Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kingdom Pen Magazine--An Excellent Resource for Aspiring Young Writers

Do you have any teen writers in your household who could use some encouragement, tips, and inspiration? Then look no further than Kingdom Pen, a wonderful free e-magazine written by homeschoolers around the globe who want to glorify Christ through their writing! The following excerpt was taken from their website:

By mission statement, Kingdom Pen is a small, free e-magazine that’s aim and goal is to encourage teens to write well, write purposefully, and to always write for Christ. Our goal is to start a charge against the lines of secular fiction that is poisoning the minds of our culture, and to encourage teen writers to flood the world with stories that shine the light of Christ and share His truth. The only thing that will ever fix the problems of this world is the atoning work of Christ, and we believe that one of the best ways to share the glory of His truth and work is through the timeless art of story telling. We are here to do what we can to encourage the promotion of that art and be ready to start a fire for Christ to burn through the hearts of our culture–a culture that is obsessed with stories.

Kingdom Pen is published bi-monthly, and is even accepting article submissions from other young writers, so it is an excellent opportunity for aspiring authors! Please help spread the word about this remarkable resource!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Football--Before and After

Before: My son is #4--that was an awesome catch, by the way!

After: Torn ACL, torn Patellar Tendon, deep bone bruise, micro-fracture of the Tibial Plateau, and completely destroyed Lateral Meniscus.

My son recently experienced a very serious knee injury during a football game. He got to be taken off the field in style--by squad. The surgeon said that he's only seen three knee injuries this bad in the 3,000 surgeries that he's done. He had the first of 2-3 surgeries he will need, two days ago.

We'd greatly appreciate your prayers.

I am so proud of my son, however; he is keeping a great attitude (despite this marking the end of his football career.) When he came to after surgery, he said, "I feel pretty good! That was the best sleep I've had in a long time!" He says that there is a reason that God has allowed this to happen, and that all things will work together for good (Romans 8:28--his favorite verse.) May we all keep this wonderful perspective!