" For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse." ~Romans 1:19-20, … Continue reading The postmodernist quest for God
"Elie Wiesel suggests that 'God created man because he loves stories.' So if we're going to find the answer to the riddle of earth- and our own existence- we'll find it in stories." ~Brent Curtis and John Eldredge During my years as a homeschool mom, I loved to use the parables of Jesus as examples … Continue reading Awesome resources for finding God in story
“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
I really struggle when I read Christian "self help" books. It seems like the author has it all together when it comes to living like Christ and I am just stumbling and bumbling my way through life, making mistakes at every turn. That feeling was made very real to me as I was working on … Continue reading How to make an idol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNohDegnaOQ I stumbled upon this video while doing some research on the elements of gothic literature and it gives a great overview of the basic gothic motifs. A wonderful introduction to the genre for those who are not too familiar with its origins and history. Enjoy!
As I sit here in my favorite spot, contemplating the biblical lessons found in Le Fanu's ghost story, The Familiar, it has become very clear to me why gothic literature is so dear to my heart. Gothic writers do not hold back, they are not afraid to explore any topic despite how controversial it may … Continue reading Some brief thoughts…
“‘It is a question of will, Mr. Wells,’ he said, striving to imbue his slurred voice with a tone of authority, ‘That’s all.’” ~Felix J. Palma Every now and again a story comes around that pierces the heart. The reader becomes so intensely immersed in the story that the author has to share that the reader … Continue reading A Question of the Will