Hello, everyone— Below is a lengthened version of a speech I gave at my homeschool group about my greatest hero (other than Jesus), Hannah More. Thinking of her influence and faith always makes me smile, and I'm delighted to share her rarely-told story with you. I chose Hannah More as my greatest post-Biblical hero. She… Continue reading The Liberation of Words
This is a continuation of the second part, which is posted here. If you haven't done so already, please read the two previous posts before reading the third and final part. Thank you! After taking my British Literature class, I felt cornered. What was I to do with what I'd discovered was my passion and… Continue reading My Writing Journey, Part Three
This is a continuation of the first part. If you haven't done so already, please click here to read part one, then you can come back and read this post. Enjoy!
Hello, everyone-- I'm bubbling over with excitement right now...Defy Augury now has its very first guest post! It's just in time for October's most well-known holiday and written by none other than my good friend Julia. I now proudly present "A Delightful Holiday: A Screwtape Letter." Enjoy! Hi, my name is Julia. Sarah and I are best… Continue reading Guest Post! “A Delightful Holiday” by Julia
From my early years, I was a literary-minded person. I can easily flash back to the Methodist preschool classroom where my teacher, Mrs. Thal, would read us a picture book--when her words carried me away to foreign, abstract worlds and I sat enchanted. I can recall my kindergarten teacher, wide-eyed as I read aloud her… Continue reading My Writing Journey, Part One
Hello, everyone-- Act III of Hamlet is where the story shifts from the prince's thinking to the prince's acting and thinking. It's the place where we root for Hamlet as he stages the play to convict Claudius of his sin, yet it is also where we despise him for dwelling in his furious hate as… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Three
Hello, everyone— The poems I've posted thus far, Thoughts on Conversing with the Unsaved and Sonnets of Suffering, appear to be some of the most popular writings on Defy Augury, so I thought you might like it if I wrote another. Honestly, one of the best ways I communicate my feelings is through poetry (no… Continue reading Torment
I apologize for the delay in publishing this post. I hope you´ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Hello, everyone-- In the first "Literary Wisdom" post, I discussed five quotes from Act I of Hamlet that I loved the best and why...but I didn't quite explain the plot so far. With that said,… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: Hamlet, Act Two
My dear Wormwood, In your last letter, you wished for more information regarding the persecution of the Enemy's church.
All throughout the Bible, God loves to connect with us by comparing Himself to or manifesting Himself as fire. Furthermore, the fire similitude can also apply to belivers--remember the Pentecost "tongues of fire"? Clearly the evidence is there for fire's momentous role in the Christian life; all we need to do is keep our eyes on the flames of God's presence.