This Just In: C.S. Lewis

IMG_4802A copy of TIME Magazine arrived in my mailbox this week, but it wasn’t new. In fact, it’s pretty old.

The date at the top reads September 8, 1947. And C.S. Lewis is featured on the cover.

I’m excited to add this to my C.S. Lewis collection. I do believe I own and have read everything he wrote that’s been made available. My favorite writings are his published letters, amounting to over 4,000 pages. I’ve also read perhaps 20 biographies of his life. Continue reading

Thursday’s Thot (09/24/15)

Mylo Self“Tremendous insecurity among university religion professors leads them to exaggerate their rejection of the supernatural for the sake of credibility among other faculty members.”

-Milo Self

Thursday’s Thot (08/27/15)

Mylo Self“May your library be a quarry that you mine for wisdom, a field that you harvest for sustenance, and a well that you tap for nourishment.”

-Milo Self

Four voices a writer listens to


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We tend to think of a writer as a voice that others listen to. That’s true. But no writer reaches any measure of success unless she, too, is listening to voices herself. Here are the four voices that I listen to, in no particular order:

The craft of writing
We all have room for improvement. From time to time I’ll read an instructional book that I hope will improve my sentences and paragraphs. I even went, to a seminar, last month, on the use and abuse, of commas (can’t you tell?). Continue reading

School, job, writing, and babysitting


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Do others claim they have to babysit you?

Are you an adult?

We need to talk.

Following directions is a lost art. That’s because we prefer to do things our way or the easy way (for many, these two are the same).

We all need advice from time to time. We all need wise counsel and helpful direction in life. Continue reading

Call your mother

Jeffrey E. Miller:

Posted this blog about a year ago. Still true.

Originally posted on Jeffrey E. Miller:

telephoneMother’s Day is almost here.

Yes, mail a card. Yes, send flowers. Yes, purchase a gift.

But none of these can replace you.

Call your mother this Mother’s Day.

If you live within 100 miles, visit her.

She wants to talk to you. Give her your time and attention. Listen to her. Interact with her. Share your life with her.

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