The Prodigal Son(an epilogue)

For those familiar with the parable of The Prodigal Son  The younger of two sons asks for his inheritance, he gets it, he blows it,  Desolate, he returns, begging for a servents position in his fathers house.  Father welcomes him, kills the fatted calf in celebration of his return. Elder son bitter at the younger, is … Continue reading The Prodigal Son(an epilogue)

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The Scorpion and the Frog(Its in my “Nurture”)

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."   The frog is satisfied, and they set … Continue reading The Scorpion and the Frog(Its in my “Nurture”)

“Biggest Kid on the Block”, guest blogger, USMC combat Veteran. 

I am humbled to to have my first guest writer on my blog. Even more so, I am honored that he is a fellow Marine, willing to share his point of view. A point of view from a vantage point of view, few can say they have experienced. To fully appreciate his perspective, approximately 7% … Continue reading “Biggest Kid on the Block”, guest blogger, USMC combat Veteran. 

Living In Tension 

True personal growth comes when you choose to honestly communicate and understand those you have conflict with even if it means living in tension and being accountable for each of your own actions. This is when discrimination and self serving categorization of others ends.  If you are of Christian persuasion, please remember, Christ did not come … Continue reading Living In Tension 

I Am Sorry 

Three simple words , without knowing the context, have endless implications/applications. A simple accidental bump into someone, if you interrupt someone, a common courtesy, These type of apologies are typically immediate. The phrase is a polite gesture allowing us to coexist in a somewhat civil society. Making amends can also vary culturally. For example, in … Continue reading I Am Sorry 

#FFFAW Flash fiction for aspiring writers. “Creek runs through it” by Raymond Roy. 

Summer days fishing for rainbow trout, wading through a snow melt creek of British Columbia with my older brother Danny,....those days could never be long enough. Our hearts would flutter as we hiked into the trees toward the creek. As the sun warmed the trees you could smell the sweetness of pine sap and hear … Continue reading #FFFAW Flash fiction for aspiring writers. “Creek runs through it” by Raymond Roy.