Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! I hope your holidays were fantastic - mine were really awesome, thanks to watching my daughter's wide-eyed wonder as she took everything in. It made the season almost more magical than it used to be when I was a little tyke myself! Something about this season, … Continue reading Two Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making Resolutions This Year
Married LifeI am blown away at all of the blessings of married life. Staying up late reading together in bed to oldies on Pandora, making a huge mess in the kitchen as we prepare adventurous meals, impromptu waltzing in the living room when our favorite songs come on the radio, curling up on the couch with a … Continue reading At the moment…
I just got back from vacation. It was a whirlwind in every sense of the word. We were going full-speed from dawn till dark every day, trying to pack in as many things as we could into seven short days. Even though the entire vacation was designed for pure fun and relaxation, I actually had a … Continue reading Just Say “Thanks”
Have you ever noticed how many older books mention God? From Sherlock Holmes to Jane Eyre, it seems that many books written before the 20th century seem to include a copious amount of Christianity. In contrast, the majority of modern Christian stories are now sharply divided from secular stories. The secular books generally leave every trace … Continue reading Oh, That Old Time Religion!
Remember me? 🙂 My apologies for neglecting this blog for so long. A lot has been going on in my life lately. I had a little run-in with a friend while playing football, and have spent the last month recovering slowly from a concussion. Then I had school to deal with - as of last Wednesday, … Continue reading Well, Hi There!
Recently, I had a birthday, and let me tell you, it was nothing short of fabulous! Any day that combines books, the color blue, beautiful weather, a Benedict Cumberbatch movie, dear friends and church football is bound to be fantastic. Add birthday cake and candles into the mix, and it's just about perfect. If I … Continue reading A Literary Birthday Party
Today is a happy day - it's the beginning of a two-week holiday for my family! The next fortnight will be filled with traveling, visiting with family and friends, lots of laughter and no school. I'm already getting super excited about the socks I'm going to knit, the books I'm going to read and … Continue reading A Little Bit of Everything
The other day, I was talking to someone about Captain America. I said how much I admired Steve Rogers's character. "I've never really cared for him," the other person said. "He's just too nice." It's not a new sentiment - objecting to characters because they're too good. It's an objection that I've heard many times, … Continue reading No More Mr. Nice Guy
Happy St. Patrick's Day!! This holiday has always been kind of a big deal in my family. Green streamers get taped up all over the house, we enjoy neon-green pistachio muffins from the local grocery store, and sing "Be Thou My Vision" during family devotions. Perhaps it's because we've spent weeks in Ireland in the … Continue reading Top O’ The Mornin’ To Ya!
As a writer and reader of fiction, I am always excited to defend the genre of fiction against those who consider it to be useless. I know, personally, how extremely important the lessons, examples and friendships in fictional stories can be to readers. Little did I know that Thomas Jefferson believed this as well! … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson Defends Fiction