“…Two Turtle Doves…” Cracker for Christmas Countdown

“…Two Turtle Doves…” Cracker for Christmas Countdown

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…two turtle doves…and a partridge in a pear tree… That’s right, everyone, it’s only 10 more days till Christmas! And my husband and I are celebrating with the “…two turtle doves…” cracker in the 12 Days of Christmas Crackers! Let us view the exquisitely …

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“…A Partridge in a Pear Tree…” Cracker for Christmas Countdown

“…A Partridge in a Pear Tree…” Cracker for Christmas Countdown

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…a partridge in a pear tree… Sometime soon, I shall discover the origins behind the 12 Days of Christmas song (although I’m betting it’s something British-related). Until that time, let us begin the countdown toward Christmas with some British Crackers! I bought these British …

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“So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.” (The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)

“So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.” (The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)

Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring expounds Gandalf’s most significant message in the entire trilogy. Earlier in the film, Frodo had expressed his desire for all the evil to have never happened. So when Frodo stopped to consider his long and lonely journey ahead, Gandalf’s words came back to him: “So do all who live to see …

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What Teachers Say About The Lord of the Rings vs. What J.R.R. Tolkien Said

What Teachers Say About The Lord of the Rings vs. What J.R.R. Tolkien Said

Who here had the great fortune to read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings as required reading in high school? I did! But I read the novels and some connected works several more times afterwards. And I realized what teachers say about The Lord of the Rings contradicts what J.R.R. Tolkien said about his masterpieces. What …

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Our Journey to Find Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)

Our Journey to Find Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)

Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition) topped my wish list for this year’s Black Friday sales. For the past couple years, Alex has spoiled me with play money to spend during the year’s largest shopping day. And this year, like any married woman, I euphorically took the opportunity to spend the money! …

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C.S. Lewis on the Church Body – How Demons Influence Us to See Each Other

C.S. Lewis on the Church Body – How Demons Influence Us to See Each Other

Make his mind flit to and fro between an expression like “the body of Christ” and the actual faces in the next pew. It matters very little, of course, what kind of people the next pew contains. You may know one of them to be a great warrior on the Enemy’s side. No matter. Your …

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Thanksgiving Festivities – Celebrating with British Thanksgiving Crackers

Thanksgiving Festivities – Celebrating with British Thanksgiving Crackers

Cost Plus World Market has brought joy to many adults and children with their British Thanksgiving crackers. “Crackers?” my American reader asks. “What joy could small bits of crunchy, unleavened bread bring?” We speak not of the food! Holiday crackers, especially those made for Christmas, are small party favors handed out to guests. Many contain …

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Amazon Bought the Global Television Rights to The Lord of the Rings – Why This Presents an Ethical Dilemma

Amazon Bought the Global Television Rights to The Lord of the Rings – Why This Presents an Ethical Dilemma

Cue the funeral dirge. For a company, which entertains complete disregard for the Christian faith, has acquired certain rights to Tolkien’s work. That’s right: Amazon bought the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings. Why Amazon Bought the Global Television Rights to The Lord of the Rings We Christians cannot fully blame Jeff Bezos …

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Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes in The Duchess – Critical Review

Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes in The Duchess – Critical Review

Actors Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes worked together in the worst movie plot I have ever seen, entitled The Duchess. Though two or three weeks have passed since I watched this movie, I dare not watch it again for a simple review. For The Duchess movie ought to disappear from the record books. The Disastrous Plotline in The …

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