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Being in God’s Presence

On December 29, 2020, Posted by , In Children, Christian living, parenting, quotes, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

“…for we are being prepared for the playground of heaven.”

Cultivating a Christian Imagination through Story and Metaphor

On December 23, 2020, Posted by , In Christian living, Imagination, Tamara's Blog, With No Comments

There is beauty of, and freedom in, a biblically informed imagination. To cultivate such an imagination one must understand the purpose of stories, the importance of metaphors, the value and necessity of poetry as well as an appreciation for music and art—of allowing “our faith and our imagination to dance…

Weary Pilgrim in Whom Do you Trust—

On December 23, 2020, Posted by , In Books, Christian living, quotes, suffering, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

“….it is pain that penetrates through despair and stimulates a new beginning— a journey to God that becomes a life of peace.”  Eugene Peterson “If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you…

Dorothy L. Sayers on the Christian Faith

On May 22, 2020, Posted by , In Books, Christian living, Tamara's Blog, With No Comments

Do you ever wonder what people would think about you if they really knew you, not the life you let them see, but the parts underneath, hidden away, or maybe whitewashed? Then I recommend spending some time reading about this remarkable and imperfect Christian woman. Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was…

God’s Transforming Love

On May 15, 2020, Posted by , In Christian living, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

“…only he who loves can sing.” St. Augustine     Augustine believed that we could know ourselves only if we know God just as we could not know God without knowing ourselves. And that to know a thing we must some way come to love it.      There is…

Shaping our Preferences

On September 20, 2019, Posted by , In Christian living, quotes, Tamara's Blog, With No Comments

“For literary judgement, we need to be acutely aware of two things at once: of ‘what we like’ and of ‘what we ought to like’. Few people are honest enough to know either. The first means knowing what we really feel: very few know that. The second involves understanding our…

Authority and Freedom

On September 19, 2019, Posted by , In Christian living, quotes, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

“Where authority is, freedom is; and where authority is lost , freedom is lost. This holds good for all kinds of authority. Without adults who demand mature behavior, the child is not free to grow up; without teachers to set standards of excellence, the scholar is not free to excel;…

To Starve a Child

On September 18, 2019, Posted by , In Christian living, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

To starve a child of the spell of the story, of the canter of the poem, oral or written, is a kind of living burial. It is to immure him in emptiness. Mythology, the voyages through Scylla and Charybdis, down rabbit holes, the turbulent logic of the biblical, the ‘gardens…

Ken Myers—Mars Hill Audio

On October 9, 2018, Posted by , In Christian living, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

Billie Georgia Conference—October 19-20, 2018 speaker — Ken Myers Author of All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes and the host and producer of Mars Hill Audio Journal “The Risks of Repudiating Reality:  Timely Lessons from C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man” Lecture 1–The Clean Sea Breeze of the…

Living in the Face of Suffering

On August 26, 2016, Posted by , In Christian living, suffering, Tamara's Blog, women, By , With No Comments

“Grace must wound before it can heal.”   –Flannery O’Connor Suffering is inevitable. It isn’t a simple question as to whether suffering will come, but multiple questions. Why? What form will suffering take? When will suffering come and how long will suffering last?  The suffering can come from outside of…