Dirty dishes pile in the sink. Diapers need changed. Is this my adventure? Aren’t adventures supposed to involve swords, companions, and mountains to hike? The only mountains I'm crossing are heaps of laundry. This wasn’t what I expected. I wonder if Susan Pevenise felt the same. She leaves Narnia in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with brave words. “Then in the name of Aslan,” said Queen Susan, “if ye will all have it so, let us go on and take the adventure that shall fall ... Read More about Susan Pevensie’s Greatest Legacy and Downfall
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“Sherry!” My voice rose in a panic. “The car isn’t here! Mom and Dad took it!” I was standing in the garage, trying with everything my 14-year-old self had not to panic. But I knew that my older sister desperately needed the car. Sherry never even flinched or slowed down. She thundered by me and out the back door. “It’s fine!” I followed. She was going the wrong way. But I wasn’t about to argue with her when she was so clearly on a mission and nothing, not even a missing car, was goi ... Read More about How to Prepare Your Children for an Ambulance Call
When I was eight, I took a trip to Switzerland that I will never forget. I was kind of excited because I had already fallen in love with the book Heidi. But this was better than I could imagine. I wandered the Swiss Alps under night skies filled with stars that shined so bright I felt like I could touch them. I even climbed to the top of one of the peaks while the sheep rested in a nearby meadow and watched the sun set. Christmas was lovely there. The small church gave out a freshly ... Read More about When Revenge Melts into Treasures of the Snow
“Call the police! My car was stolen!” My brother and cousin left their shopping in the small store and burst into action. “What does it look like?” my brother asked. Once she answered, they ran to the door, shouting over their shoulders. “We’ll find the thieves!” We gathered around the lady while she called the police. I watched my brother and cousin tear out of the parking lot, wondering if they would return to the store with bullet wounds. (You should know this was Missoula, Montan ... Read More about What Happens When Susan Pevensie Remembers Narnia
Many years ago, an emperor of China desired to know how the commoners of his country lived, so Emperor Long dressed in disguise and walked among the people. His servants refused to let him go alone, but he forbade them to reveal that he was the emperor. During his time with the commoners, they found an inn and ordered some food. During the meal, he poured his servant a cup of tea. The servant, horrified that his emperor would serve him, wanted to show his gratitude, so he tapped his first two ... Read More about Was Susan Pevensie’s Lipstick More Dangerous than the White Witch?