A Scrap Off the Editing Floor

The Greek pronoun is plural: Do you not know that y'all are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in y'all?

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A Quote Off My Shelf

"I am looking for friends. What does that mean -- tame?" "It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties."  "To establish ties?"  "Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. … Continue reading A Quote Off My Shelf

To Imitate the Strains I Love

THE REDBREAST AND THE SPARROW As a Redbreast was singing on a tree by the side of a rural cottage, a Sparrow, perched upon the thatch, took occasion thus to reprimand him: “And dost thou,” said he, “with thy dull autumnal note, presume to emulate the birds of spring? Can thy weak warblings pretend to … Continue reading To Imitate the Strains I Love

Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

The Book of Dragons, selected and illustrated by Michael Hague Read August 24th-31st This collection features several delightful dragon stories I'd never heard before or heard only in part. My one critique is that the illustrations didn't always fit, the dragons often being more cartoonish and whimsical than fierce and magnificent as the stories describe … Continue reading Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Gratitude and Ann Voskamp

With the holidays rolling around again, especially Thanksgiving, the topic of gratitude is a hot topic. My Facebook feed is already flooded by posts and book recommendations on gratitude. One book in particular took the market by storm three years ago and its author has continued to hold a steady and devout following ever since. … Continue reading Gratitude and Ann Voskamp

Songs of Asaph: Mountains on the Ocean Floor (Andrew Peterson)

#12. MOUNTAINS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR Andrew Peterson Oftentimes our own sins or the sins of others seem too deep and all signs of change invisible to our mortal eyes, but for those of us in Christ we cling in faith to the promise "he who began a good work in you will bring it … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Mountains on the Ocean Floor (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: Mystery of Mercy (Andrew Peterson)

#11. MYSTERY OF MERCY Andrew Peterson I love Andrew Peterson's identification with key characters in the Bible in this song and his flipping the cry of Jesus "my God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?" into the cry of the believer "my God, my God, why has thou accepted me?", emphasizing and contrasting the … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Mystery of Mercy (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: Planting Trees (Andrew Peterson)

#10. PLANTING TREES Andrew Peterson “I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.” --Gandalf the Gray in The Hobbit Miss my introduction to my "Sons/Songs of Asaph" series? Catch up here. Miss my introduction to Andrew Peterson? Read it here. … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Planting Trees (Andrew Peterson)