“The only thing I’m afraid of about this country is that its government will someday become so monstrous that the smallest person in it will be trampled underfoot, and then it wouldn’t be worth living in.” – Dr. Jack Finch, “Go Set a Watchman” I remember whining when my mother forced my siblings and I […]Read more "Book Review – “Go Set a Watchman”"
Novels and films across all genres have described man’s quest to find an elusive source of eternal youth. Whether it is the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, or an inventive medical procedure, we’ve made it pretty clear that we’d do just about anything to stay forever young. One of the most beautiful and imaginative […]Read more "N: “Neverland” and the Beauty of Growing Up"
Grown “We are never to leave the caves, Sarina. When you’re grown you’ll understand.” Her parents had warned her for twenty-one years, and Sarina had never questioned it. Until today. Living within dark caverns when the world outside was so beautiful had become unbearable. She wanted to dance among the wildflowers, breathe fresh air and […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Grown”"
When we go to college, we fully expect to receive an education and learn the material in our textbooks. What we often find surprising, however, is how much our professors end up teaching us about life. This was the case for me on the fateful September 11, 2001 – when my English professor taught me […]Read more "9/11 – The Day I Grew Up"
The Office, a television sitcom produced by NBC, made us laugh and brought us to tears as it revealed the small miracles that take place every day in the most ordinary places. The series finale provided viewers with many tender moments which captured the philosophy behind the entire show. For example, Andy Bernard mused, […]Read more "O: Ordinary Office Becomes a Familiar Home (An Everyday Miracle)"
Novels and films across all genres have described man’s quest to find an elusive source of eternal youth. Whether it is the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, or an inventive medical procedure, we’ve made it pretty clear that we’d do just about anything to stay forever young. One of the most beautiful and […]Read more "N: Neverland is a Nightmare – The Beauty of Growing Up"
I wrote the sonnet below while I was in 9th grade – years before the Lord called me to full-time ministry. Now, a couple of decades later, it’s really neat to look back and see the way He was preparing me, even then, for the path He had set before me. While I was […]Read more "Throwback Thursday: “An English Sonnet”"