Our Faith

A Reminder

A Reminder

Give me yourself and in exchange I will give you Myself. My will, shall become your will. My heart, shall become your heart.” C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

To Curse or Not to Curse

To Curse or Not to Curse

The topic of using profanity in novels came up for discussion in a group I’m part of on Facebook. This is a topic that is diverse and can be very divisive, especially in Christian writing circles. People have strongly-held beliefs about language, on both extremes. There are those who say “words are just words, they […]

I came with empty hands

I came with empty hands

We’re still recovering from the Pulse nightclub shooting here in Orlando. Orange Avenue, the main thoroughfare the club faces, is open again after being closed for more than a week during the FBI investigation. Businesses along there that had to close are operating again, and the news crews have thinned out. Those of us not […]

Not As Described

Not As Described

I put the iPod back on its charger. This was totally frustrating. It had absolutely no battery life whatsoever. It was a total waste of the money I’d spent. I’d purchased the iPod on eBay and been assured that it was in perfect condition. At this point I was disappointed but happy that I’d not […]

Censoring Books

Censoring Books

Every so often a news article or something will pop up about a “banned” book and there will be a huge controversy surrounding those who want the book boycotted and those who think it should be embraced. Sometimes it’s a classic, like Huckleberry Finn, and one side wants to ban it because of its cultural […]

Sacrifice On the Altar of Ego

Sacrifice On the Altar of Ego

I love Carolyn Arend’s “Altar of Ego”. It’s a song whose lyrics I need to think about often. Last week I was thrilled with the response to my post about the emphasis placed on motherhood and being a wife especially within the church. I started with five words that define me and ended with a question […]

The Dilemma of the Self-Rescuing Princess

The Dilemma of the Self-Rescuing Princess

Many of our favorite stories revolve around a woman being rescued by a man. Luke liberates Princess Leia from the Death Star. Prince Phillip awakens Princess Aurora. Link rescues Princess Zelda from … well, lots of stuff. We love these stories. Disney’s version of Sleeping Beauty is one of my all-time favorite movies, although if […]