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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 →

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 →

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 →

Noah Webster on Selecting Men for Office

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character as a man of known principle, of tried integrity, and undoubted ability for the office. It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not …Continue reading →

Book Review: Pitchin’ A Fit

Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting It is the great duty of all Christians to put off anger. It unfits for duty…A man cannot wrestle with God and wrangle with his neighbor at the same time. Short sins often cost us long and sad sorrows. Phillip Henry Anger has become somewhat of a “respectable sin.” It is prevalent …Continue reading →

The Road Not Traveled Alone

  The Road Not Traveled Alone Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.  Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;   not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;  rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;  distributing to the needs of the …Continue reading →

The Road Before Us

The Road Before Us ~ The Foundations of Christian Culture When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith. Abraham Kuyper As one …Continue reading →

Living Coram Deo

To live coram Deo is to live in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and to the glory of God. Given that only nine percent of all professing Christians hold to a distinctly biblical worldview, we must examine ourselves against Scripture and take inventory of all our presuppositions and commitments. Do we live our lives in terms …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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