Category Archives: Inspirational Life Outtakes

A Father’s Inquisition

Starting With An Abstract Thought I decided to write this blog on Father’s Day when I read some testimonials about prayer and focused on a statement made by Chuck Swindoll in his “A Gift For Dad” Sunday devotional that states the following passage: “Dad is not perfect; he would be the first to admit it. Nor is he infallible, much to his own disappointment. Nor altogether fair . . . nor always right. But there’s one thing he is—always—he is your dad . . . the only one you’ll ever have. […]

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Ode To A Mother And Wife

The Beginning I never knew What a woman could be Until I met you And you married me   When I first left And told you good bye It broke my heart And caused me to cry   I yearned for your voice To hear it once more Then one day you called And walked through my door   I made you my wife Without asking for Your hand as much Still you did adore The Journey With much joy and sorrow We lived here and there […]

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Neonatal Infant: Part II

This article was written in the first person narrative. It was written by my daughter, Stephanie Black, and edited and expanded by me, Stephen Key. The Baby My name is Stephanie. But for the grace of God, I shouldn’t be here on earth to tell you my story. The odds were stacked against me when I was born and I am thankful that I am alive and well to this very day to share my thoughts. It all started on the 5th of September, 1976. Ironically it […]

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Neonatal Infant

News In The Park I was in the process of remodeling an old bakery in Phoenix, Arizona one day. My wife had planned to bring me lunch after her visit with the doctor’s office. When I saw her, she walked straight towards me with a serious look on her face. I was expecting some news about her medical exam, but not what was forthcoming from her lips. She wasted no time in telling me she was pregnant. She said I had a funny look on my face. […]

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Ode To The Creator

  The Heavens I gazed into the heavens One cold and starry night As the Creator let me Behold this wondrous sight   Specks of distant orbs and fire As far as one could see Waiting there to be seen By a humble one like me   The moon was full and spread it’s glow On waters in the bay A beacon spread out in the dark A guide along my way   The trees around me stretch their limbs And point towards the sky Reaching for […]

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