Home and the Yellow Blanket

Home is like my favorite picnic blanket. The yellow blanket first caught my attention for its soft, pale coloring and quilted texture. Yet for all that, I don’t believe I can honestly say that I chose the yellow blanket. Rather, it seems it adopted me. I say this because I don’t quite remember how itContinue reading “Home and the Yellow Blanket”

A Lone Thing Certain

Certainty is certainly a thing to be admired. Assurance a thing to applaud. A steadfast nature something to cherish – mountains and marriage vows, unrelenting conviction and martyrs’ deaths. I am finding that there is little that is not finite and fickle. Stones that have stood a thousand years end in flame, and mountains –Continue reading “A Lone Thing Certain”

Spring in the Alps: Giovanni Segantini

The Sierras are lofty and long. They stretch on and on, ever reaching out their arms. Unlike the Rockies they are thin on the horizon. A sight to behold, yes, but if one blinks they will never see them fully. The Sierras are here in an unblinking view in Segantini’s painting of the Alps, theContinue reading “Spring in the Alps: Giovanni Segantini”

A List of Happy But Thoughtful Movies

Okay so some of these aren’t quite thoughtful, but none of them are flat out stupid. And besides sometimes the worry and stress of life is reason enough to step back and enjoy something that doesn’t require much brain power but puts a smile on your face. Here’s my list of such movies. Enjoy! AndContinue reading “A List of Happy But Thoughtful Movies”

The Screwtape Letters: Notes 1

My British Lit class is finishing up the year with a reading of The Screwtape Letters. So far I’m enjoying it very much as it is not only witty but wise and convicting. Through Screwtape’s advice to Wormwood on how to keep Christians far from Christ, and non-believers from coming to Him, it is made abundantlyContinue reading “The Screwtape Letters: Notes 1”

On Rewatching The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

To this day, I’m not sure how many times second grade me watched and read The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I remember pretending I wasn’t interested in the book so my mom wouldn’t have the satisfaction of being right that this was indeed a good recommendation – the best book I’d read in allContinue reading “On Rewatching The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”

January/February/March (Thus Far) In Review

What a crazy few months this New Year has brought. On a global scale we have dealt, well – are dealing with – the coronavirus. As followers of Jesus, who have been cured from the ultimate disease – sin – and trust in the sovereignty of God and in his promise of eternal life, weContinue reading “January/February/March (Thus Far) In Review”