Every now and again, I try to get inside the minds and hearts of people who have left the Protestant church to become Catholics. Years ago, I heard that Thomas Howard, a brother of Elisabeth Elliot, left the evangelical church of his youth to become an Anglican and eventually a Roman Catholic. I read his… Continue reading Lead On, Kindly Light by Thomas Howard
Long, long ago, as a single woman in her early twenties, I went to a small, rural Bible School that taught a unique mix of Pentecostal and reformed doctrine. One of my most memorable teachers was a guest lecturer who was a missionary to First Nations people in Canada. He was tall and lean, a… Continue reading John Bunyan and the Selling of His Savior
Your wings of night are trimmed with white and spots of blazing blue. Alight and rest, so I can see the trembling life in you.
Finally, at age 59, I’m starting to get Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings! I first encountered the fantasy novel as a teen-ager. I was a new Christian, a fan of the writings of C S Lewis, including The Chronicles of Narnia, and eager to move on to this epic adventure, written by one of Lewis’s… Continue reading I Finally Get The Lord of the Rings
I think that life was meant to be a lot more about poetry, reflecting and remembering times with winsome words that lilt and rhyme.
Mark Jones’ Knowing Christ sat in my book basket for about a year, waiting to be read. Finally, a couple weeks ago, I picked it up. I’m glad I did! One of the reasons I was plagued by anxiety for so many years was that I had no idea how to reflect on Jesus Christ,… Continue reading Knowing Christ