I promised myself i’d keep up with this blog, so I’d never have to write one of those “sorry it’s been so long” posts. Then, I fell right off the edge of the World Wide Web! No blogging, no tweets, very little Facebooking.
When I last wrote, it was to announce the winners of the Name-A-Country Contest. Your comments and entries inspired me so well, I fell deeply into my writing and have been trapped in the world of the Seven Lands ever since.
Not a bad place to get marooned, when it’s the fictional continent in which your fantasy trilogy is set, right? Continue reading
We have a winner!
The results are in. The “Name-a-country Contest” has succeeded. The final realm of the Seven Lands has found its way onto the map, with your help! Continue reading
Recently, I’ve felt a deep longing to graduate too. Not from an academic institution, but to new levels in my faith and in the craft of writing. Continue reading
Exposure: 1. presentation to view, especially in an open or public manner. 2. appearance or presentation before the public, as in theater, on television, or in films. 3. (in photography) the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate, multiplied by the time for which it is exposed.
I was having dinner with friends and family last night, when the conversation turned to blogging and the internet. We discussed the challenge of finding new, meaningful subjects for online conversation. One of my companions said something that really made me stop and think.
“Getting noticed isn’t about talent or doing something people like. It’s about doing something that causes an extreme reaction.” Continue reading
It may be cliche to say that no words can describe who my mother is to me, no song can express the emotions her name awakens in my heart, no painting can capture the beauty of her spirit. But, there you have it. Still, the writer in me had to try.
Here, in the words of the song that fits her best and in a few of my own, is a portrait of the greatest blessing God gave me besides His son, my mom. Continue reading
A dark object may block a beam of light, but let that light find the tiniest opening and…Wow! The beam breaks through to spread wider and cover more ground than it did before encountering the obstacle!
Same goes for us, when we allow God’s Light to shine through us despite past, circumstance, or even other people trying to get in the way.
Check out yesterday’s post on diffraction for more. While you’re at it, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…
Learning to Be the Light Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything to this series: Jesus’ Light In Action. For those unfamiliar with this group of posts: in it, I delve into the properties and workings of natural light to gain insight into how Jesus’ love and power are manifested in our lives.
The Bible repeatedly refers to God (and Jesus in particular) as the Light of the World.
Why do Christians who come through dark places before finding the joy of God often seem more “on fire” for God than those of us who grew up in the faith? Continue reading