• Inspirational Collections

    Every Step

    At different times, you will be tempted to believe that you are either the hero or the villain of your story.  The enemy tries both tactics because they’re equally false.  Instead, every life is meant to have two central characters, Christ and His Church.  We are neither the lone adventurer, or the sidekick. He, The Keystone Of The Universe, is the center of our hearts.  You and I, are the apple of The Center’s eye!  Don’t allow guilt or over confidence to trick you into focusing only on you and your sins.  It’s the story of two, not one. Work on the areas of yourself you need to work on,…

  • Serials,  The Sea Horse

    The Sea Horse: Boot Camp

    “Nicolai, I need your help.” “For you and Henry, Carla, I will travel to Singapore and back.” Nicolai smiled at his two friends. “I’m afraid we don’t need you to go anywhere, though that might be easier. We need a training center for heroes. Oceania is about to lose many of it’s heroes to other cities.” “Inspector leaves for Chicago. Spectrum heads to Baltimore. Loggerhead will lead a team to Philadelphia. The Brittish Rose is being relocated to Washington.” “What about New York?” Carla sighed. “New York has a local person that has reached out to the Sea Horse. He has possibilities, but I’m uneasy of strangers. We knew the…

  • Writing Notes

    The Broom Factory

    Before I share with you the purpose of this article, I must share with you a small business story.  It’s the kind that never took place, but could have.  While the people and place are fictional, the concepts are very real.  Please take a moment and visit The Broom Factory. The people of Pepperwig Kansas had a problem, the vacuum cleaner. For most of America, it was a boom to easier cleaning. To the citizens of this town, it was a threat to commerce.  The local broom factory had kept the town in business with it’s reliable hardware. They even had a secondary line with a brand of dustpans. Now,…

  • Productivity

    Work Spaces

    Work spaces fascinate me.  I suppose, mainly because they are the environment where things are produced.  You might call them the address of the idea factory, the danger is when we mistake them for the factory itself. All a work space is, at its core, is a combination of time, place, and necessary objects.  The things that enable you to produce the plan in your head.  I would like to share three tips to a conducive work space. First, the physical location is not as important as the value you attach to it.   It isn’t so much the space, but that you place value in the space. Does your work…

  • Writing Notes

    Life’s A Song

    Today, on my birthday, I hope you’ll indulge a bit of whimsy.  I share with you a birthday song I wrote through the night.  Though I’m not musical, I thought it was cute. Of course in my head, Tony Bennett is singing it. Opening They say I’m getting old Add another birthday to my equation But if I might be so bold On this ceremonial occasion I’d like to point out that Chorus When you learn why you’re here Life’s a gift from Our Creator The music drowns out each fear It’s a symphony of laughter Things’ll happen, both right and wrong But when you know what you’re after You’ll…

  • Serials,  The Sea Horse

    The Sea Horse: Clinics

    Henry stood on the tarmac. Carla stood beside him. They watched as their adopted son, Aaron Matthews and his bride got off the helicopter and joined them. They had always been a little sad that Aaron had to give up medicine, but they understood. Aaron had a patient in Oceania that needed constant attention. The problem was, now he had another patient, the whole country. Titanic was threatening the entire East coast. Oceania’s team of heroes faced a challenge. How to protect the country from one base. Ironically, the task that they needed to accomplish, didn’t need a crimefighter’s touch, but an administrator. Henry brought this up to his son…