One Great Way to Discipline Yourself for Success

Below is a little guide I put together. I call it “One Great Way to Discipline Yourself for Success.” 1. You must master your moods. Proverbs 25:8 – Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. 2. You must watch your words. Proverbs 13: 3 – He who guards his… Continue reading One Great Way to Discipline Yourself for Success

I Believed I Could Fly

Greenville, South Carolina In 1956, my father returned from a one-year tour of duty in Turkey. Our family moved to Greenville, South Carolina. The United States Air Force stationed dad at Donaldson Air Force Base, a C-124 airfield that emphasized air transport and called itself the “Airlift Capital of the World”. My first memories are… Continue reading I Believed I Could Fly

Good Friday and Easter – My Personal Christian Testimony

Being good doesn’t get you to heaven. Being “saved or born-again” does. Here’s my story of “being saved.” On July 11, 1977, my life changed. If you look up that date in history, you will find nothing historically significant happened on that Sunday. It was a remarkable day for me. Sunday, July 11, 1977, was… Continue reading Good Friday and Easter – My Personal Christian Testimony

Your Best Friend

Your Best Friend If ever you find yourself being broken apart, Because the one you trusted has broken your heart, And all the time you find yourself crying, While on the inside you feel like you’re dying, Call me if you feel lonely, Come to me when your life needs to mend, From time to… Continue reading Your Best Friend

Hold On Tight To Your Dreams

Hello there. Welcome to, the blog of a writer, poet, and polymath named Jimmie Aaron Kepler. This is Jim Kepler. On my blog, I communicate about how I write, my writing process, and how I manage to do it while maintaining a life. From time to time I’ll interview other authors on the same… Continue reading Hold On Tight To Your Dreams

Buna, Texas and the Polka Dot House

In southeast Texas at the southern end of Jasper county is a community called Buna. I lived in Jasper County from 1984 through 1993 and again in 1996. Buna was my home in 1992 and 1993. I had the blessing of serving a wonderful group of people as associate pastor of the First Baptist Church… Continue reading Buna, Texas and the Polka Dot House

Cowboys Hats or Fedoras

Cowboys Hats or Fedoras In long ago, by-gone times, Dallas was still cooled By Toastmaster and Limit electric fans Before Bob Wills’ Ranch House was Renamed the Longhorn Ballroom Back when “Sam” Zamudio became The Sham and formed the Pharaohs Gordon McLendon’s KLIF Was the mighty 1190 and top 40 was all it played With… Continue reading Cowboys Hats or Fedoras

Devotional: Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth,… Continue reading Devotional: Christmas Bells

Charlie’s Bells by Jimmie Aaron Kepler

Charlie’s Bells by Jimmie Aaron Kepler Jackson Smith lived in the pale-yellow house with the whitewashed picket fence on Second Street. When he first arrived in town, he had already accepted a new position with the First State Bank. He brought with him a small inheritance from his favorite aunt, so he had not hesitated… Continue reading Charlie’s Bells by Jimmie Aaron Kepler

My Grandfather and Me

My maternal grandfather’s name is Stayton Henry May. He passed away when I was thirty-three. I wrote the poem from memories from 1963 and 1964. Those years I lived in Seguin, Texas. He lived on the old Pruitt Place between Leesville and Nixon, Texas in Gonzales County. As a fifth and sixth grader, I spent… Continue reading My Grandfather and Me