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Dual Lives

02/25/2014 Writing Practice
Her leg's feel heavy as she climbs the stairs to her apartment. Juggling a back-pack, brief case and a box of her own collected evidence she manages to get the keys out of her pocket and place them in the door. That's odd... I was sure I locked this when I left today. I must need to sleep more than I thought.

Christine pushes the door open, sets the box on the coffee table. Slinging her brief case and back pack down on the couch she collapses next to them.

Reviewing the day in her mind she retraces her steps.

She arrived at the crime scene and her SO had been giving her a hard time for being around at all. The case is personal, you shouldn't be here. But no one grudged her for wanting to be involved. But there was something the SAC said that bothered her. Or... it was he didn't say. He seemed to be holding back on her.

"How's the investigation going?" she'd asked.

He had the faintest bit of pause when he saw her approach. Then wh…

Time Passed

02/23/2014 Writing Practice
Ash woke up to the soft whiz of the cabinet door opening beside him. Food is served. Breakfast, by the smell of it. He had only two ways to keep track of time. An enclosed room with no windows or natural light prevents any external data. Time runs together without a point of reference. Ash had two. The type of food being served. And his internal body clock which has been regulated for decades now.


Slight nail marks on the box.


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It's True: You Really Can Make Better Decisions And Here's How…

4 Missing Ingredients to Better Decision MakingI’ve been facing some tough life decisions lately. So I thought I’d share with you what I’ve learned that has helped me make some of those tough decisions!


Take the Red Pill Neo!Sometimes I find that I am a bit like Neo, from the Matrix. Always thinking there is something more that I am missing, but what is it? And then an opportunity comes up and I find myself locked in indecision. Should I take up this opportunity or let it pass? If I leave what I have I may never get it back. But If stay where I am I may never get this opportunity again. What should I do?

I find that I am often weighed down by indecision with simple things too. Take me to a fast food restaurant I've been to a hundred times and I will want to go in, not use the drive through. The drive through is too much pressure!

I want to go inside, stand out of line, to the side or back of the area and leisurely stare at the menu. I will more than likely buy the same thing I bou…

2014/02/18 Daily Reading

COME:Day 98
Your Advocate Always Wins Your Case
1 John 2:1
1My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.Devotional If you want a glimpse of some real-life celestial drama, picture this: God the Father sits as Judge of the universe with Jesus Christ at His right hand, who is not only your High Priest, but also your Advocate.
When your accuser, the devil, comes along and says, “You have done this wrong and you have not done that right,” Jesus says, “Father, the devil is right, but My blood has paid for what the devil is accusing him of.”
HEAR:I miss it. Often. The fact I miss it has NO bearing on my right standing with God. I am right with Him regardless of my actions or faults. I am right with Him because of WHO He is and WHAT He has done.

I can receive today because of that.

DO:I will hold my head high. Ignore my faults and failures and focus on HIS success! That will allow me to…

What Everybody Ought to Know About Strong Passwords!

“Your Password Has Been Hacked!”
You’ve received the email. The email address is from someone you know. It’s your family or friend. But instead of a friendly greeting, or a picture… you get nothing but a link.

Or “Check this out: http://…” followed by a link.

How did these people get a hold of your friend or family members password? Usually it’s because they used a weak password that was easy to break.

But there are things you can do to make sure your password is not breakable. Or at least much more secure and probably not worth the effort.


Photo: Some rights reserved by Lulu Hoeller

The Not-So-Secret To Strong Passwords
Here are the keys to make your password as strong as it can be!

One each of the following at least, two each would be better. CAPITOL LETTER lower case letter Number (1234567890) Symbol/Character (! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) )
8 characters long for a normal strong password.If you have particularly sensitive data you could choose a longer password and more combinations of the fo…

Fresh and Startling and Intriguing

02/15/2014 Writing Quote
        I liked this quote. From the introduction to “Ender's Game” By Orson Scott Card:
“I felt a strong desire to write stories that would do for others what Asimov’s story had done for me. In other genres, that desire is usually expressed by producing thinly veiled rewrites of the great work: Tolkien’s disciples far too often simply rewrite Tolkien, for example. In Science Fiction, however, the whole point is that the ideas are fresh and startling and intriguing: you imitate the great ones, not by rewriting their stories, but rather by creating stories that are just as startling and new.”






