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Stand up for what you know to be right.
Do not back down because it is an unpopular opinion.
If all we ever did was change to please the world, faith wouldn't exist due to the fact it's, apparently, in poor taste.
When they start beating your door down because you dare to say: "I am a child of God"
Let them in!
Give them food and drink, if they'll let you but never renounce what you believe because others tell you that it is false.
Man is flawed
Science is flawed
God is not
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence continue to work out for salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.
Finding Faith Through ScienceRocket scientist Jim Bradford says that science has always affirmed his faith.Finding Faith Through Science1 year ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Jim sees science as the study of what God made. And he defines science in this way: Science is an endeavor to explore and understand. Scientism is a philosophy that starts by saying that nothing supernatural exists. Jim points out that this viewpoint is unable to answer the question of where the matter and energy came from that supposedly started the Big Bang, according to the theory.
With a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, among Jim’s many accomplishments is working with Boeing on space shuttles. Up until college he was too shy to do any sort of Christian leadership. But he overcame this during college by inadvertently leading a Christian student group each week. Now, along with his rocket science career he also talks to people about the relationship between science and religion.
According to Jim, this viewpoint that we were not Created is one of despair. It’s saying that you are an
AcceptanceAcceptance2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: Black Star and Tsubaki are making a trip to Japan. While it's meant to be completely casual, the pair arrive with an agenda. How will Tsubaki's parents respond to their arrival and what's to come? One's true character comes out during time of panic and confusion. *TsuStar One Shot!*
Disclaimer: I do not own Soul Eater (but seriously, have you been keeping up? It's pretty epic).
Shibusen had always been his home. Sid and Nygus had always been the only family he had. The older that he got, the more independent he had to become, especially when he entered Shibusen as a mesiter. He wasn't accepted by people at all because of his loud and cocky ways so he was alone. Well maybe not completely alone. Sid still watched over him and chastised him. In fact, Sid seemed to be the only one that paid him any mind, but when the knife meister began taking on more personal missions, the az
LifePeople say that the child, just beginning to form in the mother's womb, is just a clump of cells.Life3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Already at 4 weeks, the day where most abortions occurr, that so called "clump of cells" has dreams.
If that child is aborted. Never will that child experience life.
That child will never experience love.
Never will it experience hope.
Never will it experience faith.
Never will it experience friendship.
That child will never be, what it was suppose to be put on this earth for.
Never will it be the next greatest President.
Never will it be a child's friend.
Never will it be the next to recieve the Medal of Honor.
Never will it be the next role model for others to look up to.
Sure the woman can choose what she wants to do with her body, but she's not thinking of the body inside of her.
If you don't want that child, give it up for adoption. Then it'll have those experiences, be that next greatest thing, do that thing they were supposed to do in the first place. Then it will have a real life.
Send me, but...I.Send me, but...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Here I am, Lord.
to a place where there's good food,
where the winter's not too cold,
where there's air-con when it's hot
and the shop's not far away.
Send me where the living's cheap
and the public transport good,
where people will look up to me
and life will not be all too hard.
Here I am, Lord.
to where you'd have me be
even if the food is horrid
and the winter worse than cold;
let me praise you while I'm sweating,
serve you on hour-long journeys
to the next grocery store.
Give me strength where life's expensive
and patience in waiting for a broken bus,
love where the people annoy me no end
or where I feel they're annoyed at me.
And, were it to mean life will be hard -
Lord, let me still plead
for you to send me.
The Hypocrisy of AtheismI speak purely from my own experiences.The Hypocrisy of Atheism3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I have atheists complain about my "How I Know God Exists" journal. They tell me they are offended by it. Yet when I do my own research on their profiles, they have journals talking about atheism being the only correct belief.
I have atheists complain about Christian signatures, stamps, and deviations. Yet they have faved or created their own in support of atheism.
I have atheists complain to me, saying they don't like me talking about God and telling them about Him. They don't want to be converted. Yet they also spend their time trying to convince me that atheism is right and I see them talking to others and trying to convert them to atheism.
I have atheists tell me that Christians are rude and mean. Yet I've only had atheists cuss me out, personally insult me, give me condescension, quite literally stalk me around DA, give me links to pornography, and bombard me with vulgar sexual comments.
