Book and Movie of the Year

About the Award The True and Pure Book and Movie of the Year award is an unofficial, created-by-me award. I recognize what I consider the best book I read and the best movie I saw in the previous year, along with a runner-up in each category. I make an effort to choose more modern books, … Continue reading Book and Movie of the Year

Advent Reflections, part 3: Perspective, Hope

Part 1 / Part 2 Christmas comes closer, and the world waits, still and silent, for the Advent of its Savior. As we go about the final preparations, everything takes on a sort of sacredness, as we prepare to celebrate the birthday of Christ. This is the most important thing: that Christ was born God and … Continue reading Advent Reflections, part 3: Perspective, Hope

Advent Reflections, Part 2: Peace, Grace, Light

If you missed it: Part 1 (Wonder, Rest, Laughter) The season marches on. More and more gifts appear under the tree, goodies appear in the kitchen, lights twinkle on the bushes. Anticipation grows. But are we anticipating the right thing? Here are three more selections from The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp to help you stay saturated in … Continue reading Advent Reflections, Part 2: Peace, Grace, Light

Advent Reflections, Part 1: Wonder, Rest, Laughter

As Christmas approaches, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement, the hustle and bustle of preparation, without really thinking about what we are preparing for. We get excited about the season without getting excited about Christ, and that sucks any real meaning out of it. To combat this, I've been reading The Greatest … Continue reading Advent Reflections, Part 1: Wonder, Rest, Laughter