To dwell in darkness
And see a flash of light
And realize it was just a trick of the eyes
Forevermore, I will scorn that with a bright resemblance.


Abruptly Endi-

I have been falsely informing to those who consult me about my plans for the weekend.
Alluding to being busy, but the truth is, I'm praying for a day of solidity.
While I rather detest open statements about life in poetry (I'm somewhat of a Romantic, you see),

I've open flame thawing freedom thickened, frozen.

How I miss the peace of solidarity (although I am never truly alone, which I am thankful).

Details would've been likely to proceed the previous line, but my time is not familiar with singularity at any given moment.


A Quiet Place: A Sincere Hope Realized

I've been praying about this since October, and while I briefly updated about the status of the project a few days ago, I'm happy to say it has produced the beginnings of fruit which will, with hope, touch someone's heart, change someone's life, or simply make a person's day.

Yesterday we recorded a 3 song EP.
In my opinion, this is the most significant project I've ever taken part in, due to it's ordinance by the Holy Spirit.

We base our name, A Quiet Place, and vision off of Mark 6:31 (as I've posted before) and Proverbs 16:1-3:

"31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.""
-Mark 6:31

"1 To humans belong the plans of the heart,but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
2 All a person's ways seem pure to them,but motives are weighed by the Lord.
3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and he will establish your plans."
-Proverbs 16:1-3

If you have the time, please pray for us to always keep our eyes on the Lord, He's the only reason any of this is working or significant.

Thank you for listening, feel free to download the EP for $0.00!



Hash out old memories,
Sift through familiar feelings,
I'll tell you which ones still reflect "Me."

Healing comes from repentance;
Within is peeling of one's
Crust of a skin: self-proclaimed sentence.

"Take the log from your own eye."
I am weak.
"If the left is closed and still you sin, gouge out the right."
I am afraid.
"Remember me."
I have fallen asleep.

Even as I write,
Wander, does my mind.
Self-offense is the way I must fight.

Damn the demons,
Blame the bird,
(Slander myself) I did all of this to myself.

Plead in prayer,
Soak my sores,
Help me with my unbelief!

Singularized into the cyclic circumstance of ideological indecision,
Cursed by obsession to critique every inch of my existence;
There must be something wholly good about me.


Busy, Busy

I really am no longer a fan of personal updates, considering that people read this who talk to me on a daily basis,
But to neglect an update is to neglect one of the founding principles of this blog: to be a public expressive journal to document my journey through life.

So I digress to the last couple weeks of my life...

For starters, within the same week my 2 year old cousin and my girlfriend both moved into my house.
A household of 4 to 6 is now 6 to 8!
It's been a complete roller-coaster of emotion, and while I'd like to get into detail of why both moved in, I will refrain from doing so for their benefit.

The unnamed post-rock band I promoted back in August/September/October is now named and we had played our first show!
We went by Every Day (my acoustic ambient project) for the show, but now go by A Quiet Place.
We opened for a local metalcore band by the name of The Ongoing Concept, who've received a LOT of views on their music video (over 25,000!) and have been covered by decent sized internet music news media outlets like Indie Vision Music.
It was a blast and privilege to play with them, and to make things better we were invited to play with them any chance we get.

The goal of A Quiet Place is derived from a specific command to the disciples of Christ in Mark 6:31, just before Jesus feeds 5,000:

"Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.""

During a contemplation for how we were to perform for the night of the show, Andrew Choske, our drummer, sincerely suggested that we give the audience the opportunity for solace to be presented to the spectators; allowing them to dance, sit next to the drumset, sing their own melodies, lay down with eyes closed, yell under the veil of sound our music provides.
We feel compelled by the Holy Spirit to provide a quiet place to get some rest.
We prayed about it for weeks and after the show, its been unanimously confirmed in our hearts to carry this mission out.
Humility is going to be a battle where we must stand our ground, as to not interfere with the work of the Spirit, but rather He work through us.

That's about all I have for right now, if you pray, pray for me whenever you get the chance.
God's calling me to repent to long neglected separations, and its a battle I'm determined to see through.



I've Found a New Artist to Never Share with Anyone or Listen to on my Own Again

I've had a long and contemplative night.

Contemplations of infinity;
The lack of harmony,
Imperfect, decrepit.

I listened to an album which reflects the Alzheimer's experience.
Progressively, I found myself in need for it to end.
Panic, manifesting, quietly chanting, "This isn't what life is like."

Whisper white lie.

Life should not be in such a way as it was presented and reminded to me.

Yet, the lie only exists in temporary conditioning.
This continual reminder brought me to steady breathing.
Though I may not be able to shake the mental inducted physical drowning,
Storms and tides may enfold my cage;
I will see beyond me.