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Christian Schaal
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  • Temecula, CA
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Something About Me and My Book:
Looking back over my life, it seems I have lived several in my 48 years. My intent since youth has been to leave behind a most colorful portrait of memory and experience. In doing so, I have left a trail full of both peace and destruction at different times. But I have lived full, and drive to continue in the same manner. Live well and be courageous! Fear nothing and seek your passion!

I am very relationship oriented; not in a simple and superficial way, but intensely deep. I am always looking deeper into a person than what they present on the surface. I seek to know what is truly inside of them and how I can help to bring it closer to the surface.

During the past fifteen years, I have increasingly focused my attention and energies on helping to build people – to move them to a place they already know exists within them, but fear moving toward it. I have done this with speaking, writing and personal attention. I have written plays with a certain target audience in mind and taken them to several places in the U.S. to perform. This has all been done free and for the purpose of drawing the better out of people. (one of these plays was Choose You Must - now becoming a novel)

I am moving my life at a much faster pace than previously. I am writing ferociously with two more books to finish this year (2009) and one early 2010. I feel strongly I am called to bring each one to you. And for this reason I write them, no other.

My purpose on this earth is to facilitate growth in others. Not from a program I develop and seek profit from, but from the depth of each individual. We each have our own place of being, we simply fear the path, or are blinded to it by so many outside influences and forces. My call is to bring you to your own path and help show you it is not only safe to travel, but also most rewarding.

Live Life! And live it to your inner potential...the one you have probably hidden away in a dark corner because of limits others have placed upon you. Go for it!


Life in Poetry and Prose is available in hard copy and electronic form. The electronic copy is available only on my website. The works are truly amazing, inspiring encouraging, and thought provoking. Each piece is an exact reflection of some part of real life and is full of transparency.

I am offering a SPECIAL on my website ( www.christianschaal.com) - Life in Poetry and Prose, retailing at $16.95 (hard copy) is available for $2.00 (e-book version). This is ONLY for those purchasing from my website. No shipping cost. No additional cost. Please enjoy.

There are three other books on my website - one of which (Choose You Must) is an incredible tale. Sample are available on www.christianschaal.com (draft samples).

Your comments are desired and welcomed.

Please sign my guest book below.

Thanks

Sample from Life in Poetry and Prose

Sandcastle Life


Laboring strong all the days of his life,
he builds his castle, but fills it with strife.
Towering high, above all those below,
peering over the land, his father bestowed.
Barren and empty are acres of field;
his spirit so damaged, yet not willing to yield.

Surrounding his castle lays a great moat,
holding at bay those he wants close.
A functioning drawbridge placed in the wall,
has never been opened and never will fall.
Each moment inside him, a midnight so dark;
a journey so needed, but he fears to embark.

The building continues, on his castle so grand;
covering his pain, he works with his hands.
Aching inside, yet avoiding his truth,
a lonely path he’s traversed, beginning with youth.
Leading to nowhere but lost and alone,
he bends to continue, as he adds one more stone.


Seeing his work, brings tears to my eyes;
wasting his labor, decaying his life.
The towers grow higher, but empty they are;
his spirit so lonely, so damaged and scarred.
Building and dreaming he hopes they arrive,
but alone he will live in his sandcastle life
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I have limited space for this writing, and wish there was more. I have much more to say about many of the items you will find here. So, if after reading you have any questions or comments, please email me at Christian@christianschaal.com





Felt Reality



Wrecked and wounded, paralyzed and stiffened, trapped in the muck and mire that your life has become. Or so it seems to… Continue

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 2:13pm

Power Love

Power Love



Contained within the vast array of human existence lies something that has confounded man since the beginning of recorded time; the marriage relationship. Humans are unique among earth’s living creatures. One of the grandest attributes we are endowed with is the ability to self-fulfill our dreams and desires, to become what we choose and attempt to manifest ideas, having been created with the ability to accomplish these things. But, like with all good things, choice… Continue

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 2:11pm

Trinity of Despair

Trinity of Despair



There is far too much grief in this world, and most of it is unnecessary. Some believe grief and discord stem from an evil in our midst. Although I agree there is evil, I also believe the reasons for the existence of grief and discord are rooted in other areas I will explain. However, a case can be made, and will be by some, that all bad things are rooted in the great evil that roams our earth; that being the devil, itself. Nevertheless, let’s create and join in, a… Continue

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 5:11pm

Your help requested

This is a draft version. It is part of Meeting the God of America, a book i am desperately trying to complete. If you would please, read and express your feelings on flow.



thank you



Christian



Meeting the God of America is a novel concept. I toyed with the idea of using a small “g” for God because I am becoming less confident that the god we claim is the God I know, or at least am getting to know. His attributes, which are supposed to be woven through us,… Continue

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 1:39pm

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If you have a SKYPE account - please add me. christian_schaal thank you

Christian

Posted on December 22, 2009 at 4:44pm

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At 2:31am on November 7, 2009, James and Terry Hamilton said…
We are helping a friend establish a group for folks in Cali'
If you can contribute to the writers groups etc. feel free to do so...

