Savoring the blessing despite the trial

 "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today." ~Genesis 50:20, English Standard Version The last few days have been a whirlwind here.  After spending a week at the beach with family, we are now … Continue reading Savoring the blessing despite the trial

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Finding inexpressible joy within the pages of faerie story

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy stories again.” ~C. S. Lewis “The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both … Continue reading Finding inexpressible joy within the pages of faerie story

The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness

“Elves and Dragons, I says to him. Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you.  Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you.” ~The Gaffer (Tolkien 24) When first hearing the word cancer, I had a very particular image form immediately in … Continue reading The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness