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What Is Art?

What Is Art?

“We are not being true to the artist as a man if we consider his art work junk simply because we differ with his outlook on life.” – Francis Schaeffer The question of art is an interesting one because what we consider to be art is often based on our own preferences. One man’s masterpiece […]

Refresh

Refresh

Not much writing going on at present. I’ve had the wonderful privilege of attending our yearly pastor’s conference out in sunny California. This is one my favorite times as it’s a great opportunity for me to get away with Jesus and spend time with friends I don’t see but once every year or two. I […]

“Tha-Reee!”

“Tha-Reee!”

Guest Blogger: Angie Brashear In recent weeks my sons have spent their evenings watching the NBA Finals, energetically cheering on the San Antonio Spurs. Most game nights, their animated antics interrupted me as I attempted to prepare for the release of my debut novel, Of the Persecuted. But it was difficult to get irritated with […]

A Time to Recommit

A Time to Recommit

My word for 2014 is INTENTIONAL. I have a confession to make. I haven’t been very intentional lately. I’ve watched my life and priorities crumble around me the last few weeks. I’m not quite sure where I lost focus. Possibly back in April when I got overwhelmed after being sick for a month. Possibly when […]

Mother’s Day isn’t about you

Mother’s Day isn’t about you

I’m glad Avily gave us a feel-good Mother’s Day post yesterday. It balances what I’m about to do to you. I see a lot of complaints on Facebook and elsewhere about Mother’s Day. Here’s the thing. Mother’s Day was never meant to be happy joy celebrating your own motherhood. It’s about honoring the one who […]

Seeking false safety

Seeking false safety

A moth is tapping at my window. There’s light in here, and outside is dark, so he wants in. Stupid creature. There’s nothing for him here. He’ll starve and die. His life and freedom are outside. But it’s dark and scary out there. Isn’t that the way for us? We pursue bright lights, but then […]

Let’s stop using the word ‘Easter’

Let’s stop using the word ‘Easter’

Of the major lanuages, only English and German call the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection anything like “Easter.” In German it’s Ostern, but in most other languages it’s something like the Dutch Pasen or Italian Pasqua, “Passover.” Even in Welsh (Pasg) and Irish (Cáisc) it’s derived from the Hebrew (by way of Latin). In a few […]