CaliforniaShout may be of interest
At 1:13pm on October 29, 2009, Joseph M. Perez said…
Hi, Christian. I started a group called San diego, California Writers. It's the last one in the listing. You are invited to join.
At 4:11pm on October 2, 2009, John Cmint said…
Hi Christian,

Congratulations on your book, Life in Poetry and Prose. I just wanted to mention to you a website I built called AlreadyPublished.com. It's for authors to promote their book. You do so by posting your book's first chapter, giving readers a peek into your book. The site is free and the list of books is growing, so please check it out. :) BTW, good luck with your book!

p.s. You can also check out this blog post on the Already Published Ning Network, I explain how to post your book. You can also learn more about the website there.

Best,
John
At 8:06am on August 12, 2009, Cherie LaLanne said…
Hello Chris,

You've been on my heart, so here I am. Please knoe you and Gina are in my prayers. Also, you may not even realize this at all, but the Lord has used you in a mighty way...many of them. The MTGA project has united so many of us, and brought so much blessing. Thank you for being who you are and for your heart. God knows your heart, my friend. Lean into Him... God bless you anf keep you ~ Peace, Cherie

At 11:12am on July 6, 2009, Lori Laws said…
Hi Christian. Thinking about you. Haven't heard from you in a while. Are you OK? I hope you're doing good:)

At 1:23pm on May 20, 2009, Fran Lewis said…
waiting for your piece for my book. I have a lot of support for this from different organizations. I just have to figure out if I want to use LULU or another printing company to do the Alzheimer's project. Fran
At 10:18pm on April 27, 2009, Cherie LaLanne said…
My bio is sent! I enjoyed putting it together, but let me know what you think, as this was a first for me!

Ciao!
At 8:12pm on April 27, 2009, Cherie LaLanne said…
This site looks pretty awesome, and your page is impressive! I'm going to work on my bio first (got a deadline to meet!), then you bet, I'll spend some time exploring and building my page.

You're awesome, Christian!
At 7:10pm on April 27, 2009, Cherie LaLanne said…
You now officially have a stalker! Are you scared? lol
Yes, I am working on my bio. Never really put one together before, so I am checking others out to get an idea what I want to disclose about myself. After all, I do have an image to uphold. Shooting for having it completed tonight. Ciao!
At 12:56pm on April 23, 2009, Lori Laws said…
Hi Christian. I just listened, and that was an outstanding interview on Blog talk radio! I love the fact that you write from your heart, and from what you’ve experienced in life. That’s what I’m all about too. You’re a Christian, and without getting too spiritual, Read acts 20:24. What you said about why you are living hit a chord with me because this is my reason too! That scripture hangs on one of my shelves:) So we just have to obey, put ourselves out there, and God knows exactly what others need to hear. He also knows how they need to hear it. Just wanted to encourage you. Have a great day!
At 7:37am on April 20, 2009, Fran Lewis said…
I would love to be apart of your venture. Please send me the information. I would love to write something for your book.Fran
At 8:34am on April 15, 2009, Aidana WillowRaven said…
LOL ... thanks
At 8:06am on April 15, 2009, Aidana WillowRaven said…
got the message this time ... yeah!
At 6:21pm on April 14, 2009, Fran Lewis said…
SO glad to hear from you. I just received a call from HRA stating that they want to change my mom's home care to home attendant from home health aides. I have a fight ahead of me again. I have called my congressman and my lawyer and so many other people. I have four aides that are so amazing and who care for her, I will never allow them to take away the people that are keeping her alive. Thanks for the support. I know what you are going through too and I am the only one that has to deal with this. Fran
At 1:14pm on April 14, 2009, Fran Lewis said…
thank you for the poem. I have had a trying day and really needed something to make me smile. thanks for the thoughts of the day they are truly inspirational and wonderfu. I love your music. Fran
Your music made me realize that what I am doing to take care of my mom who has ALZ is right and not to care about what others think. My mom is home and has 24 hour care at home and I have been told I should have placed her in home. I know that she does not always say the nicest things and does not always know who I am, but you are right I will always be there for her and remember all that she did for me. Fran
At 4:26pm on April 9, 2009, Madison C. Scott said…
Hey Christian, could I see the lyrics for those songs? I respond so much more to the written word.
Thanks.
At 4:22pm on April 2, 2009, Fran Lewis said…
Your poem is inspiring. I have tried to write some and I posted them on thewritespot.ning.com. I would love to read more. Fran
At 7:05pm on April 1, 2009, Lori Laws said…
I thought your guest book was really cool, I got one of my own! LOL!
At 5:33pm on April 1, 2009, Aidana WillowRaven said…
Thanks, both for the compliment and the friend add.
At 4:43pm on April 1, 2009, Lori Laws said…
Hi Christian. Very nice to meet you, and look forward to getting to know you a little more from your posts:)
 
 
 

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