The next day was busy as well. We focused more on history this time. Funny how you have an image in your mind when the reality can be quite different. I’ve seen pictures of the Continental Congress in action both in print and in movies. I swear they misled us all. How did all those men fit in that little room and not kill each other? Independence Hall was so small. It was nothing like my mind had imagined. It was a miracle that those men came to a decision they could agree on in that hot room. …

Teachers are held by God to a higher standard. Not because they have such an honorable position or because they have worked hard for that degree or learning. It is because they are passing on knowledge and wisdom to others that will pass it on. They need to be more careful of what they say or do. What a teacher teaches to their students is extremely important as it is shaping a future generation. James says it this way:

Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged…

The next day, I heard Gretal moving around the common area by six. I groaned and turned over to gaze at the clock. Seeing the time, I groaned louder. I was used to getting up earlier, but I wanted to sleep in so bad. I wanted to relish the comfortable bed. It was not to be. But I was determined to enjoy a soak in the tub. Crawling out of bed, I checked my phone for any urgent texts. It was a habit I had for many years. You never knew when disaster would strike with family or friends. …

There are many benefits to attaining wisdom and many of those reasons fall under the heading of moral ones. Some people would like to argue against them, but their arguments tend to be more of wants and desires than solid wisdom.

Proverbs 1:1–5 says

My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,

turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,

and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,

and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,

then you…

I never realized how overwhelming it could be when one reflected on one’s heart and soul. I have never felt so much emotion at one time aside from holding my child for the first time. Describing such emotion is near impossible. Here I was standing in a public place unable to fully control my feelings. I wanted to cry, scream, yell, and laugh all at the same time.

We left the museum just after six. I had not realized that we had been in there for four hours. Time had flown by as I lost myself within…myself.

Gretal directed the…

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The main character, Jane Eyre, known for her volatile temperament, or passionate nature. Personally I think it was more dramatic than anything. She had a way to making much more out of an event or an object than there really was. Everything was a little over the top. Maybe it was the era.

I think what is described as passionate is nearly impulsiveness. Though it could also be just anger. She seems to have quite a temper. It is her temper…

It didn’t take us long to get to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I don’t know what I had been expecting. Hearing it was an art museum, I had pictured some modern building that was art itself. Well, as usual I found myself assuming wrong, though I was right that the building as art.

The museum was old style in how it was housed. The building was classical with tall stone pillars gracing the front. Oh my, the front. First, I was awed by the sheer size of it. The building was immense and shaped like a square U. The…

The Power of Writing Prompts

Too many people overlook the power of writing prompts. Through these tools, a writer can be inspired and given the basis for a short story or novel. You can look at the prompt and come up with all the “What Ifs” that your mind can find. The prompt can be a picture, an event, a sentence, or even a group of words.

For this prompt, we have a simple picture above. But there is so much that can be taken from this picture. What if something happened right before the picture was taken to create the image we see? What…

We got to Philadelphia late in the afternoon. There had been some bad weather which rerouted us for a few hours. The trip really wasn’t that bad. I had the books Gretal brought. I had hoped they were the latest Sophia Knightly releases, but alas Gretal was taking me down a more historical approach. Darn it! After the last few days with Mark, a romantic novel was much more appealing to me.

I have to say she at least gave me enjoyable fiction to get me started. The first book was called A Marked Man. It was a story of…

by Rebecca Graf

Using Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are wonderful tools that go unused by many writers. Professionals or students can use them to create wonderful stories that take readers into amazing worlds and situations.

Look at the picture above. What do you see? But is that all…a dog in the lap of a youth? There is so much more that you haven’t let your mind see yet. What happened right before this picture? What is happening off screen? What is about to happen? Think of the limitless possibilities our creative minds can come up with.

Below are some ideas we have come up with and…

Rebecca Graf

Writer for ten years, lover of education, and degrees in business, history, and English. Striving to become a Renassiance woman.

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