Which Word Wednesday: Allegory, Metaphor, and Simile

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Last week I mentioned two extraordinary allegories—John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress and Hannah Hurnard’s Hinds’ Feet on High Places—in a post over at EWO Women of the Word. I was reminded of these heart-engaging books while reading selected Proverbs from The Message translation of the Bible for the E100 reading…

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Creative Stretch #3: Metaphor Hunting

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Many times I have had the pleasant surprise of experiencing God’s nearness when I haven’t really been looking for Him. He crashes through my toughened senses to capture my attention in some unexpected way—perhaps the way the sun is breaking through the clouds or the way geese land upon the…

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Life Lessons from Scaredy Squirrel

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Breath for the Bones Book Club: Thoughts on Chapter 3 This summer I participated in my library’s reading program called A.R.K.S.—Adults Reading Kids’ Stuff. One read in particular has stayed with me; it was a picture book called Scaredy Squirrel. (You simply must click over to see Scaredy Squirrel’s sweet…

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