I had the interesting experience of discovering The Screwtape Letters as a play before I read the book. I saw it in 2013, a production by Fellowship for the Performing Arts (thanks to the magic of online archives, I know the exact date I saw the play). At some point in the years between 2013 …
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old compiled by Miriam LeBlanc
A post for Power Book Review, on a collection of Christmas stories that leave you thinking:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you want Christmas stories that capture the season without being syrupy, this book is for you.
🖋 🖋🖋🖋🖋 The writing is consistently good in every entry, and many authors show they are not afraid to show a sad situation before showing the goodness.
Authors: Henry Van Dyke,Pearl S. Buck,Beatrice Joy Chute,Ruth Sawyer,Elizabeth Goudge,Selma Lagerlöf,Rebecca Caudill,Madeleine L’Engle
Published October 5, 2021 by Plough Publishing
Genre: Fiction, Short Story Collection, Holiday Stories, Christian Fiction
🔪 Some stories occur in poverty scenes with stark imagery, or feature threats of violence that aren’t carried out.
💋 No sex scenes, little romance.
🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩 🚩A Trigger Warning: this book has references to alcoholism, sex with masochistic dialogue.
Christmas is a time that inspires many, and makes them reconsider just what they think about God (and more particularly, Jesus). For writers willing to lean into the questions that the season…
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Changing my blogging schedule
Back in December 2020, I announced that I was taking a three-month hiatus from blogging to consider new direction with my blog. Since the blog hasn't had much focus and I've gotten more involved in freelancing the last year or so which hasn't left as much time to write, I had to consider where I …
Back into web comics
Some of you may remember I did a web comic series for a while in 2018, partly as a practice attempt to try out a website I was going to use to release a graphic novel. I learned a lot, and realized that while I don't consistently draw every week, I quite enjoy doing it. …
C.S. Lewis Terence Fisher Essay
I mentioned in last week's post that I got to attend Taylor University's 2019 Making Literature Conference. I also presented an essay at the conference comparing the works of C.S. Lewis and Terence Fisher. You can read the essay at the attached link if you want to: final_Making Lit Common Themes in Terence Fisher and …
What Santa Gets For Christmas
Christmas has come and gone, and we're all the phase where we're getting used to our presents. This makes it a great time to consider what Santa's gifts look like: https://tapas.io/episode/1252373
Holidays at the Easter Bunny’s Home
What happens when holiday figures meet up? In this episode of Whales Speaking Yiddish, Santa and the Easter Bunny meet up: https://tapas.io/episode/1252359
Who’s in the Hot Tub?
If you have a large backyard you have to maintain, you've probably discovered there's a never-ending battle: you versus the animals. You're always trying to take care of the raccoons, squirrels and other animals that keep getting into everything. What would happen if those animals felt like they owned the yard... and whatever's in it? …
Do Swiss Soldiers Use Swiss Army Knives?
I've always wondered where the "Swiss army" in "Swiss army knives" comes from. Does the Swiss army use them a lot? So, in a webcomic episode, I tried to imagine what that would look like: https://tapas.io/episode/1143015
Comedy Article About Australian Music
A few months ago I had a bizarre experience listening to a CD of traditional Australian music. I wrote an article about it, which you can find below: https://steemit.com/comedy/@gcsalter/strange-encounters-with-australian-music