An Inspirational Poem, The Graveyard of Hopes

I recently came up with this poem out of thin air. I got all situated to start a new chapter in a novel I am working on and got entirely sidetracked with creating a poem. I’d get a verse down and say, “okay, I’ll finish it tomorrow.” However, as I am sure you are allContinue reading “An Inspirational Poem, The Graveyard of Hopes”

A Poem, The Devil Won’t Come Here

I wrote this poem a few months back and figured it was worth a share. It focuses on the topic of the devil preying on the weak and hurting. If we remain strong in our faith through our trials and tribulations, we can continue to keep the devil away. A crack of thunder as aContinue reading “A Poem, The Devil Won’t Come Here”

An Intimate Look at the Mental and Physical Aspects of the Fitness of Life

**Right off the bat, I’ll add the disclaimer that there are two shirtless pics in this blog. I don’t want anyone who may read this to be caught off guard by the pics. They are used to depict a past version of myself and the journey back to that version. I’ve been debating on whetherContinue reading “An Intimate Look at the Mental and Physical Aspects of the Fitness of Life”

Dad Mode Activated

We all have tons of work and projects to complete, but it is essential to put family first. For me, it is my “dad” hat.  Whether it is singing in the car: Or being a pillow: It is a duty I take very seriously. I know that those little eyes are watching, and I knowContinue reading “Dad Mode Activated”

Break Free From The Shackles of Time

Time is a crazy thing. One cannot stop it as it marches us toward inevitable adversities. We trudge forward with the passing time. We often hear phrases such as, “well, the time is ticking away” and, “it’s just a matter of time.” Why do we let time dictate such a large part of our lives?Continue reading “Break Free From The Shackles of Time”

That’s Just The DIY’er in Me: The Kitchen

Motivation is enigmatic within us. When will it hit us? Will it hit us? How close to the edge before we get that burst of adrenaline and decide now is the time? For me, it was in my first home. The year was 2016, I wanted to do something special for my wife, and weContinue reading “That’s Just The DIY’er in Me: The Kitchen”

Failure is The Natural Ebb and Flow of Life

Failure is the seven-letter word that no one wants to experience. Unless, of course, you’re playing the game Scrabble, then it is a welcomed guest being worth 10 points, not too shabby. However, if one stops and thinks about the other positives that come from failure, maybe it wouldn’t be considered so bad after all.Continue reading “Failure is The Natural Ebb and Flow of Life”

The Awesomely Artistic Autistic and The Whispers of The Heart

My oldest son is an autistic nine-year-old who is primarily non-vocal. He did something not too long ago that tugged on the heartstrings. He is considered highly functioning but still struggles to articulate his wants and needs. While we can get the occasional one-word responses from him, full sentences are far and few.       AContinue reading “The Awesomely Artistic Autistic and The Whispers of The Heart”

Seed of Hope

Something that was always on my list of things to do finally came to fruition this year. I published my very first novel. There was such a range of emotions when the release date approached. The best way to sum it up was a rollercoaster of emotions. I would go from being nervous and mutteringContinue reading “Seed of Hope”

Ready or Not You’re parents!

The year was 2011, when our lives changed forever. Within a blink of an eye, my wife was escorted to a helicopter to deliver our son, Travis Jr. The moment the doctor told us that we were going to be parents that my wife and I were in utter disbelief and shock. We laughed whenContinue reading “Ready or Not You’re parents!”