Category Archives: INSPIRATIONAL LIFE OUTTAKES

Can Evil People Be Saved_Part I: First Thoughts

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  My Thoughts On Judas Iscariot When Jesus Christ chose his apostles, the one he knew would later betray him was already possessed of the devil. Judas Iscariot was a lover of money above all else and this was his evil undoing. Even though he followed the Savior’s teachings for three years, his heart was bent on selfish considerations. I have often asked Christian leaders that I associated with an ominous question. In spite of all biblical evidence to the contrary, was there any possibility […]

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The Warped Wisdom Of Mein One Son: The BB King Shakes And Bakes

This story was submitted by our son Eric Key. SJKeyChronicles.com does not condone any of his shenanigans carried out as a youthful misfit. Fortunately he has morphed into a respectable human being having put his misadventures behind him.  Hindsight Hallucinations In today’s day and age, we are seeing more confrontations and disrespect towards our law enforcement officers.  For the record, yes, I am pro-cop.  I’m not sure whether it’s the small town wisdom that I’ve acquired over the years, or my own past experiences that I harken […]

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Le Chant Des Bayous

Une Sortie A Minuit The night be clear, all calm about My feet did trod , me had no doubt That I might reach le bateau o mine To float her fast and feel sublime   The moon be full and oh so bright It did mos shine tru out dis night The waters still, no breeze to stir Bayou mine be dere for her   Adelaide do left me, that fo sure My heart do break, there be no cure I comes alone by heya to […]

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Searching The Cosmos Part I: The Impossible Journey

The Nearest Habitable Planet Imagine, if you will, you are tucked inside the fastest, most powerful spaceship ever created. You are hurtling through space at a rate of over 62,000,000 miles per hour being pushed along by the latest fusion rocket engine. Your destination is the closest planet that is theoretically habitable by some form of life. It is an Earth-size planet which orbits the closest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri. Other than the fact that it does not rotate, meaning one face continuously boils from […]

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GOD’S HEAVY HAND

Essay by Stephen J. Key   This was an essay I wrote for a writing contest. I misunderstood the rules and wrote 2000 words instead of the required 2000 characters. There was no reply and I buried the submission in my archives until now. I have presented it here in the hope of providing inspiration for those of you who are facing, or  have faced extreme trials in your own life. Alone On The Seashore The lake was peaceful and serene in the evening sunset as he […]

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A Corona Virus Easter: Technically Challenged

Image of Jesus Christ crucified on the cross furnished by 2028 End.com prophecy website. The interactive iPhone artwork by Stephen Key. Stir Crazy I spent quite a while talking to my brother this past Easter Sunday. He is holed up in his second home with other members of his family in Pass Christian, Mississippi due to a self quarantine measure he and they set in place for the past 3 weeks. I asked him if he was going stir crazy and he unabashedly admitted that he was. […]

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My First Engaging Novel & The Climactic Sequel Published

Reviewing The Inspiration For My Story Line(s) In my previous LEARNING TO WRITE article Learning To Write:My First Novel Part II, I told of how I have always been fascinated by the Navy SEAL Team’s enigmatic aura. When we visited their dedicated Museum in Ft. Pierce, we got to see the Maersk Alabama cargo ship life boat that held the ship’s captain hostage while being driven away by Somali pirates. The movie that depicts the document drama, Captain Phillips, was quite revealing and did incorporate maneuvers by […]

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Commentary Dilemma: Part II_ Trying To Connect With My Followers

Who Are My Followers I have tried to get a profile of my followers and I can’t get a fix on what you like or really want to read about. All comments indicate that you are appreciative of what I have to say, but don’t offer any specifics. If I don’t know what issues you are facing, I can’t really help! When I first started my blog, I decided to write about all the experiences in my life . From life adventures, budgeting money, buying and fixing […]

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The Excalibur 5000

This poem was created as a response to a writing assignment given by the moderator in the Writer’s Group my wife and I belong to in the town we live near. I am printing it here as part of my ongoing support of my category LEARNING TO WRITE FILES. Since writing is a major part of my life now, I have chosen to publish it here. The theme is as follows:”How Do You Feel About a computer grading your essay.” Man vs. Machine Me: Good morning Mr. […]

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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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