A Homeward Life

“If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same.”

– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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My movable corner of the world has always carried an unquenched homesickness: an ache stirred by memories of the past, beauty and sorrow and joy in the present, and news from Narnia, Middle-earth, Glome, Avonlea, Haarlem, and beyond.

Much of my writing is about signposts like these, and the true country they herald.

On this site, in stories drawn from both daily life and the realm of the imagination, you’ll find a standing invitation to steep our days in a stronger awareness of truth and grace as we draw near to the three-personed Cause of all our homeward longing.

Here is a selection of posts to help you become acquainted with the tenor and topic of this outpost:

 

A Longing Rooted in Loss

This Is Homeward Living

Ithilien House

Commission

 

 


Header image: Lamb, Larry. “Sunset at Grandfather Mountain.” Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0, 20 Apr 2018.