“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not […]Read more "Flourishing in the Desert"
Alas, the tribulation surrounding the production of films based on the best-selling Left Behind novels continues. Those who’ve been following mainstream Christian culture for a while know what a major disappointment the first two films were to everyone who saw them. Cloud Ten Pictures and the LaLonde brothers promised Christians a Hollywood blockbuster […]Read more "Finding the Silver Lining in “Left Behind”"
As was his custom, Henry awoke with his heart pounding in his ears, his mind screaming that he was already behind. Wiping the sweat from his face, he leaped into the bathroom to splash his sleepless night away with a touch of cold water. By the time he was dressed he was already out […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “The Man Who Knew Too Much”"
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"
My daughter loves getting into the holidays, and started dreaming up her Halloween costume back in January! I’m also the type of person who enjoys holiday traditions and getting into the spirit of the season, so I really do understand this. Halloween is such a dark holiday, however, that my wife and I have […]Read more "Seasonal Craft – “Light of the World” Lanterns"
Have you ever seen a painting that simply refused to be ignored, inspiring you to think deeply about life and the way it should be lived? For me, one of these paintings is The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche. You see, in 1833 when this oil painting was completed, painters the […]Read more "“The Execution of Lady Jane Grey” and Living a Vibrant Life"
It’s my turn to judge the Christian Flash Weekly contest, so this entry is just for grins. But since I selected the 250-300 word limit and the Scripture prompt this week, I couldn’t resist writing an entry myself! This Week’s Scripture Prompt: “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “Beginning and the End”"
Today is September 18, which turned out to be a day of impending doom in Early Christian History. On September 18, 52 AD, a boy named Marcus Ulpius Trajan was born. Trajan would grow up to serve as Emperor of Rome from 98-117 AD. Following in the footsteps of former emperors Nero (54-68) and […]Read more "Meteors Against the Night"
This week’s Flash! Friday challenge was to concoct a story that involved a royal wedding, was based on the historical painting below, and stayed within the 140-160 word limit. I hope you’re all having a fabulous Friday, and here is the entry I came up with! John Talbot’s presentation of the Book of Shrewsbury […]Read more "Flash Friday Fiction: “Hidden Warning”"
Blogging awards come in all shapes and sizes, but I’m particularly proud of this one! As a Christian blogger, I had to come to grips with the question, “What topics can I post about and still be considered a faithful writer?” But my answer to that question is, “anything and everything!” In fact, Paul advises […]Read more "On Being a Versatile and Faithful Writer…"