Rats aren't really my thing. People may enjoy having them as pets, but after having trapped one in the garage of our first house and found a half-eaten one on the back porch of the aforementioned house... well, let's just say I've had enough of rats. C.S. Lewis, however, uses them in an effective illustration… Continue reading Oh rats! I can’t keep making excuses?!
In the animated film Cars, Lightning McQueen—a popular rookie race car—does a commercial for his sponsor, Rusteeze, advertising their Medicated Bumper Ointment. He plasters a smile on his face and chimes, “Use Rusteeze… and you too can look like me! Ca-chow!” The humor lies in the irony. It would take a lot more than one… Continue reading If You Wish You Had a Different Story
I'm writing this piece because I have writer's block. Seriously. Well... I'm also teaching my kids how to write, so this has been crowding up my brain lately. "My paper is due tomorrow!" "I have a sermon to preach!" "I don't know how to give this presentation!" "I haven't posted for a week! What should I… Continue reading Got Writer’s Block? These 7 Tips Will Help.
In case you've been wondering, I have not forgotten about the GenNext series, nor have I fallen off the face of the earth. I'm currently working on editing some of the tools in the upcoming articles, and waaay behind schedule. I posted the following to our Elihu's Corner Facebook Page a few days ago, and am sharing… Continue reading What’s slinking around in your heart?
Someone out there is tired of fighting. It might even be you.
I am thankful to live in the United States of America. For all its faults and foibles, it's still a pretty good place to live...
Too often we view our large and small blessings as an entitlement. Let's not fall into that trap! We start by being thankful---especially for the little things.
Have you ever performed in a choir, orchestra or wind ensemble? I have done all three. It's exhilarating. There is nothing quite like the simultaneity of being surrounded by and creating music. The vibrations of tightly tuned harmonies, the pulsating hypnotic rhythms, the pathos, all combine to evoke euphoric delight. Sadly, the rehearsals, performances, jam sessions,… Continue reading A mere taste of heaven.