I've been told I often make clerical mistakes or have some spelling errors in my Journal, but in truth, I rarely edit it and these errors are of course my fault. I apologize.
I began writing "The Final Challenge", sequel to my story "A Coming Storm, my first published novel, in 2013. Yesterday, I finally finished it. As I may have said it before, I have edited it numerous times and now I am done and truthfully, I am really happy with this story. I believe this is my best writing and look forward to seeing it published. If my publisher agrees with me and puts it into print. For those of you who have not bothered to read my prior journals and are reading this now, "The Final Challenge" takes place in the year 3014, one thousand years after the end of World War III as shown in "A Coming Storm". This new story is a fable of sorts, a tale and a yarn, but is based on the thousand year reign of the Lamb of God upon this earth and his sudden disappearance as Satan is released from his thousand year imprisonment in the fiery pit. Once more he is free to lie, cheat and bring about a new surge in fallen Christians. A new war is to be fought, as the fallen, assisted by the Dark Lord's demonic forces, set sail from North America in 5,000 ships powered by Christian slaves and head for the shores of Israel. Satan desires to conquer Israel and attack the City of Jerusalem. He desires to sit upon the Lord's throne, which has recently been abandoned. Standing in his way are the brave members of the world's Christian Alliance, who have come to Israel to defend the City of Jerusalem and a massive war is fought for the city. But this is unlike the days of modern warfare, for the Lord has done away with all modern weaponry and has forbidden any form of pollution upon the earth. The silvery mist that descended upon the earth on Jubilation Day; the end of World War III and the arrival of the Lamb of God leading His Heavenly Host, has caused all weapons of warfare to simply disappear. No factories darken the skies with foul pollution. So, this war is fought as the wars were fought before the invention of gunpowder. No bullets, no cannons or tanks. Now, barbaric hand weapons; bows and arrows, swords and daggers, spears and lances, are being used and the cavalry of this time rides horses and uses chariots to make war. I hope you will find the story a good read and I use the same main characters found in "A Coming Storm", for during the Lord's 1,000 year reign, there is no death by disease or aging, no wars and for those who survived Jubilation Day in 2014, they are still alive to now take on Satan and his army of fallen Christians and demonic horde for one last battle. Enough said.
Feels sort of strange to realize I'm now old enough to collect Social Security, but I look at my aging hands and feel the bite of arthritis, I realize my body is no longer the spry form it once was. Still, its weird for my brain...my memories filled with a million past adventures and thoughts, feels as if it was still in its prime. I guess this changes for those who are forced to deal with dementia and alzheimers, and thankfully I will not be one of those. My mom, she lived to 91-years and 10-months before being called home. I've already outlived my Dad and Grandpa, who both died in their late 50's. But they had bad tickers and thankfully, I've never had any heart problems. So barring wars, disease and stupid things, I could very well be around into my 90s. Longevity seems to have been on my mom's side of the family. My sister Linda, who is 75 or 76, sorry Linda, is still around, but both of our brothers have gone to be with the Lord. So, it's of course in the Lord's hands, but until I am called home I will continue to write. I have a lot of notes for new books and thoughts of many new stories. Who knows, maybe one of these days one of my novels will reach the best seller's list. But, I am a writer of Christian fiction, pretty much in the action range, and it has always been my prayer that maybe one of my stories, or just a part of a story, will bring a lost soul to the Lord. That's my main goal in writing, my form of missionary work.
