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Standing up for truth

I would be remiss if I didn't talk about the spiritual life of Dr. (Rev.) Martin Luther King, Jr., while reviewing Jonathan Eig's biography, "King: A Life." Dr. King first and foremost identified himself as a Baptist preacher. He spoke often about Christian, brotherly love and pacifism as remedies for curing the social ills of… Continue reading Standing up for truth

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Review of King: A Life, Part 1

“Flawed,” “Brave,” “Radical… “And under heavy attack by the FBI.” All words meant to describe Dr. (Rev.) Martin Luther King, Jr., the focus of Jonathan Eig's “King: A Life,” set to release on May 16, 2023. Let me say first that the cinematic quality of Eig's writing made for a rich, sensory experience while reading.… Continue reading Review of King: A Life, Part 1

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A Review of ‘Mere Christianity’

I went into reading "Mere Christianity" with some trepidation, having read “The Abolition of Man.” I worried I’d stop in the middle because the material was dry or hard to understand. I've had this on my list to read though because this book is one of C.S. Lewis’ most quoted works I find while reading… Continue reading A Review of ‘Mere Christianity’

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“Mere Christianity” Part 1

“The ‘mere’ Christianity of C.S. Lewis…is a way of life, one that challenges us always to remember, as [he once said]: ‘There are no ordinary people’ and that ‘it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit.’” – Kathleen Norris, editor C.S. Lewis’ book “Mere Christianity” is a classic loved by… Continue reading “Mere Christianity” Part 1


On Getting Out of Bed

Mental illness doesn’t carry the same stigma it once did. Today I see people posting all the time on social media about their anxiety or PTSD. Some TikTok content makers recently received backlash for pretending to have a mental illness just for the “likes.” Suffering is a normal part of living in this broken world… Continue reading On Getting Out of Bed


The Magi & King Herod

Merry Christmas! I slept for about two hours last night. I decided to go out to the living room, turn on the lights to the Christmas tree, make some warm milk, and read while using my heat wrap. Dayton has suffered a winter blast, and my body felt it. I've been waiting out a migraine… Continue reading The Magi & King Herod


What I’m reading now at Christmas

My usual MO is to read a book in its entirety before reviewing it, but for the sake of timeliness, I wanted to share what I’m reading this holiday season. I decided to pick “fun reads” and "light reads" to finish out the year. Fiction A Wish For Father Christmas I finished this first book… Continue reading What I’m reading now at Christmas


How can I be silent?

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer in his book, “We Will Not Be Silenced,” wanted to “reclaim the church” and encourage Christians. He wanted us to not compromise our beliefs and instead continue to reach unbelievers despite the cultural pressure here in the United States. He answered questions I had about how and why deceptive ideologies, like Marxism, socialism,… Continue reading How can I be silent?


A Review of Edenbrooke 1 & 2

I started reading Julianne Donaldson’s “Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance” as a nice bedtime story, but I found myself reading chapter after chapter…and not sleeping. Marianne’s mother died while riding and she feels indirectly responsible, but responsible, nonetheless. Part of that reason is because she is sent to live with her grandmother in Bath not long… Continue reading A Review of Edenbrooke 1 & 2

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A most reluctant convert

I just finished watching “The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis" that I had checked out of the library. It's available on Amazon Prime. I had seen the trailer for this last year and wanted to see it. Actor Max McLean plays C.S. Lewis. I know him as the voice narrating my… Continue reading A most reluctant convert