When I was in school, I was assigned to write a paper on Oliver Cromwell. This Englishman lived when the group of Puritans known as the Pilgrims fled from King James’ oppression and eventually came to Plymouth. Oliver Cromwell considered joining them in leaving the country at one point, but stayed. King James’ heir, Charles,… Read More God Bless…Who?
The new story rules are: Write a high fantasy story–a story that takes place in a fantasy world. Include an enchanted sword and the plot point of betrayal. But what about what has actually been finished and typed up? Yes, here are some more to enjoy! The Theatre Disaster by Xaris, age 10 It started… Read More Story Rules and a Few More Stories
After several verses denouncing the wicked, the psalmist turns to his own heart. Not only can God see inside us, He understands it. We can trick ourselves into thinking that we’re okay, not really bad, but God is never tricked. He sees the truth. There is only One way to fix our wrong ways, One… Read More Psalm 139:23-24
This Christmas season I’ve been going through the scripture passages in Handel’s Messiah. One theme that has stood out is the angel’s message to the shepherds: Fear not. This is not the only passage where this theme is found. In Isaiah 40:9 God says, “O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the… Read More Fear Not
Of all the verses in Psalm 139, these are the hardest. What about loving your enemies? How can this be? The closest answer I can come up with is this. Loving your enemies assumes having enemies. Who are my enemies? Those who hate the LORD, who are His enemies. All humanity is either on the… Read More Psalm 139:21-22
The last story had a great selection of stories, only two unfinished (one of which was mine). I wish I had more to post, but so far this is the only one submitted. However, it was one of my favorites. Read it and leave a comment on your favorite character! Dream’s Octobot by Lexi Anders… Read More New Story Rules…and One New Story
This world is full of wickedness and injustice. Not only is there violence and wrong against us, making our hearts cry out, but many oppose God Himself. How many see right and wrong, and willfully choose what God opposes? How many speak evil against God and His word? How many slander His Son, Jesus Christ,… Read More Psalm 139:19-20
Wow, how much could I say about this, my God who never forgets, never puts me out of His mind despite the times I fail to think of Him. Just thinking of heaps of sand on miles of beaches and deserts is impressive, but there is another visual that sticks with me even more vividly.… Read More Psalm 139:17-18
First, stories from the last round. Enjoy these Laundromat stories. I would suggest reading “Black Friday” before reading “Something Less Suspicious”. The Music Store by Xaris Well, what would YOU expect from a store named this? Lintball by Hannah Christensen After crash landing on a strange planet, Anewac’s search for life-giving warmth brings him into… Read More New Story Rules
Not only was all of me, all my parts and self, before the eyes of the Lord and in His hands before I began, but every day I have here on earth. He knows exactly how much time He has given me, and there through it all.