The Pace We Set

There are many parallels with the Christian life being likened to a race, or a marathon, in the Bible and outside. I've never liked this analogy. Anyone who knows me knows that if I'm running, it's because something is CHASING me. So, I've largely ignored this part of the New Testament, a metaphor for this…

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The Thorns in Our Gardens

If thoughts were flowers, then beautiful thoughts would produce a garden of flowers. This is a paraphrase of a sentiment commonly misattributed to Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The idea is a lovely one though, in keeping with the admonition in Philippians 4:8 on how our thought lives ought to be. If a well-kept garden is beautiful,…

Clean

This morning I had the opportunity to hear Natalie Grant's "Clean" (Be One, 2015) for the first time and I was struck by how much the lyrics resonated with my own life and felt compelled to take a moment and share about this beautiful song in case I'm not the only one here who hadn't…

June 2017 Edition

Water lilies are fantastic, aren't they? Just look at the gorgeous coloration someone captured in this spot. Spectacular! The vibrancy just makes my heart sing for the beauty of it. There's nothing hidden in a water lily, she is fully alive and reveling in glory, a queen of aquatic plants, but always glancing up, towards…

May 2017 Edition

Currently Reviewing Still reading the two books I mentioned last month as most of my free time is being spent compiling an anthology for my local writer's guild. The May issue of Historical Novels Review is now available and you'll find my review of For the Record by Regina Jennings in print and online. Currently…

April 2017 Edition

Currently Reviewing More like... mailbox watching. The new lists are out and I've gotten not one, but TWO new reads, hurrah! The Secret of the India Orchid by Nancy Campbell Allen and Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky. Don't they look lovely? I can't wait to get started! Currently Editing The April 2017 issue…

Emerald City: "No Place Like Home"

Hopefully if you're reading this, then by now you've finished Season 1 of Emerald City. What did you think? I admit that there were some plot points that I was completely wrong about and some areas that threw me off-guard. Spoilers!! For example, I was completely wrong (as it turned out) about Dorothy using the…