Tag Archive | harry potter

Eight Ways to Handle Stress

Eight Ways to Handle Stress

So, I was going to write a fall update this week, right? Right. Well, one of the things I was planning on talking about has become something I need more direction for. (Lots of praying happening here.) With that said, I decided to postpone the fall update, again. Maybe by the time I get around […]

How Harry Potter Turned Me Into a Witch … and Other Fantasy Fiction

How Harry Potter Turned Me Into a Witch … and Other Fantasy Fiction

Guest Blogger: Randall Allen Dunn  I never wanted to read Harry Potter. I was raised in the church, believed in God at age 7, and was baptized at age 11. I attended youth groups in high school, graduated from a Christian college, and then served my church in various capacities as a teacher, helper, Drama […]

Movie Night!

Movie Night!

This month has been, Johnny English at the graveside service, sort of crazy.

Censoring Books

Censoring Books

Every so often a news article or something will pop up about a “banned” book and there will be a huge controversy surrounding those who want the book boycotted and those who think it should be embraced. Sometimes it’s a classic, like Huckleberry Finn, and one side wants to ban it because of its cultural […]

I am Umbridge

I am Umbridge

Guest Blogger: Shannon Stewart Ask most fans of Harry Potter what their least favorite book of the series is, and most will tell you The Order of the Phoenix. I would be right there with them, and it’s not just because of the spoiler *sob sob* or the fact that Harry is an angry angsty-pants […]

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

I’m not the type of person to be greatly affected by a celebrity’s passing, but Alan Rickman’s death last week was one of them. Last year it was the death of Jonathan Crombie from the Anne of Green Gables movies. Kristen even quoted me in her post as to why. Alan Rickman is one of […]

A Warning to Rebels, With or Without a Cause

Don’t know about the rest of you, but when I was first introduced to Picasso’s cubism art, the thoughts in my head probably ran about like this: “Gag! How’d this guy get to be famous? I mean, I bet I could paint better than that!” After generations of classical realism and masters like Leonardo, Picasso […]