"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Paradox of Romantic Love

I hate you, and I love you.

I despise you, and I long for you.

You make me angry, and you bring me peace.

You are my worst enemy, and my best friend.

You drive me crazy, and you restore my sanity.

I want you to leave, and I want to pull you near.

You are a constant source of irritation, and you are a constant source of calm.

You are a well of confusion, and a well of understanding.

You are my greatest opponent, and you are my greatest champion.

Your words lash out at me, and your words soothe me.

You confuse me, and you intrique me.

You hate me, and you love me.

You are a paradox to me, and you are the only one for me.


Lance Gargus

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Storm Clouds

Storm clouds they come and hide the sun,

My life seems completely undone.

Here comes the rain and tragedy came,

I just won't be the same.

Waters rise and hope takes flight,

Despair consumes my sight.

Sun and rain, joy and pain,

My heart feels the strain.

Holy Spirit, never let go,

Bring comfort to my soul.

Ever faithful, ever true,

Is the love brought by You.

How my soul overflows,

Now filled with hope.


Lance Gargus

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me:

Psalms 55:8,16,18

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Yes, There's So Much To Write

Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

Proverbs 7:3

Yes, there's so much to write, many stories to tell, of love, of hate, of wars, and rumors thereof, of politics, and politicians, but I find myself just wanting to write about You, Lord.


James and Lance Gargus

Monday, December 15, 2014

White Butterfly

I want to share what it means when a white butterfly appears in one’s life. A Butterfly is about transformation.In early Christianity, it was the symbol of the soul. Interestingly, in Christian religions, white is worn during baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and Marriage. When I traveled to the community of John of God, in Brazil, it is required everyone wear white. Many cultures have their own butterfly meanings. The Native Americans, a butterfly is a symbol of change and joy. Look for change. The butterfly will help teach that growth and change does not have to be traumatic.The color white means purity and truth. One butterfly means, beginnings.

One butterfly means, our world will be beginning a new life.

According to Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn, a butterfly was seen in Japan as the personification of a person's soul; whether they be living, dying, or already dead.

The ancient Greek word for "butterfly" is ψυχή (psȳchē), which primarily means "soul" or "mind".

White butterflies also symbolize past spirits/souls. I've come to believe they are signs of good luck or angels watching over you. White butterflies have many different symbolic meanings in different cultures. Some belief it is the soul of child, others believe it is a sign of death.

It is a spiritual symbol for life after death because of its metamorphosis, or transformation, from a caterpillar that crawls on the ground to a beautiful, almost ethereal creature that flies through the air. It has also become a symbol for personal growth and spiritual rebirth.It represents resurrection.

This symbolism was also used in early Christianity as a symbol of the soul.

Other cultures believed that spirits of the dead took the form of white butterflies.