Inspiration

How the real horse in my life affects my fictional creation

The cat’s out of the bag. Or in this case, the horse. My new work in progress includes a character that is a horse. Not too surprising since I’ve already admitted my fascination with the beasts. Hopefully, I’ve come up with a unique way to include a horse in my fantasy novel. You can be …

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Dare NOT to compare yourself to others

  In February, I discovered a fantastic author. I’ve read two of her nonfiction books and recommend them highly for anyone struggling to find their calling or purpose in life. First of all, I read You’re already Amazing by Holley Gerth after my pastor’s wife read only a few paragraphs from the book aloud. It sounded …

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Seldom is Heard an Encouraging Word – Hear some Here!

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. ” Corrie Ten Boom “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis.               “Every mountaintop is within …

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Six Sicknesses Perpetuated by Social Media

Social media enables people in different countries to interact and share news. It’s a great way to keep in touch with family who live far away. Its positive uses are many and varied. Unfortunately, with every positive comes a negative. The negative uses of social media are many and varied. This truth smacked me in the …

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Your Choices Do Matter

Robert Frost is one of my favorite American poets. This line is from a short poem I memorized for a language arts class in high school and again recited for a college poetry class: “The Road not Taken.” Who’s your favorite poet? Share a favorite line or title in the comments

Why Captain America is the Perfect Superhero

I’m not saying Captain America is perfect because I was him on the Zimbio “What avenger you?” Quiz. Nor is it because I recently watched the two films bearing his name. No, Captain America ranks as a perfect hero because he’s uncompromising, principled, and unencumbered by personal baggage. It doesn’t hurt that he’s handsome with …

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Inspired by another person’s Writing

Writing helps me convey my thoughts and emotions. For some reason, I can express both with more clarity in written form than through speaking. One of my goals is to touch some person’s life with the words I write. Helping others is an over-the-top upper for me. The thought of encouraging someone I’ve never even …

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