Recently I made a statement to my family, and my fourteen year old nodded pretty vigorously. If you can get a fourteen year old to agree with you, then you may be on to something. I said, "Men are born conquerors. You may have noticed." Many young men today are aimlessly wandering through life without … Continue reading A Word to Young Men
Adam was in a dilemma. We know the story. There’s a dragon, his bride has disobeyed and is under a death-curse, and Adam is presented with a choice. But it’s an impossible choice. Obey God and refuse the fruit, or disobey and partake. We know that in principle, Adam ought to have obeyed God. But what would … Continue reading What Ought Adam to Have Done?
Once there was a little seed. It was a beautiful seed, black and shiny, and it thought of itself very highly. It wanted to be set in a prominent place where it could be admired by all who passed by. It took great care for its image and comfort at all times, and despised the … Continue reading Parable of the Seed
For Mother's Day weekend I wanted to share this special short film. Our son Ethan just completed his sophomore year at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. Below is a short film he created as his Sophomore Platform for the cinema program. You can check out his YouTube channel to see some of his other … Continue reading “Snapshot” Short Film by Ethan
(Click on the image above to see the story post!) Ever wonder what the old Tom Bombadil character was all about in the Lord of the Rings? C.R. Wiley has some great insight into this topic, as well as some great wisdom to learn from, as exemplified in the story post above. Highly recommend this … Continue reading A Great New Book
Hi friends! How are you?! We sure would love to sit down across the table with a cup of coffee and chat, and get caught up with each other's lives. True friends are such a blessing in this topsy-turvy world. We are thankful for YOU. Sure is hard for us to believe that we are … Continue reading Christmas Update 2021
It has been a year and a half since we first learned of Covid 19 and began the initial quarantine to "flatten the curve." Since that time it has truly been a challenge to know what to believe in the midst of the enormous amount of information and seeming chaos surrounding this virus. But for … Continue reading The most helpful info on Covid (and vaccines) I have read yet.
Our daughter Katelyn (rising Senior!) took an online course with Institute for Excellence in Writing this past school year. One of her projects was to imitate the style of classic authors. So here we have "The Tortoise and the Hare," first in the style of Mark Twain, and then in the style of Shakespeare. I … Continue reading That Ploddin’ Tortoise and Pretentious Hare
That’s beautiful water!” my daughter Olivia exclaimed as we walked past a small pond the other day. The magnificent light show on the crest of the small waves of water immediately caught all of our eyes, shimmering and shining like something you would read about in a fairy tale. But yet, this world isn’t the … Continue reading Walking Past the Sparkling Water
Pay no attention to the chains that come along with all this freedom...
You know it's true. We have a sin / sex problem. At the risk of stating the obvious, and of being gloomy and demoralizing, I will begin by stating what is manifestly clear-- we are living in the midst of a dark and wicked day. The darkness is not coming. It is here. It is … Continue reading Our Hardest Battle
During the cold months of the winter I am reading through the Lord of the Rings to my boys in the evenings. (And to my little girls as well when something interesting catches their ear and they wander in for a bit.) Something caught my attention in our last reading that I found relevant to … Continue reading “Knowledge, Rule, Order”: Perverted Purposes of Saruman the Oligarch