In this picture…

In this picture is a bale of hay. Another, smaller, lies to its right, some ways away. Dead grasses lie before it. The brown specks of Autumn lie behind. The waning sun shines upon it all and grants the place life and being…

In this picture is a bale of hay. Another, smaller, lies to its right, some ways away. Dead grasses lie before it. The brown specks of Autumn lie behind. The waning sun shines upon it all and grants this place life and being. A shadow is cast from this bale but it can not reach the fence on which you sit nor darken the thing I seek. The sun sets and Fall approaches, and it will endure many years.

Without this picture is another. It is cold, lifeless. The dead winter.

But there is no other picture, and, in this, is why sunshine can be seen breaking forth from the frame, does strike my face, and warms again my heart to hope.

The Rise and Fall of Five Iron Frenzy

Five Iron Frenzy was a Christian ska/punk band in the 90s/00s who broke up in 2003. Now, they’ve finally released a DVD of the members’ time in the band. The DVD includes footage of shows, music videos, shorts, miscellaneous things, and a full length documentary on the band.

Five Iron Frenzy was a Christian ska/punk band in the 90s/00s who broke up in 2003. Now, they’ve finally released a DVD of the members’ time in the band. The DVD includes footage of shows, music videos, shorts, miscellaneous things, and a full length documentary on the band.

If you’re interested in FIF, here’s the most recent interview with the band’s lead singer, Reese Roper.

If you like Christian music at all you owe it to yourself to hear this band. I regret only hearing about them long after their break up.

I call Five Iron’s last album, the 2-cd set The End is Here, the best Christian release of all time. I have no reservations about calling it just simply the best release of all time, either. It’s just that good.