I mentioned in my recent Sherlock post that rewatching Avengers: Infinity War* and paying a lot more attention to the character of Doctor Strange sparked a renewed appreciation for Benedict Cumberbatch. I mean, I've known about this guy since I was all of fourteen and he was a baby-faced nobody in Amazing Grace, and thirteen… Continue reading Movie Review: “Doctor Strange”
Raise your hand if you're a Lord of the Rings Kid. Y'all raisin' em? Good--I figured I had a few of you in my audience! Yes, guys and gals, we are the Lord of the Rings Kids, the millennials who grew up watching Peter Jackson's iconic films*, playing with action figures of Aragorn, Legolas, and… Continue reading Movie Review: “Tolkien”
I recently watched both Tangled* and Maleficent* for the first time, and I was absolutely enchanted by both! Tangled is a feat of pure Disney magic, easily one of the best "Disney Princess" movies I've ever seen, and hilarious to boot. As for Maleficent... talk about a powerful film that turned an old and, quite frankly, two-dimensional story on its head! The… Continue reading Gothel and Maleficent: A Study in Contrasts
I've been so mentally busy these past two weeks with studying the publishing process for Lionhearted, I reached this weekend with very little to blog about! Thankfully both Amelie of the Swordmaiden of the King and Emily of The Altogether Unexpected each sent me a tag about a month ago, so I'm gonna do them both in one… Continue reading Two Tags For a Scatterbrained Weekend
Oh my, what a weekend of fun and cuteness! My sister had her baby last Monday, and yesterday after church I arrived here at her apartment so I could help take care of the baby for 24 hours. My new little niece is ADORABLE. She's so alert--but not so much that she won't take her… Continue reading Lions & Road Trips & Cathedrals–Oh My!
A year ago I did 6 Movie Reviews in 100 Words or Less. Today, amid preparations for our annual "deep housecleaning" and continuing the long, hard slog of finishing Lionhearted 4.0 (finally hit the halfway point, thank goodness), I'm once again setting for myself this fun little summertime challenge! Here are four mini-reviews for you in 100… Continue reading Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less
Greetings, everyone! I'm back after my two-week-long break from blogging. During those two weeks, I taught a Vacation Bible School class (the 3- and 4-year-olds) and then allowed myself some much-needed recovery time. The past six months have been a whirlwind for our whole family, but hopefully we'll be able to enjoy our quiet little… Continue reading Currently Speaking…