Monday Musings

A Soul Cast Down

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God” (Psalm 42:5-6, 11; 43:5). Psalms 42 and 43 take the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions. The psalmist begins his discourse with something akin to… Continue reading A Soul Cast Down

Short Stories

The Oil Lamp

Happy first day of Advent! With the end of Thanksgiving comes the descending of the Christmas season in my family. The house is already completely decorated, and wrapped presents are beginning to appear under the tree. Soon, we'll start our extensive holiday baking, feasting on many fat things over the next few weeks. But my… Continue reading The Oil Lamp

Monday Musings

How Long

            “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1).             The book of Psalms covers a wide range of emotions. In some of them, the author is expressing joy, glorifying God for some great act or some beautiful creation. Others are expressions of… Continue reading How Long

Of Fairy-Tales and the Father

Middle-Earth and Light Amidst Darkness

            One of the major themes in all the stories of Middle-Earth is the constant battle between light and darkness, good and evil. This war manifests itself from the very beginning, when Melkor the Ainu deviates from the music of Ilúvatar to play his own themes. From that first initial act of rebellion stems all… Continue reading Middle-Earth and Light Amidst Darkness