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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 →

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 →

The Heart of Joshua Caleb

Thy Will Be Done

Here I am again, seeking your presence, asking for your mercy and grace to sustain me. And once more you have provided though I have not easily discerned it. In seeking shelter I have failed to realize your provisions– it is in this storm I have found you. You are the rain that washes over me in grace. You are …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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