Tag Archives: fantasy

Hearts Be Light

28 Nov

DISNEYLAND:

  • No strollers…
  • Dancing with Goofy…
  • No lines…
  • “Shuffling” with Chip & Dale…
  • No people (well…a few)…
  • “Snow…”
  • Christmas music blaring throughout the park…

…compliments of KOST-FM.

All Christmas and Disney sentiment consumed us. We acted like there wasn’t a problem in the world…nor did we speak of the fact that we had work within the next 5 hours. We were kids again.

Bury The Castle?

10 Apr

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Hebrews Chapter 11

1 a : allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty b (1) : fidelity to one’s promises (2) : sincerity of intentions
2 a (1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion b (1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2) : complete trust
3 : something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs <the Protestant faith>

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

We think we know what faith is, but we usually just make up our own definition for words that have been around for a while. The definitions above are a couple of the most credible and consistent definitions for “faith” known to us.

In regards to Faith vs Fantasy, recently I was listening to a song called Brick By Boring Brick (BBBB) by a popular band named Paramore.  At first, I didn’t understand the song, causing me to not really agree with what was being said. So I researched what lead singer Hayley Williams wrote in her published journal explaining what the song is about:

“I believe it’s important to stay young at heart. To have faith in what might seem impossible and to have goals beyond your current ambitions or temporary means. However, there is a huge difference, to me anyways, between acknowledging your dreams and never living in reality. Some people are so scared of being boring- so insecure with who they might be- that they build up this huge lie, it’s all one big distraction. For not only the on-lookers but for their self. To me, it is a selfish way to live. A great means of defense. But selfish nonetheless. I’ve been hurt by this lifestyle. Hurt by people I barely know. I’ve even been guilty of living this way. It’s so common. I’m glad that I’ve found some words to finally speak up about it.

A brick is such a traditional, tired and plain boring representation of solidity. I wanted the whole song to have this sort of fairy tale vibe… only to twist the point I’m trying to make in the song which is, ‘Stop living in a fake fairytale… like, WAKE UP!’ When thinking how I could really get that across in the song I decided I’d use a house. Someone’s safe place, even in a fairy tale… you can’t forge a refuge out of magic & fairy dust. You gotta build it just as real and as solid as a stupid old brick.”

What really won me over were the lyrics to the bridge that I guess just “clicked” one day:

If it’s not real
You can’t hold it in your hand
You can’t feel it with your heart
And I won’t believe it
But if it’s true
You can see it with your eyes
Or even in the dark

WOW. That’s when I realized that it’s in agreement with the definitions above. So there’s a difference between faith and fantasy.  This message needs to be heard.

Here’s Paramore making sure it’s heard:

Intimately: