Category Archives: movies

What Brave Looks Like

We live in a world that worships movies. And while many Christians would swear up and down that they worship nothing but God and have no idols, honest people stop and admit that popular mass media affects, generally in a … Continue reading

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Dogs, Cats, or People — Which Are Smarter?

It’s time to bring to a close the age-old debate about whether dogs or cats — and the people who prefer one to the other — are smarter. Not because the general populace has accepted the final resolution of the issue … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fantasy

Nowadays, dystopia is the rage. Books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner seem written for the sole purpose of being turned into movies, with a concerted effort to engage today’s youth into the idea that life, and the future, are … Continue reading

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Seeking the Simple Life

Ah, the simple life. So many of us crave this so intensely, it makes our addiction to potato chips look minor. I know one woman who is convinced that the only way she will find the simple life is by … Continue reading

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Excellence, Not Perfection

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “I like to think that Santa is really really good at what he does, but he doesn’t worry about perfection. If there is a … Continue reading

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Viggo Mortensen — Will You Drop By?

You won’t believe this, but yesterday I spoke with someone who knows someone who knows Viggo Mortensen’s (Aragorn, son of Arathorn, from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy) brother. The Norwegian Artist and I were in Sandpoint, Idaho, having driven 4 hours … Continue reading

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The Jane Austen Cocktail Party Game

Halloween is weeks away, and we all know what that means. Yep. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat (by the way, have you, or anyone you know, ever actually eaten a goose?), and the round of cocktail parties … Continue reading

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Reality TV Shows: Your Real Life Is So Much Better

I’m sure that you’re all very nice people, but please don’t be offended if I say that I’m not interested in watching your lives on a reality show. You certainly don’t want to see mine. Like now — I’m sitting … Continue reading

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The Grown-Up World of Make Believe

Movies aren’t real. While ostensibly, most grownups agree on this, we frequently don’t act as if we do. It’s not so much that we look over our shoulders for zombies or vampires as that we gaze at our bathroom scales, … Continue reading

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