"'What we all dread most,' said the priest in a low voice, 'is a maze with no centre. That is why atheism is only a nightmare.'" ~Father Brown, "The Head of Caesar" Within the vast majority of beliefs and traditions in this world lies a needlessly complicated mess. The core of both modern and old religions exactly… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Father Brown Mysteries, Part Two
I never thought I'd willingly pick up another mystery book for the rest of my life until I met Father Brown. As a child, I loved mysteries, and would read everything from The Stolen Sapphire to Maureen the Detective to Nancy Drew. When I hit middle and high school, though, I was introduced to Doyle's Holmes and Poe's Dupin, and… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Father Brown Mysteries, Part One
Hello, everyone— Below is a brief piece I wrote in response to a prompt asking me to create a 10-15 line poem mimicking one of the devices used in E.E. Cummings' work. Since I believe his emphasis on visuals best defined his poetry, I focused on attempting to duplicate that particular effect. Enjoy! "Jesus said… Continue reading Doubtful Belief
"He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted." ~Isaiah… Continue reading How Does Christ Describe His Soul?
If you were to visit while I was blogging and ask what I was listening to, ninety percent of the time, I'd slip off my headphones and say, "Patrick Doyle." Whether inspired by Christie or Austen, Shakespeare or Shelley, Doyle's music never fails to match the gem-like quality of classic literature. Fellow blogger Emily Hayse… Continue reading Writing Music Collection: The Best of Patrick Doyle
"Then his wife said to him, 'Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!' But he said to her, 'You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?' In all this Job did not sin with his lips." ~Job 2:10, NASB… Continue reading The Intertwining of God’s Goodness and Our Suffering
Among the most powerful, the most beautiful, and the most convincing aspects of the Scriptures is the absolute abundance of prophecy. We see visions of greatness in Genesis' account of Joseph; we see warnings of coming judgement in Daniel and Jeremiah; we see the end of all time in Revelation. Yet, standing in the midst… Continue reading Psalm 22 and the Crucifixion Account
Hello, everyone— Well, winter is officially gone and spring has arrived! I love seeing creation come alive with the rejuvenating spirit of the season. It's so pretty, and the beauty of it all calls for celebration...with books, as per the writer's way of festivity. I read four in March. No Pressure Mr. President!: The Power… Continue reading April 2018: A Preview