Tag Archives: Literature

Hardships for Success

Our early struggles often feed our future successes. They can provide opportunities for personal growth and creative inspiration. Such is the way with Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, into a poor family. The Andersen’s lived in a one-bedroom home in an impoverished area. They moved two years later to a […]

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The Little Mermaid’s Quest for a Soul

Writers are reminded to write what we know. And we really can’t avoid that. Even in the most fantastical tale, who we are ekes through. Hans Christian Andersen’s faith was ingrained in him, and therefore, his writing. References of Christianity is sprinkled throughout his emotional tales. His version of The Little Mermaid has numerous religious […]

Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message

Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message. What can such a title mean? Well, think fairy tales and Bible. My newest book, Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message, pairs passages from some of our favorite fairy tales (Emperor’s New Clothes, Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, and The Steadfast Tin Soldier) with Scripture. It’s an […]