Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Having it all = Heartache? My thankful post.

This year a famous singer named Amy Winehouse, died. This 27 year old lady died from a drug overdose. Now I was not a fan of Amy Winehouse, but I did know who she was. Her sad song "Rehab" played like crazy on the radio and even TV. This lady had a known problem with heavy alcohol and drugs. Okay, so where am I going in all of this? Will this lady had fame, talent, money, and a whole lot of life in front of her, yet she was abounding in misery. How can you seem to have it all yet, be so... unhappy? The truth is she didn't really have anything at all. She had everything this world could offer, but she didn't have, nor want what truly mattered. Loved ones, loving friends, and most of all a savior. I don't know if any of you that are reading this post doesn't know who the loving savior is? I must tell you He and He alone is the only one that will ever make you feel whole and be happy. Fame and money might make you pretty happy for a time, but in the end you will want more. Think... do most of the famous people you see seem happy to you? They are human just like you and I... with the same feelings and in need of the same thing.
Times are hard right now. With a bad economy and a world sort of falling apart, yet there is still so much to be thankful for!  Look around you and think hard about it. BIG things and little things. Mine is my savior who has made me whole and opened my heart to what truly matters. My beautiful family, loving friends, and the air I breath.

What is it that greatly matters in your life? 
What truly makes you happy? 
What are you thankful for?

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ~Jeremiah 29:13
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.~ Matthew 7:8

~*~Happy Thanksgiving~*~

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A killer game...

Do like winning things? How about killing threads? Check out this fun game over at this beautiful blog
It's fun and the prizes are great! May the odds be ever in your favor ;-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Blog Update and Book Review on, Rise of the Dibor, by Christopher Hopper.

I updated my blog and gave it a whole new look... what do you all think of it? There is still a few areas that I will be updating such as my art and book page. I'm also going to start posting a few times a week, so please feel free to stop by every now and then.
Today I would like to share with you all my review on a wonderful book called, Rise of the Dibor by Christopher Hopper. This is book one to the epic trilogy, The White Lion Chronicles. My most popular blog post on my blog is my first review on, The White Lion Chronicles, back in 2009. This review is going to be a little different because Christopher Hopper just self published with his new company along with several other big authors at a second edition of Rise of the Dibor. It's much greater than the first edition, with better editing, all new material such as a great character guild, an Author Page on his journey of writing his book, and a new map. It also has a different page layout, which gives it a neat feel. Rise of the Dibor, is a beautiful story and will always be one of my all time favorites. It's very unique, moving and a tale to not be forgotten. His characters are lovely and detailed, even though he has many, you bond to every one. His story is passionate and very touching... this book is fiction, but you will be greatly moved by the spiritual themes. If you crave a book full of heart, with lots of adventure, characters that you can feel and love, and a deep message, then I guarantee you will greatly enjoy, Rise of the Dibor.

About the book... now tell me this doesn't make you want to read it ;-)
  Read the story that turned children into warriors, and warriors into legends. The Dairne-Reih haven’t been seen in Dionia for generations—their kind and their king, Morgui, banished long ago from haunting paradise. But when creation shows signs of deterioration, the kings of the seven realms converge in the sacred Gvindollion gathering to arrive at one inexplicable conclusion: Morgui has returned. In the hopes of entrusting Dionia’s brave history and perilous future to a generation that has never known war, the kings decide to raise up their young sons as an elite group of warriors, known only as the Dibor. Gorn, legendary hero of the First Battle, is commissioned to teach the Dibor the art of war, leading them on a four-year adventure on the Isle of Kirstell. It is Luik, son of Lair, who soon emerges as the warband’s spirited front man. But he is not the only one of his peers to grow in power; his dear friend Fane discovers hidden abilities among the Mosfar under the mentorship of Li-Saide of Ot, while Princess Anorra finds that her lifelong tutor knows as much about combat as he does about etiquette. There is little time for the Dibor to enjoy the satisfaction of graduation, however, as a sinister plot is discovered to dethrone Dionia’s kings and flatten the capital city of Adriel. The Dibor are summoned to war, along with the rest of Dionia’s fighting men. It is before the gates of Adriel Palace that Luik and his army face Morgui's prince, Valdenil, as well as the unending ranks of the Dairne-Reih.

About the Author:
 Christopher Hopper is a true modern-day renaissance man. A published author and co-author of numerous novels, he is also a recording artist, pastor, visual designer, and restaurateur. His prolific writings in both book and blog form have captured the imaginations of loyal readers around the world. He is a founding member of Spearhead Books, and lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children in the 1,000 Islands Region of northern New York. Find out more at and follow him on Twitter: @find_ch

To purchase the new editon of Rise of the Dibor go to
It will be available on Kindle within a few weeks

Book Two The Lion Vrie, will be out soon, and the very anticipated epic final Athera's Dawn, will hopefully be out for Black Friday.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Having a puppy is a lot like having a baby...

My family and I haven’t had a dog in the last seven years and wow did I forget the joy they give and how much energy you must give back... especially with a puppy. Having a puppy is a lot like having a baby... at least that’s what I imagine it to be, though I have no children of my own. You are constantly having to watch them, because the world is new to them and they want to check everything out. Their minds are like a sponge, constantly learning something new and processing it through their growing brain. They sleep, eat a lot, and go just as much. When they are awake you must give them your full attention or they’ll let you know by cries of look at me and play with me. They trust you, depend on you, and automatically love you. A whole bunch of responsibility, but well worth it.
This is our new Australian Shepherd puppy, Wyatt. Welcome to my family, I believe you are going to be a great companion. Hope we have many years of fun.