Advice To Young Writers

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

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Happy 8th Birthday GfBC Conroe!

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!

Update On My Writing: Why This Short Story Writer Turned Poet

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

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

Revisionism and Reductionism

This is the second post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can also read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables. THE MAN AND THE LION A Man and a Lion once argued together as to … Continue reading Revisionism and Reductionism

The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0830819479/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0830819479&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 Review below written in 2012, when I was 17 Reading Francis Schaeffer is like falling out of a fishing boat into the ocean. Both the depth and vastness is overwhelming. It takes but a few pages before you begin floundering and coughing up sea water. And Mr. Schaeffer's subject matter, philosophy, is like … Continue reading The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer

Walking the Bible: a Photographic Journey

⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060799048/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0060799048&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 The next best thing to walking where the saints of Ancient Israel walked is walking it through the eyes of a skilled photographer, recalling to life the very air they breathed. History is tied not only to real people but real places--places you can revisit, relive, places retaining insights even in its soil … Continue reading Walking the Bible: a Photographic Journey

Prodigal God by Tim Keller

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! There are hordes of good theological books, there are many great theological books but there are only a few that knock the breath clean out of you, that enter into the dark corners of your soul and light a flame, that drop your jaw then fill it with awe-struck praise. Pastor Tim Keller's book … Continue reading Prodigal God by Tim Keller

Spiritual Warfare

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1601782845/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1601782845&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20   Brian Borgman walks through first a balanced perspective on spiritual warfare and the dangers of leaning "too far to one side or another" (denying all demonic influence or attributing everything to Satan) then he walks through each piece of the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-20 and walks you through the possible … Continue reading Spiritual Warfare

The Problem of Pain –review

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060652969/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0060652969&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20   Written in September 2012 when I was 17 As is often the case with C. S. Lewis, some chapters deserve a five star rating, while others a perplexing "1". In "The Problem of Pain" C.S. Lewis addresses primarily the purpose of pain and suffering and identifies it as God's means of getting our … Continue reading The Problem of Pain –review