Lagniappe: Velvet Elvii

From my quote journal, a little bookish humor. “I am the foremost collector of velvet Elvii in the city of Chicago,” I said at once. “Elvii?” Marcone inquired. “The plural could be Elvises, I guess,” I said. “But if I say that too often, I start muttering to myself and calling things ‘my precious,’ so [Read More...]

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What I’m Reading Now: The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature

The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature by Elizabeth Kantor This is one of the books from my nonfiction section of my personal reading challenge for this year. The library had it. I picked it up. Haven’t done more than flip through it, but I am mystified by the complete lack of Steinbeck [Read More...]

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An Individual Retreat for Seeking Humility: Reviewing “Simplifying the Soul” by Paula Huston

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True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit–it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us. Tryon Edwards Humility means knowing the good about yourself and the bad about yourself. It is about having proper perspective. It is only when we are truly humble that we can be Christ-like, obedient to [Read More...]

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