What a Difference a Word Makes!

“Omit needless words.” The mantra of Strunk and White has always been near and dear to this editor’s heart, but the ever-pithy Twitter has found a way to make needless words very attractive. My favorite iteration is the now-trending #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook. Clever contributors have offered tweaks...

October’s Liberty+Vine: A Scary-Good Issue

“I’m scared to death,” Jennifer Scroggins, editor of Liberty+Vine, writes in the October issue. “It’s a tough thing to admit, but there it is: I’m afraid.” Who hasn’t been in that situation? Who hasn’t been faced with something that rattles us? Fear is...

With God All Things Are Possible

By the time you read this, I will have run 10 miles. I ran them last night at Walt Disney World’s Tower of Terror run. Now, before you get any ideas about my running abilities, let me explain something. I am not a runner. Despite my best efforts and my visions of an eight-minute mile,  I will never be...

A Little Fun

Last week here at Franciscan Media we were having an intense discussion about a few important things . . . like Luke and Laura, Christopher Cross, and Monchichis. Now don’t think we don’t also have intense discussions about important issues, too. But every once in a while it’s good to take...

Books, Books, Books!

Working in product development here at Servant Books, I’m always looking for new concepts that will strike a chord with our readers. Many of our authors have a steady stream of new ideas, and it’s both challenging and rewarding to be able to develop some of these into attractive, inspiring...

Isn’t It Ironic?

I recently watched a hilarious YouTube video (alert: some language is not suitable for a family blog) in which a young Briton discusses how he and his generation, the Millennials, are losing themselves to irony. He notes how he speaks in tweets and hashtags to the point that he’s lost sight of...

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