Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I’m not sure how I ended up here.
I don’t even know where here is.
It’s cold, cold and empty. People pass by and gawk.
I am a prisoner. But what is my crime? I can hear them speaking—cruel, barbed words—but I do not understand the sentence. Won’t someone explain why I’m here? Can’t someone rescue me?
Sometimes I see a man. I think I knew him before. But he scares me. I think he’s the reason I’m here. But if he didn’t imprison me, he wants me to stay here for a long time.
Others come—they call me sister and daughter. I sometimes remember them—light and laughter from a long time ago. When I try to speak, I don’t think they can hear me.

I have been here so long—they won’t let me out—and he has barred the gates against them. Guards patrol the halls, keeping others away.
Now they come for me. I scream, but they don’t hear. I try to run, but my legs can’t move. “What are you doing?”
They don’t look at me.
I am dragged outside into the winter cold.Guards form a barrier between my would-be rescuers and me.
I stare at their blankets as I freeze to death

In memory of Terri Schiavo
December 3, 1963 ~ March 31, 2005
Never Again

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Snowbound: A Tag Game

I found this game on Vividry's blogspot, then Evergreena tagged me. Put your iPod or equivalent music player on 'shuffle,' then answer the following questions using the song that plays.

Are you male or female?

'I Say' by Matt Hoffland (what do I say to that question...)

What do people feel when they are around you?

Praise you in the Storm

Describe your current relationship

Mountain of God

Where would you like to be right now?

Raising Dragons--this audiobook came up a lot, so I skipped it the other times it appeared. But yes, I would love to be there

What do you feel about love?

Roll Along Yellowstone...okay?

What's your life like?
Made to Worship

What would you wish for if you only had one wish?

Say something wise:
Trust and Obey

If someone says "Is this okay. . ." You say?
Hands that Are Holding you...

How would you describe yourself?
Bigger Hammer Hardware Store NOT!

How do you feel today?
Your Grace is Enough

What is your life's purpose?
Unfailing Love

What is your motto?
God is God

What do your friends think of you?

What do you think of your parents?
Find Your Wings

What do you think of very often?

What is 2+2?
Over my Head--well, kind of. Math feels that way sometimes

What is your life story?
Cold Sometimes it feels like that, yes, the weather gets freezing

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Upside Down

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Come to the Cross

What will they play at your funeral?
Hero by Bethany Dillon

What is your hobby/interest?
Still Calls Me Son--okay, what does that mean?

What is your biggest fear?

The Lutefisk Tango--I have eaten lutefisk, so yes, it qualifies as a fear. It's disgusting

What is your biggest secret?
Every Time I breathe Why is that a secret?

What do you think of your friends?
I'm Without by Matt Hoffland Not exactly true.

What will you re-post this as?


I tag:


Jacob Parket



Mary Hawkins

Monday, March 15, 2010


Top Three Authors:
J.R.R Tolkien
C.S. Lewis
Ted Dekker.

Top 3 male characters:
Aslan of Narnia
Frodo of LotR
Justin of the Circle Trilogy

Top 3 female characters:
Lucy of Narnia
Luthien of the Silmarillion
Bonnie Silver of Dragons in Our Midst

Top 30 fiction books/series in no particular order:
1. Narnia
2. Lord of the Rings
3. Silmarilion
4. Princess Bride
5. Dragons in Our Midst
6. Oracles of Fire
7. Binding of the Blade
8. Circle Trilogy w/Green
9. Echoes from the Edge
10. AD Chronicles
11. C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy
12. Squire Tales
13. Till We Have Faces
14. The Door Within
15. Starlighter
16. The Time Quartet by L’Engle
17. Birdwing
18. Auralia’s Colors
19. At the Back of the North Wind
20. The Bronze Bow
21. The Divine Comedy—yes, it’s a classical poem, it still counts
22. Inkworld
23. Roverandom
24. Abarat
25. Music of Dolphins
26. Children of Hurin
27. History of Middle-Earth in twelve volumes
28. Screwtape Letters
29. Broken Angel
30. The Hobbit

Top 3 books most recently read:
The Silmarillion
Return of the King
Redeeming Love

Worst 3 books ever read:
The Awakening by Kate Choplin ---so dull and boring
The Things they Carried—weird perspective on Vietnam war
Of Mice and Men—I don’t mind the death of MC’s, but really, it has to be handled better

Top 5 scenes from any book:
Rachel recognizing Justin, Red by Ted Dekker
Benjiah’s resurrection, All My Holy Mountain by L.B. Graham
Aslan’s resurrection Lion, Witch Wardrobe
The triple wedding, The Bones of Makaidos by Bryan Davis
Return of Gandalf, Two Towers

The book(s) that made me cry the most:
All My Holy Mountain
Red by Ted Dekker
Green by Ted Dekker
Tears of a Dragon by Bryan Davis
Enoch’s Ghost by Bryan Davis
I Know why the Angels Dance by Bryan Davis
The Silmarillion by Tolkien

The book(s) that made me laugh the most:
Dragons in Our Midst/Oracles of Fire by Bryan Davis
Echoes from the Edge by Bryan Davis
The Princess Bride

The book(s) that made me feel the best at the end:
All my Holy Mountain
The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis

Contemporary or Historical?
Historical. Contemprary is too angsty

Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror?
Fantasy all the way!

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
Mass Market Paperback—cheap and you can fit several in a purse!

Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

Bookmark or Dog-ear?
Bookmark, dog-ears look awful

Alphabetize by author, alphabetize by title, or organize not at all?
None of the above…first by genre, then by title

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Neither…haven’t seen either

Keep, Throw Away, or Sell?
Keep, unless it’s awful

Keep dust-jacket or toss it?

Read with dustjacket or remove it?
Well, I have like, one book with a dust-jacket…but still on

Little Women or Anne of Green Gables?
Anne of Green Gables…she’s much more imaginative

Short story or novel?

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
When someone makes me…so I guess when tired.

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Once upon a time, without a doubt.

Tear Jerker or Belly Laugh?
Preferably both, but if only one…tear jerker

Charlotte, Emily, or Anne Brontë?
Haven’t read any

Buy or Borrow?
Borrow, because I have no money

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation, or Browse?
Browse, because no one I know likes my tastes

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)? Collection

Crane or Conrad?
Haven’t read either

Standalone or Series?

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
Cliffhanger only if there is a sequel

Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading?
When I have time

Favorite genre series?
I can’t decide

New or used?
Used is way cheaper

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Enoch’s Ghost by Bryan Davis