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

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Grabbing hold of God’s perfect plan

“I can show the wise Hrothgar a way to defeat his enemy and find respite- …I can calm the turmoil and terror in his mind. Otherwise, He must endure woes and live with grief…” ~Beowulf, lines 279—284 I never expected to be diagnosed with cancer and when it happened, it caught me completely off guard.  … Continue reading Grabbing hold of God’s perfect plan

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