_to write darkness

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. _c.s. lewis

Archive for June, 2009


Posted by abramjanson on June 28, 2009

“On with the dance; Let joy be unconfined!”


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Uncle Screwtape.

Posted by abramjanson on June 24, 2009


I have been re-reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  It has really carried some serious truth to the interior of my life lately.  In hopes to possibly offer you some encouragement… and highlight some statements that have brought much ponder… Here we go.  (Keep in mind this entire book is written from the viewpoint of a demon writing letters to an “apprenticing demon” advising him how to suck humans down to Hell.)

  • Once you have made the World an end, and faith a means, you have almost won your man, and it makes very little difference what kind of worldly end he is pursuing.”
  • “Now it may surprise you to learn that in His (God’s) efforts to get permanent possession of a soul, He relies on the troughs even more than on the peaks; some of His special favorites have gone through longer and deeper troughs then anyone else… It is during such trough periods, much more than the peak periods, that it (us) is growing into the sort of creature He (God) wants it to be.  Hence the prayers offered in the state of dryness are those which please Him best… He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles.”
  • A moderated religion is as good for us as no religion at all-and more amusing.”

I hope this requires pondering.


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Strive to be the remedy.

Posted by abramjanson on June 23, 2009

Strive to be the remedy.

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First Swimmer.

Posted by abramjanson on June 17, 2009

Hello Friends.

It appears I am human… Haha… Just kidding… But seriously… I finally punched my ticket for the first swimmer of my guiding career (i’m not counting some crazy lady last year who jumped in… 😛 )

Had the all day trip… everything was going great. Good lines in the rapids… Good conversation in the boat… great lunch… and then came Siedel’s Suckhole.

I just straight up got worked.

And… Then she just went out the back.   I watched her go… slow motion… head over heels out the back of the boat… She got sucked down… shot under the boat… and came up 10 feet in front… meanwhile… we were still getting worked in the hole. 🙂 It was quite the good surf that is for darn sure.

The important part… I kept us from flipping. 🙂

And in my defense… Easily the rapid that serves up the most carnage on that entire section of river… It’s legit.

It happens to the best of us… I guess. Haha.  As always… It’s a humbling experience and you really get a renewed realization of the enormous power that the river possesses.  Check out a little video of some Siedel’s action below… to give you a little taste of my day… 🙂

Just got worked.


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