Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Here are a collection of commentaries made on a few different topics. A bit of politics, a bit of disability related items and general stuff.

Here In My Garage: Pride and Humility

Have you seen it? There is an ad on YouTube featuring a self-help guru. It features a man standing in a garage and there’s a nearby Lamborghini.

What is it about? How does such an ad come to be mentioned here, on a Christian blog site? How does Stephen Curry fit into this? Please continue reading and you’ll find out. Continue reading

Some Thoughts For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s been on my heart, to write something. It sounds like a great idea; however, I am not a father. What shall I write? While I am not a parent; I do appreciate the value of a father, in a person’s life.  What brought this up? Continue reading

What Are My Writing Tips?

writingtipsIt pays to read through your spam filter, sometimes. You will be amazed by what you may find. Along with the usual spams, you could either find a legit comment or a piece of inspiration. I have found such comments.

The other day, I found a curious message, in my spam filter. An apparent new blogger asked a question. “What tips or advice do you have for an aspiring writer?” “What tools or platform do you use?” I am honestly surprised by this set of questions.

If there is one thing that I have learned, from my friends on YouTube; people are hungry for such advice. As such, I should not be too surprised. As I have written a blog post called “Let’s Support Christian YouTubers“; it makes sense to write something for writers.

I can only follow the examples of some good friends and offer the following tips, in humility. I don’t claim perfection and I hardly arrived, per se. Please note, I can only share tips, from the perspective of my niche.  Are you game? Continue reading

Would You Like To Help With A Book?

http://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/images/Softwareforwriters.jpgWould you like to help, with a book that I’m writing? Some time ago, I talked about writing an anthology of stories and it was to be my first book. Guess what? I am not talking about it; rather, I am doing it. :)

I am working on the first draft for a chapter based on a story that I wrote, for this blog.  What’s the name of the story? On January 2014, I wrote a blog post called “A Lesser Human? Really?”  You will have to read the old blog story and find out what it is about.

As a typical chapter is a lot bigger than your average blog post; you can guess the amount of details that I need to add. Here is where you can help! What should I put in that chapter? What details would be better suited for chapter two?

If you read that blog story, then you’re going to discover a second blog story and it’s called “A Summer of Hell“. This blog story is definitely an emotionally rough story; as it deals with dramatic emotional and physical abuse.  Should this be a second chapter?

My overall theme is overcoming depression and a low self-worth. I am asking for comments on what I could add. I am tentatively considering two other chapters and they have to deal with a healthy self-image.

One chapter is based on a story that I wrote called “The Builder“. It’s about how God, the Father sees us; as opposed to Man. The other one is tentatively called “Come Out of Your Hidey Hole” and it’s about building confidence.

Any ideas? I’d love to hear from you.

Dealing With Cyber Bullies

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/6d/92/a0/6d92a0dc66fbb160fae37891658394d0.jpgFor the past few days, I’ve listened to stories of cyber bullying. One friend tells of a young girl, with Autism.  One day, she is asked “Would you like to go to the prom, with me?”

She accepted the date and they had a wonderful time; however, a tragedy occurred.  At one point,they are surrounded by a pack of wolves.

They thought it acceptable to harass and mock the young couple. To add insult, someone recorded it and posted it on the Internet.  It saddens my heart to hear such a story.

With the sadness, I felt a rising sense of anger.  It should not be this way! I could give out names; however, I am not going to go down such a dark path. How do I know?  I am no stranger to bullying.

The sad reality is, bullying has been going on, for centuries. Truly, there is nothing new under the sun; this includes cyber bullying.  What can be done? There is another way. Continue reading

Let’s Support Christian YouTubers

Let’s face it. YouTube is one of the fastest growing arenas for entertainment. It is also a great place to find help on a variety of topics. Did you know there are hurting people seeking help, with depression or plain stress? Would you believe that Christians can have a powerful impact through something like a video game? Continue reading

The Hunt For The Great Photo

Let the hunt, begin! What hunt am I talking about? It’s certainly not a hunt for deers; though there were plenty of it in Pennsylvania. I refer to the hunt for that great scenic photo. I’ve always had a fondness for scenic landscape pictures. This one reason that I’ve chosen the stock photo of Queenstown Mountain.

Free stock photo are a great way to create header image for a blog. However, I felt a need for a change and a photo of my own. This past weekend, I had the perfect opportunity to get a great scenic mountain photo.  Let the hunt, begin! Continue reading