Literary Efforts

So I finished a short story I’m very excited about, but knowing my propensity for minor grammatical errors I always have my chief editor (my wife, whose job is in fact in editing) have a good long look before submitting. You can always tell which blog posts that she’s looked at and those she hasn’tContinue reading “Literary Efforts”

Those that Hate You…

We all have that one person in our lives that just seems to harbor immense hatred towards us. Each and every time you interact with this person, you feel their anger seething behind their smiling face. The reasons for their animosity may be apparent to all parties, or you may be dumbfounded by the otherContinue reading “Those that Hate You…”

A Quick Thought…

Fear. The ominous enemy that traps us in mediocrity. The voice in our minds that causes us to hesitate when we need to take that next step. The hindering hand that keeps us mired in depression and defeat.  Courage. The friend who lifts us up and helps us reach the summit. The voice that daresContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

Do You “Like” This?

Of late, I’ve noticed a steadily growing trend for people, and even businesses, to place their sense of success and self worth solely upon the number of “likes” and comments on <insert popular social media here>. In America today, how we are perceived by others has become so important that our desire to be uniqueContinue reading “Do You “Like” This?”

A Final Word (2015)

Saying farewell to a year well spent. I’ve given up trying to summarize so much time into a typical blog post. Instead, I’m going to give you a bit of a preview to what’s waiting in 2016. At the beginning of December, I signed a contract to publish my novel; more to come on that in January.Continue reading “A Final Word (2015)”

A Christmas Post: Joy

Merry Christmas to all my faithful readers! “Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing over the plains And the mountains in reply, Echoing their joyous strains…” (Angels We Have Heard On High, French carol, ca. 1862) “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay; Remember Christ, our Saviour, Was born on Christmas day,Continue reading “A Christmas Post: Joy”

Christmas, What’s It All About?

Christmas means different things to different people. For most Americans, Christmas is a time to get together with family and friends, exchange gifts, eat lots of sweets, and prepare for the coming new year. But for Christians, the holiday represents something much more important: it is the coming of Jesus as a baby, who wouldContinue reading “Christmas, What’s It All About?”

A Christmas Carol

“Oh!  captive, bound, and double-ironed,” cried the phantom, “not to know, that ages of incessant labour, by immortal creatures, for this earth must pass into eternity before the good of which it is susceptible is all developed.  Not to know that any Christian spirit working kindly in its little sphere, whatever it may be, willContinue reading “A Christmas Carol”