Seasons greetings, blog and music lovers! I thought I’d share some music with you all today. This one is not original to me, but was done first by the Kingston Trio. I discovered the tune a couple years ago and fell in love with it immediately. This one deserves more attention than I think it’s […]Read more "Christmas Song: The White Snows of Winter"
This post is part of a short series I’m doing on the first four chapters of the gospel of Matthew. You can read the previous post here. When we think on the Christmas story, we tend to focus on the events more than the people involved. Of course, you can’t avoid thinking about Jesus (it […]Read more "The Side Characters of Christmas"
In case you forgot since my last post went live, I am giving away two free ebooks today only for Cyber Monday! As you may or may not have heard, I’ve self-published two books in the past few years. The first is Plethora, a YA fantasy spoof novel filled with rollicking adventure and heartfelt, emotional teen […]Read more "Cyber Monday Reminder!"
Can a Christian have ambitions in the arts? Is it possible to serve Jesus and have artistic merit at the same time? Can you have some of the world without losing your soul? These questions and many similar ones arose as I read about the life of Christian rock star Larry Norman in Why Should the […]Read more "‘Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music’ and Ambition?"
It has been a coon’s age since I’ve shared any new poetry on the blog and I think it’s time to crack open the ol’ notebook and expose a line or two to the world. I’m sharing this one after a couple minor snow showers we’ve had here in Missouri. “The Lady of Snow” was […]Read more "Poem: The Lady of Snow"
Lately I’ve been studying the first four chapters of the gospel of Matthew. I thought I’d share some thoughts from each section from time to time here on the blog. This post is the first in the series and covers chapter 1:1-17. Before Christ was born there was Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. From Jacob came […]Read more "Before Christ"
Note: This post is a discussion centered around the book The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and does not include any reference to the recent Netflix adaptation. Four people decide to spend their summer in a haunted house. The leader is a scientist trying to prove paranormal activity is a thing. His assistants include […]Read more "The Individualism Behind ‘The Haunting of Hill House’"