A lot of times we, myself included, tend to take for granite some of the things we have readily available to us, food, water, grocery stores with the shelves always packed with food. In these times we tend to worry about insignificant things. It was either last year or the year before we had a major snow storm. Roofs collapsed, people got trapped in cars, etc. My Aunt who has cancer had to go to Roswell and the fireman had to come get her because vehicles couldn’t get through. Tops markets is right around the corner from me. I went there to stock up onRead More →

For many years I played in Heavy Metal bands. I determined my own self worth by how many people would be at a show. I craved the attention of people praising me, and telling me that I was a good vocalist. I would especially love to hear phrases like “you’re the best vocalist in Buffalo” or “you’re the best singer I’ve ever heard.” Although that is highly debatable I still would eat it up and get a temporary sense of satisfaction from it. I constantly craved the attention of women hoping they would notice me if I sang to them. Then I’d add high dosesRead More →

I recently attended a Roman Catholic Confirmation, and was extremely unsettled by the things I seen and heard. Walking in I see to my right a statue of the virgin Mary with candles, and a place to kneel to pray before her. Behind the statue was a picture of people kneeling before her, and praying to her. What was further unsettling was the overall message from the Bishop about baptism, confession, how a Christian becomes born again. Mary If Mary was here today among us she would never allow anyone to kneel before her, and certainly point to Christ not herself. This is made everRead More →

A few weekends ago I sat down to watch Stephen Hawkings documentary “Did God create the universe?” The text in olive I have quoted from the documentary, and hopefully accurately. If not please let me know. In the beginning of the documentary Stephen humbly states that “asking if God exists is a valid question.” I believe the answer is a resounding yes. Before I begin this article I should state that I am Christian who believes that God created everything including the universe. I also believe science is a wonderful thing but it isn’t everything. I believe there is much more to our existence thenRead More →