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Brian Stansell

  • I would rather read it first, before subjecting myself to the disappointment of the movie. 😉

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 8 hours, 44 minutes ago

    I am so praying for your mom, Cathy. <3
    Heavenly Father, You know the needs and exactly the situation. We pray for full and complete healing. We claim healing for her and for Your peace and strength to fill her and raise her up. In the Precious Name of Jesus. Amen.

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 11 hours, 42 minutes ago

    Hi Lily,
    No worries. You didn’t keep me us late. I just got on to SE late and began to reply not realizing the time. That was on me entirely.
    Thank you for asking about Dad and for your kind prayers for him. Dad is doing well. He is still actively preaching God’s Word and adjusting to Mom’s absence. We know she is with Jesus, but the human ache…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 2 days, 8 hours ago

    My favorite has probably been the Colorado Rockies, though each of the mountainous places has its own unique charm. Recently we went to Breckenridge, CO and it was such a peaceful place. As far as the townships around the mountains, I highly recommend Gatlinburg, TN, but it is kind of difficult to get to, if you have to fly into Knoxville, TN.…[Read more]

  • I think it was either Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth.  Not sure which was first, but it was probably R&J since it was in high school.  Macbeth was very bloody, though not as bloody as Titus Andronicus.  Julius Caesar was probably the third one I read.
    I don’t remember much about The Tempest and Mid Summer Night’s Dream because I only read those on…[Read more]

  • Hi Emily,

    I studied Shakespeare in college and in graduate school.  I’ve read many of the bard’s plays.
    One of the cruelest villains in all Shakspearean literature is Iago in Othello.
    Hamlet is a favorite.  Oddly of the movie adaptations of Hamlet, I particularly liked the Mel Gibson version (1990).
    Is there a particular film adaptation of a S…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 3 days, 16 hours ago

    I forgot to mention what work I do besides writing. I am a Healthcare Compliance Analyst for a major medical device and manufacturing company. I principally work with areas related to Healthcare Law and Anti-bribery International laws related to the Healthcare industry both domestically and abroad. We do internal company training and systems…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 4 days, 9 hours ago

    We did go to Yosemite back in 2016. I don’t think we’ve been to Zion Natnl yet. We went to the Banf Natnl Park in the Canadian Rockies back in 2019, and also went to New Zealand in early 2019. We visited the Smokie Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN in August of 2017. We’ve taken the cograil train up to Pike’s Peak in 2013 during our first trip to…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 4 days, 20 hours ago

    Hi Lily,
    My week has been busy at work and finding time to write is tough, but I am still pressing through. How was your week?
    “Is Atheism Dead?” was a good book. It addresses the discoveries in science and biblical archaeology and some of the later under-reported regrets and conversions of prominent “atheists” who came to find faith in Christ.…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    I haven’t read those, but I did read Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson many years ago as well as The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Recently I have just finished the Christian apologetics book “Is Atheism Dead?” by Eric Metaxas, but I’ve been wanting to read “Bonhoeffer” a biography also written by Eric Metaxas. I will have to check…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    HI Lily,
    Sorry it has been a while before I responded.
    My idea really comes from a spiritual ache to address something that I see lacking in fiction and especially faith-based fiction.
    Many people gravitate to a particular thematic point to illustrate with their story, which is fine, but one thing I saw lacking was the importance of knowing Jesus,…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Congratulations on the publication of “An Apprentice Escapes”!
    I am so proud of you for getting your work out there! Is your next book a sequel or a stand-alone story? Do you have a synopsis for the new book?

    As for WestBow, we paid for a mid-level package, but I must get the edited version out to them so they can start to work on it. Once I…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Thank you, Lily! My publisher is WestBow Press (a division of Thomas Nelson). I am currently in the edits and deep into the revisions. Sometimes it goes very slow, but it is still moving forward. How is your writing going? Do you have a publisher yet or a plan on the route you want to take?
    Happy New Year too! 🙂

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 4 weeks ago

    Thank you, Lily! May the joy and blessings of our Precious Savior Jesus, fill you and your family and friends with His Hope and Peace! Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. Merry Christmas!
    “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell replied to the topic Horror Story Ideas in the forum Horror writers 4 weeks ago

    Hello again, Cainon @sir-leeds and Daeus @daeus-lamb

    Here is a horrific idea that I had.  It is only a few lines from the perspective of a Hive-controlled villain.

    “You were not born. You were downloaded. You are nothing but fractalated bits of carbon and a series of charges. A code of randomization, that requires debugging. You have no fa…[Read more]

  • Brian Stansell replied to the topic Horror Story Ideas in the forum Horror writers 1 month ago

    Hi @daeus-lamb,

    I would love to hear your idea.

  • I think I dropped off when it got down to the level of…

    Is peanut butter pâté?

  • Brian Stansell posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Thank you, Lily! Prayers are always appreciated. It was tough losing mom. I am still processing it. I am on Story Embers only now and then lately. Sometimes it is just better for me to find the quiet away from social media. The Lord seems more present in the stillness times, even though I know He never leaves or forsakes us. It is just that…[Read more]

    • @obrian-of-the-surface-world

      I will definitely be praying for you. God sees you and knows what you are going through, and I know He will strengthen and guide you as you seek Him. Pour yourself into His Word and you’ll find His comfort.

      May He pour out His loving kindness and joy onto you and your family.

  • @allertingthbs

    Isaiah, the evening news covers the R-rated activity of humankind.  Are you then implying when you or your family watch the evening news, it is the same as saying you are watching R-rated shows as a family?

     

  • It has been interesting seeing the debate here.

    I believe humankind is R rated.  The Bible shows us the level of depravity that the human race has sunk to since the fatal decision made in the Garden and unflinchingly reveals to us our desperate need for a savior to reach into our bleakness and depraved nature and pull us out into His…[Read more]

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