Another drawing I did this week. This is an approximation of the main character of my novel I’m outlining. Her name is Nikita I’m pretty sure she’s the first person I’ve drawn who has freckles! Advertisements
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The execution of an old French priest at the foot of the altar of a sleepy old French town has made clear what all those who have eyes to see have been seeing for a while: We live in an age of Christian persecution and martyrdom. While some of…
I read an article yesterday called “Why life is too short to suffer,” and while I agree with the argument, I disagree with the ultimate conclusion: Life is not too short to suffer. Let me add a caveat: suffering without meaning is fruitless. Suffering with purpose is redemptive. The original post (check it out here)… Continue reading How suffering can make you stronger
Starting a mini-ministry with our youth at church called “Play and Pray,” where I’ll teach a little guitar and then we’ll all play a few church / worship songs. Music has always been a form of prayer for me. There’s something about singing and playing that just lets me surrender, refocus, and remember why I… Continue reading Recommend me a worship song?
Today, WordPress told me I’ve received 500 likes on my blog. How awesome is that?And no, I’m not tooting my own horn here… I’m partly bewildered and fully grateful that people are visiting my site and reading what I have to share. It’s awesome when strangers-turned-blogging-friends read your material and like it… that’s how you… Continue reading Throwback Thursday and 500 likes!
Watch out, folks… I’m going to talk about Catholics, blogging, and politics in the same post. Head for the hills! But seriously. A recent article from the Vatican talks about the potential dangers of Catholic blogs, calling them “cesspools of hatred.” I realize it’s a generalization, but as a young Catholic blogger, I am mildly… Continue reading A dangerous post: mixing Catholic blogs and politics
I wanted to create a nice drawing today, but I learned an art lesson instead. After two embarrassingly awful drawings that my third grade self could have done better, I decided to journal over the image to figure out why I was having such a hard time. My problem was that my motivations were all… Continue reading How my own artwork taught me a lesson