1 John 5:4-5

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes If I am called to hard places—to where the shadows are thicker than the poisoned air all the dead breathe, to where the fallen suns’ reign over the hearts of the dead is strongest, to where the War in the realms unseen crosses over most palpably into what even the dead can see—how shall it be for you and me?

1 John 3:2

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes The Way is not easy. The dead are cut off from it, and the Living can only walk it by Life and Life’s power restoring and renewing them from within. We walk—held and kept by the Helper, without turning to the left or to the right, without turning back.

1 John 2:15; 17

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes The shadows of my former being fall away with each passing moment, and soon only what is true and eternal shall remain. Yet you belong to a world of mist and vapor, a thin phantom, a vanishing specter. The remnants of death in me are capable of receiving your touch, but Life living in me cannot tolerate death and will not suffer me to be charmed once more by its lullaby. I belong to Truth, so I speak only what is true when I say I cannot love you.

1 John 4:5

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Can you hear me? If you can hear me, can you hear my voice clearly? If you can hear my voice clearly, can you understand what these words mean? If you can understand what these words mean, do they make any sense to you? If they do make sense to you, do they speak to your heart? If they do speak to your heart, your heart of hearts, will you step into the Light?

Isaiah 62:3

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes You are beautiful because you were formed in the likeness of Beauty, for in every stroke and turn of your being the Weaver’s marks glow. You are beautiful because He has washed you with His blood and adorned you with His kisses, for there is no greater treasure than the Darling One of the Worlds, than I AM Himself. You are beautiful because the King has given you a new heart, for the heart that beats in your chest is the same heart that once died and came back to life that you may know the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Isaiah 62:2

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes We were never meant to be suns and stars, dear one. Even now you are still a moon, for the light you shine with is not your own but merely that granted to you by the fallen suns who followed the prince of this world in rebelling against the Sovereign One and claimed the dominions I AM entrusted to them as their own. Your glory and your fame ultimately return to the lord you serve, and in The War there are only two sides. I find comfort as I hope in faith that just as I was taken captive by the King, He will surely come for you, too. With the eyes of faith, I see you for who you are meant to be, young queen.

Isaiah 62:1

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes This I do know: I am the King’s and the King is mine, for He has willed it from before the ages. He has made His heart known to me—what portion this poor finite creature can withstand—and if Love chose to love me, how will I know that He has not chosen you, too? He has put in my heart to believe you are His and He shall be yours, so I will sing.

Matthew 11:12

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Although I grew up in peace, war was not far across our borders, hence why people believe the parched lands of my childhood are constantly overflowing with rivers of blood. In the distant lands of my forebears, the most recent scars of war are only two generations away for most and a fresh wound for many in the southern isles. But death now looms over the entire nation as blood washes the streets even without war’s aid.

Psalm 82:6-7

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes We remain immortals at our cores, although the Twilight has brought death into our veins. But we were never made to wear divinities of our own making. Will you throw away the crown the thrones and principalities of this world have bestowed upon you? Would you be willing to give up your false deity for true humanity? Would you rather be a goddess doomed to die or a woman destined for rebirth?