There is No Such Thing (or, You’re Not Allowed to Believe That)

“Billy Bixby was rather surprised when he woke up one morning and found a dragon in his room. It was a small dragon, about the size of a kitten…” My wife and children introduced me to a great little book called There is No Such Thing as a Dragon by prolific author and illustrator Jack … Continue reading There is No Such Thing (or, You’re Not Allowed to Believe That)

Christmas Update 2022

One of the special opportunities of the Christmas season is being able to catch up a bit with the lives of friends and family. As we receive Christmas cards and letters in the mail this month, we have been reading them in our family’s “morning meeting.” We hope our family update will be a blessing … Continue reading Christmas Update 2022

A Word to Young Men

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

What Ought Adam to Have Done?

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?

Parable of the Seed

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

“Snapshot” Short Film by Ethan

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

The most helpful info on Covid (and vaccines) I have read yet.

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.

That Ploddin’ Tortoise and Pretentious Hare

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

Walking Past the Sparkling Water

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