As you might have noticed, my tagline is Lovely Fiction. What is lovely fiction?
I love Philippians 4:8. It gives us a list of things to think on throughout the day. I could write several posts on this one verse; however, I will only be focusing on “whatsoever things are lovely.”
What is the definition of lovely? Mirriam-Webster defines lovely as the following:
“Delightful for beauty, harmony, or grace; grand; eliciting love by moral or ideal worth.”
While I like all of the definitions, the first one is my favorite. Delightful for beauty, harmony, or grace.
When I think of beauty, I think of hues of pinks and purples mingled together in the western sky as the sun slips below the horizon. I think of bright colored birds singing a tune for their Creator. I think of the way my daughter looks up at the ceiling as she is telling me her latest story idea. I think of my son’s arms wrapped around my waist for the fifteenth hug that day. I think of the illustrations of Garth Williams that seems to bring the Little House stories to life.
When I think of harmony, I think of birds forming a perfect V, instinctively heading south before the bitter cold sets in. I think of groups of salmon, swimming from their hatching grounds to the Pacific Ocean. Only to turn around a few years later and swim the miles of rough river terrain back to their home. I think of Aslan and Lucy and Edmund and Peter and Susan.
When I think of grace, I think of swans that swim with such grace across a pond. I think of bulbs buried in a cold, hard ground that somehow sprout roots and grace us with such beauty early in spring. I think of the true story of a Man who took the weight of the entire world on His shoulders so that we might be saved.
When I put all of these things together, my mind conjures up vivid images of all things lovely. And how do you think I feel when I think on lovely things? Happy. Content. Peaceful. Lovely.
My tagline says Lovely Fiction because my mission is not only to write lovely fiction, but to find the loveliest of picture books, chapter books, and novels for you and your family.
I also want to encourage you in the Loveliest of all books, the truest of works, the Bible. Because we can read the best fiction in the world, but it will never take the place of the Word of God.
Thank you for visiting my little corner of the world! I hope you grab a cup of coffee (because coffee is, well, just so lovely!) and browse around. Take a look at my top five books. Or the latest items available in my shop that are created with you and your family in mind.
I would love to hear your thoughts on lovely fiction!
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