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What can I say? I'm so pleased that you've come here. I've spent 5 years blogging, more than that building websites and have been writing "professionally" since 2003. I'm here to help writers with their writing, encourage people through this life, and point them to Jesus. That's the most important thing. So stay tuned. Check this site regularly as "some of the features" may change. I'll need help from time to time, because I'm not perfect. If you're perfect, please go to another site. I'm pretty sure you won't fit in here.

Unbalanced Scales

I'm sure everyone in the U.S. already knows that we are in danger. The problem is that so much of the rhetoric and the old rules are just antagonizing things.

For instance, only weeks ago all the media could do was talk about going over a fiscal cliff. Now, however, that cliff seems to have disappeared and they are talking about spending ceilings. I don't know about you, but this tells me that the people in Washington (D.C) don't know what they're talking about.

Then comes the IRS looming on the horizon. It's hard enough to get around with their hands in our pockets year round, but they expect an extra-special bonus via our Income Tax. We've been gritting our teeth and baring this for years, but now it's becoming harder and harder to find the forms to fill out, even if you can understand them, so you can send them in and pay that tax. I'm of the inclination that if they want my money they should come and fill out all the forms and make it easy. I'm not one of these people who expect freebies. It's just that the founding fathers didn't get paid, and if they did it was by their district, and probably in feed or livestock. I say we go back to that. You want to get out of our $15 trillion debt, then stop paying the people who aren't listening to us when we say, "No taxes."

I know, that's idealistic, but this country was built on ideals, and hard work made it work. That is until the government decided to pay for those who didn't want to work. Take a good idea and present it to Congress or the Senate and the first thing they do is appoint a special task force to investigate the problem. Oh, and all those tax problems we face, they do not face. How'd that happen. Whatever happened to "We the People..?"

Thursday, August 12, 2010

August CFRB Tour

Now this is one fun story. Written for young adults, and appreciated by almost all ages, League of Superheroes, by Steven L. Rice follows the antics of 4 teenage boys, one of their younger sisters, and a friend they met online. Before you start going "Ho, hum" let me tell you a little about this unlikely, but likable group.

The 4 boys are all geeks. They've formed a club called "The Mad Scientist Club" which, in some contrast to the name of the group is really about their love of comic books, especially superheroes who are regular people made heroic and super by means of science and technology. One of these boys has a little girl who is always tagging around and bugging them. The story actually begins with something of the sort, although what she wants at the time is help "chat" with a 7 year old girl she met online. Soon she is talking to all of them on a different site, learns of the boys' interest in techno-superheroes, and then springs a whopper on them. She explains that she can build suits for them that would give them the powers of their favorite superhero. They pretty much think she's off her rocker until the first of the suits arrives 2 weeks later. After several weeks all 4 boys have a different supersuit that enables them to have, more or less, the super powers of their favorite techno-hero.

Now I want you to think for a moment. Teenage boys can be a handful, and given their natural tendencies to get into all kinds of trouble, even when trying to do good, what would it be like if 4 of these teens were given supersuits? The laugh-out-loud story, with a serious plot and a lot of serious teachings that get mixed in so subtly that you don't realize it, makes for one really super book.

One of the things that is really great is that while all 4 boys are Christians, they are all from different denominational backgrounds. This doesn't seem strange to them, although at certain moments they do find themselves at odds over one thing or another. Still, they are able to reduce (or increase as the case may be) the core of their beliefs to Jesus is the author of their salvation. His birth, life, persecution, death, resurrection and promise to return is something all of them share. In short they all have made Jesus the foundation of their lives.

If you want to read one really fun book, look no further. You've found it. League of Superheroes, by Steven Rice is an excellent read, fully charged with laughter, drama, and some seriously interesting twists you won't find anywhere else.

You can learn more about League of Superheroes HERE
Or visit Steve's blog HERE

You can purchase your own copy at the following locations:

Barnes & Noble
Books a Million

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