It has been a long while since I have posted anything here. I have been busy completing three years toward my B.A. in English and my senior year is underway. My current class (Creative Writing) has finally given me the space to take off the tight harness of academic writing rules, and it feels SO GOOD!! After reading my first assignment, Mom and Daddy gave it their thumbs up and suggested I make it a blog post, so here it is. It is my story and their story. It's a little longer than my usual posts, but as with everything I have ever posted here, I pray it encourages you to run "up the sunbeam to the sun" (C. S. Lewis).

"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV

I sat above them on the stairs. Looking down through the window-like openings in the partition between the living room and the stairway, I listened to the basketball players, football players, baseball players, wrestlers, track athletes, both the lettermen and the also-…

Books I Love!

Books I Love!

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer--The book that contains the phrase that inspired the title of my blog--Letter XVII is extra special! I love the writing and thinking of C. S. Lewis, and this is a gem, one less-quoted and less-talked about than some of his others, but one of my favorites!
Early into my blogging I discovered the writing of Ann Voskamp and was quickly pulled in and inspired by her 1000 Gifts List. Now a big fan of Ann's Book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are , my own counting of graces large and small is something I share with joy!

Click Here to see all my 1000 Gifts posts.

If you've never read anything by Phillip Keller, I highly recommend all his books! His signature work is A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23. Phillip was the lay pastor at the church I grew up in and I loved to listen to him teach. His books all started as Bible studies developed at my church. This was a man who walked with God.

Walking On Water, by far my favorite book on writing, and the creation of art from a Christian perspective! Madeleine L'Engle writes from a lifetime of wisdom and a wealth of experience. This book both instructs and inspires!

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