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…”

A Quick Thought…

“It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.”(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭127:2‬ ‭NASB‬‬) I’ve been thinking about this verse a lot over the past week. Americans are busy people. We spend every waking moment doing. If we’reContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

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 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…”

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…”

A Quick Thought…

What if the characters you created could somehow leap off the page for an hour and share a meal with you, would you embrace it or run screaming from the room? What would you discuss? How would the meal go? Would you even get along with your characters?  I often wonder if I would getContinue reading “A Quick Thought…”

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?”