The Humanity of “War Horse”


Though it might seem counterintuitive because of the title, the Christopher Award-winning film “War Horse” is actually about humanity. “War Horse” begins in rural England where a teen named Albert befriends, tames, and trains a horse he names Joey after his father buys him in an auction. When the horse is eventually sold to a [Read More...]

Bonnie, Alice, and the Case of the Giggles

Before Holy Week starts and we enter a more serious time on the Church calendar, I’m posting a video today just for laughs. I discovered the other day from my social media friend, author Hallie Lord , that the awesomely witty and wittily awesome Bonnie Hunt is now on Twitter at @BonnieHunt_real. Bonnie is a [Read More...]

Brief Thoughts on “American Idol” and “Touch”

1. There was an interesting emotional moment on “American Idol” last night during Stevie Nicks’ mentoring session of contestant Hollie Cavanagh who sang the Carrie Underwood hit “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” During Cavanagh’s first performance of the song, Nicks appeared to sense that the young singer was hitting the notes correctly, but wasn’t genuinely feeling [Read More...]

David Archuleta’s Farewell


Though we practice different faiths, I can’t help but admire David Archuleta’s decision to step away from his singing career for two years in order to be a Mormon missionary and develop his relationship with God. It’s a choice that takes courage and character, especially for someone whose business is in the public eye. Being [Read More...]