Do you feel trapped right now? Maria Bertram also felt trapped, in Mansfield Park. What happened when she tried to escape?
Giving Thanks, and the Practice of Examen
Ways to thankfully reflect on your day or your year.
Reflections on the “Jane Austen Sampler”: Praising God (Part 2)
What verses did Austen choose for her cross-stitch sampler, and what might they mean to us?
Reflection: Balance and See-Saws
Does my life look like a balance or a see-saw? How can I balance between different responsibilities? And how did Jane Austen and her characters do it?
William Cowper: Joy and Depression, Glimmers of Light in the Midst of Darkness
Jane Austen’s beloved poet, William Cowper, suffered from depression most of his life, but still, through diligent struggle, found moments of joy. How did he do it?
Joy to the World: Psalms, Hymns, and Christmas Carols in Jane Austen’s England
What joyful carols might Jane Austen have sung, in church or at home?
Advent with Jane Austen: Now, and Not Yet
How can we find joy in the time between Christ's first and second comings?
Choosing Joy in Each Day: How can we rejoice always?
So much of what God is doing is under the surface where we can't see it; but sometimes He gives us glimpses!