The Blog

The Name

Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while.  The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him.  For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end, the Shadow was a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

J. R. R. Tolkien

“It is true that the Shinig Isle is smoke and ashes and that darkness is wide over the land.  But your long memory has failed you.   Of all creatures, you should know that the darkness is seldom complete, and even when it is, the pinprick of light is not long in coming — and finer for the great shroud that surrounds it.”

Andrew Peterson

There is always light, even if it is a mere pinprick or just one white star, and I hope my words can be a small testimony to that. May the writing you find here be a glimpse of starlight in this dark world.

When Jesus spoke to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:12

The Content

This blog is primarily a collection of my writing—poetry, short stories, and devotional-style entries. It’s also a place where I review books (during my weekly feature, Fireside Fridays) and ramble about whatever’s interesting me at the moment, whether it’s movies, music, or the Super Bowl. Sometimes I share what little I know about the art of writing, such as The Depressing Dilemma series, on whether Christians should write depressing things.

If you’re wondering where to start, check out the links under “The Best Scribblings” on the sidebar—that’s a list of posts people apparently liked best. You can also peruse a category that interests you under “Categories,” also on the right sidebar. Or you can glance through these posts, which are some of my personal favorites:

Short Stories: 

The End

Hunger

Poems: 

The Weight of Glory

A World Where Stars Die

Tell Me

Bookish: 

Lessons Learned

The Book That Terrified Me (My Name is Asher Lev review)

The Maze Runner Series Review

Musings: 

Into the Mist

Hello and Goodbye and All the Moments in Between

I Am the Girl With the To-Do List

Look around, like, and comment—but most of all, enjoy! I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s watch the stars together.

8 thoughts on “The Blog

  1. Hello Abby,
    I see that I’m discovering this just way too late. Hoping you will continue to share your wonderful heart using your beautiful words. Much love girl! You are an inspiration ❤️
    Mrs. Heath

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