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Up from the Depths

Disaster can generate a writer’s inspiration.

Think about the number of stories written about horrific events.  The problem in the story becomes the setting.  The villain is either the catastrophe or something/someone highlighted by it.  The pace is moved by desperation.  The solution is in the main character and his motivation to survive or sacrifice.  That main character is either old or young, good or initially bad.  Whomever they are the disaster changes them.

That’s a story.

It will be interesting to see the stories that rise from the waters of Harvey.

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The Heart of the Matter

What matters, really?

Health, family, love, cheese enchiladas?  It’s beyond all of that.  Only one of those first four things is everlasting.  That’s love.

Now I’m not talking human love.  I’m talking the love of God toward us, the love of God back at Him, and the love He inspires in us about everything else.  That’s what is important.

We can’t even imagine everything about His love.  It’s perfect and eternal.  But we come to know it when we realize what He has done for all human beings.  He has given us an offer we dare not refuse.  Believe in His Son, that He paid the price of all our mistakes–sins–and we can be forgiven.  It’s done.  Over.  Gone.  We don’t even have to be sorry for what we did.  That would add nothing to His love.  With faith comes eternal life, with Him; no strings attached.  We don’t even have to say it twice or continue to believe it. Faith once is faith enough.  Now that’s love.

Knowing this, how can we not have love back and want to reflect that amazing love to others?  It’s a chain reaction that is bigger than anything else in the world.

That’s what matters.


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Interview with Some Readers

I’m here today with two ravenous readers.  Let’s see if they will give us their literature opinions.

Miss Williamson, what are you reading now?

“I’m currently reading The Rose and the Ring, by William Makepeace Zachary.”

What do you think of the story?

“It’s a great story full of romance and adventure and chaos.  Once you get into the story then you really get hooked on, and enjoy love, and live with the story.”

Great.  Is this your first time to read the book?

“No.  It is actually my second time and the second time seems to be a better time.  I recommend this book to people who enjoy a good romance and mystery story.”

Thank you for the excellent comments.  Now we have someone else who loves to read.

Welcome, Mr. Williamson.  May I ask you about your latest book adventure?


Okay, what book would you suggest our readers to check out?

Big Nate, by Lincoln Price.  It has a kid whose in school, and at home, and he likes being with his friends.”

What would you like to read next?

Dog Man, by Dave Pilkey.  It is a cop/dog.  And it has adventure and he finds some bad guys.”

That sounds super.

This has been awesome and I’d like to thank my guests for their reader opinions.




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