Signposts to the Kingdom: an interview with Andrew Peterson

Signposts to the Kingdom: an interview with Andrew Peterson

Several years ago, someone in my family brought a CD home to Eyrie Park and played it on our twenty-five year old stereo system in the living room. During the subsequent Christmas months, we played “Behold the Lamb of God” once or more a day. We were officially mesmerized with the music of Andrew Peterson. Shortly after that, my…

Freckles

Freckles

When the hills and lower mountains grew mossy-coloured in late spring, I reveled in it. And to celebrate, I usually read some Gene Stratton Porter. Her descriptions of the verdant swamps and woods of the Midwest always added to the general fresh and green feeling of those few months of spring.

A Year With Aslan

A Year With Aslan

It’s 7:05 am, and my obnoxious alarm cuts into my deepest sleep of the night. I roll over to turn it off, wishing for the hundredth time that I did not have 8:00am classes four mornings a week. As I will my bleary eyes open, my mind begins racing over my packed to-do list for…

From Fact to Fiction: the best retellings of biblical narratives

From Fact to Fiction: the best retellings of biblical narratives

My introduction to the Bible began with flannel graphs in Sunday school and bedtime stories read by my mom out of an illustrated children’s Bible. I began to memorize individual verses while in the AWANA program and learned about different Bible characters at church and at home. I got my own Bible with papery thin…

A Memoir of Love

A Memoir of Love

In the distant future, in a post-apocalyptic world, there lives a woman named Love. Her life is anything but simple, with the trafficked slave-girl turned adopted-daughter, Clare, and the rest of her family, which includes young twins and a husband who is a key part of a Revolution. But her spiritual gift of Love, which earned her name, along…

Real People, Fictionally
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Real People, Fictionally

It’s so much easier for me to get along with people who have similar personalities to mine. We may not always agree on everything, but at least we tend to operate the same way. We prioritize the same kinds of things. We are frustrated by similar things.  It’s no surprise that my closest friends and…

Losing It

Losing It

Just like there are a few conversation topics I generally avoid talking about at a party, there are certainly a list of topics I generally avoid (probably subconsciously) when picking a new book to read. My pleasure reading doesn’t usually involve death, dying, or illness. Sometimes those things play a small supporting role in the plot,…

The End.

The End.