Flashback Friday: An Argument for Children to Read Fairy Tales and Fantasy

As part of the ongoing Flashback Friday series, here is a post whose content originally appeared in June 2014. G. K. Chesterton wrote about a great many matters, including fairy tales, and I’m not going to try to capture the entirety of his thoughts on the subject. However, three of his essays present some very … Continue reading Flashback Friday: An Argument for Children to Read Fairy Tales and Fantasy

Celebrating C. S. Lewis’ Quotes

In honor of "Jack's" birthday, I figure it's only fitting to share some of his quotes. So here are a few of my favorites: “Yes, it is strange that anyone should dislike cats. But cats themselves are the worst offenders in this respect. They very seldom seem to like one another.” "It is a serious thing to … Continue reading Celebrating C. S. Lewis’ Quotes

When the World Says “Move”, Part 3 — The Scholarly Scribe

Just wanted to share this thoughtful post on the difference between loving, judging, and condemning:   Welcome back for the third and final part of this weekly series. In Part 1 I took a look at a quote from Marvel’s Civil War series and how certain aspects of it can be interpreted as relevant to … Continue reading When the World Says “Move”, Part 3 — The Scholarly Scribe

Should Christian Novels Should Be Different?

As Patrick from patrick's thoughts reminded me in his comments on my initial post on writing as a Christian, Christian authors have a standard to uphold. We cannot approach novel writing just as non-Christian novelists do. 1 John 1:6 says, "If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and … Continue reading Should Christian Novels Should Be Different?

The “Pretty Things” of Life

I wanted to share one of my favorite posts about Christianity. So often, Christians seem to be either trying to keep people from having anything nice, or they’re greedy, trying to get as much as they can from everyone around them. This post talks about balancing your focus and how, scripturally, God never intended us to be like that.

OPERATION ECHO

I’m not always a big fan of Christian pop music, as much of it feels preachy or seems to feature the message “woe is me, but God is with us so we’ll get through”. But I really like Tenth Avenue North‘s take on “Seek ye first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33).

It speaks about that period of time between seeking God first and seeing God add all these things to us. Because when we are following Him and trusting Him, there can still be a waiting period where we have to keep our eyes on Him and keep believing He cares even though we don’t have all the “pretty things” in life (the clothes we’d like to have, the food we’d like to eat, the car we’d like to drive, etc.).

And things can be important. They can influence how we act and how we feel about ourselves…

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