Christ the Word

The following is taken from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions by Arthur Bennett. My Father, In a world of created changeable things, Christ and his Word alone remain unshaken. O to forsake all creatures, to rest as a stone on him the foundation, to abide in him, be borne up byContinue reading “Christ the Word”

God Honoured

The following is taken from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions by Arthur Bennett. O God, Praise waiteth for thee, and to render it is my noblest exercise; This is thy due from all thy creatures, for all thy works display thy attributes and fulfil thy designs; morning light, evening shade areContinue reading “God Honoured”

Islam: Allah is One and Christ was Just a Prophet

Here is a heavy topic for our conversation concerning world religions. Any viewing of the news is pregnant with the fact that Islam is a very controversial topic. So what is Islam? What are their beliefs? Can Christians and Muslims peacefully coexist? Hopefully we can answer some of these questions here. Islam has gained thousandsContinue reading “Islam: Allah is One and Christ was Just a Prophet”

Toy Story 3: The Wilderness of the Playroom

Being an emotional guy (it comes with the territory of being a writer), it’s rare that I don’t cry in movies. I seek out unity and beauty in storytelling, and when all the pieces flow together like a great symphony, I’m a goner. Now, it’s fine to let the floodgates open in the privacy ofContinue reading “Toy Story 3: The Wilderness of the Playroom”

Letting Go

Here’s a fascinating and insightful take on Pixar films as a whole. This is taken from the book The Art of Up by Tim Hauser: Taken as a whole, Pixar’s films can be viewed as serialized chapters in a single life: from sibling rivalry, early attachment (Toy Story), and socialization (A Bug’s Life), to maturation (Monter’sContinue reading “Letting Go”

Summer Books for Your Kids (Part 2)

I consider myself to be a treasure-hunter. Part of that means storing up treasures for my kids to inherit in the future. This is one of the reasons why I read children’s books on occasion. Buried somewhere under all the Harry Potter and Captain Underpants influenza is a Tuck Everlasting , or a Charlotte’s Web. Stories that carry on into people’s lives.Continue reading “Summer Books for Your Kids (Part 2)”

Gloriously Redeemed

This is a guest post that one of my best friends and brother-in-law wrote for this blog. He and his wife, Sarabeth’s sister, moved to Southeast Asia nine months go to fulfill mission work for the Lord. We have the honor and privilege to serve cross-culturally with friends that are all over the world.  ThisContinue reading “Gloriously Redeemed”