A Sonnet on Sonnets

A sonnet is kind and easy to read Unlike modern art, it explains itself. Though their construction is tricky to knead, They are quite satisfying once on the shelf. Shakespeare gave us many, Browning as well. Succinct in beauty and complexity There remains an inexhaustible well Though always constant in brevity. Sonnets have an everContinue reading “A Sonnet on Sonnets”

The Face of God in the Act of Loving

There’s a line at the end of Les Misérables that states: “To love another person is to see the face of God.” I write this as a new fiancé and can most whole-heartedly agree. In loving another human – whether that be a fiancé or spouse, a child, a friend, or simply someone in needContinue reading “The Face of God in the Act of Loving”

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”

November Journal

11/7/19 – 11/12/19 I learned that our friends’ daughter is very near to the end of her life tonight. Tonight – the same night a good friend told me with glowing joy that the boy she’s waited years for kissed her. Tonight, the same night another friend turns eighteen. And I sit here wondering whichContinue reading “November Journal”