Category Archives: INSPIRATIONAL LIFE OUTTAKES

BEHEMOTH AND LEVIATHAN

The Crux Of The Story The story in the Bible centers around a patriarch named Job (In the Book of Job) who was allowed by God to be tortured by Satan so that his staunch allegiance to his Creator could be tested. During the course of his heart wrenching conversation with God, statements are made that has the suffering soul think about the consequences of dealing with two enormous beasts that existed during his lifespan. Beasts that were created by God for purposes understood by no one, […]

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POST CIVIL WAR RECKONING

If I Were Alive Back Then When I watch movies or documentaries about the Civil War, I rarely see much that deals with the Reconstruction Period that took place afterwards. It seems that whatever I do find has to do with the way slaves were treated and what happened to them when set free. Very little is said about the trials and tribulations that everyone else went through at that time. Since I was born in the South, I guess I could think of myself as a […]

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HUNTING FOR SPORT TO ANIMAL ADVOCATE

Kid Hunter I remember when I lived in California as a youth, I would often go hunting with my dad up to the northern part of the State for game like wild ducks, pheasants, quail and such. For my weapon of choice, he bought me a 4-10 shotgun which could fire only one shell at a time before requiring me to reload. It was a Christmas present and I cherished it, not only because it was my first weapon, but also because he allowed me to have […]

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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 ambitions. 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 My name is Eric Key and I must point out one thing as I begin this convoluted tale of mine. 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 […]

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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 weep […]

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SEARCHING THE COSMOS: PART I_THE IMPOSSIBLE JOURNEY

The Nearest Possible Plant That Might support Life 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_planet b, as identified by the best astronomers planet earth has to […]

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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 is by Stephen J Key. Stir Crazy I spent quite a while talking to my brother on the first  Easter Sunday of the outbreak. He was holed up in his second home with other members of his family in Pass Christian, Mississippi due to a self imposed quarantine measure he and his daughter’s husband, Chad, had set in place for the previous 3 weeks prior to that celebratory day. […]

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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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