Feb 23, 2012

The Christian Girls Club

     I've known Jen for over a decade. She is a beautiful, talented, and fun young lady. But what sets her apart from most girls is her love for Jesus.

     Several years ago, Jen decided to create a newsletter for Christian girls (told you she was talented). It started with her circle of friends. Now it has expanded into a published magazine sent to girls all over the world. God has really blessed Jen's work.

     If you are a girl or a guy who knows of a girl (brothers!), you might want to look into the Christian Girls Club. It's encouraging. It's fun. It's interactive. And, whoopee, it's FREE! There really isn't any good reason why you shouldn't click here to go to the CGC website.

     By the way, (cough, cough) my story The Battle Surrendered is going to be featured in upcoming CGC issues. And it's edited and improved. With an alternate ending. Just sayin'.

     And if that isn't exciting enough, Jen loves involvement. This means, Christian writers, artists, and so on, that you can share your gifts with other Christian girls through the CGC.

     Did I mention that the CGC magazine is FREE?

     The best way to sign up for the CGC is to email your name and address to cgc(at)frontiernet(dot)net (cgc@frontiernet.net).

     If you would like more information, email me (storytellerjourney@hotmail.com) or Jen at the frontiernet address above. Please make sure you put "Christian Girls Club" in the subject box.

     By the way, the CGC is FREE. Epic, I know!

     Tell your friends.

     It's FREE! It's FREE! It's FREE, FREE, FREE!


     Seriously, check out the Christian Girls Club. Email me or Jen. Do it. What do you have to lose?

Post Tenebras Lux!

Feb 13, 2012


     temple run
     I can be picky about games. But once I find a game I like, it’s easy to become addicted.
     Right now, I’m addicted to Temple Run. It’s basically a chase scene on an ancient temple wall. Simple. But here’s the thing:

     It never ends.

     You run and run until you are caught by the obstacles or the evil monkey creatures. The point is to collect as many coins as you can before you die so you can “buy” upgrades to help you run farther next time. Poor Guy Dangerous the explorer never makes it out of the Temple.

     There’s another thing about Temple Run. It’s fast. You can’t look away from the screen for a second or splat. Dead. And you need close-to-ninja reflexes to jump, turn, and slide on time.

     So the games whizzes by at Millennium Falcon speed and the runner never actually escapes except by death.

     Sounds like life, doesn’t it?

     At least, that’s how my life feels, lately. As I mentioned before, I spent last year at Word of Life Bible Institute. But now I’m back home, and sometimes it feels like nothing ever changes. I’m busy, but what am I really accomplishing? Or, to put it in Temple Run terms, I’m running, but it’s only a matter of time before I trip and fall off the wall. It’s easy to be discouraged.

     But I read something encouraging a while ago, and I want to share it with you. It was written by Paul Enns in his new book Heaven Revealed. Dr. Enns’s wife died suddenly a few years ago, so he did a study on Heaven and wrote the book. Here’s what he said:

     “Think of the words. Heaven. Earth. Heaven is always better, in every realm, in every dimension. How could heaven be heaven if there was one arena in which heaven would be poorer and inferior to conditions on earth? It wouldn’t be heaven! You and I cannot think of a single realm or phase of living in which life would be poorer in heaven. Health? Better! Knowledge? Excessively better! Relationships? Much better! Everything will be better in every area of life.”

     Yes, our run through this crazy life will end in death. But we have the expectation of better at the end, if we trust Christ. I hope this encourages you today in your run. It gives me hope when I remember it.

     Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us….
Hebrews 12:1

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