Hope For Every Fallen Man

There is a reoccurring pattern in my life. Over and over, I discover myself in a deep hole of some habitual sin or another. I become convicted of disrespecting my parents, treating my sister terribly, worrying, procrastinating (aka not honoring God in my work), holding anger against specific people, etc. Each time I am convicted …

Image Bearers of God, Part 2

Today’s blog is a continuation of yesterday’s post, the second and final part. See the previous post for background. When I ended yesterday, we had established that we, Christians, are part of God’s redemptive work in creation as we follow Jesus’ example. This is how we do that in terms of our relationships with people: …

Image-Bearers of God

This post is inspired by a couple of my current classes and a conversation with my wonderful sister. I decided to do a split post for this; the first half you have here today; look for the second half tomorrow. The issue is the way people are treated by other people, and the way human …

Though None Go With Me

This is a short story I wrote for an English class a few years ago.  Hope you enjoy it :) _______________________________________________________________ “Gentlemen,” Mark Carlisle, his new acquaintance, said, “allow me to introduce Mr. Zachery Taylor.  He is recently arrived here at Harvard.  Mr. Taylor,” turning to Zach, he gestured widely around the room, “my friends …

Daevêd and the Airiens

            No one ever comes out alive. I glance at the young man beside me.  Jorthâes, the eldest son of King Avänt—he’s my best friend.  His set expression as he looks at the dark forest directly ahead of us tells me he’s thinking the same thing as me.  We may not …

The Pond and the Lake

A couple weeks ago I posted the Creation story I’m working on, which you can read here: http://bethwangler.com/2012/01/14/creation/. This is the next part of the beginning-of-the-world story.   A piece of trivia: it and Creation are written in the voice of Raiballeon, a character from a later time who recorded the early history of Orrock.   …

Come Awake

From Twilight to Sleeping Beauty to Lord of the Rings to Sense and Sensibility, our books and movies are full of near-death experiences.  In fact, when making the above list, I had a hard time deciding which Disney movie to use—almost all of them contain at least one near-death experience.  An interesting find in a …

Creation

I am writing an 11-book series that takes place in a made-up realm.  This is the story of its creation.   In the beginning, there was One, and that was all.  Time did not exist.  Nothing existed but the One who always existed, still exists, and always will exist.  This One was before all time …