Art · Writing

A Letter from God…

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My child,

I love you.

You don’t need to compare yourself to other people.  You are unique, unique for a reason.  I made you.

Your worth is not found in what you do, who you’re with, where you are, or how much that person likes you: it is found in who you are, and who your Father is.

Don’t believe the lie that it’s good to never feel happy: that is not my purpose.  I am the joy-giver, the River of Life.  I am hope.

Give away more than you get.

Don’t forget about your family.  They love you, and you are together for a reason.

You don’t have to do this alone.  I am here.

Trust me.

Don’t believe the lies the enemy puts on you: they don’t even make sense anyway.  Listen to my voice.  I am leading you to green pastures and quiet waters.

You can do all things with me by your side.  Don’t put limits on what I can do.  I made the world.  I made the universe.

Be who I made you, not the imitation of someone else.  Be you.

I love you.

I.  Love.  You.

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Video

I Just Played… Dragon Age: Inquisition! (Review)

 

I’m finally back on the YouTube train!!  Starting a BRAND NEW WEEKLY SERIES where I just talk about things that I’ve been enjoying recently, whether its video games, music, tv shows or books.  Hopefully going to be uploading every Friday!

Hope you enjoy this first episode.  It’s about a fantasy video game called Dragon Age: Inquisition, which proved to be the perfect remedy for my midsummer dissertation-writing blues.

Thanks everyone,
Rory (:

Video · Writing

Feeling Heard…

It can sometimes feel really difficult to be heard in today’s world.  It feels like no-one really cares about what we think, and we have no real way of expressing our thoughts.  That’s why it’s so important to have that group of family and friends that really listen to you: who really hear you, and care about what you think.  For me, I love being a part of our young adults group and our men’s group at church.  Whether or not I feel it in the moment, I know deep down that there are people in each of those groups who care about me and really hear me.

Still, another thing I love to do when I want to share some thoughts and feelings I have is to make videos.  Sometimes it’s something more serious, related to how I feel about the fact that the world seems to really be going down the toilet.  But often, its just to give my opinion on seemingly unimportant things: like music or TV shows or video games.  It’s just a good feeling to share what your thinking about something you’re interested in, and compare it to what other people think.  I’ve loved rooting through all the YouTube videos right now passionately debating the quality of the most recent season of Game of Thrones, and the implications it has for the last season next year!

So, given this, I’ve decided to give regular YouTube uploads another go, starting up a brand new series called ‘I Just Played…’  Essentially, it’s just going to be me talking about things that I enjoy, starting with video games.  There’s gonna be a couple of variations, like ‘I Just Watched…’ and ‘I Just Read…’ — I’m just gonna see how it goes!  Going to hopefully upload a new video every Friday.

It might seem very insignificant, but I’ve already had a bunch of fun recording the first couple of episodes, and it felt really good just to talk about some dumb, fun stuff!  At least now, if anyone want to find out my real thoughts on Dragon Age: Inquisition, they can — I’ll be heard!

First episode up TOMORROW!

Thanks everyone,
Rory (:

Art

‘September Ablaze’

“And in the last days, God declares, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. 

Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions. 

In those days, I will pour out my Spirit even on servants – men and women alike. 

And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth – blood and fire and columns of smoke…” (Joel‬ ‭2:28-30‬)

Spirit of the living God, burn bright in me: like a fire in my soul.  May I burn bright for You… 🔥🔥🔥

Music

*Song* – ‘Staying Awake’

Hi everyone!  Here’s a lil song I wrote a while back called ‘Staying Awake’.  Just re-listened to an old voice memo and thought I’d do a fresh recording of it.

It’s just a song about someone choosing to stay when times are rough…


Lyrics:

My true love
I’m right here
You don’t have to be afraid
I’ll hold you close
I’ll hold you tight
I won’t ever run away

The sun in your eyes always burns with the new day
I could look into them forever, so I won’t sleep

My true love
Have no fear
Nothing can hurt you while I’m here
So you can rest your head
And close your eyes
I’ll still be here when the morning comes

The pain you feel, I feel it too
I would take it away forever if you’d like me to
I would stay by your side forever if you want me to

Staying awake for you now
I’m staying awake for you now
Rest your head upon my chest
I will be here till the end
Staying awake for you now
Staying awake for you now
You don’t need to say the words
In the quiet, they are heard

I’m staying awake
Staying awake for you
I’m staying awake
I’m staying awake

Video

‘My Pokémon Collection’ (RARMSTAR on Youtube!)

Made a brief return to my Youtube channel this week to record a video looking at my entire Pokémon collection, which has been almost 20 years in the making.  Forgot how fun it is to talk to myself about something I love for nearly half an hour!

Hopefully going to make some more videos over the next few weeks/months: gotta go something while I’m looking in earnest for a job after university… (: