Posts Categorized: Personal

Dear Overwhelmed Writer

Recently, I got to hear a sneak preview of my sister’s soon-to-be-released third album. When introducing one of her new songs, she reminded me of a favorite moment in C.S. Lewis’ Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It is the moment when the ship has been sailing through the dark and they are lost, and Lucy finally calls… Read more »


Pirates. They are compelling in fiction. We love them. We root for them. We want to see them succeed. We want to see them redeemed. What is it about pirates? Perhaps it is the swashbuckling, swaggering way they walk through their stories, with confidence and aplomb we perhaps wish we had. Maybe it is that… Read more »

The Heavens Declare…

Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the… Read more »

Tolkien Celebration

Well, dear Reader, the month-long SilmAwards is over and today we close out the celebrations with an online celebration of the Lord of the Rings’ 63rd Birthday! (Though Tolkien began working on the larger epic to accompany the Hobbit as early as 1917… so this year marks 100 years since the very beginning of this… Read more »