Journey of Cross and Quill

Journey toward the long tomorrow…faith, family, and friends on the long road home.

RSS 2.0

Christianity


Midnight at the Fountain of Joy

Midnight at the Fountain of Joy, an inspirational fantasy novel, is the title of my work in progress. Last November I made the commitment to commence writing it despite knowing that crafting a novel is an arduous task. The last two years have been difficult for our family to say the least and I knew there wasn’t a perfect time …Continue reading →

To the Melinda Byerleys of the World

Dear Melinda Bylerley et al., Middle America. It’s filled with a diverse people, many of whom are hardworking, decent, and looking to make a honest living to support their families. It’s not eloquent or sophisticated but it is often the backbone of the United States, the foundation if you will. Its people may not be educated in the top universities …Continue reading →

The Dawn of Adversity’s Hope

Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath; it is called “the rejoicing of hope” (Hebrews 3:6). William Gurnall Hope. It is the very thing we yearn for after coming to the end of a tumultuous year. In December’s closing …Continue reading →

Out of Winter, Spring

The temperature outside is frigid and the ground cold, dead, and hard. December may conjure up warm memories for many because of the holiday but to me this month symbolizes a turning point. It is the end of one of the most difficult years I’ve ever experienced, especially as a mother and daughter. Its days are short and darkness chases …Continue reading →

Book Review: Martin Luther

Martin Luther is the tenth title in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series written by Simonetta Carr and published by Reformation Heritage Books. This hardcover book is beautifully illustrated by Troy Howell and also includes relevant historical drawings and pictures which bring the story of Martin Luther to life. This book, as with the entire biographical series, is well …Continue reading →

The Art of Writing in Adversity

Sisyphus is my pen name in the barrage of life’s adversities. I am a writer. I cannot get around it. I cannot ignore it. I cannot escape it even as I stand drenched in affliction’s many tempests. Although the past two years have proven to be challenging and heart wrenching, I have come to realize there is no better time …Continue reading →

Perfect Love Drives Out Fear; A Letter to Progressives

The 2016 election results brought uncertainty and fear for many of you. This hurt was compounded by the spiteful vitriol and gloating from many on the right. This grieves me. It should not be so. However, this hateful rhetoric was returned and I cannot help but think how this great divide deepens with every careless word spoken. A common refrain …Continue reading →

Christ’s Image In Reflection

It is very rarely that one affliction comes alone; commonly, afflictions are not single things, but they come one upon the neck of another. God may strike one man in his possessions, then in his body, then in his name, wife, child or dear friend, and so it comes in a variety of ways; it is the way of God …Continue reading →

The Kingdom of Darkness as Facade

The Kingdom of Darkness is a facade. It is no kingdom at all. I implore you, dear reader, to look on with renewed vision, a gift given by the grace of our Sovereign LORD and King of Kings! This kingdom lies in ruins, each brick cast down by man’s own hand, its mortar crumbling under the weight of judgment and …Continue reading →

Homeschooling in the Chaos of Life’s Storms

Homeschooling can be difficult enough under normal circumstances. Relationships and financial concerns, curriculum and scheduling choices, balancing homeschooling with life–these are common struggles within the homeschooling community. Finding the right curriculum to suit my children has been the greatest task in all the years I’ve homeschooled. Nothing seemed to work with my children and their unique learning abilities. Then there …Continue reading →

Why I Write

My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." ~ J.C. Ryle

Verse of the Day

Subscribe to Journey of Cross and Quill via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 17 other subscribers

Categories

Archives

Sponsor a Child