“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere As I arrived at school in the wee hours of the morning to teach my online classes, a few surprises awaited me. Vaseline on the doors. Plastic wrap blocking the stairwell. Desks slathered with shaving cream and a computer mouse dripping with goop. […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Thriving in Challenge"
This original piece of flash fiction won honorable mention in the Flash! Friday Contest when I first shared it three years ago, (July 2014). I’m proud of the multiple layers of meaning I was able to achieve in such a short piece, and thought I would share it with you all again… Intrepid Captain’s Log: […]Read more "I – “Intrepid”"
Today’s post is dedicated to our men and women in uniform – both local heroes and those serving overseas. These real freedom fighters make life as we know it possible here in America. From the bottom of my heart… thank you. Super heroes are everywhere these days. Thanks to a little Hollywood magic, it has […]Read more "F – The Freedom Fighter Who Has Inspired Generations"
“I’d rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than stand with the world and be judged by God.” – Grace Wesley, God’s Not Dead 2 My family had to drive two hours and across the state line to find a theater that was playing God’s Not Dead 2. We made the drive, […]Read more "Calling All Christians: The Warning of “God’s Not Dead 2”"
“May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you…may He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose… Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” – Psalm 20:1, […]Read more "Response to Local Church Bombings"
Understanding Springwood was a small town, but the annual Fourth of July Picnic always drew a sizeable crowd. Families from six counties stood cheering in the town square as fighter jets roared overhead, filling the air with plumes of brilliant red, white, and blue. As I stood among the roaring crowd, I couldn’t help but […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Understanding”"
“When there is kindness, there is goodness. When there is goodness, there is magic.” Cinderella (2015) When an old film is given a makeover, audiences always hope that the new version will be even more breathtaking – more magical – than the last… and with Disney’s March 2015 release of Cinderella, audiences were not […]Read more "3 Lessons from “Cinderella”"
“The Flyboy who got away became president of the United States. What might have been for Warren Earl, Dick, Marve, Glenn, Floyd, Jimmy, the unidentified airman, and all the others who had lost their lives?…And what might have been for those millions of doomed Japanese boys, abused and abandoned by their leaders? War is the […]Read more "Remembering the Flyboys and What Might Have Been"
In 1919, pulp fiction writer Johnston McCulley introduced the world to Zorro, one of the many masked marvels who has graced the pages of our most beloved comic strips. The name “Zorro,” which is the Spanish word for “fox,” captures the crafty skill and sly cunning of Don Diego de la Vega, a wealthy nobleman […]Read more "Z: Zorro and the Danger of Hiding Behind a Mask"
“There was a land of cavaliers and cotton fields called the old south. Here in this pretty world gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of knights and their ladies fair. Of master and of slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a […]Read more "G: “Gone With the Wind” – Triumph in the Face of Adversity"