World of Edron

Submitted by Arya Animarus on Tue, 01/31/2017 - 02:29

Even though I made this a fiction post, it's more like an explanation of a few of the stories I'm writing at the moment. I have two chapters of a story called "The Duke of Dreven" up before this post, and in the story, it talks about some locations, cities, towns, what have you, that might confuse some readers. One of these places is Dreven itself. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain a rather ambitious undertaking I have started.

Theism in America--Past and Present

Submitted by Sarah Liz on Sat, 02/20/2016 - 16:34

Theism had a critical influence on America’s development of law, government, and culture. America’s beginnings, under the King George III’s heavy hand of tyranny, gave birth to patriots who worked hard, sacrificed much, and held liberty dear. They valued a form of government that fit with this mindset. This form of government and culture was, as John Adams said, “made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”

A Thank You to My Apricots

Submitted by Mary on Sat, 01/23/2016 - 22:16

My name is Mary. Though many of you may not know me now, I was once one of the most active, involved, and prolific contributors to ApricotPie, and many of you who have been here for a long while no doubt remember me.
I joined ApricotPie in 2008. Shortly after joining, I began posting a chapters of a serial historical fiction called The Shadowfields. It was written offhandedly, perhaps even flippantly, purely for the fun of writing it, while my focus and concentration were dedicated to my more serious current project at the time.

Abortion, Christianity, and William Wilberforce

Submitted by Sarah Liz on Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:38

Hi All! I am a blogger and writer. I am also a homeschool graduate, college graduate (as of May 2016), sister, and daughter. This is one of my recent blog posts. Hope you all enjoy!

--Abortion, Christianity, and William Wilberforce--

You’re probably thinking…”What in the world do all these random things have in common? Oh, okay, well I can see the connection with abortion and Christianity. Okay, and the mess we’re in, obviously. But what about that random guy Wilberforce? Don’t I remember that name from my 10th grade history class?”

A Date with the Doomed Sky

Submitted by Wings of Eternity on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 19:23

A bitter wind blows its warning breath,
thunder rolls in angry protest,
I taste the dread; the tempest that is to come.
It feels like a meeting,
a date if you will, with the doomed sky.
Clouds suddenly are torn asunder,
grey visages weeping,
keeping unsteady time with their tears.
Lightning strikes and all is hushed;
for a moment, time stands still.
The clouds begin weeping again,
a silent lament to the inevitable,
waiting for the sun to once again
dry their tears.

TEACHING LITERATURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: The Search for Deep Thought in a Postmodern Culture

Submitted by Tessa on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:00
I initially began to write this as a paper to finish up a Children's Literature class that I felt I had spent far too much time on already. But as I delved deeper into the reason of why we should not only read, but read well, I found myself chasing a white rabbit down a hole and finding wondrous things on my way. In 21st century Western culture it is easy to drift through life without paying much attention to what is now considered musty old virtue and dull historical account.

Child Soldier

Submitted by Birdy Nicole on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:23

Picture a small child standing at your side, anywhere from eight to fifteen years old. Their arms are shrunken, and their belly is bloated. Their face is toneless and unimpassioned. Yet, these are not the most exceptional things about this child. Rather, grasped in their malnourished, clenched fists is a gun.

Readers are Leaders

Submitted by j. Glen pollard on Sat, 03/22/2014 - 02:31

HAVE you ever heard of sluggard being famous? Probably not. Have you heard of someone who didn’t like to read but still became famous? Yes. Did a story cross you ear of someone who people thought nothing good could come out of? Of course! People such as Martin Luther King Jr., John Jay, Theodore Roosevelt, James Madison all became important milestones in the history of America. And all because of a book.