Some days just feel like Fridays, don’t they? Toiling all week long can leave you feeling drained, and sometimes it’s nice to simply escape into the world of fiction for a moment. This week, I’m doing just that by entering a weekly Friday Fictioneers post. If you want to join the fun, simply write a […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Knots”"
Photo Credit: Hope by Martin Grommel We’re officially three weeks into the school year, and things have become more hectic than ever. After losing two school directors in four months, having the school vandalized, and having a water line burst and flood one of our buildings in six inches of water, it’s been a […]Read more "Finding Hope in the Darkness"
Along with being a wonderful season of celebrating Christ’s birth, Christmas is also a time of “togetherness” – a time to gather with family, friends, and loved ones and fellowship with one another. For this very reason, it can be one of the most difficult times of year for those who find themselves alone during […]Read more "Christmas Loneliness"
Beethoven’s fifth symphony was first performed in Vienna in 1808, and was soon described by E.T.A. Hoffman as “one of the most important works of the time.” Through the years, this impression hasn’t faded in the least. This symphony continues to be one of the most recognized classical compositions, and is one of the most […]Read more "B: Beethoven’s 5th (The Meaning Behind the Music)"
“I now had a greater purpose in my writing. One purpose to be exact- to glorify God.” Melissa Presser Have you ever wondered where writers find the time to put their thoughts on paper? While you may imagine writers sitting around with nothing to do but… well… write, the truth is that the lives […]Read more "Christian Artist Feature – Melissa Presser"
Grant glanced furtively at Charlotte, searching for a trace of the woman he had married. Once Charlotte had been quite the Southern Belle, with an infectious laugh and a smile that warmed all of Georgia. Now, shivering by the graveside, Charlotte’s face was ashen. The war had mercilessly stolen her home, and now her […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Resilience”"
For this week’s Flash! Friday Challenge, were were given up to 160 words, the Depression-era photograph below, and told that we could strike gold if we wove the concept of “bankruptcy” into our story. Happy Friday! Molasses “I’m so sick of molasses!” Rachel wailed as she sat a single pancake on […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Molasses”"
I was both shocked and saddened to hear that Robin Williams, beloved actor and comedian, had committed suicide on Monday, August 11, 2014. The first time I watched Mrs. Doubtfire I howled with laughter, and thanks to a particularly delightful genie, Aladdin still stands as the most entertaining Disney cartoon ever made! “Why would […]Read more "Three Lessons from a Modern-Day Pagliacci"
What is the most depressing book of the Bible? Most would say Job takes the cake, hands down. Job lives a righteous life, but God still allows Satan to destroy his family, his belongings, and his health with such ferocity that Job wishes he could just die and be done with it. And if that’s […]Read more "Job’s Positive Message: The Creation Motif that Changes Everything"