Skyward is a Genuine YA Novel in a Market Designed for Adults
I can best describe Skyward as Ender’s Game meets Topgun. Sanderson himself described it as a twist on the “boy finds dragon egg” story where it’s “girl finds spaceship.”
Prioritizing What Matters
Life should be enjoyed, and no matter how busy we are, I now believe it’s essential to choose joy through deliberately adding life-giving moments into our days.
Foundation (2021) Bridges Science and Spirituality
What does it mean to have a soul? Is science a danger to religion? What does it mean to be a good leader? Do your genetics determine your fate? How do we hope when things look bleak? These are the kinds of thought-provoking questions kindled by the show Foundation (2021) inspired by the stories by…
Overwhelm, Acts of Hope, and Localizing Our Influence
Love–as a physical act of compassion–can only be effectively demonstrated specifically and in proximity.
The Wingfeather Saga TV Adaptation is Perfect
If you have young kids and are looking for a wholesome, family-friendly show, I highly recommend The Wingfeather Saga by Angel Studios
Using Your Imagination for Holy Week
Good Friday is here, and as I read the story of Christ’s sacrifice this morning, I tried to enter into the story in my imagination. My church even created a short meditation based on today’s Lenten reading to help us connect to each vital character, action, and emotion. I believe imagination is vital for us…
Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson: A Review for Writers
Whenever I read a book, I try to look for what I can learn as a writer. That’s what these reviews for writers are about. Tress of the Emerald Sea taught me some things I didn’t expect.
Tress of the Emerald Sea: Brandon Sanderson’s First Secret Novel is a Beautiful Gift
Tress of the Emerald Sea asks what would have happened if Buttercup had gone after Wesley in The Princess Bride.
Update: Moving, Memories, and Goals for the Future
Last week, my parents moved from my childhood home. It has been a small grief that I have been processing these past couple of months. Walking through the house and the yard the last few times brought up many memories of growing up and all of the dreams I had of the future.
My Favorite Movies from 2022
I would argue these films are popular partly because of the failure of many franchises to offer something unique, well-written, and immersive.