Hawkish Caucus

January 4, 2012 in General

DES MOINES, Iowa–Iowa may not pick presidents. It may not even pick Republican presidential nominees. But Iowa most certainly resets the nomination contest, something its voters did again on Tuesday with the state’s closest caucus vote in history…

via Iowa’s razor-thin result indicates a fierce battle for conservatives is ahead | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum

As of January 4, 2012, this writer is undecided as to whom he would like to see elected President of these United States in November of the aforementioned year. Certainly, I do not support Barack Obama and would not support Hillary Clinton if Democrats were able to persuade the current occupant of the White House to step aside. Still, while I don’t yet have a place to throw my support, I find Rick Santorum’s strong showing – losing by a razor-thin 8 votes to the vaunted Mitt Romney in the Iowa Caucus on January 3rd to be impressive if not encouraging.

Will Michele Bachmann now bow out of the race? By the time you read this, news may have broken that would answer this question as her trip to South Carolina has been cancelled, as per Fox News at 8:30 am Eastern Time this morning.

As I have written before, the too early and too often reportage of the 2012 Presidential Election is serving only as a distraction, in my view. As the Muslim Brotherhood is planning to assume power in Egypt and refusing to acknowledge the existence of Israel and as Iran continues to threaten to shut down the Strait of Hormuz – it seems as though these critical news items are relegated to the back burner. As Israel is surrounded by her enemies and today in early 01/12 the threat of major war looms – war that will affect the American way of life – I have to wonder why the cable and network news giants don’t offer more coverage?

While the Presidential election of 2012 is indeed worthy of heavy coverage, I would encourage everyone to look beyond the caucuses, straw polls, and punditry. Let us not get distracted and pacified – let us not lose track of how what happens in the Middle East will directly influences what happens in your day to day existence. We’ve thus far survived an economy circling the drain – perhaps more accurately being deliberately drained – and a president who seems hell-bent on reducing our freedoms while placing us into the arms of greater peril. Indeed, we are at a seminal point not just in American history but in world history. The metaphorical match has been lit and the material tinder is dry.

Be watchful and be vigilant. Pray for discernment and that you will demonstrate loving kindness and a love of your neighbor through any hardship. Be ready for anything, be anxious for nothing and yes, pray about everything.

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Safer Than a Store or Mall!

November 26, 2011 in General

Purchase from LuluGreetings Wayfarers,

Use this coupon code BUYMYBOOK305 to get 25% off of The Wayfarers titles through 12/14/11 on Lulu.com. This would include Walking Dreams, Five Feet From The Cabin Door, and Jacob’s Trouble – the third part of the trilogy that will be available December 1st. To purchase soft-covers and e-books from lulu, visit the Jim Yackel Spotlight.

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Black Friday

November 25, 2011 in General

The Wayfarers | Jacob's Trouble by Jim Yackel, the third part of The Wayfarers Christian/End Times fiction book trilogy.

The Wayfarers | Jacob's Trouble by author Jim Yackel

It was Black Friday. Indeed, in the sum total of recorded history, it was America’s worst day. It was a day that caught a sleepy, godless, self-absorbed citizenry by surprise. The events that transpired that day were plotted, planned, tested, and executed not to perfection but close enough so to satisfy the very evil chess master who machinated and maneuvered the willing pawns who would do the dirty work via forward and diagonal moves around the black and white squares of the American chessboard.

Yes, it was Black Friday and as Here Comes Santa Claus played through mall intercom systems, shoppers screamed in abject horror and pitiable pain. But, were the events of Black Friday that transpired without warning a complete surprise to everyone?

Read the Wayfarers Walking Dreams, Five Feet From The Cabin Door and the culmination of the trilogy Jacob’s Trouble which is to be released imminently.

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Why You Should Read The Wayfarers Trilogy

November 15, 2011 in General

The Wayfarers Trilogy by Jim Yackel

The Wayfarers Trilogy by Jim Yackel


Can’t anything go right!?

He’s a bright, industrious, and creative man whose world is falling down around him as his very life has become imperiled. As he teeters on the precipice of total breakdown; an automobile’s mechanical failure forces this man without an address to begin a walk that was intended to take him to his place of lodging – but would he ever make it there? What colorful and potentially impactful individuals would he meet while on his unplanned walk?

While life is tough for our friend; there are others who have it tougher. The suffering individuals that he meets along the way will bless him, enlighten him, and help to prepare him for an epic journey where he will be called upon to play a role of leadership to others as the Unites States of America is inflicted with severe trauma.


The world has been flipped on its head as a distressed young woman is rapidly spinning toward rock-bottom and feels compelled to take a walk to try to clear her mind and relieve her burdens. Little does she know that she does not walk alone; but who or what is walking with her? Does it mean her harm or will it ultimately save her? What on earth drove her to come down to this desolate path? Where does this path lead?

That same day, a spirit-led man is compelled to take a walk because there is a calling he must answer. There is no time to ask questions, and he too finds that he is not walking alone. Time is of the essence as the landscape and the world as a whole may be changing; albeit suddenly and not for the best. Are these individuals running from trouble, or are they running to a sanctuary that will bring them safety and security? The stage has been set for the culmination of preparations years in the making…


The final book of the Wayfarers trilogy…

Six months after America’s worst day – that being a wave of terror attacks on the east coast – the nation has fallen to its knees. The Christian church has been raptured home – or were the UFO’s in the sky an indicator of a massive alien abduction instead? The U.S. Dollar is on the verge of collapse as rioting and looting mar the streets of the country’s population centers and Martial Law is still in effect – but there are some new sheriffs in town and they are bent on taking over the traditional means of enforcement. Television and radio are being controlled and only one network is left to report the news of the world. It seems that even the weather forecasts are being massaged!

A young man and his brother are being watched by the “new sheriffs” and he is led to head out back in an effort to stay on the “down-low.” But, how far out back or how far away will he and his brother have to go in an effort to stay safe? Will they end up going it alone, or will they meet others along the way to make whatever journey they take a safe one? Will a new man on the world scene have any influence on the events that transpire in the lives of the young man, his brother, or the world?

This could be a journey where the end is the beginning at a time when the world is seeing the beginning of the end…

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12/1/11…An Important Date

November 14, 2011 in General

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The Wayfarers | Jacob's Trouble by author Jim Yackel

Jacob’s Trouble is the third and final book in the Wayfarers trilogy. Jacob’s Trouble will be released in soft-cover, Kindle download, and PDF e-book on Thursday, 12/1/11 through Amazon and Lulu. Additionally, Wayfarers t-shirts and hoodies are available now – with other shirts soon to follow.

Christmas is coming, and all three books as well as some shirts would make terrific gifts for the wayfarers on your list!