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 Quick Thought…

For the past few weeks, I’ll be honest, I feel like I’ve lost my drive to write. Probably a feeling that many writers have felt at one time or another. Since my publisher announced that it is declaring bankruptcy, I’ve felt a great deal of anger, dejection and a little depression. My confidence has beenContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

I forgive you?

When my trust is betrayed, my first instinct is to withdraw from that person; to cut off communication and ostrisize them from my life. My second is to lash out and defend myself. This is especially true when the offense seems as though it is a personal attack. This ringing true for anyone else? AsContinue reading “I forgive you?”

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”

A Quick Thought…

Silence often speaks volumes. Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all. So…I’ll let others speak.  “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” -Mark Twain  “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still,Continue reading “A Quick Thought…”

A Kind Word…

When life seems unfair, when we feel misused, when every day becomes a burden, our focus tends to shift from others to ourselves. We are beset on all sides by evil, whether we see it or not. I’m not talking about people, but evil spirits tempting us and telling us there is no hope. Don’tContinue reading “A Kind Word…”

A Quick Thought…

   Seen this picture a hundred times all over the Internet…and it still makes me think each time. Perspective can be everything. Maybe right now God has you in a place you long to escape. Yet when you view your situation from His perspective, it all makes sense. So the question remains: would you ratherContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

Only Mere Words…

To a writer this is blasphemy. The power of words is staggering, able to split the heart and soul. Able to move nations to greatness and smash empires into nothing. They can forge friendships between enemies, and betray the trust given by our dearest friends. Words, written or spoken, are a fierce fire that canContinue reading “Only Mere Words…”

A Quick Thought…

What is success that it can be measured? What formula or quantification method shall we use to define a successful life?  What if success was merely offering a single word of encouragement that turns someone from a path of destruction? What if a simple act of kindness given to someone who hates you could changeContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”