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Restless... wrecked for the ordinary.

02/14/2014 Writing Practice
Restless. That's the only way to describe the atmosphere. When Ash walked into the small church only two months before it had been a small community baptist church. 150 members. The board had been the same for 15 years. They'd gone through two pastors in that time.

150 members typically meant 75 of them showed up on a regular basis, and the other 75 showed up periodically throughout the year. Many of those worked the oil fields, which meant they'd only be in town 1 of four weeks a month. But those were often the biggest givers, because they made so much money.

Things had plodded along nicely in this small town. Burger Texas. Their claim to fame was that they were the origin of the modern Hamburger. Of course, no body knew if this was true or not, but they liked to make a big deal of it, and it brought in tourists every so often who may be visiting nearby Amarillo.

"There he is..." someone whispered.

Ash walked into Mac Harpers Drug Store. M…

Images

Whisps of images pass before him. It started Yesterday. One here or there. At first they seemed like shadows, mere plays of light on highly reflective walls.
Now they are taking form. High tech place.
Whatever these holograph's are supposed to be they were odd. Some were starting to resemble people. Others animals. Still not clear enough to make out exactly.
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Do you suppose it's working?
He's reacting to something.
What's wrong with the implant?
We have images... but we're not seeing whatever it is he is




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Cold

02/11/2014 Writing PracticeThe ground is wet. Cold drizzle surrounds everything. Droplets of water blanket the car. So he opens the door and sits down to start the engine. He loves this weather. There is something about cold that makes him feel very present and alive. He turns on the wipers to clean the window and the water doesn't leave, it doesn't move. "It can't be THAT cold out here can it?" Sure enough. Those droplets are ice. Should have left a few minutes earlier today.

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3 point strategy to pay bills in less than 20 minutes a month!

OH NO! I forgot to pay my electric bill! 
You are sitting in your house. Watching your favorite movie. The popcorn is popped. The sodas and snacks are displayed. It’s a great moment and… the lights go out, the TV turns off, the air conditioner stills.

Then it hits. That turn in your gut. Your head gets just a little light. Your heart sinks. A question pushes through to your mind… You turn to your spouse and ask

“Did I pay the electric bill?”

You both look with a shrug, a look that says: “I think so?!” You get up and walk to the front door. You place your hand on the cool metal brass. You open the door and step outside. It’s night. It’s going to be dark anyway. But you glance up and the street lights aren’t on. The neighbor’s house lights are off. You glance further, every light is off in the whole neighborhood.

Relief washes over you… it’s just a power outage… It wasn’t the bill!

What’s sad about this story is that your first thought was a bill not being paid, not a power outage. Where did …

36 Hours

2014/02/03 Writing PracticeThe iPod only had two songs loaded. One said "Instruction", the other said "Listen". So Ash placed the ear buds in his ears and pressed play.

"Greetings Capt Ashmun. No doubt you have many questions. Sadly you may not ever find the answers to all of them. However if you cooperate in this little experiment I can assure you that you will be returned to your old life, you are under no immediate physical danger. You won't recall volunteering for this assignment, an unfortunate side effect of the mind wipe procedure. All you have to do is listen to the next track. This room is a verbal room, so if you need to use the facilities simply say so, and the rooms AI will produce that for you. If you would like a bed, say so as well. Meals will be served three times a day. The track you are about to listen to will play for 36 hours. After which time you will be free to go. Thank you for your participation in this process. And now, let us begin…

Faith IS the Substance! Creation Origins: What Science Can't Answer, and Religion Gets Wrong.

A Child's Video Sparks A Flame

So I'm watching this great little YouTube video series that the kids love, Jelly Telly. In this particular episode the characters portray modern Darwinian Science in it's true light, the emperor with no clothes. However simultaneously reveal that most religious institutions give equally bad answers to the questions of the universe. 
It really hits me in a big way because the answers are plain and simple. But you need to know some things about the Word of God and Kingdom of God that most religion doesn't know, therefore can't answer.

So I thought I'd share this with you to challenge you to think it through with me. No matter which side you came from, you probably need to think again.


What Science Can't Answer
In this particular Jelly Telly video the conclusion was that science is incapable of telling where life came from. Darwin's theory can only deal with things that are already present and evolving.

In fact, the only observed e…

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

Other sites I follow: