A few things the average person does not know about weapons vs Police Officers.
1. A person with a knife can clear 21ft and stab an officer in the neck before he can clear his holster, even if the officer backs way while doing so.
2. A BIC pen can be shoved in someone's neck with very little force.
3. A knife CAN go through a bullet proof vest but most knife attacks are not to the torso but other vidal areas.
Keep this in mind. When an officer tells you to put something down or show your hands it's for everyone's safety. An officer does NOT have allow you to attack them and kill them before they act. At the end of the shift EVERY officer would rather go home on their own two feet than in a body bag.
This year has been a rough one. I had a lot thrown at me all at once and I have been taking things one problem at a time. In my heart I keep telling myself, How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. That's how I'm taking these issues, one at a time. Now that we are nearing the end of the year I am coming around to my final bites.
I know I have been an advocate for free materials to anyone who wants to read, and I am still very serious about this, which is I created Please Read To Me. Through this venue I will provide free books and ebooks to those who make a request on my website, www.writingwithpower.com
With that said, it is with a heavy heart that I make this announcement, as of January 1st all my ebooks will now cost $0.99. I have been giving away my books for free since 2008 in hopes of gaining fans of my work. I know it's not the best in the world but I am always trying to improve for you, my readers.
My grammar is still, for a lack of a better word, lacking, and that too is something I am working on for you, which is why I am reediting all my books and if you have a copy of my current email me with the titles you have and I will send you a copy of the revised version.
With the new year will come new projects. Hopefully you will like what I have in store for you. Thank you for your continued support.
Forever your humble author,
Max M. Power
I have a small dilemma and I am asking for help. If this decision involved just myself I would not put so much thought into it but I have two brothers, artist just starting out, who need me to make a well informed decision.
First off, The Guardians has been turned into a graphic novel. Seems people really like the concept of this series being made into a graphic novel but if you put a gun to my head and told me to draw a stick man I would be dead, I just can’t draw to save my life.
Artist after artist read The Guardians and agreed it would make a great graphic novel but none thought they could do the book justice, until these two brothers. I know NOTHING about printing a graphic novel and need to be pointed in the right direction. Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcomed.
Have you ever been so in love that no matter what happens you still love them? A love so strong you know you've been together in a past life? A love so pure you know you will meet in the next life? A love that makes you babble on and on and you can't make any sense no matter how hard you try? A love that is so innocent you smile when thinking of this person. A love so hungry that the slightest touch drives you insane? A love that can not be crushed my time, death, or even the person wishing to move on away from you? Yea, it's like that. Have you ever been in love?
Sadly some people truly believe this:
In case it gets taken down, here's the text by +IMDb user brian__007:
"Overall, I like "Lord of the Rings." However, I do feel that Tolkien kind of rips off "Harry Potter" in many ways. There are several parallels, such as elves, dwarfs, wizards, goblins, trolls, magic (especially invisibility), etc. Sauron is referred to as “Dark Lord” just like Voldemort is. There is also the elder white-haired bearded wizard who serves almost as a mentor, Gandalf, who is reminiscent of Dumbledore. Some of the character names are similar, such as Wormtongue as opposed to Wormtail, too. There is even a gigantic spider (Shelob) at the end of "The Two Towers" that reminds one of Aragog from "Chamber of Secrets." I even noticed that the plots of both series begin with the protagonists’ birthday. Now I see that Tolkien, this unoriginal bastard, is coming out with "The Hobbit" in December. This would be fine, but why didn't he just write this book first to begin with? I still like "Lord of the Rings," though--don't get me wrong--but I wonder if Tolkien has ever said in interviews whether he borrowed elements from Harry Potter. I’ll be watching the extended DVDs later this week and I think he’s featured on the commentary track, so I look forward to that."
There is nothing more frustrating for an author to hear than OH I DON'T READ! In an effort to combat This is why I am launching my Please Read To Me campaign. I hope my fellow authors will join in and spread the word. Repost if you agree with me. We need to get America reading again.
I honestly don't get why those who are Pro-Life think they have the right to judge those who are Pro-Choice and then use the excuse of religion as to why they are so judgemental. Doesn't the man whose example you follow, Jesus, say Judge not lest you be judged?
You are NO ONE to judge and condemn others. I'm against abortion but I'm Pro-Choice. In the end when we meet whatever God we believe in it is between them and God what they have to answer for. That is free will God gave us ALL and YOU are not above God.
- Max M. Power
Demetrius needed the cold, longing for it. He wrapped it around him like a soothing blanket. The cold made Demetrius numb and he did not want to feel a thing. The pain of losing Sara was too great. Two weeks have gone by and still the pain remains, fresh as the day it happened.
By his own hand he had killed her. Demetrius knew that the woman he struck down was not the real Sara but instead Lilith in disguise. Still, Sara's fate was tied to Lilith's.
