Entertainment of the Month:
Ben-Hur. I am so excited about this movie, people. It came out the 19th, I saw it shortly thereafter, and it was fabulous.
I've been quite fascinated recently by the use of light and darkness to enhance a story in filmmaking. Shadows and contrast can be used in so many different ways, and, the more I've thought about it, the more aware of it I've become. It is a concept well-suited to film, but I'm convinced that it can be used in prose, as well.
Thus, I'm hosting a writing contest to explore that very thing!
Psalm 21:1 “O Lord, the king rejoices in Your strength. How great is His joy in the victories You give!”
What a beautiful picture of relying on the Lord. The king rejoices in God’s strength, not his own. He recognizes that his successes come from the Lord, not from his own ability. I want to live like that, recognizing that everything good comes from the Father and that my efforts only lead to success because of Him.
I really enjoy C.S. Lewis' nonfiction works, and I'm slowly making my way through them. I've read The Screwtape Letters and most of The Problem of Pain (I really want to finish that one). Now I'm nearly finished with reading Mere Christianity for the first time. It's a fabulous book that I really encourage you to read.
Have you read Mere Christianity or any of Lewis' other works? Let me know in the comments!
You can find Day 1 of this challenge here.
It's fascinating to read founding documents, and the Federalist Papers are particularly interesting. Have you ever read anything from them? Let me know in the comments!
So, as some of you may know, I almost never do tags. There are plenty of fun ones floating around, but they don’t usually fit my vision for The Ink Loft. That being said, I was recently tagged by Emmarayne Redding over at Writing in Rivendell to do a Daily Quotes Challenge, and I do rather like the tone of this one. It's very bookish.
The challenge is simple:
1) Thank the person who tagged you (Always nice to know that someone’s thinking of me, Rayne!)
2) Tag Three New Bloggers Each Day
3) Post a New Quote for Three Consecutive Days
I’ll be modifying the last one a bit, posting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week instead. As for the bloggers, I’ll tag:
Now for the quote:
I've loved this quote ever since reading it for the first time, as it speaks to the dangers of apathy but also to the fruitlessness of worrying over the future. It contains so much truth in just a couple sentences.
What do you think of this quote? Have you ever read The Lord of the Rings? Let me know in the comments!
As you may have noticed, college is a very big part of my life right now. After having a few semesters under my belt, I can certainly say it’s an overwhelming experience. The difference between what I went into college expecting and what I know now is vast. So, since the Fall Semester is right around the corner, I’d like to share a bit of what I’ve learned in hopes that it will improve your first few semesters.
Note: I don’t live on campus, so I can’t speak to that particular aspect of college life.