Despicable Me 2: The Sanctifying Power of Adoption

Review of Despicable Me 2, directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris RenaudBy Josiah & Carolyn DavisAdoption is a sort of salvation—saving orphans from orphanhood—so much so that the Bible talks of our “adoption” by God as part of our salvation from sin and death (Ephesians 1:5). However, in Despicable Me 2, there is a twist. Instead of the typical tale of a parent being the “savior,” the tables are turned. Despicable Me 2 presents the heartwarming story of adopted children who “save” their fat … [Read more...]

Eyes of the Heart in Photography

Review of Eyes of the Heart by Christine Valters PaintnerBy JENNY BOSAKEyes of the Heart, by Christine Valters Paintner, is about using photography to see images with the heart, rather than just “seeing” them in a technical sense.  As a professional photographer, I was very interested in reading how I could both better my creative view of my work and also draw closer through photography to my Great Creator who lovingly put all things on this earth for us to enjoy.I had a shoot the ver … [Read more...]

My Beef With a Delicious Read

A Review of Recipe for Joy, by Robin DavisBy Jennilee MillerI like personal interest stories and I love to cook.  And eat.  So it wasn’t a tough sell for me to pick up “Recipe for Joy” when my husband encouraged me to check it out. “It’s a memoir about a woman’s journey of faith and it has recipes in it” he told me.I took the book with me to the salon for entertainment during my spring primping.  Coffee in hand, book in lap, expert stylist in position, I dove into the pages of Robin D … [Read more...]

The Host: A Pro-Life Invasion of the Body-Snatchers

Review of The Host, Directed by Andrew NiccolBy Jennilee MillerThe Host opens with different snapshots from around the globe, panning out on different faces, distinctly human but with striking eyes encircled with a silver rim around the pupils:  beautiful and kind of creepy all at the same time.  A voiceover tells us that this is the future, humanity is all but extinct, and another species has taken over earth.  This other species, alien “Souls,” take over the human bodies to control thei … [Read more...]