Why Am I Doing This?: Goals for my Forthcoming Book-baby

The aim of this post is to attempt to set forth to you, the public, my reasons for pursuing the publication of my first book. Before I tell you what goals I have, however, I think it best to strike up a list of what goals I don’t have. Somehow, those un-goals feel at leastContinue reading “Why Am I Doing This?: Goals for my Forthcoming Book-baby”

Cabin Fever? Practical Suggestions for how to Wile Away Your Quarantine

Sing. Whether you’re alone, or with family, what better way to trim the tension than with some good old fashioned karaoke sessions? Dance. Sometimes singing isn’t enough. You’ve gotta kick off your Sunday shoes and cut footloose, too. Laugh. Watch some Muppets. Or old Carol Burnett sketches. Or whatever other brand of silliness floats yourContinue reading “Cabin Fever? Practical Suggestions for how to Wile Away Your Quarantine”

Burned Out On Bing: A Classics-Free Christmas Playlist

In my previous post, I presented a list of 10 under-the-radar Christmas movies to enjoy for when you get sick of the same old things. Since the strains of Bing Crosby and Mariah Carey can become quite as tiresome as any festive flick, I wanted to share this list as well. Here’s a collection ofContinue reading “Burned Out On Bing: A Classics-Free Christmas Playlist”

Burned Out On Rudolph: 10 Christmas Movies For When You Need A Break From The Classics

We all love White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Story. But let’s face it. We’ve seen these movies a thousand times, and every once in awhile, we want to try something fresh. Here is a countdown of 10 Christmas films that might fit the bill. 10. While You Were Sleeping If you’reContinue reading “Burned Out On Rudolph: 10 Christmas Movies For When You Need A Break From The Classics”

21 Screen-Free Activities For Wiser Living

A couple weeks back, I was inspired to write about the relation between wisdom and how we choose to spend our time. Wasted time rarely, if ever, makes us any wiser, or our lives any more vibrant. So today, I want to follow that post up with a list of actual practical ways we canContinue reading “21 Screen-Free Activities For Wiser Living”

Movie Reviews: March & April 2019

I watched some more movies in the months of March and April. Here’s what I thought about them… The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019) This was the first film I watched in March, and I wrote it down without writing a review as well. It is now the end of April, and I amContinue reading “Movie Reviews: March & April 2019”

Book Reviews for October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) By the books, it’s been an eclectic month. I’ve been from North Korea, to fairy land, to ancient Egypt, to dystopia. There’s no frigate like a book, as Emily Dickinson reminded us. Meanwhile, it’s actually gotten aroundContinue reading “Book Reviews for October”

Packing Shoe-boxes for Samaritan’s Purse: What I’ve Learned in 20(ish) Years

I couldn’t tell you which was the first year I ever packed a shoe-box for Operation Christmas Child, or what age I was. But I can recount with the precision set aside for warm, happy memories what it felt like. It happened at my church, and it was dark outside. I stood over what anyContinue reading “Packing Shoe-boxes for Samaritan’s Purse: What I’ve Learned in 20(ish) Years”

Book Reviews For September

“The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.” -Helen Hunt Jackson Another month is almost in the books. That means another list of books to summarize the month. Here are the highs and lows of September— along with everything in between. Fawkes by NadineContinue reading “Book Reviews For September”

Book Reviews for July

July isn’t quite over yet, I know. But I thought I’d get a jump on it. Here are my book reviews for the month! Through The Ashes (The Light #2) by Jacqueline Brown Continues the story begun in the first book of The Light series with a broadened scope and increased depth. I motored throughContinue reading “Book Reviews for July”