• Serials,  The Sea Horse,  Writing Notes

    The Sea Horse: Hyperbole’s Lair

    “They’re beautiful, but why are they all video screens and holograms?”  One of Hyperbole’s two guests asked.  “No one sends you to prison for these. Plus, it allows me to alter the entire layout with very little effort.  Some of the walls aren’t real either.  It is my virtual art gallery. One moment it can resemble the Met, another the Louvre.” His second guest responded. “Today it looks like Oceania’s own Colonnade, including the new Milton Kirby Wing that hasn’t been opened yet.” “Yes, my spies are well informed, as are yours. Tell me, you have a theme, have you settled on a moniker yet?” The muscular African American gentleman…

  • Inspirational Collections

    The Ego Vaccination

      Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. We all struggle with it at some time in our lives, this disease known as pride. It’s not that we think we are the greatest on Earth, just in the room. No matter how well intentioned or level headed, at some point, our egos are going to need a vaccination. The best of us are human, and from Adam downward we’ve wrestled it. The…

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    Scheduling Relationships

      Scheduling relationships, it’s a funny phrase, even sounds like a new TV show, but it’s not. What it is instead, is the age old practice of making time for those people who are important in your life. Even in a constantly moving society, there are ways of blocking out time for those we love. The first is the simple act of communication. It doesn’t have to be only verbal either, although it should begin there. Even with six hours between us, I talk regularly with my parents and siblings. My brother and I text pictures back and forth to each other. My sister will send me a message just to…

  • Holidays,  Inspirational Collections

    The Roses Of Our Republic

      Today we honor those brave soldiers whose convictions empowered them to give their lives from Valley Forge to Mosul and Kabul. They cared enough to do whatever it took to keep us a free people. Americans of all races and backgrounds came together to make a statement. That statement was simply this, the American Dream is worth defending. Like our soldiers, all across this country, good men and women, feel the need to impact our nation. We may not all be able to fight in uniform, but we can all make a difference. In honor of our soldiers, let us start today to better our country, in whatever way we…

  • Serials,  The Sea Horse

    The Sea Horse: The Galleon

    The Sea Horse’s cape was made of a special fiber that helped conduct electricity. It wouldn’t survive an explosion by itself, but if it could generate enough power it could ignite the bombs.  Normally that was what you would not want, but it was his only way out. He positioned himself behind the wreckage, attached the rocket from his boot to a rock, tied the cape around it, and released it.  Then piloting the small makeshift shell he had fashioned from the old cannon, he followed the explosions. It was a crazy plan, but it worked.  Instead of all of them going off at once, as his attacker had planned,…

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    Project Life

      There are times in our life when we are so busy that every day is a project itself. They are filled with going, working, and doing. This is wonderful, but it can leave you tired, burned out, and lacking passion. There is an escape from the lethargy you feel. Usually at times like this our thought is “I need a vacation.” We spend two minutes dreaming of the one we can’t take, migrate back to reality, and feel overwhelmed all over again. There are other ways of combating what you’re experiencing. One way is to carve out five to ten minutes in your day to do what you want to…

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    A Unique Opportunity

      You are unique, you are the only you that has ever been, or ever will be. This isn’t merely an exercise in motivation, it is much more. Because we are all a one of a kind creation, we can make a distinct difference in the lives of others.   What can you do today that someone else can’t? You can better the world around you in a way that God meant for only you to accomplish. The adventure is in discovering how you can improve the lives you interact with daily. First, you can encourage others. Only you touch the lives of your world, and everyone in this life needs…