Be A Source of Light

Did you know that Spike Lee was asked to create a story for a video game? What am I talking about? It’s called NBA 2K16 Livin’ Da Dream. How did I find out? I came across it, on a YouTube channel that I regularly follow. I typically don’t watch regular basketball or play a video game about it.

However, the idea of Spike Lee writing a story for this popular game caught my interest. On October 4, I watched the last part of the built in movie and it is a heart wrencher. I’ve seen a Spike Lee movie or two and I’m not surprised at his handling of the issues. Continue reading “Be A Source of Light”

A Columbus Day Retreat

ThreeSpringsDuring the Columbus Day weekend, I’ll be heading to Three Springs for a needed vacation. Did you ever have one of those days? I have been in need of one, for quite some time.

Three Springs is located in the mountains, past Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The mountain scenery is gorgeous; especially during the autumn season. My church regularly goes there, every year. I’ve been there, a few times and I love it. You can find out more, by visiting their web site at

My only regrets is that I can’t go horseback riding. Then again, I’m 50 years old and I haven’t ridden a horse, since ’92. Don’t you think it’s time that I rethink that idea? However, there are activities that I can do and enjoy. If you have a mobility problem, then I’d not recommend this place.

I should be back in town, on Columbus Day. That’s a Monday. It’s unlikely that I’ll sit and write an article, the following day. Plus, I have another writing project in the wing. On June 2014, I wrote an article called “The Builder” and I’d like to use a retooled version of it in a chapter in a book or e-book.

Before I can use it; a model will have to be created. Why? I have trouble in painting a picture of something I’ve not seen. Hence, I need to create a visual reference. My only tool is Minecraft. Minecraft is a sandbox game and you can build some beautiful structures in it.

If you have any alternative ideas that I can use on my PC, then I’d like to hear it. Of course, I can also use my large tablet and it’s more powerful than my desktop.  I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.


Learning to Persevere

Did you ever have one of those days? Today, I am sitting in front of my computer and I’m struggling on what to write. It’s not a dry spell or a roadblock. Rather, it comes from exhaustion.

Yet, I must press on and write an article for your enjoyment and encouragement. Though I am tired, my heart desires to press onward. For me, the task of writing is not a grind; rather, it’s a joy and a challenge. I’d not be doing this blog; if I didn’t enjoy the work. Continue reading “Learning to Persevere”

How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different morning, I asked the following question in a Google+ Community. Are you afraid of being seen as different or weird?  I asked this question in a community for Christians. It’s too early for any kind of reaction.

For me, I really don’t think about it. Why? I didn’t have a choice; as I was born with disabilities.  As a child, there is no escaping the obvious facts. I was born, both nearsighted and hard of hearing.  Let’s not kid ourselves; it’s going to be noticed. 

As a Christian, this reality has not changed. I am still going to be perceived as different; it simply became more noticeable. At the age of 50, one does get used to the idea of being different.

Hey, I did not say that “I’ve arrived! NOT! For the average Christian, the fear of being different is not so easily overcome. I know about those fears; as I experienced similar fears, when growing up.

The more things change; the more they remain the same! Did you know that quote is straight from Ecclesiastes 1:9? Would you like to read about some truths that really helped me? Continue reading “How to Overcome the Fear of Being Different”

A Tale Of Two Smarts

Today, I  am writing a Tale of Two Smarts.  I trust you will enjoy it. Is it a take on Charles Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”? A Tale of Two Smarts is not a work of fiction and it doesn’t take place in the French Revolutionary War. However, there are some similarity and you will see what I’m talking about. Continue reading “A Tale Of Two Smarts”

What Can A Visit To A Nursing Home Accomplish?

For a week or so, I have been thinking of a blog story on nursing homes. What shall I write? As I consider some possible stories, a specific theme came to mind and it would repeat, itself.  The theme is one of family and friends.

How does this relate to nursing homes? Do you know that my mother is in a nursing home? What does this have to do with the above theme? Keep reading and you’ll find out. Continue reading “What Can A Visit To A Nursing Home Accomplish?”

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover the past few days, I have given thoughts to the topic of “critical thinking”. I learned it, in my college years. In fact, it was a mandatory class for incoming freshmen. From what I recall, Professor Josh Cabot centered the class around a couple of plays.

It was a fun class and I’ve never given it, much thought. From this class, I would learn a simple lesson, “Ask questions about what you’re reading and don’t settle for surface reading.” As we were reading a play on “Dracula”; I don’t think logic or analytical thinking would be of much help. Would you? Continue reading “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover”