“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln Sometimes we wonder if the work we do is truly appreciated, and it really is wonderful when we hear that it is. This past Sunday a sweet lady shook my hand after the sermon, […]Read more "Blogger Recognition Award"
“Learning to See” As morning light seeped into my bedroom window, I felt its warmth upon my face. For one glorious moment, I could have sworn I saw brilliant color dancing before me. My heart leaped for joy… Then I opened my eyes. Like every morning before this one, I found myself overwhelmed by utter […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly: “Learning to See”"
“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.” During college, I volunteered to earn extra money by working in the library during Christmas break. No one was on campus, and the entire building was absolutely deserted. To pass the […]Read more "L: Three Powerful Symbols in “The Lord of the Rings”"
“Lucy woke out of the deepest sleep you can imagine, with the feeling that the voice she liked best in the world had been calling her name.” C.S. Lewis – Chronicles of Narnia For generations, children and adults alike have dreamed of walking through an enchanted wardrobe and finding themselves in the magical land of […]Read more "C: “Chronicles of Narnia” and the Magic of Childlike Wonder"
“The sun will come out tomorrow.” -Annie When Harold Gray first introduced the world to Little Orphan Annie with his comic strip, there is no way he could have known the way this little red-head would take the world by storm and never let go. There was such fascination with this comic, it inspired a […]Read more "A: Why “Annie” Still Makes Us Smile"
I was thrilled to hear a while ago that one of my short stories, Battle Cry, had been selected for publication in an upcoming e-book entitled Spiritual Citizens: A Christian Fiction Anthology, edited by Kim Bond! This collection has now been released, and is available as a free e-book, or as a hard copy which you […]Read more "Published in “Spiritual Citizens” – a Christian Anthology!"
Photo “seattle rain.” taken 12/12/10 by Ryan Heaney. Made available at Flickr.com under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license. _______________________________________ Several long hours had passed since I had first huddled down onto the slick sidewalk, shivering as the melancholy rain slowly drenched my clothes. Many thoughts tried to force their way into my mind, but I […]Read more "Thursday 360 Challenge – “Everyone Has a Story”"
“Because God is helping me, anything ‘I write’ will be far superior to anything I would attempt on my own.” Jackie McDougall Later this year, Christian author Jackie McDougall will release her first book, Fearless in Euroclydon, which will be available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The title for the book […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Jackie McDougall"
The blogosphere has grown very quiet these past few weeks. But no need to fear – we haven’t all given up on writing. We’ve just retreated into our writing closets, working furiously on the material we’ll need to carry us through another exciting A to Z Challenge this April! Take the A to Z Challenge! […]Read more "Take the A to Z Writing Challenge With Me!"
“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” Psalm 45:1 _______________________ “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 […]Read more "Saturday Scriptures for the Writer’s Soul"