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Five Favorite Heroes

Five Favorite Heroes

“Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.” C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

Make New Friends

Make New Friends

Remember that childhood song about making new friends and keeping the old? Silver and gold. That’s been me recently. We started a new small group at beginning of the academic year. It’s the second one we’ve been in since moving here. Some of my closest friends in my town came from our first group. I knew all of […]

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

“All I wanted to be when I was a boy was a dad,” said no man ever. When they’re probed deeper, many men will open up to how much they desire a wife, to be a dad, etc., but it’s not the first response they typically give. “I all I ever wanted to be was […]

Desperate

Desperate

This is how I’ve felt recently, desperate to finish. I’ve had this story on my heart for a while now and in the past couple of years it’s taken off. The story has grown a wider cast, an extra world, more books. At the end of June I have an editorial review scheduled and at […]

Retreats Aren’t For Me

Retreats Aren’t For Me

The enamel cross is my daughter’s she bought it earlier this year with her AWANA bucks. She told me that she was putting it on her coin purse so she could show everyone at school that she loved Jesus. Oh my sweet little public school missionary. I pray that I’m doing the same thing. Last weekend […]

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

I’m continuing my series on world building. Start by checking out Part One and Part Two. Building a Religion In Part One, I had an overview of different elements that go into creating a rich, round culture. Now, I’m going to break down those elements and talk about implementing each one in a more detailed […]

Horses and Mules

Horses and Mules

Bandit lowered his head and started to charge