BDN Archive – Write The Vision – Devotional

This post originally appeared at blackanddarknight.wordpress.com on June 17, 2012.

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.  And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables that he may run that readeth it, for the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
~ Habbakkuk 2:1-3 KJV

The writing life involves a lot of patience – the same with the Christian life when you’re pursuing your relationship with God.

Have you ever asked God for something?  There are so many times in my life, even more than when the answer is “yes” or “no” that it’s simply “wait.”

Waiting is hard.  I hated what people would say – that waiting produces patience and character.  In my experience, it produces a lot of whiners!

When Someone asks you to wait, there is an amazing amount of trust involved.  We live in a world where everyone is encouraged to be independent and self-sufficient – so when God says wait, it means we have to set aside our own experiences and judgment and trust that He knows what lies before us.

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BDN Archive – Keep Your Heart – Devotional

This post first appeared blackanddarknight.wordpress.com on January 15, 2012.

Keep your heart with all diligence
For out of it spring the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23 NKJV

What does it mean to “keep your heart with all diligence?”

Perhaps first we need to know what it means that “out of it spring the issues of life.”

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Coexist, novella, Anna Tan

Anna Tan – Faith, Fantasy and Changing the World, One Story at a Time (Guest Post)

I am very excited to welcome Anna Tan to my blog today. She and I connected several years ago (through either the A-Z Blogging Challenge, or the Writers Platform Building Campaign, I can’t remember which!) and she has recently published her novella – Coexist. I have read it, and it is excellent, and my review will be up next week.

Anna and I are of similar minds when it comes to how our writing and faith entwine – especially since both of us prefer to write fantasy, and so I hope you enjoy this post! Make sure you hang out until the end for some goodies!


Faith, Fantasy and changing the world, one story at a time.

‘Mythologies… are products of imagination in the sense that their content is imaginative. The more imaginative ones are “near the mark” in the sense that they communicate more Reality to us.’
C. S. Lewis, Personal letter

If I were to point at one writer that has influenced me the most, I would have to point to CS Lewis. Partially because I attribute my start to writing to The Horse and His Boy, but also because I admire the way he weaves his faith into the Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy. As I grew older, some of these became painfully obvious, in the way that people dismiss his stories as “allegory,” but on a child’s level, it was beautiful and eye-opening, a window into understanding the world – and spiritual truths – through story.  Continue reading “Anna Tan – Faith, Fantasy and Changing the World, One Story at a Time (Guest Post)”