In my life, Jesus has been that annoying friend that always talks during movies. In some sense, he has always whispered in my ear about the stories I enjoy. But I really began to pay attention around 2006-2007 while watching Ever After.
In this Cinderella story, Danielle shows up to the ball only for her stepmother to rip her dress in front of Prince Henry. The stepmother accuses Danielle of trying to make a fool of the Prince. And it occurred to me that this is exactly what Satan does in the courtrooms of Heaven. The Bible calls him “the accuser of the brethren” and that he accuses us day and night before the throne. He twists our words and actions to try and turn God’s heart against us.
In the film, Prince Henry is swayed but only for a day. He soon goes running back to her to ask her forgiveness. Jesus, however, has not and will never be swayed in his affection for us.
From there, my hearing has bloomed. Most of my thoughts are captured on this blog. No genre is safe. I have seen the Gospel spelled out in 80s comedies, fairy tales, science fiction, and fantasy across books, movies, and TV.
I also aim to share original fiction, biblical commentary, mystical insights, and poetry.
On this blog, you may see hints of authors such as C. S. Lewis, John Crowder, Ian Clayton, Justin Abraham, and Nancy Coen. On the secular side, I am enthralled with the Star Wars sequel trilogy as well as Doctor Who.
Aside from that, I also have a Master’s degree in Math but it usually takes a back seat to my spiritual pursuits. Although, math sometimes informs my spiritual life. I also cope with ADHD, depression, and anxiety.