Azazel knew this too, that's why he sent Lilith to Demetrius. Azazel knew the pain of being betrayed by Sara would drive Demetrius insane. Azazel also knew that if Lilith was making herself into Sara that their souls would be linked. If Lilith died then so would Sara.
Demetrius' eyes began to glow red in the darkness. Anger for his brother began to consume him. Light began to fill the cave, every inch of darkness dying out to the light.
"You should try harder to control your anger."
Demetrius took a deep breath as he closed his eyes to concentrate. The powers he gained would take some getting use to.
"That's better. You don't want this cave to explode."
The light faded and the cave was once again thrown into darkness.
"I don't need your sarcasm Gabriel," Demetrius snapped. "I wish to be left alone."
"Raphael has given you plenty of time to be alone," Gabriel answered without pause. "I was sent to find you and bring you back."
"Raphael is no one to command me to do anything," Demetrius shouted through clenched teeth. "I'm done following him. He doesn't need me anymore, I already did his dirty work."
"It wasn't Raphael's dirty work to begin with," Gabriel snapped back as he sat on a rock in front of Demetrius. "You said it was Father who asked you to complete the final task. It was Father who showed you the future, a future you refuse to share with the rest of us. It was Father who made you into an Archangel."
"And now you are free to fight Azazel and his army on your own," Demetrius interrupted. "I started the war neither one of you were willing to start. I started Armageddon and it cost me my wife."
"We have all lost..."
"Really," Demetrius snapped, cutting Gabriel off as his anger began to grow again. "What have you lost brother? You can come and go to Heaven as you please. Kimberly remains safe in Heaven where she never has to see this war. so tell me brother, what have YOU lost?"
Gabriel sat in silence. There was nothing he could say that would ease Demetrius' pain. The light Demetrius' anger was producing began to fade once again. The two brothers sat in darkness for a while, letting the coldness wash over them.
"I have a plan for revenge," Demetrius finally whispered.
In my opinion we have more than one soul mate. Yes they understand us. Yes they are a part of us. Yes they belong in our life. No, you would not be the same without them.
A soul mate is not a lover. They are there for you. They know when something is wrong, even from far away. They can lift your spirits by just being in the same room and never speak a word. They just get you in every way and will be there for you no matter what.
With that being said, a soul mate can be anyone or anything. A parent, a sibling, your best friend, your aunt or uncle, a grand parent, a pet. This soul gets you, understands you, and doesn’t need to be told what’s wrong but will do whatever they can to protect.
There are also two types of soul mates: True soul mates and Regular soul mates. You can be someone’s soul mate but that does not mean that they are your soul mate. This is a Regular soul mate. A True soul mate means you are their soul mate and they are yours. This is a small group who will follow each other from life time to life time. You will always find each other in each life.
Now the romantic lover soul mate, the one that most people believe in is in this True soul mate group. With each life this soul may change unless you both decide to exclusively tie yourselves to one another for eternity, imprinting all your emotions and memories onto one another. The other souls in your group will surround you both and unconsciously help you find each other in each new life.
This is my view on what a soul mate is.
Max M. Power
I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness but they are NOT the only ones who do this. If a member of your family leaves YOUR faith and no longer wishes to be know as a member of YOUR church then that is between THEM and God and you have nothing to say about it.
NOWHERE in the Bible does it say to shun them, turn your back on them, or even treat them as if they are dead. Oh trust me, I know what you are going to say, “It says to treat the non believer as if they are a leper so as they do not infect you and your faith.”
This means IF they are trying to take you away from YOUR Faith then do so but it does NOT mean that you are to treat them harsh, cruel, or unfair. See, what’s keeping you from doing the right thing is that self righteous RAFTER in your eye.
Jesus said to love your enemy. If you think so poorly of this family member that is a NON believer, and let’s be clear here, unless they change to a different sect other than Christianity then they are NOT non believers, they just no longer agree with what YOU believe, then that family member is your enemy and you should love them.
Let’s not forget about the Prodigal Son, who left his father’s home and yet the father still loved him. Was that NOT a reference to God, being the Father who loves and forgives us? So if God can still love them and except them because they still believe in Him then why can’t you?
"Faith, Hope, and Love. And the greatest of these is Love.” Have FAITH that your family member will still believe in God, HOPE that they will return to the church, but LOVE them anyway, for by YOUR Love do you set the example.
I was always told that you can not pick and choose what you want to believe in in the Bible. Its pretty much an all or nothing deal. If you claim to be a follower of Christ then why do you not follow his teachings? Why do you let some CHURCH rule you with fear over what you know isn’t right, turning your back on your family? And if you do NOT know that that isn’t right, well you got bigger problems than anyone had first thought.
I have “turned the other cheek” so often that my face is numb. Share this if you agree.
Max M. Power