Christian Life · Holidays

Resources for Christian Singles on Valentine’s Day

Usually, I try to stay positive on Valentine’s Day. I've written about bubbly love songs and Lord of the Rings Valentine's cards (see below), and I usually stick to happy topics like this  out of defiance because no one else seems to enjoy Valentine’s Day, not even couples. This year, however, I am going to come clean--admit… Continue reading Resources for Christian Singles on Valentine’s Day

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Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner: On Trees

Today, I am surprising myself by sharing two poems, and all because I happened to be admiring a sycamore tree as I left work today. Though the following poems both describe trees in full bloom, trees can also be lovely in winter!   Wayside Tree by Grace Noll Crowell Pass it not without a grateful… Continue reading Poetry Corner: On Trees

Books · Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books I Love…but Can’t Remember

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week's theme was marvelously easy for me: Books I Really Liked but Can’t Remember Anything/Much About. It seems like some of the best books I have read were during middle school or high school. That was a long time ago. Most of what I… Continue reading Top Ten Books I Love…but Can’t Remember

Books

The Best Time of the Year: Choosing Book Challenges

With Christmas already passed and the new year settling in, there is now something else to look forward to: Creating and/or picking out a book challenge for the year. I'm sure some of you avid readers have already done this. And so did I, on the very first day of the year, but now I'd… Continue reading The Best Time of the Year: Choosing Book Challenges

Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner: To the Passing of the Year

It's funny what you might find hidden on the shelf at the library. During the first few weeks at my new job, while perusing the literature section, I spotted an old poetry book, which probably hadn't been checked out for a long while. After glimpsing through a few of the poems, I found that I… Continue reading Poetry Corner: To the Passing of the Year

Christian Life · Holidays · Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner: What Christmas is All About

Happy December and Merry Christmas! It's only just beginning to sink in that Christmas is around the corner. Now that my Christmas break is here, I'm trying to watch all the Christmas movies I can and listen to as much Christmas music as possible in hopes that it will begin to feel like December before… Continue reading Poetry Corner: What Christmas is All About

Holidays

Instagram-ing Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been on my mind lately because, well, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. In conjunction with that, I've also been thinking about social media. I've read several blogs, it seems like, that discuss how social media often breeds discontent because people compare their own lives, accomplishments, and possessions with those of others. Seen from the… Continue reading Instagram-ing Thanksgiving