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The Dawn Breaks at Midnight

November of last year I committed myself to write a novel in spite of everything. From concept to the beginning of the first draft, I struggled to seriously take the idea of my being a writer. Life is full of complications, some ordinary, some exceedingly difficult. But I was determined to push through. I’m three chapters in and have hit …Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Biblical Law: An Introduction

Biblical Law: An Introduction (Part One) Yesterday, I started listening to R.J. Rushdoony’s lectures at Pocket College. The first lecture is entitled Introduction to the Law, that is, an introduction to biblical law. Rushdoony notes, “…we shall deal with the law, first of all, as revelation and treaty.” We must understand an extremely important fact about law in general…in every …Continue reading →

Broken, Beautiful, Blessed

O the windings, the turnings, the ups and downs that He has led me through! And even so, it still seems as if it will be a long way to the shore. ~ Samuel Rutherford O gracious and beautiful Savior, let there no longer be any pretense plaguing my heart. Let not the trials and tempests be for naught. I …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

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