Puzzling Out Where Stories Collide
Building A Family Culture Around Books
We are NOT that perfect family that sits together by the fireside every night after gourmet meals reading Shakespeare to the babies. But we are on a journey. We are sharing time together reading aloud, experiencing a shared story, and creating a common history. Nothing can quite replace the experience of a family on a […]
To Fast or Too Fast?
Here are two short sections from a wonderful piece about fasting (and feasting) from Peter Leithart. It’s a very positive article about the part of Christianity that is saying “no.” A good read for modern people unaccustomed/hostile to hearing “no” and for ordinary evangelicals (like me) still a little confused about Lent. I strongly recommend […]
Planting Trees vs. #Successing
Note: This is the first part of a post that’s up over at For the Family, so go ahead and go there if you want to skip this tease… — I peruse twitter and, despite my half-hearted efforts at censoring them, the ubiquitous quotes on maximizing success just cannot be stopped. These success quote manufacturers […]
The Man Who Saved Narnia (And a Giveaway at Sally Clarkson’s)
Best Football Play Ever
The Light on the Hills
I’ve been reading some old stories in preparation for sharing some on Fridays over at Story Warren and I came across this little gem from Mrs. W. K. Clifford. It’s from her collection, Very Short Stories, written around the turn of the last century. While it’s probably too didactic for children to enjoy and has […]
152 Insights To…Moving the Turtle?
C.S. Lewis: Mere Anglican, More Christian
“Remember your Aristotle—the universal form adheres within particulars. If you set out to tell a story about Everything, you’ll get nothing. It will be so broad and ambitious that it ends up signifying nothing. But if you, for instance, tell a story about an ordinary family in an ordinary Texas town, you might end up […]
You Are Not C.S. Lewis
Did you know that C.S Lewis loved Beatrix Potter’s books when he was a young child? In Surprised By Joy he described an early stab of joy after reading Squirrel Nutkin. Now, few people believe Squirrel Nutkin to be world-changing stuff. It’s just a silly story. But what about The Chronicles of Narnia? What about […]