I cannot count the times atheists complain that Christi
Christian Lifestyle=Tough LifeYou know something I'm getting real sick and tired of people saying that religion is for weak minded people. They obviously haven't tried it. Being a Christian has been a hard part of my life all my life. Being able to see something and believe it's there is one thing. But to believe in something that you can't see physically, that you can't touch. It's hard! And to not only believe in that unseen force, but trust that the said unseen force LOVES YOU, wants the best for YOU, wants to see YOU grow as a person, and wants YOU to TRUST in the ability that it has It's HARD! I grew up Christian most of my life but I struggled back and forth going to church then falling out of it then going back and I just bounced around a lot unsure. Now that I'm older, 24, It's not any easier than it was when I was 10!Christian Lifestyle=Tough Life2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
God asks us to trust him when it comes to finances, healing, support, addiction freedom, anything and everything that could ever hold us down, God wants us to trust in Him that we w
A Letter to the BullyA Letter to the Bully1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Does the name-calling make you feel stronger? Tougher?
Well you don't scare me.
You hide behind a computer screen.
I will not sit here and let you shoot me down.
I know who I am, and you didn't make or break me.
All I see in your words are insecurity.
You need a friend. Maybe a hobby.
So, this is my letter to you, the bully.
Just because I'm different:
Whatever you may see in me that gives you reason to call me names.
I am who I am, and I don't need to change to fit your standards.
So don't hate me. I have my right to believe, to hope, to live.
It is you I pity. It is you who needs to change.
The Little ThingsThe Little Things2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Little Things
Author's Note: Yes, I'm back with yet ANOTHER Tsustar fic! So I kinda really love that One Direction Song "All the Little Things". It's super cute and inspired me! Black Star is a loud mouth and self absorbed, but even egotistical ninja's are observant and grow up at some point. *ONESHOT*
Disclaimer: Don't own Soul Eater… or the song… but this fic is mine.
Black Star wasn't very well understood. Maybe it was because he wasn't necessarily the most charismatic or whatever you'd like to call it. He wasn't sophisticated like Kid or smooth like Soul. He didn't engage in intellectual conversation like Ox, have some brooding, mysterious thing about him like Harvar, OR do whatever it was that Kilik seemed to do that had the girls calling lately. He was who he was. He liked high places, announcing his greatness, and being in the spot light. He liked eating massive portions of food, pla
I am not 'normal'I am not 'normal'2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I would hardly consider it 'normal' to be a follower of Christ.
People don't chase after God's heart as much anymore. Here we are in a vast desert of life, with a never ending well in front of us, and most are content to drink sand instead. It is a free gift offered to everyone, and the only thing you have to do is give your heart to Him, to love the One who loved you first. It's a steady process, no one is perfect overnight, but if you go after Him, He will not turn you down. It doesn't matter your race, gender, culture, sexuality, age, He offers it to every man and woman and child.
However, if you do start to walk with Him, do not expect to go unchanged. A transformed heart is a true sign of God's work in your life. It's not an easy walk, but it is real and God's love is so amazingly beautiful. He never leaves, never stops loving, forgives freely, and always listens. Your feelings or emotions, and your situations do not govern whether or not He is there. When you cry, He does not sco
It Trapped Her, It Released HerWhen I was younger, and little girl, I wanted a little brother.It Trapped Her, It Released Her7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
So when she got home, I excitedly ran down stairs to tell my mother
She looked at me nervously, and brushed my question away.
“Honey, I don't have time now, we'll talk about it another day.”
I was slightly disappointed because my friends all had younger siblings,
I only had an older sister who tried her best to ignore me.
But that day she heard what I asked my mother and after dinner, pulled me in her room.
And with a sneer she whispered silently, “Mother sent our little brother to heaven too soon.”
At the age of nine, with a child's mind, I had no idea with that meant.
“Is that why Daddy went away, because he misses him?”
“Daddy got depressed and died,” she replied with a scowl,
“But don't be sad, he's in the clouds, he's with our brother now.”
Days went by and I remained silent,
yet I could see the light in my mother's eyes no longer lit.
After my question she w
2Love24 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The Bible. Two halves. The Old Testament, before Jesus's birth; the New Testament, starting from his birth and going on. The Testaments are split into individual books, and the books into chapters, and the chapters into verses.
The Old Testament was, is, all about laws and rules and regulations. So it seemed. A young child, only four or five, Amy Elizabeth already turned her nose up at the Bible. It was all stupid and boring. I mean, just look at the book of Judges. Israel loved God, Israel forgets about God, Israel is in great peril, Israel repents, God forgives, God gives them a leader, Israel is saved. This repeats over. And over. And over. And look at Psalms! It's little more than 151 miniature poems with weird phrasings, and they don't even rhyme.
I'm like Israel was. I sneer at God and turn from Him, get myself into a load of complete crap [pardon my language], come crawling back to Him, and He is merciful and saves me. I'm not the stupid little girl I