Poetry: Kipling – The Gods of the Copybook Headings

"As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!" Kipling - The Gods of the Copybook Headings

Poetry: Rossetti – In the Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak mid-winterFrosty wind made moan;Earth stood hard as iron,Water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow on snow,Snow on snow,In the bleak mid-winterLong ago. I know very few poems by Christina Rossetti, but her winter and Christmas poems and songs have found a special place in my heart, and this one more than most. …

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Christ and Culture: Heaven On Earth and a Little Bit of Faith in Raya (Part 2)

In the last installment, we talked about the utopian aspects of Raya and the Last Dragon and how true unity and peace can only be found in Christ. Here we will talk about the deeper religious aspects of this film and what that implies about our own culture. Though our culture tries to escape it, …

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Christ and Culture: Heaven On Earth and a Little Bit of Faith in Raya (Part 1)

As I am a mom, I happen to watch a lot of movies nowadays. Some I enjoy more than others, but I watch a lot of them regardless. I’ve noticed that there are a few in particular that my daughter loves. At the time of my writing this, my daughter had been sick for about …

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Poetry: Donne – Holy Sonnet X

"One short sleep past, we wake eternally And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die." #JohnDonne #HolySonnetX