Still free today — Oliver Twist’s Image-making Machinery

I had felt so helpless, knowing a great evil had been done, and more might be contemplated, while this astounding woman had made sense of it all and fitted it into her quest. How had she known what transpired between myself and the drunken manager? She claimed she had not found me until yesterday. I …

At Fagin’s Final Rest Mortuary

The walls were patterned like glittering silver and black marble, with slender pillars spaced along the sides. Niches held blue flames behind ornate silver gratings cast in the shape of openwork doves. Black benches cushioned with blue velvet, very like church pews, were arranged facing a black velvet curtain fringed with silvery tassels. We took …

Do Drop by Tomorrow for Tea and Mechanicals … Dodge Will Be Free

"This is where Doctor Twist said his professor's workshop used to be located," Kera said as we stood on the cobblestones before a large warehouse. The black-mouldy red bricks were faintly mirrored in the oily pools from an earlier rain and the sky showed fitful signs of clearing. I gazed around in the dreary shrouded …

Review of Lord’s Love by Sophie Dawson

The choice St John Lytton's father gives him seems like a lose-lose situation. Even when he thinks he's found an easy path with old acquaintances, he learns his father's got a deeper plan. Culture shock doesn't stop him from trying to have a little fun. But that's when he begins to understand the seriousness of …

New Release: Callie — the Women of Valley View Series by Sharon Srock

Sharon Srock The Women of Valley View. Ordinary women using their faith to do extraordinary things. Three dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers. One miracle to save them all. Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who's befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of …

Faith and Victory Requires Searching with Heart and Sword A review of The Center Circle Two: Weapons of Warfare by Steve Biddison

What does Landru need to free his world from his conquering foe? Where can he look for allies when those he depended on shake his trust to its core? Will a journey to the Great Pyramid and Stonhenge give him the teacher he needs to understand his faith? Who will fight with him when the …

You HAVE to Know What Happens To The Lemon Tree

A Review of The Lemon Tree by Ilil Arbel This book was a gift from the author but don't wait until she offers you one! Buy it, get it, read it somehow. You have to know this family, the Wissotzkys. You have to get your frostbitten nose rubbed with snow and fat in Siberia. That's …

Review of Chana Keefer’s The Fall

This review of Chana Keefer's The Fall contains spoilers. Usually I try not to do that in a review but I needed to refer to specific parts of the book to make specific points, so I give advance warning that I am revealing story details in this review. Dan Brown wrote a book called The …

Through the Windshield: 5

About a week ago we were driving along I-10 Eastbound in Mobile, AL. We just passed the USS Alabama Battleship Park when a bottlenosed dolphin jumped out of the water. Another followed it, and then more followed them. Neither of us had ever seen them in the wild before. On the same bridge we were …

The Problem with Dates in History: Hammurabai’s Law Code

In 1901-1902 AD a French team excavating in Susa, one of the ancient Capitals of Elam, then Persia, now modern Iran, discovered pieces of a basalt stele. It was completely reconstructed and now sits in the Louve, in Paris. The head of the French team, M. de Morgan used the surroundings where it was found …

Conversion of Visha Kanya

"Why was Archibald Campbell poisoned?" I snapped. "First, please, about my soul ... " I stared at her, trying to discern whether she only mocked me. To my astonishment, Visha bowed her head and tears flowed down her pale cheeks. She lifted her eyes to me. "Do you not see that I have been taught …

What Is the Church?

A fellow believer said in effect that Christianity does not really allow for political activism. Others have said we should agree to disagree when it comes to beliefs about the nature of the church. We can disagree whether there should be pews, or instruments, or five hour services, or only professional singers. But the church …

What Is an American Christian’s Political Responsibility?

Voters need to exercise Christian principles and vote for candidates who demonstrate Christian principles. Notice that I use the term Christian principles, not Christianity, so this doesn't mean to base support on whether the candidate claims to be Christian. For instance, Jimmy Carter claims to be a Christian, but he did not govern according to …

The Alexander Legacy Company One: A Dodge, a Twist, and aTobacconist

A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist is a Steampunk Literary Tribute The Amazon ebook is now live here: http://www.amazon.com/Dodge-Tobacconist-Alexander-Legacy-ebook/dp/B009NV1DMG Sophronia Belle Lyon grew up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York and has always loved Sci Fi, Fantasy, and the great literary classics. Please like her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SophroniaBelleLyon The book comes out October …

Scientific History

Here's a video version of this post. https://youtu.be/q8dfksCemUs ... Scientific history ... is that the method that we use is something akin to the scientific method. It is based on at least three characteristics .... The first is to establish that the evidence is reliable. The second is making certain that the analysis being made …

Self-help, Suspense, and a Subculture You Never Imagined

What if you were a world-renowned self-help guru with a shocking secret about someone you were completely unable to help? What if the curse of mental illness came mingled with an amazing gift of discernment, even prophecy? What ifyou had to question whether you already accepted the Mark of the Beast? Are you lost forever, …

So What Are America’s Founding Documents?

A Liberal believes that America's Founding Documents are the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence. A few Liberals might add the state Constitutions from that time. Whatever limited number of documents they choose to acknowledge, liberals insist that these documents need to be interpreted. They might not mean what they "seem to" or "appear to" …

Review of Pharmacia: Those Magic Arts: Revelation Special Ops, book 2 (Volume 2)

I read the first book in this series and have been looking forward to the second. Yates has some wonderful characters. This story changes points of view several times since the Special Ops team is scattered around -- Babylon, Jerusalem, and locations in Russia. Matt's experiences should drive readers to prayer because his ordeal is …

From the Institute for Creation Research: Reviews of Two Articles on the Sun and Energy

Spacecraft illustration -- SOHO was launched in December 1995 by an Atlas Centaur rocket and became operational in March 1996. SOHO weighs about two tons and with its solar panels extended stands about 25 feet across. It was launched in December, 1995. SOHO will continue operating well past the next solar maximum in 2001. (Image …