5 more Worship/Christian songs to get you through isolation.

5 more Worship/Christian songs to get you through isolation.

So a couple of weeks back, I wrote about 5 songs to listen to during this time of isolation, (you can find a link to that post here 5 Worship/Christian songs to get you through isolation.) with the goal of somehow trying to keep the focus on God during this troubling time, well with the isolation still in full effect at the time of writing, I thought it’d be a good idea to do a follow up to that post! I’ll provide links to each song, so feel free to check them out! Continue reading “5 more Worship/Christian songs to get you through isolation.”

Still and small.

Still and small.

So I wasn’t actually going to write anything this week. I keep putting this off, finding excuses not to write another blog. That’s for a number of reasons, some of them are fairly simple, other commitments, not feeling inspired. Others are more personal. But I started this blog with the intent of walking alongside those struggling. Life after Darkness is more than just a title of a blog to me. It’s a mindset of being able to get through the hardest times in life, and seeing the goodness of God in those times.
I am not a shining example of Christianity, I’m just as broken as anyone else you’ll find, I’m certainly no saint (even if I share my name with one) but something I pride myself on, is honesty. And to be honest, I’m struggling. Continue reading “Still and small.”

There’s no shame in being lost.

There’s no shame in being lost.

2019 has been a really weird year for me. I have so much to be grateful for but to call it an easy year would be simply false. For every moment of joy, there’s been a hardship, for every smile, there’s been a tear, for every moment of clarity, I’ve felt just as lost. but this isn’t a post of discontent, more one of realizing that, actually there’s no shame in being lost. Continue reading “There’s no shame in being lost.”

Be the change you want to see.

Be the change you want to see.

So in the last post, I went through King Kalidoscope’s latest album “Zeal” (check it out if you haven’t yet, the link will be at the end) and it got me thinking, what comes next? After we lose the cynicism, when we come back to that place of child-like faith, where do we go next? After getting back to that place of passion and, well, zeal, how do we keep pushing on in our everyday lives, in a way that shows the glory of the Lord? Continue reading “Be the change you want to see.”

A breakdown of “Zeal” by Kings Kaleidoscope (part 1)

A breakdown of “Zeal” by Kings Kaleidoscope (part 1)

Before we get into the breakdown, I’m extremely proud to announce that my good friend and brother in Christ, Ian is now officially a part of the page, he will be helping with editing mainly (one of my weaker points I think) he’s written a number of excellent guest posts for Life After Darkness, so it was a great honour to have him become a part of the page! And I honestly can’t wait to see where God decides to lead this blog.

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you’ll know how much of an impact Kings Kaleidoscope has made upon me and my faith. I mean, the name of this blog was inspired by one of their songs, and ever since the release of “Zeal” I knew I had to do a breakdown of the album. The issue for me was timing; I wanted to write this at the right time. A lot has gone on in my life in the past few weeks, not all of it good, but all of it necessary. Considering the themes of this incredible album, I think this is the perfect time. Continue reading “A breakdown of “Zeal” by Kings Kaleidoscope (part 1)”

Battling apathy.

Battling apathy.

Last week was my latest journey to the conference known as “New wine United”, and there’s a few things I need to mention before we get into today’s topic.

I wasn’t even supposed to be at United this year. God, however, had other plans – and to New wine I went. To be honest, I was actually really nervous about this year’s conference. It was the first year that I was basically the only person in my age group as most of my friends in that age group, for one reason or another, couldn’t come.

It was also the first year since attending United that I hadn’t camped with my original church. I instead went with the church I’ve been serving at for a number of years now. So it was really a strange year. Yet, I can say that it’s been a real blessing of a week honestly! Last bit of admin stuff before I get started properly; the rundown of the album “Zeal” by Kings Kaleidoscope should be up by the end of the month, I really want to make an effort to get back into investing in this page, something that I’ve been neglecting for the past year or so.

Continue reading “Battling apathy.”