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Mary Poplin Worldsview Project Update – Feb 26th 2018

Initial Filming Complete It is wonderful to report that the initial filming of Mary's testimony and the four worldviews sessions is complete.  The live college audience hosted by the NORTH College and Career Ministry [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: Worldviews Project|0 Comments

C.S.Lewis Foundation’s Oxbridge 2017 Lecture #2

"Our Universal Vocation as Homo Viator: The Quest for Heaven" - Joseph Pearce The Oxbridge 2017 theme was, “Irrigating Deserts & Cultivating Gardens: Pursuing Calling with Purpose & Hope” Joseph Pearce is a [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Oxbridge '17 Lectures|0 Comments

Lil Pi Do

Do you remember when you last fancied yourself the tough guy, the beautiful princess, or the handsome, suave and self-confident race car driver? That was me, the race car driver, when I was an insecure adolescent, [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Categories: mBots|0 Comments

Afternoon On The Square

Saturday, December 9th Don't miss a great afternoon on the square: Lunch Coffee Dessert Poetry Reading (starts at 1:00 pm) and Book Signing (ends at 3:00 pm) Click [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Video Blog|0 Comments

Topping the Tree

  I misplaced the star that once stood on our tree, guess this thing will do? - K The Haiku* is my interpretation of the mBot cartoon by muse.** Comment with your own [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: mBots|0 Comments

England Vlog #5 – University Church, Oxford, Up the tower…

  Oxford adventure blog #5 Getting a little medieval setting up for the first session of the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute ! #cslewisfoundation #cslewis2017 Posted by Kirk Manton on Monday, July 24, 2017 [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: England 2017 Vlogs, Video Blog|0 Comments

Book Launch Turns Into…

The book launch for The Grace of Rain has turned into a Celebration of Local Creative Artists. With live music, an art show, short films, as well as book signing and poetry reading. Get all the details [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Announcements|0 Comments

Thoughts on a Sunday Afternoon – A Different Story of 300

How often do you face circumstances where you just don't seem to have enough of what it takes to succeed. There may be a greater goal in play? This morning my reading in the Word [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Categories: Bible Studies|0 Comments

A Snippet from SKĪĪSLANDER

The poem SKĪĪSLANDER from The Grace of Rain tells of how we can be reminded daily that God keeps His word. Told in the mythical style, the poem reminds me of the verse in Hebrews [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Snippets|1 Comment

A Thought from The Thread for a Sunday Afternoon

God is good. Not because of the wonderful, but the other way around. Every once in a while, when a friend says, "God is good," after telling me about something wonderful that has happened [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: Essays|3 Comments


My poem, THE MYTH OF HEAVEN, was inspired by a G.K. Chesterton poem entitled, By A Babe Unborn. "By the Babe Unborn" by G.K. Chesterton If trees were tall and grasses short, As in [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Snippets|1 Comment


The Grace of Rain is Now available for pre-order at Subscribe to The Thread and keep receive other artist's work inspired by the book. Creativity is a gift from the Creator to His creation. [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Snippets|0 Comments

No Longer An Orphan

Today's thoughts from the Word, Galatians chapter 4  Come join The Thread (blog) for Snippets of Poerty, Devotionals, Essays and more... Galatians 4:3 (ESV) 3 In the same way we also, when we were children, [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Bible Studies|1 Comment

Today’s Word from Judges chapter 4

God speaks through Deborah, prophetess and judge of Israel: Judges 4:7 (ESV) 7 And I will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin's army, to meet you by the river Kishon with his chariots and [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Bible Studies|0 Comments

Snippet from THE SHOW

A Snippet from a poem dedicated to Patty Manton. She loved "The Show" God painted for her every day! #thegraceofrain #pattymanton #sunset   WHY ARE CLOUDS SO WHITE? How can we reflect the truth? How [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Snippets|0 Comments

Snippet fitting for Halloween

I thought this was a fitting snippet for Halloween. From a poem about being grateful to be proven wrong. Have a great All Saints Eve! #thegraceofrain #halloween #moon #orangemoon

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Snippets|0 Comments


A little something to start your day, a thought provoking image from uncle Milton and a snippet from The Grace of Rain #thegraceofrain #milton #paradiselost #miltonparadiselost

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Snippets|0 Comments

Snippet from THE GRACE OF RAIN

Rachael O'Connell, you sure know how to capture the moment. #rachaelface #thegraceofrain

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Snippets|0 Comments

Snippet from the mind of G.K. Chesterton

Slay any dragons lately? Add to the Thread #dragons #gkchesterton #thegraceofrain

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Snippets|0 Comments

Snippet from UNEXPECTED

Take a stand... Comment and add to The Thread. #thegraceofrain

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Snippets|0 Comments

The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee

I can't say enough about this book. It quite literally has been used by God to change my life. Most significant in how it defines the differences between the Soul and the Spirit of Man [...]

By | August 6th, 2016|Categories: Reading List|2 Comments