Not all writers start young. But to those who do, I think there is some special advice needed. When you're young, the world is at your feet and you're the next prodigy genius waiting to burst upon the world. I remember that feeling. I decided I wanted to "be a writer" when I was thirteen. … Continue reading Advice To Young Writers
Happy 8th Birthday, Grace Family Baptist Church of Conroe, TX! Earlier this week, on March 7th, my church celebrated its anniversary. I made this time lapse video to commemorate the occasion. I love you all, my dear church family! Every week I sit by a window in our prayer chapel and look at a tree … Continue reading Happy 8th Birthday GfBC Conroe!
Well guys, I am now a poet pursuing publication. For those of you who don't know, for the last five years, I have written what I have affectionately called "stoems," a cross between a short story and a poem. I went an unconventional route with getting feedback on my latest stoem. After sharing it with … Continue reading Update On My Writing: Why This Short Story Writer Turned Poet
What does October mean for Reformed Baptists? It means it’s Reformation celebration season! I had the privilege of attending two Reformation Conferences this past month at two sister churches. The first was the annual Semper Reformanda conference sponsored by Grace Family Baptist Church of North Houston, the church my church was planted out of. The … Continue reading Snippets From Fall Reformation Conferences and The Historical Continuity of Launching the IRBS Seminary
Loki could be me. Loki could be you. We want him to be redeemed because we see a reflection of ourselves in him.
Independent Christian, Gill Bothard emerges from three-month-long private Bible study with new Holy-Spirit empowered insights into how to achieve holiness. "Not only do I know more about holiness than everyone I know and two thousand years' worth of Christians gone before me, I have learned secrets to holiness that even Jesus didn't know." Gill published … Continue reading Local Man Discovers How To Be Holier Than Jesus
This is the third post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the first fable I examined here. THE SNAIL AND THE STATUE A … Continue reading The Injudicious Eye
Are you ready to hear something possibly surprising about this book reviewer? Here goes: sometimes, I read a book and I weigh every word, I analyze the themes and motifs, let the plot sink in, evaluate the characters, then I close the book and...have no idea what I just read means. Sometimes the scenes of … Continue reading It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)
When I first heard that Disney was bringing my favorite princess to the silver screen I was excited. Rapunzel was always one of my favorite fairy tales. As a little girl, I dreamed of having floor-length hair like hers by the time I was 20. But as I reach behind my back and feel the … Continue reading Rapunzel and Mark Antony Get Tangled
THE SNOW QUEEN (The inspiration for Disney's hit film, "Frozen" and perhaps C. S. Lewis' book "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" as well) How does Frozen compare with the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson? Story: The Snow-Queen is a story of a young girl, Gerda, who sets off on an arduous … Continue reading Loving the Unlovable (a closer look at Disney’s “Frozen”)