A good reminder, readers: Awkward: A Holy Thursday Reflection MARCH 28, 2021 GRACE ABRUZZO This year, our Holy Thursday liturgy will be missing a familiar component—the Washing of the Feet. A small if unholy part of me is somewhat relieved. The liturgy is long enough. Surely we’ve sanitized sufficiently this year! And quite frankly, I … Continue reading Contemplation for Holy Thursday
A friend and fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars* was kind enough to send me these videos, readers. While I am not a fan of the prequels and have difficulty watching the series that fills in the blanks between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, I have to say that these … Continue reading The Night Before Christmas – Clone Wars Style!
The last Sunday of Advent is upon us, readers. How time flies! As the holiest night of the year approaches, it might be well to remember how those who came before us prepared for that sublime celebration. St. Margaret of Scotland had a particular devotion – one which might have harmed her health. Click the … Continue reading Christmas Preparations
“Blessed are you when they persecute you, and hate you, for My sake.” We were never promised an easy life by Our Lord. It’s natural enough to want it, to ask for it, and to be unhappy about not having it. But I think we too often forget this warning delivered at the end of … Continue reading From Ireland to Japan: “Let there be light!”
Last week we discussed “shock and awe” events in three popular serials. These events were supposedly meant for character development, but they only succeed in destroying said characters, along with the canon and continuity of the franchise. However, one has to wonder just why the actions forced on the characters mentioned in the previous post … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 5: Character Progression – Which Archetype Are You Using?
Be it ever so grand. Click the link to see more, readers: Nightbirde’s insight on everyday miracles is a must-read Nightbirde | Facebook | Fair Use Cerith Gardiner - published on 11/15/21 The singer continues to inspire with her thought-provoking writings. When Nightbirde first appeared on America’s Got Talent, she captured our hearts not only … Continue reading A Song of Hope
Does your church have a hole in the roof – one that was put there and left open intentionally? If you go to several churches in Europe, there might be a really cool reason that hole was left there for centuries: Why some medieval churches would leave a hole in the roof Philip Kosloski - published on … Continue reading A Medieval Reminder
Check out this fascinating article, readers: Suffering Writers Don’t Need More Optimism, They Need More Opportunities to Strengthen Others November 11, 2021 Lori Z. Scott Editor’s Note: This article is the fourth installment in our five-part series on renewing storytellers’ souls. To learn why we’re doing this series and how we’re approaching the topics, read … Continue reading Reposted: Suffering Writers Don’t Need More Optimism, They Need More Opportunities to Strengthen Others
The Mirror of Galadriel? Not quite. Check out this great piece by Joseph Pearce, readers: Tolkien Shows Us Ourselves In his famous lecture and essay “On Fairy-Stories”, Tolkien claims that fairy-stories hold up a mirror to man, that they show us ourselves. One way of testing the veracity of Tolkien’s claim is to see how … Continue reading Looking in a Mirror
Sorry I haven't been posting properly here, readers. It's been busy! Hopefully I'll be back in a bit - I have some good ideas 😉 - but right now I'm going to have to ask you to bear with me a little longer. Things are jumping on this side of Song, so I have a … Continue reading Reposted: Tired Writers Don’t Need More Sleep, They Need More Spiritual Rest