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The Castoff, a story of redemption, is now available.
Monday, December 24th, 2012 2:36pm
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I've been talking about this short story for a while, but now it's available for you to read.  Sorry for the delay, but I didn't get it finished until today.  So read, enjoy, and I hope you like it. :)Click Here to download it. ... View More

The Tin Cup - A Christmas Story
Sunday, November 25th, 2012 12:49pm
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"The Tin Cup" is a short story I wrote two years ago as both a parable, and a simple way to celebrate Christmas.  It's a simple, yet touching look at the true meaning of Christmas, and an illustration of the purpose for Christ's nativity.  The story is free for you to read, share and enjoy ... View More

The Blessing of First Fruits
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 6:39am
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Lately I've been unwittingly embarking on an experiment in God's gracious hand of blessing.  Unwittingly in the fact that I didn't embark on it through my own choice.  God laid it on my heart and I followed.  The concept of "First Fruits" is this.  It's the first of whatever you ... View More

Making ends meet: It's not rocket science
Saturday, June 30th, 2012 11:11am
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On Facebook today someone brought up a very interesting point.  Namely, how it's so hard to make ends meet these days.  Yes, I agree, it's increasingly harder to make ends meet.  However, I don't think it's so much to do with prices, or less pay, or other things.  A number of our ... View More

Needs vs Wants
Friday, April 27th, 2012 11:37am
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Always be careful of what you *think* are needs, and what things really are. Case in point. A few years back I remember wanting some stuffed penguins and wanting them really badly. I mean, it was driving me up a wall. I got some freebie penguins at a convention I went to, had the things in my room o ... View More

A Fish Out Of Water
Saturday, November 19th, 2011 12:34pm
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One of the things that bugs me to no end is authors who run around acting like they're God's gift to writing.  As much as they might believe that, and as famous as they might be, they're just one tiny fish in a great big sea.  Sure, the more successful ones may be luckier, or just happen t ... View More

When God Takes Up The Pen
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 10:16am
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I don't know if I should call this creepy, amazing, or simply proof that God is working behind the scenes in my writing, but I just came across one of the most amazing little vignettes this morning.  During the building of the story (I'm not going to tell you what it was, so as not to spoil the ... View More

Pride vs Humility
Friday, October 21st, 2011 2:58pm
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Here's some things to think about in your life when deciding which path you will take, be it humility, or pride.* Humility builds bridges.  Pride burns them.* Humility makes friends of enemies.  Pride makes enemies of friends.* Humility heals wounds.  Pride makes them.* Humility tears ... View More

If life were easy, we'd have nothing to write about
Monday, August 29th, 2011 9:10am
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One of the things I get a kick out of is how people look at my crazy life and say, "Your life sucks, I wish it were better."  I then kindly thank them for their thoughtfulness and promptly remind them that, as a writer, if I had a normal life, I'd have nothing interesting to write about. :roflY ... View More

Monday Morning Parable
Monday, July 25th, 2011 10:00am
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This has been wandering around the web for a while, but I still thought I'd share it as it teaches an incredible lesson.  Read on and take to heart what it teaches.==================================The Pot of StewA man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, 'Lord, I would lik ... View More

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