Z Notables

Z Notables

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9, ESV)

I am very glad that you decided to drop by Z Notables today. Here you will find ruminations, humor, inspiration, and musings on topics close to my heart, but I always hope you find something good, excellent, honorable, praiseworthy, loving, encouraging, and notable.

May the God of peace guard your heart and mind.

David Zwakenberg

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So You Dont Fall

The afternoon sun beckoned from the window. A warm day after a streak of bitter cold called powerfully as my daughter and I sat across from each other at the kitchen table. Her large, beautiful eyes overflowed with tears as she huddled in on herself. The pencil in her hand hovered inches above a lines…


Last week, the sun-soaked into my black hoodie spreading a pleasant warmth through my body. A crisp breeze blew steadily across my face and moved the occasional cloud across the sky at an impressive pace. Red Bud, Dogwood, and Bradford Pear blooms shot brilliant purple and white through a landscape of new-growth green. Temperatures hit…

Writing Prompts

As a lover of creative writing, this section of my page is dedicated to writing prompts, challenges, and creative exercises. These will range between poems, prose, and short story. I would like to invite you to explore your imagination along with me. Perhaps, you will find inspiration here as well and join me in these creative challenges. Most of all, I hope you enjoy it!

Coffee and Conversation

The challenge for this story was to write a story using only dialogue. While I, obviously, used more than dialogue, this is more dense dialogue than I typically write. The picture for today’s post was created on the Wombo Dream app. The rich aroma and intense flavor swirled together in one heady experience. James rested…

Fairy Escape

Today’s writing prompt comes from a creative writing kit I recently purchased at a store called Ollies. I hope to provide more information once I have had the opportunity to give it a thorough once over. The challenge for today is to craft an entire story in the 2nd person point of view. Allow me…