“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things [1 Cor. 13:11], including the fear of childishness.” — C. S. Lewis

My thanks to Speculative Faith (http://www.speculativefaith.com), a blog for those who write or enjoy Christian science fiction and fantasy, for posting this quote. Those who know me, know how well it fits!

Too Wise to Grow Up

We’re walking along through life, minding our own business. Then, one day, we realize we’ve stumbled into a rut we never noticed and gotten stuck. How did we fall in? And, how do we get out?  Continue reading

Revealing the Ruts

Every person’s life is a fairytale written by God’s fingers.                                                                                            — Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875) Continue reading

What’s Your Story?

“Jesus is the only one that can illuminate to us what is and isn’t important throughout each day’s pursuit – throughout our life’s pursuit.”

-Pastor Tim Burt Continue reading

Illuminating What’s Important

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson Continue reading

Afraid to Shine?

In the spirit of this week’s topic, reflection, here is an excerpt from my not-yet-published novel.

From: Keeper of Shadows, Bringer of Light (working title). Chapter 14: Sir Fizzil  Continue reading

Novel Excerpt — on Reflection