Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Zebulon Quest: The Sword of Fire


Zebulon Quest:  The Sword of Fire
Zebulon Quest: The Sword of Fire by Tim Northburg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Crafted in a futuristic setting with many historical overtones, ZEBULON QUEST is a new concept crossover novel complete with Indiana Jones like adventure, Lord of the Rings fantasy, and Star Trek science fiction. This high-concept storyline is a mixture of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The Chronicles of Narnia with a heaping spoon full of the legend of Merlin. Check out this great epic tale, for young and old alike!



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Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Mother's Patience



 
A Mother’s Patience

A mother’s patience is one of her most under-appreciated traits. It starts at the moment of her son’s conception, as she is the first to know that life has been created inside her. Though her love for the unborn child is strong and the bond of motherhood already formed, she must wait nine months to hold this unique miracle.

She watches as he grows, withstanding sleepless nights of nightmares, his stuffy noses, tantrums and the scrapes and bruises. Someday her son will become aware of the love, the nurturing, and the guiding. And, finally, of the letting go. But she knows it is on his schedule, not hers.

As he spreads his wings and explores the world, the mother continues to wait. Whether it’s late-night phone calls, listening to girlfriend troubles, the lack of money or the feeling of not knowing where to go in life, she is there when called upon. Patiently she watches him, knowing in her heart that the choices are his, and sometimes wishing he would choose differently.

But wisdom, learned perhaps from her own mother, has taught her that the journey is not hers to take. Patiently, she watches from afar, understanding that life will teach her son the lesson he needs at the exact moment he needs it.

When he calls to express his frustration, she doesn’t try to undo the lesson, but instead helps her son capture the learning.

Then, the moment she has waited for arrives. The son has discovered the true source of his inner self and joyfully returns to her doorstep. With patience she listens to the moments of his life that brought him happiness. Subtly, she encourages his story to unfold, laughing silently at his follies and smiling brightly at his courage to face his fears. He tells her things he has told no one and knows his words are protected and safe.

Though it has taken decades, the bond of mother and son has grown to include a friendship which knows no equal.

Now they walk through life together, knowing their love between them transcends all boundaries. It is everlasting and it makes them smile.

Thank you, Mom, for allowing me to grow into myself, for patiently waiting all of these years for it to happen, and for accepting me each day along my journey. You are the magic behind the story of my life.



An author friend of mine, Dean K. Miller, wrote this and allowed me to post it on my blog.  I thought it was appropriate as Mother's Day is rapidly approaching. If you would like to read more inspirational "life" essays, read Dean K. Miller's book:  And Then I Smiled.  It is full of charming stories that make you smile.





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-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

What Is Your Daily Resolution?


Many times we set New Year resolutions, and often they fall by the wayside. How about setting a daily resolution?


QUESTION:

What is your daily resolution?


ANSWER:

"In the morning, on the short drive to work, I usually think to myself:  I will do my best to help others succeed today? That is my daily resolution. It allows me to focus on helping others to the best of my ability and I know if I do that I will find success myself."


The Darth Writer

(Please share your resolution, comment below)


-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer