October 2006


Can you tell me what went wrong? Can you name the part that died?
That turned you from a blushing one into sorrow’s bride.
With all of these wise men searching for your light.
And you see the black sky only yields the night.

Even if the sky was filled with shooting stars,
You’d wish upon your puny, little human heart.
And you say even the Son of God is not good enough,
To save you, to save you now.

Mark off your penance with a cigarette lighter.
The note she left smells of her skin.
Your cauterize your heart with holy fire,
While the blisters burst and burn again.

Even if the sky was filled with shooting stars,
You’d wish upon your puny, little human heart.
And you say even the Son of God is not good enough,
To save you, to save you now.

If all you need is a song, a little time to be alone.
Then hide yourself in this one because it’s time to move on.
You drink yourself into oblivion and pray this is your last night.
The morning comes like cancer, the stubborn sun puts up a hell of a fight.

Even if the sky was filled with shooting stars,
You’d wish upon your puny, little human heart.
And you say even the Son of God is not good enough,
To save you, to save you now.

“Like Cancer” by Death Comesto Matteson

Too many times in our lives we try to fix everything ourselves. We convince ourselves that we have to carry the burden alone with no help from our Father, or anyone else, for that matter. So, next time you find yourself weighed-down by your struggles, heartaches, and fears, wish upon our “shooting star” from heaven–our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ–instead of your own “puny, little human heart.” If you don’t, failure is sure to follow.

“Have A Good Day!” is a short film by Joel McAfee & Ante Up Esau Entertainment created for the Two Day Film Challenge at WKU. I am proud to have been involved in its production. The film was winner of the Audience Choice Award as well as being the 2nd Place Film overall! As per the rules of the competition, there were five variables that had to be in every film. They are as follows…

Genre: Comedy
Prop: Clothespin
Location: Stairwell
Dialogue: “It’s not dead yet!”
Character: Dave “Doobie” Wiley, Hippy/Artisan

With no further adieu, presenting “Have A Good Day!”

The most difficult thing about meeting new people is the first impression–both making them and taking them. Unfortunately, as humans, it is our nature to judge others and decide how we feel towards other people based on what we know about them–even if what we know amounts to very little. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been victims of the first impression, whether you were unfairly judged based on an introduction or jumped to the wrong conclusions with someone you barely know.

Anyway, this has been on my mind as of late. I’ve met a vast assortment of new people in the past couple of weeks and it’s hard not to wonder what they’re thinking about me–their judgements of my character, personality, and intellengence (among other things). Sometimes I wish everyone could just “spill the beans,” so to speak, everytime they meet a new person.

Maybe a business card with a personal, self-examination to share with others. Perhaps mine would say something like this…

“First and foremost, I am a follower of Christ. I have a love for God and long to do His will. I love to make people laugh and smile. I am willing to lend a listening ear to those in need, and I try to be a good example to those surrounding me. Despite these things, I am still a human being with faults and struggles of my own. At times, I may be selfish, as is our nature. I may say things I should not have said and think things I should never have thought. I often have trouble knowing when to stop with playful jabs and joking. And patience is not always my virtue. I tell you this in hopes that you will not only love and accept me in spite of these things, but also help me overcome them. I will do my best to do the same for you.”

Have you ever learned a strange, new fact and suddenly it seems everyone is talking about it? Or, have you ever extended your vocabulary with a new word and then start hearing it used constantly? Why is this? Has it always been common knowledge but never noticed until I actually learned it myself?

Anyway, the reason I mention this is that I recently learned that the human nose and ears never stop growing. Since that time, I’ve heard this fact mentioned three other times! Is this a new scientific finding or was I just left out of the loop? Who cares, really? It’s the least of my worries. Now I’m more concerned about how enormous my nose is going to be in 30 years.


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“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

I had never heard this quote until recently. As I let those words sink in, I came to this ironic conclusion: The very people commissioned to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ are the main reason it is often unaccepted by non-believers.