2018 12-14


“It comes from nowhere yet comes from everywhere.  Like seething cauldrons of oil dumped upon your head burning your face, burning your body.  You scream in agony to anyone who will deliver you from the pain, but there is no deliverance.  Those you know then descend upon you and say “Here is your deliverance” and drive the shafts of their blades deep into your soul.  You draw yourself deep inside.  You close your eyes, but this does not shut out the blood as it runs down your arms and chest and drips onto your feet.  Naked you crawl away and under a crevice in the wall that is too tall to climb.  But you are not hidden because the eyes of your own shame stare down upon you condemning you for what you are.  There is no relief…only temporary rests in between knowing at any moment its attack will be upon you again….You crawl into a fetal position and imagine you are safe inside away from a world you wish you had never known.”

    Wow, that is quite a description of depression! I should know because I wrote it many years ago,


2018 10-30

I Am Not A Christian

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

    I know the title to this article is going to freak some of you out…but hear me out. I am neither pagan, Christian, Buddhist or any religious label. I find strength in many philosophies. I also have learned though at the core of them all is the one creator who bridged the gap of righteousness and spirituality in the expression of himself as Jesus Christ. Jesus’ words and teachings fulfill every religious and spiritual pursuit if a sincere seeker of truth will listen with his own ears rather than the voice of religion. (more…)

2018 09-19

“But You’re Not Supposed To Judge”

By Benjamin Raven Pressley
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Mathew 7:1) IS ONE OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD AND ABUSED SCRIPTURES IN BIBLE. Read the whole verse in context. Go ahead read it Matthew 7:1-5. It says “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”


2018 08-08

True Spirituality

    What is true spirituality any way? Is it being religious and committed to a certain religion? Is it being a space cadet anything goes as long as it sounds deep and esoteric? (more…)

2018 07-31

Holy Bible, Wholly True

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

   I consider myself to be an open-minded person that is respectful to all religious belief systems. I have studied and read about many religions and what they believe for myself. I have and still do read, listen and consider what other people say about their particular beliefs. And upon full consideration of those people and their beliefs I have came to a conclusion; I am convinced that The Holy Bible is THE Word of God. (more…)

2018 06-09

The Great Equalizer

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

We live in a time under an intense delusion of inequality. I’m not taking about the shallow front page stuff that pits one race against another or one sexual preference against another. Most of these crusades are nothing more than this group or that group wanting special privileges and recognition under the guise of trying to convince others they are being discriminated against. They are reminiscent of small children wanting their way. The reality is they are so insecure that they seek outward sources of affirmation as their identity. They are like spoiled children wanting their way or else they will behave badly until they get their way.


2018 05-11



By Benjamin Raven Pressley
    When using the term ‘enlightenment’ I would venture to say that most people immediately think of Buddhism or some eastern Indian religion. I would like to propose it is not exclusive to Buddhism and far eastern religions and it isn’t some mystical out of body experience as I have heard various gurus from India expound. (more…)

2018 04-02

The Cross

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

What is so important about the cross? Is it just a symbol of Christianity? Is it just a decorative ornament to hang around our neck? I think most people in this day and time cannot even relate to the significance of the cross. To most it is some vague reference to a time gone by in Roman history. Most know the story on some level of how Jesus Christ was crucified on a Roman cross. I think that probably most Christians don’t even know the deep down meaning themselves. But it is so much more significant than that…

The cross was an instrument of torture used in some form or another by different civilizations to punish and kill their enemies but without a doubt the Roman empire perfected it. Herodotus, the Greek historian tells us that the Persians used crucifixion as a form of extreme punishment. Other sources reveal the practice among the Assyrians, the Scythians, (more…)

2018 03-23


 By Benjamin Raven Pressley

MINDFULNESS is a popular subject these days. On one side it sounds very progressive and modern in these days when people are searching for ways to cope with everyday life in general. On the other it sounds very esoteric and mysterious something unique to Buddhism and those who claim enlightenment. It is something that has certainly been capitalized on by many a spiritual guru out to make a dollar off the innocent and naïve. But it is really none of those things and isn’t that hard to understand and will make such a difference in our day to day lives if we understand it and incorporate it into our lives. Let me attempt to clear up the mystery. (more…)

2018 02-17

Is Jesus The Answer?


By Benjamin Raven Pressley

   Don’t get mad or just dismiss when a Christian says Jesus is the answer to this culture of hate and fear. Let me try to explain to those who just blanket reject the idea that Jesus is the answer and explain why it is a viable solution or at least a step in the right direction. (more…)

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