Hi from Southeast Wyoming (recently moved from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). I’m Suzanne Tietjen, former shepherd and retired Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and currently a writer, beekeeper, gardener, and wannabe herbalist. I lived through some of the changes that began in the sixties and very much want to learn and change more. I am looking f…[Read more]
While reading Wendell Berry’s story collection, That Distant Land, I was struck by this description of a character named Martha Elizabeth Coulter:
She was a woman always near to smiling, sometimes to […]
I think, Jonathan, that we have much to learn from your Wilderking Trilogy main character, Aidan Errolson.
When Aidan encountered Dobro, the first Feechie he had ever beheld, he did not spurn him but instead embraced him.
In due course of time, Aidan embraced Feechiedom in all its ‘weirdness’ and ‘other-ness.’
Meanwhile, the vast majority of Aidan’s ‘kind’ harboured fear in their hearts towards the Feechies, if not outright disbelief in their existence.
In their brittle, narrow minds, there was only room for caricatures of Feechiedom.
Only Aidan understood that “It is good that each of God’s creatures exists.”
And the entire story pivots on his singular comprehension of this fact.
A message for us all.
Thank you for this. I just closed the window from facebook where I was rather discouraged because the feed had been cluttered with violence about just about anything imaginable…not just people yelling about it, actual violence. The last paragraph “This world exists because God thinks it is a good idea. To love the world and our fellow creatures is simply to say that God’s not wrong.” was such a needed counterpoint. It is hard to believe sometimes, but that is what we are called to. And God does know what He is doing, thank you for the reminders that this world is truly full of good, but realized now and yet to be revealed.
Somehow Sarah Siskind has saved her best work for her own albums. That’s a difficult feat for a songwriter who has written for the likes of Alison Krauss, Wynonna, and Randy Travis. She’s toured with Bonnie and B […]
Zach Williams is worried about what you will think of him. Aren’t we all? For many people, the desire to live up to the expectations of others alters our everyday behavior. Actions are filtered through a se […]
In the midst of a global pandemic and being quarantined with our own makeshift home studios, we thought it appropriate to take Episode 16 to process this greater reality of Resistance that we all face these days. […]
The other day my wife found the artifact.
While cleaning out the basement, she emerged upstairs with a dusty, unopened box containing a Yeti microphone, an ideal mic for beginning podcasters. Taped to the side […]
Twelve years ago this month, Waterbrook Press released On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book 1 of Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga. I counted it a privilege to be allowed to write the Rabbit Room’s rel […]
Eleven years have passed since Sara Groves’s first offering for the Christmas music canon, 2008’s O Holy Night, and while it’s uncommon for an artist to release more than one holiday-centered album, the rich […]
A few weeks ago, Matt Conner got the chance to sit down and talk with Jason Gray about all the elements in his life that have combined to make his newest project, Order, Disorder, Reorder, and we’re pleased to […]
One day I needed a fondue pot. A fondue pot is not something one wants to buy. I have lived over 18,000 days now, and on exactly ONE of those days have I wished I had a fondue pot. But the day in question was […]
Speaking of The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien wrote. . .
it grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mould of the mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, that has long been forgotten, […]
When I asked Xavier Dphrepaulezz how I should refer to him in our pre-interview banter, he told me he’s always Fantastic Negrito unless he’s in his pajamas.
“And Matt, I am most definitely not in my paja […]
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