Holy Week | Snippets

Something I’ve been learning about art is the importance of including the darkness. The light means so much more, and comes out so much more triumphant, when you see the evil it overcomes. That’s how it is with Holy Week, I think. Easter is what we like to emphasize–the joyful, …

My Heart Is a Liar

They say follow your heart, and listen to yourself, and you won’t be led astray. We know it’s not true. But we still follow that advice anyway, without realizing it sometimes, and it’s only after we’ve gone down that road that we realize it leads to despair. I know, because …

Is He Worthy? | Snippets (trying something new)

As you might have noticed (or rather, not noticed), I haven’t been posting on this blog very often. In fact, the past few weeks it’s been a consistent every other Thursday. Part of the reason for this is that I’m also posting every other Friday on TheRebelution. Trying to do an …

Best of February (and Greetings to March)

Well, a great deal happened in February. And will you look at that, I missed posting about it on the first of March (I was busy researching… more on that in a moment). So here’s an update, and I’ll include a lot of interesting things instead of just an internet …

Jonah Wasn’t the Main Character

When you grow up in Sunday School, it’s tempting to think you know everything there is to know about the book of Jonah. I mean, we all grew up with the story. Flannelgraphs of a giant whale (even though we know it was a fish); Bible story books with pictures …

The Purpose of a Writer (and Anybody Else)

Do you ever wonder what you’re doing? Or why you’re doing it? Sometimes I feel that way about writing. I wonder whether I should even be doing this. I don’t really have the life experience of an author much older than I have. I haven’t gone through as much hardship …

When Earthly Beauty Looks Beyond Earth

It’s so easy to forget how much beauty there is around us. I went for a walk yesterday, mostly to enjoy the cool breeze and get some exercise. The streets around my neighborhood wouldn’t necessarily be called scenic. It’s a sort-of-rural-sort-of-suburb kind of area–lots of houses, a few fields with animals …