Monday Musings

Light

“And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). In the beginning, there was only God. The earth was dark and formless, and only God existed. But that all changed when God spoke a single command:… Continue reading Light

Monday Musings

The Word of God

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). Psalm 119, the longest psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible, is an ode to the beauty of God’s word. In it, the anonymous psalmist glories in the law of the LORD, praising its instruction and correction. Most… Continue reading The Word of God

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

No Fear

            “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).             Psalm 27 is an expression of confidence in God. The psalm doesn’t state when it was written, but it does name David as the author.… Continue reading No Fear

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