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The Wayfarers end-times christian fiction featuring a young character with wisdom beyond his years

Wisdom Beyond His Years

I can get you free Wi-Fi even when it’s not free…that is as long as the internet is up and running

*A blog written by a character who appears in the novel The Wayfarers: Revised Edition. Read the book in Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, or paperback, and you’ll discover who this fine young chap is.


I’ve been called the Young One with Wisdom Beyond His Years, and I guess you could say I’m not one of your stereotypical millennials. Wisdom is wasted on the old, and youth is wasted on the young, right? Yeah, I am the youngest of this group of wayfarers, but am I the smartest? Well, I do know a thing or two about a thing or three!

I can get you free Wi-Fi even when it’s not free…that is as long as the internet is up and running. I’ve got the latest cutting-edge electronic communication devices and if you don’t have them you are either old or just plain old-fashioned. Of course, cell towers have to be providing non-compromised signals for these tech toys to work! What if suddenly, all cell and internet service went down, like there was a kill switch? You’d have a hard time functioning, or should I say bro, you won’t be able to function!

So, here I am walking down some snow-covered path with three of my best pals. We’re heading west because my good friend in the orange knit hat says that is the direction we must go – and he seems to know more about the situation – even though I am the young one with wisdom!

Now, there is some woman walking with us and I’m still trying to figure out where she came from, and why we’re even here in the first place! Bro, it’s cold and not only that, I was supposed to go Christmas shopping this evening! But, I’m wondering if the stores are even open now because some really freaky stuff is going on and I’m a little scared I’ve gotta admit. Yeah, something bad and freaky started going down this afternoon, and I’ll bet a lot of plans for a lot have people have been changed.

I’ve got my backpack on and I’m prepared for the worst. Somehow I can’t help but think that it’s going to be a long, cold night out here walking to wherever it is we’re going. Man, I’m getting tired just thinking about it, and why won’t my data plan work? What the…


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The Wolf

The wolf is out there and it’s tailing you; whether you’ve come to grips with that fact or merely live in blissful denial…

*A blog co-written by a pair of characters who appears in the novel The Wayfarers: Revised Edition. Read the book in Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, or paperback, and you’ll discover who they are.


The wolf is out there and it’s tailing you; whether you’ve come to grips with that fact or merely live in blissful denial…

Not all wolves are evil; just the one that lurks in the shadows of your life. He’s out of sight; hidden in the self-induced blindness of your deliberately-narrowed periphery. You can’t drink him away, drug him away, eat him away, or wish him away. Friend, the wolf will devour you if you fail to take substantive action against him.

You feel his presence, surely enough. In your spirit he arouses those feelings of anxiety, agitation, impatience, discomfort, and fear. But you fail to deal with the wolf – you merely take out your disquiet on everyone around you. Indeed, your aggression is displaced because you know that it won’t defeat the Wolf. To the contrary, your anger, pain, and boastfulness only fuel and feed the wolf and further strengthen his flexible haunches so as to explode onto you and defeat you!

So, go ahead…live in private denial and blame everyone else for your public pain. Take it out on those around you and let your therapist tell you that it’s “completely normal.” Have a few more drinks and boast about how many you can put away. Waste more money on lottery tickets – with the hope that this time you’ll “hit the big one.” But what would you do with the money? If I were a gambler, I’d bet a dollar to a donut that you’d blow your big winnings on Wolf Chow. Yeah, you’d have more money to allow that beast to eat better!

Friend, you must deal with and eliminate the wolf, or he will devour you.


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The Sultan of Short-Order Cooking

“After nearly dying from alcohol poisoning, Jesus restored her and gave her direction and ambition…”

*A blog written by Jared; one of the many minor yet notable characters who appear in the novel The Wayfarers: Revised Edition


Oh…ow…man, this is serious. My head is really killing me again, and everybody says I need to get it checked out. But I can’t afford the government healthcare, and I really can’t afford to see a doctor. Even with the headaches and blurry vision, I’d rather be on the road with my band Coffee with Isaiah, but instead I’m pulling the night shift as a cook in my mom’s diner. Ah, this job is money…more than the band makes. Dude, you know it’s hard to make money in a Christian rock band; especially if you don’t sound like the “God-approved” worship faves like Hillsong, Third Day, Michael W. Smith, or Casting Crowns. Man, those bands are so formatted, predictable, and boring!  But hey, at least I’ve got a Soul Patch and various tats, so I’ve got the hip look goin’ on!

I’m a purveyor of fine pancakes and a sausage slinger. I bust out the bacon and hash-up the home fries. Yup, I wing the waffles and prepare omelets to ogle. I am the Sultan of Short-order Cooking and that keeps me off the streets – but yeah, I’d rather be out on the road.

I don’t get many days off as mom needs my help. Even though mom owns this blessed greasy spoon, she’ll often pull the night shift with me as the waitress, being that she got used to being a night owl before coming to the Lord. He saved her soul and her earthly life – as she was all about sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. After nearly dying from alcohol poisoning, Jesus restored her and gave her direction and ambition, and that resulted in owning a diner of all things! She raised me without the man who served as the sperm donor, er, I mean the deadbeat who is my biological father.

It’s our regulars who keep us in business – maybe because our food keeps them regular, ha-ha! But man, times are like so tough, ya know! Denny’s and Friendly’s have the name, the décor, and the expansive menus, but we are Spirit-driven and have the personal touch. And, I can cook circles around anyone they’ve got in their kitchens! Our portions are bigger and our prices are lower.  Still, it seems like more and more folks would rather support the chain restaurants and that is slowly killing us. Such are the times in this fallen world.

We’re open 24/7, and we’ll serve you anything on our menu at any time of day – burgers, gravy fries, cheese steak sandwiches, the aforementioned breakfast items, and all kinds of good grindage – even salads for you health-nuts that insist on eating rabbit food. But, if you want the biggest and best portions, you’ve got to come in between 10 P.M. and 6 A.M. 

We get some interesting folks in here, like this guy who just came in who looks like Morgan Freeman rockin’ dreadlocks.

Hey mom, order’s up!

Who’s partaking of this “good grindage” and who’s cooking it? Read The Wayfarers: Revised Edition


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