Aslan and Why I Love This Lion by Jamie Lapeyrolerie

Well y’all, another year and another Inklings Week comes to a close. I’ve had so much fun and I hope y’all have enjoyed the posts, learned something new and maybe even convinced a person or two to join the Inklings Club. I thought I’d finish out this week talking about one of my favorite characters in all of literature. Outside of the Bible, this character has helped me learn more about God’s character than any other work. Through each of the Narnia stories, Lewis shows the world one of the greatest stories ever told, all through a lion.

I started this week with a love letter of sorts and it’s only right I finish with one. Here are bits I loved from each book about Aslan. My hope is that whether or not you’ve read the books, you’ll be encouraged in these and ultimately the Greater Story…

Read the rest at Books and Beverages: Aslan and Why I Love This Lion | Inklings Week

 

Inspiration Sunday! Happy Mother’s Day :)

I haven’t posted one of these in a while, but there’s been a lot of stress around here lately and I need a quick laugh to get my Mother’s Day started.

Here are a few funnies for all to enjoy, whether you are a mother, or you happen to have one. 🙂


“There are three ways to get something done: hire someone to do it, do it yourself, or forbid your kids to do it!” ~Unknown

“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” – Buddy Hackett

“Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life. – Unknown

“Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.” – Unknown

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver her children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after.” – Peter De Vries

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” – Calvin Trillin 

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Inspiration Sunday!

Another worthy quote inspired by the season! Have you done this yet? If not, there’s no time like now, and the blessings you’ll receive in turn will outshine any gift under the tree.

“You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.” ~John R. Rice 

Inspiration Sunday!

A little late today, but no less inspiring. I’m continuing on the theme of Christmas this week…

The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation. ~J.I. Packer 

Turn the volume up on this one…by the end you really will be ready to fall on your knees in awe of our amazing God!

Inspiration Sunday!

Christmas is coming! I love this season…not just the tree, decorations, giving, and social aspects, but the real meaning behind it. I write Christian fantasy for a reason–because my deepest, truest love is for Christ. His entrance into this world is miraculous; our perfect, just, all powerful God becoming one of us for a time. Jesus is the ultimate hero, that all our imagined fantasy heroes are but poor reflections of; selfless, valiant, self-sacrificing, and completely sinless. We have every reason to celebrate. This quote from Augustine really says a lot in just a few sentences–I hope it inspires you to reflect. I’m adding in a little Christmas music for good measure.

He was created of a mother whom He created. He was carried by hands that He formed. He cried in the manger in wordless infancy. He, the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.
– St. Augustine

Inspiration Sunday!

This quote spoke to me this week, because I am hearing the whooshing sound myself right now as NaNoWriMo flies by. I won’t make even a fraction of my original goal, but that’s OK. It’s encouraging to know that even writers as famous as Douglas Adams struggle to meet deadlines!

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
– Douglas Adams

 

Inspiration Sunday!

 

“It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet. It is when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear.”
– George Macdonald

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