In Defense of Imagination | The Celtic Way of Prayer

"I am taken back beyond the party labels and the denominational divisions of the Church today, beyond the divides of the Reformation or the schism of East and West. I am also taken beyond the split of intellect and feeling, of mind and heart, that came with the growth...

Fall Reads 2019

Fall is so close! I can feel it coming in the air and see it trying to hold on in the morning sky. With a new season comes a new selection of books. Read on to see what I'll be reading alongside my cups of tea this fall. The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman Emily...

Bewitched by Temptation | The Wind in the Willows

The Water Rat has, throughout the entirety of The Wind in the Willows, has proven himself to be quite the adventurer: but only within set parameters. His curiosity only drives him so far and he would much rather abide by the boundaries of his world. A mere handful...

Beginnings + Introductions | Novice Reflections on The Silmarillion

I've been a Tolkien nerd since high school, when my aunt and uncle introduced me to the Lord of the Rings. I quickly devoured The Hobbit and dove into Peter Jackson's trilogy, then the books themselves. I immediately came to regard The Hobbit as my favorite book (a...

Rewatching the Hobbit: 4 Years Later

Jackson’s attempt to connect stories, include lore, and represent that world well through these films is not unsuccessful, as long as you check a few things at the door.

Reads for 2019

I have so much going on this season that I haven’t even stopped to think about categories – I just keep piling them on instead!