Status update

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It’s been a while since we posted a status update, so here is the last one of 2015! Turner and I have been working on a story for about a month until we realised we weren’t committed to it. It just wasnt grabbing our attention. We stormed for a while until one of our recently posted short stories sparked an idea. With a newfound excitment we eagerly started planning a new novel to work on. This was good for us for a couple of reasons, but the most important one is that we’ve figured out which genre we are truly passionate about writing. 

In addition to this awesome development, we’ve also created a New Years resolution for ourselves. By the end of next year our goal is to have one of our novels published! This is both daunting and frightening, because though we are confident in our work, publishing is a whole new monster to grapple with. We decided this goal was worth it though if we are to ever further our craft. 

In the coming months we will begin streaminglining the book we want to focus on publishing as well as sharing pieces of our new writing endeavour with you lovely people. We trule appreciate the love and support we receive here and we can’t wait to move into 2016 with you!

Have a New Years eve that’s one for the books.

-Turner Collins

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miracles explained with science

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I have always wondered why people are so swift in dismissing a miracle. I understand that a miracle is something that is so unbelievable, it will be hard to believe. But I thought that was where someone’s faith would guide them. It seems that more and more often disbelief outweighs belief.

It bothers me that someone who claims a miracle occurred, or experiences a miracle, is seen as crazy or making it up.  Why are we so quick to jump on their account of what they experienced and turn our backs on them?

A majority of scientists are religious so why does it always seem they try discount miracles? Why does it seem like they make it a hobby of trying to explain away things that are unexplainable. I would think that their beliefs would open them up to the idea that miracles can happen. The problem has to be that we need to try and explain everything and that is where we fail. Some things are not meant to have an answer. And just because we can’t explain it does not make it any less believable.

At this point in human history, if there was a second coming of Jesus, someone claiming they were Jesus, we would lock them up in an asylum. We have become so removed from the wonder of the unexplained and spoiled our minds with science. Science sees someone as dismissible if it cannot be explained, and this is where we fail.

My biggest pet peeve had to be near death experiences. Why do we need science to try and explain that near death experiences are just a series of your brain playing tricks on you. Who cares? If someone says they experienced one and they believe that they did, who are we to say they didn’t? We don’t know, and therefore, how can we discount what they are saying?

Why can we not put our faith in something unknown and just be content with that? I thought that was the foundation of religion.

-Collins