What It Means To Live Like A Narnian

Narnia is a magical place, another world, linked to ours, where the animals talk, the trees have spirits, and adventure awaits. Narnia is a place of kings and queens, of integrity and valor. Narnia is a place of wonder and delight. To Live Like A Narnian is to live life to the full, enjoying every moment, even the challenging ones.

That’s a life we all want, even in our own world. We want to live like Narnian kings and queens, with confidence, enjoying every moment, seeing what others miss, and living with no regrets.

Living Like a Narnian requires gentle courage, and takes restful effort. You’ll need a healthy imagination firmly grounded in reality, and a childlike innocence wedded to a keen understanding. My goal is to help you discover these things, so that you can live life with wonder and delight, so that you can Live Like a Narnian!

About Me

Brance GillihanMy name is Brance Gillihan. I am a loyal servant to the true emperor, Jesus Christ, daddy to Hadassah & Abigail, husband to Lauren, and I have hope, in this life and the next.

I’ve always been an adventurer. Leaving home at 17 years of age, I moved from the Midwestern United States to Northern Wyoming to be a cowboy. After several years as a ranch hand, I did a brief stint as a logger, then headed South to West Texas, where I studied music, sound technology, and video production.

In 1998 I moved to Nashville, TN. I worked on the road for a Grand Ole Opry star and studied music business at Belmont University. Then in the summer of 2000, I moved to Virginia and opened a recording studio. I recorded, and filmed, some of the best musicians in the bluegrass music industry. I ran the studio for 10 years and produced nearly 40 feature length DVD projects (concerts, and instructional programs), along with close to 20 full length CDs.

It was during this time that I discovered blogging. In 2005 I co-founded what became the primary online news source for the international bluegrass music industry. In 2007 I was awarded “Print Media Person of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association, the first time an online platform had ever won this award.

In 2011 I left the music business behind and moved to Boston, MA, where I pastor a small church in the neighborhood of Southie.

From the Midwest, to Wyoming, to Texas, to Virginia, to New England, I’ve seen wonder and adventure wherever I’ve gone. Along the way I married a wonderful woman and had two kids. That is where the real adventure is in my story. I hope to share my adventures with you as we learn together how to Live Like A Narnian!

About You

If you’ve found this blog and have taken the time to read this, it is because you are interested in the Grand Adventure, and desire to Live Like A Narnian. Perhaps life has become dull and commonplace, and you are seeking adventure and wonder for your soul. Or maybe, you recognize the wonder of life, but you’re not sure what to do with it, how to grasp it, or take delight in it, what it all means.

Whatever your story, if you desire more from life, this blog is for you. Join me as we adventure together through our world, all the while seeking to Live Like A Narnian!

About this blog

I try to post pretty regularly. Most weeks there will be from three to five posts. Most will be on the shorter side, quotes from books I’m reading, things I found inspiring, etc., but one post each week will be more substantial in length and content, addressing a subject such as courage, strength, or joy. Regardless of the post length, my purpose will always be to point us toward wonder, delight, courage, strength, gentleness, or any number of other qualities that will enable us to Live Like A Narnian.

One last item of business can be filed in the full disclosure department, just so that you can’t say I didn’t tell you. The links contained within this site may occasionally be affiliate links. This means that I will earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) from that site if you make a purchase through one of those links. I only ever use affiliate links if I am familiar with the product and genuinely believe it will help my readers. The money earned through these links helps to keep LiveLikeANarnian.com online, but if the idea bothers you please feel free not to use my links.