Now for some Headlines: "Atheists Drop $1 Billion Church Suit".... "Egypt's Ousted President Morsi Collapses in His Trial and Dies"...."Supreme Court Passes On New Wedding Cake Case, Where Oregon Couple Had Refused to Bake a Wedding Cake for Gay Couple"...."Hong Kong Leader Facing Pressure to Resign"...."China Says Hong Kong Leader Will Not Resign"...."Hong Kong Leader Apologizes to Protester, But Will Not Resign"...."Hong Kong Protests Continue to Build"...."Is China Losing Its Hold on Hong Kong?"...."Supreme Court Affirmed An Exception to Double Jeopardy Law That Could Affect Pardons"...."China Says U.S. Legalization of Marijuana is a 'Threat' to China"...."YouTube Says It Will Ban Nazi Accounts and Sandy Hook Deniers"...."Study Says Climate Change Threatens 40% of World's Primates"...."No One Seems to Know Why 3-South American Countries Went Dark"...."Supreme Court Rules Private Firms Not Bound by First Amendment" (Freedom of Speech)... "6-Point Earthquake Hits China"...."Israel Wants World to Sanction Iran if it Violates Nuclear Treaty"..."Israel Said to Have 100-Nuclear Weapons".... "British Government Commits $17 Million Pounds to Protect Jewish Institutions in 2019".... "California Man Arrested for Threatening Online to Kill Jews in Synagogues"...."Florida Man Arrested For Threatening to Kill Minorities, Including Jews".... "An Historic Shift in the Vatican as Pope Considers Sending Married Priests to the Amazon" - (apparently not so long ago certain priests were allowed to marry)....""China Accuses U.S. of Politicizing Boat Accident Between Chinese and Philippine Fishermen".... "Texas Town Declares Itself a Sanctuary City for the Unborn, Criminalizes Abortions and Doctors Who Perform Same and Outlawed Planned Parenthood".... "California Pension Fund Crisis After Shunning Gun Manufacturers and Tobacco".... "Trump Cuts Off Aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Over Illegal Immigration to U.S." .... "Record Number of African Immigrants Coming into Southern Mexico"- working their way north to the U.S. ...."Illegal Migrants From Angola and the Congo Arriving in Texas, Oregon and Maine" .... "China 6.0 Quake Kills 13 and Injures 199".... "New York States Becomes 19th State to Issue Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants" (This one just makes no sense to me, to give licenses to illegals, giving them a state issued car that now allows them to... nevermind. I just hope it doesn't happen here in Alaska. There are established ways for people to become citizens and for a long time people have been using these ways for legal immigration.)...." "Japan Rocked by 6.8 Earthquake-Tsunami Warning Issued".... "Pentagon to Send an Additional 1,000 Troops to Middle East Over Iran Tensions"...."Trump Threatens to Start Deporting Millions Next Week"..... San Francisco Considers Ban on E-Cigarettes".... "FaceBook Plans Global Financial System Based on 'Cryptocurrency' - 'Libra'- (Like Bitcoins)...."Woman in Critical Condition After 16-Story Plunge Down Garbage Chute".... "U.S. Squadron of F-15s Arrives in Middle East Amidst Iran Tensions".... "NASA Ramps up Search For Alien Planets, Finds Two Planet That May Support Life".... "New York City to Directly Fund Abortions".... "Hershey Chocolate Considering the CBD Trend"...."Over 100 Children Die in India Encephalitis Outbreak".... "Report Uncovers Possible Cover-up by Obama of ICE Records"...."U.S. Government Investigating Anti-Israel Events at UNC and Duke Universities".... "Congresswoman Cortez Compares Border Situation to 'Holocaust' ".... " Swarm of 1,000 Small Quakes Rattles California Worries Some People".... "Four People Face Murder Charges For the Downing of Malaysia Airline Flt 17"- 3 Russians and 1 Ukrainian.... "Data Shows Airlines Have Taken in $1.3 Billion in Baggage Fees This Year"..... "Two 14-year Old Boys Found Guilty of Murder of School Girl in Ireland"...."6.8 Earthquake Strikes Southeast Pacific".... "U.S. Authorities Seize 16-Tons of Cocaine on a Ship, Worth $1 Billion".... "UN Report Says World Population Now at 7.7 Billion Expected to Rise to 9.7 Billion by 2050"...."10-killed and 26 Injured in Mogadishu Car Bombing".... "Japan Enacts Revised Law Banning Parents From Physically Punishing Children"- no spanking.... "Mexican Volcano Erupts Outside Mexico's Capital".
So, as the world turns....
So, based on the last few months and the amounts of major earthquakes from around the globe, what is happening to our planet. Have we simply grown so large in our population and construction of cities that we might be crushing our hunk of rock? Curious? Earthquakes in California have picked up and our Alaska is always shaking away, plus we have a lot of active volcanoes. We have 3 active volcanoes within sight of the Kenai Peninsula and occasionally they like to burp. Not so long ago Kenai and Soldotna was covered in ash from Mt. Redoubt. So, where did the experts position their oil tank farm, right at the base to Mt. Redoubt- really stupid in my book.
Okay, time to let you go. For those who stuck it out, thanks for reading. May the Lord bless your day and your prayers be answered. BILL