Ah, Easter - that holy season of faith, new life, pastel candy...and movies! Okay, every season is movie season for me, I know, but if all stories are God's story (they are), then an Easter movie marathon is just a big bundle of holiness, right? Right. Here are my top seven favorite films for pondering... Continue Reading →
Happy December 1st, friends! Here's a FREE Copy of the first devotion from my book, Christmas Open House! - just in case yours hasn't come in yet. Enjoy!
This is the day I've been waiting for my whole life...or at least, since the fifth grade. That's when I entered a short story contest (a grade-wide competition for the best scary tale, in which I won second place) and first felt the call of writing on my life. As with so many creatives, the... Continue Reading →
The scene: A dark, too quiet night in the bowels of some remote location. The character: A beautiful but foolish all-American young person. The plot: S/he has come to a remote location with a group of friends to let off steam and maybe even get lucky, when suddenly (but only after receiving numerous warnings from... Continue Reading →
In my lifetime so far, there have been two celebrity deaths that hit me on such an inexplicably personal level of pain that I actually had to stop and cry: 1. Madeleine L'Engle (1919-2007): author of A Wrinkle in Time and so much more. Madeleine L'Engle made me want to write, to fly, to make... Continue Reading →
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... ...there was an aspiring young man named Luke. Luke didn't know it, but he lived a very sheltered existence. His family kept him close, his farm kept him fed, and a silent warrior in hiding kept him safe. Amidst this bounty of provision, unfortunately, Luke... Continue Reading →
I woke up this December 26th with one thought clearly on my mind: Okay, Christmas was awesome but now it is over; let's bring on the New Year already! Thus inspired, I began almost immediately to set my sights on resolutions, reading up on whatever productivity tips, nutritional research, and other "new year, new you"... Continue Reading →