Independence Day Quotes

July 4, 1776. We honor that day long ago, and yet not so long, when our forefathers were fighting and dying for freedom. The continental congress, as representatives of each new state, made the decision that those lives would be laid down for something greater: a new nation built upon the principle of liberty. Let’sContinue reading “Independence Day Quotes”

A Quick Thought…

Silence often speaks volumes. The world is filled with words, but consider the powerful calming effect of listening to the breaking of waves on a beach or enjoying the still expectation of the sun rising over the horizon. Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all. So…I’ll let others speak. “The right wordContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

A Few Christmas Quotes

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz “For it is in giving that we receive. ” – Francis of Assisi Then the Grinch thought ofContinue reading “A Few Christmas Quotes”

Being Thankful

It’s Thanksgiving again. Time for family, some overeating, football, and hopefully a good long nap. I want to thank all of you who read this blog and all the fans of my recent novel, The Heir Comes Forth. Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving! The Heir Comes Forth Chronicles Alethia

Some Easter Quotes

“Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.Continue reading “Some Easter Quotes”

Can God Really Forgive Me?

You can’t change the past, no matter how much you may want to do so. The guilt and shame of your past mistakes may haunt you. You’ll be going along just fine and then a song or a familiar face or some other reminder will bring all those memories back to the surface. If youContinue reading “Can God Really Forgive Me?”

A Quick Thought

What is the best point in history to live? As a historian, there are many many time periods I would love to visit, but if Ihad to  choose  one to live out the rest of my days I would choose one of the most boring (regardless of the era). Why? Great wars and calamities makeContinue reading “A Quick Thought”

Novel News Update

03/07/2016 I can see a light at the end of this tunnel. Still knee deep in edits, but I can at least see the end. Still keeping on schedule and allowing the mounting excitement to continue unabated!  In between reading and editing, I’ve been working with an artist to draw a beautiful new map forContinue reading “Novel News Update”

A Quick Thought…

Attitude is everything.  The way we decide to view any situation can change its impact and meaning. Bad circumstances can be viewed as a testing ground for our faith and character. Keep this in mind as you travel life’s journey. You attitude, in many ways, will determine what you get out of the lessons alongContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”