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"Give me a world. . . ."

December.  Time to feel eagerly impatient.  Eager to escape the weariness, the heaviness of waiting to be set free.  To discover new life that’s been incubating all these years.  466 more words

Spiritual Formation


In a few days, I will be on a plane, traversing Africa and then the Atlantic ocean, heading “home” to family.  Heading “home” to Christmas. 759 more words


To Be Royal in George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin (3 of 3)

In the previous two posts, I wrote about the symbol of royalty and the positive aspects of that royalty in George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin… 1,323 more words

Classic Fantasy

Wait Upon the Lord – “In-house” Prophetic Word

I am fond of saying that transformation in Christ is “excruciatingly gradual.” Most of us are not particularly patient. We do not “wait well.” Our television service gives us the ability to watch movies “on demand.” So, the virtues of waiting and patience, which are at the core of what transformation is all about, has been all but lost. 921 more words


George MacDonald - born


George MacDonald was born 12/10/1824, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  He was a Congregationalist who pastored at Arundel, Sussex until some theological controversies led to his resignation.  147 more words


To Be Royal in George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin (2 of 3)

In my last post, I included the quote from Ursala Le Guin who had this to say about royalty in The Princess and the Goblin: 1,064 more words

Fairy Tales

Imagination, Myth and Meaning...

C.S. Lewis suggests that while reason is the natural organ of truth, the imagination is the natural organ of meaning. Together, reason and imagination work to provide us with a full and meaningful picture of what the world is like. 1,993 more words