About Anca Martin

Anca Martin is the wife of Todd, mother of 4 children, born and made in Eastern Europe. She loves running, reading, writing, coffee, books, dancing, international students, trips, adoption, and decorating.

The Silently Noisy Christmas Night

Was Christmas night silent, or not? One carol sings about how this “holy night” was calm and bright, radiant beams of heavenly peace, “glories streaming from heaven afar,” while another captures the cries of a

By |December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured|

Fill Your Veins with the Bible

On reading John Bunyan, C.H. Spurgeon concluded that this man “is a living Bible. Prick him anywhere; his blood is Bibline, the very essence of the Bible flows from him. He cannot speak without quoting

By |July 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured|

Haste Yourself to Peace

The digital age hurries and shatters our concentration into a million little pieces, and now the greatest challenge to literacy is a short attention span. Oliver O’Donovan   Haste is infectious. It affects everything about

By |March 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Grieving Deeply with Faith: Not a Contradiction

In her poem A Better Resurrection, the 19th-century Christian poetess, Christina Rossetti, captures a rawness of her pain that exposes violent emotions. The three-stanza poem contours the dark, depressing side to her grief that eclipses

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Women in the Warfare of Life

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. (G.K. Chesterton) It’s easy to spot a war zone when bullets are flying and

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Featured|