“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” Mary Shelley – Frankenstein What started off as a friendly writing contest between friends transformed the world of fiction forever. The English author, Mary Shelley, her future husband, Percy, Lord Byron, and John Polidori decided to compete with one another […]Read more "F: Frankenstein and the Monster Within"
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!"
My face was drenched in sweat as I raced down the long, black corridor. Shivering with fear, I pounded on the iron doors with clammy fists. “Somebody help me!” I shrieked. He was coming for me. Mr. Black had seduced me with his devilish smile, inviting me to his estate for a “good […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – Dark Regret"
What is the most haunting Christmas carol you have ever heard? There are countless Christmas songs and carols being trumpeted over the airwaves this season, but none capture the poignancy of Christ’s birth as well as the old folk song, I Wonder As I Wander. So where exactly did this song come from? That […]Read more "“I Wonder As I Wander” – A Haunting, Beautiful Reminder at Christmas"
Today is National Adoption Day, an event which took on new meaning for us as we finalized the adoption of our two children this morning! Words cannot describe what it felt like to stand before the judge and hear him pronounce us a forever family, with all the rights and responsibilities this entails. This […]Read more "Adoption Day – A Glimpse of Heaven"
For this week’s Christian Flash Weekly Challenge, we were given up to 1,000 words and the Scripture prompt below. You’ve just got to love the Book of Job… there is such reality, and such truth, to be found in it! Scripture Prompt: “How painful are honest words! But what do your arguments prove?” Job […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – ” A Father’s Truth”"
Stalked by Fear: Part I He used to tip-toe into my room at night, grabbing me by the throat until my breath came in short gasps. My heart would beat wildly against my chest as I listened to the clock tick-tick-tick the hours away, the stench of his breath making it difficult to breathe. For […]Read more "Stalked by Fear: Part I"
Jammin’ to children’s tunes isn’t typically one of my favorite past-times, but there are some children’s songs that contain such deep meaning and such rich truth, that we ought to grasp onto them for dear life while we’re young and hold onto them for the rest of our days. One of these songs is […]Read more "J: Jesus Loves Me – The Simple Truth that Changes Everything"
I love examining Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait with my fine arts students. They’re always amazed at the complexity of the painting, and how many small, intricate details come together to create the sense of beauty and awe that has led to such world-wide recognition. And then I ask them what the Mona Lisa […]Read more "3 Things the Mona Lisa and the Bible Have In Common"
We all want to be Ender Wiggin. I’m talking, of course, about the leading man of Ender’s Game, the wildly popular novel by Orson Scott Card which inspired the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster (which was recently released for purchase on iTunes). As an elementary aged child, at first Ender seems to be an unlikely hero. It […]Read more "“Ender’s Game”: Power-Ups and Pitfalls"