Armed Forces Day 1965

Armed Forces Day 1965 holds special memories for me. It was a big deal for a military brat. I was living on Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso, Texas. Living on a USAF base was wonderful as an eleven and twelve years old boy. I had so many other boys my age to play… Continue reading Armed Forces Day 1965

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Church and the Military Brat

I have a tough question for you. When and where do you first remember attending church services? I told you the question was hard. No, I am not asking you to recall what you’ve been told by your mother or grandma about church attendance, but what you can remember. In my case, the year is… Continue reading Church and the Military Brat

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Tumbleweed Forts & Snow Forts

In January 1966, I was digging foxholes and building forts in the desert near the military quarters my family lived in on Biggs Air Force Base located in El Paso, Texas. My friends and I would dig big holes in the sand and surround our fort with tumbleweeds and other desert vegetation.  Nature camouflaged the… Continue reading Tumbleweed Forts & Snow Forts

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Mom Gets an Amateur Radio License

The earliest memory of this military brat has my Dad stationed at Donaldson Air Force Base. Our family lived in a small, wooden framed house located at 201 Maco Terrace in Greenville, South Carolina. Our across the street neighbors were Don and Doris Bedford. Don was a propane route salesman. Doris was a homemaker, part-time… Continue reading Mom Gets an Amateur Radio License

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Walk in a Manner Worthy of Your Call to Write 

Maybe you are a Christian writer whose drive is sharing Christian themes for the mainstream market. Your goal may focus on writing to develop Christian Believers. Whatever your motivation, “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,” Ephesians 4:1b. Ephesians 4:1-6 (English Standard Version) says, I, therefore, a prisoner… Continue reading Walk in a Manner Worthy of Your Call to Write 

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Success: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional Approach

Written about six years ago, I originally used it as talking points for a Bible study I was teaching. Titled “How to Discipline Yourself for Success: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional Approach, ” I used God’s word  for the source of the principles I share. 1. You must master your moods. Proverbs 25:8 –… Continue reading Success: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional Approach

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A Mentor’s Story

One way a novelist can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. Writing groups can also serve the role of a mentor. Let me share an illustration of the impact a mentor. In 1919, a youthful veteran returned from World War I. He relocated to Chicago moving into a particular… Continue reading A Mentor’s Story

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