anyone can curse the darkness. i'm holding up this candle i call "the Lap" and praying God will light it. you see, the power grid just went down. some crazy hostetler guy warned us a couple years ago that the chinese were about to hack into our computers and do this to us, but none of us believed him. after all, the government said that could never happen to us.all i remember is that when the lights went out a couple minutes ago somehow this candle dropped into my left hand. what are the odds of that? but how do i light my candle? i need some kind of flame here well, since God just dropped this candle into my hand He obviously intends to also send the Flame to light it. did you hear that? "it is rapidly sweeping westward having already swallowed up major sections of the eastern and central states."will people be too busy for God now? this is the God of the universe we're talking about here. (look i haven't seen the stars this bright since i went star-gazing in wisconsin with joey and my lovely jewish christian friend. that blurry blob there must be the galaxy andromeda, some 12,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles away...and billions of stars are even much further away from us than that.)what makes you think any of us have anything to offer our Creator, the One who flung all those stars into space?as it turns out, we do have something to offer Him--our butts. the first thing He wants us to do is to let Him set our butts down on His Lap...and to keep them there.in a nutshell that's what my book, "the Lap" is all about--getting our butts up on His Lap and keeping them there. as my dialog with God shows, that's what i've done, even when i wasn't too happy with Him.I get the feeling that He really enjoys holding me...and gently rocking me, just like i used to enjoy holding and gently rocking josh and joey on my lap when they were a year-and-a-half old. God, what about this country i love so much? is there still hope for us?what if all of us "love-liberty" citizens joined together to pray and fast? would You pick us up and put us back on Your Lap?look how our great country, the "united states of america," is morphing into the "united caliphate of north america" will you join me in pledging your sacred honor to love and protect our great nation? from all that threatens it? from liberal, socialist propaganda that denies that we are, by far, the world's most freedom-loving, justice-promoting nation? and from radical islam? (can't you see that, like nazi germany did, "the 12ers" will first eliminate the socialists it used to get a foothold in our country and then they will turn on the rest of us? ) will you become a proud citizen of "love-liberty"? will you--with the same passion that thousands of our soldiers have shown who died defending freedom--love this great country? will you join us in taking a non-violent stand against everything that threatens our freedom.come up here on His Lap now. from up here on "the Lap" we'll see how no blackout, either physical or spiritual, can put out the light of the Father's love. it will keep shining brightly through our love for each other and the world till all the darkness is finally scattered.