Saturday, December 17, 2005

A Sunset

This is a dramatic sunset taken at my house. It is from this past winter. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Here I am after a sugar high from gummy bears eaten in the car, an adrenelin rush, and the built up excitment from the last six months. Yes, I have just come back from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. My dad surprised us kids and took us to see the eight o'clock showing tonight. We had the theater to ourselves because Tuesday isn't your typical day for movie goers.
So, my review: Much better than the old BBC series. The scenery and effects were grand. Edmund and Lucy were great actors. The White Witch was cruel and hard (almost vicious, my dad said). The beavers were beaver sized. Aslan's mouth moved at the same speed as he talked (the opposite of the BBC series). I am definitely going to look for the DVD when it comes out. I think it fairly accurately portrayed C. S. Lewis's story and theme.
Now my complaints: The music did not always convey the mood right. There was a bit of a humanistic bent to the movie, not too bad, but the greatness of Aslan was downplayed. Also the children were not adventursome at all.
Okay, I'll save my severe movie critique for my poor sister to listen to. I already tore apart the Lord of the Rings for her (I'm very hard on movies based on my favorite books). But it was a good movie.

Note of Interest: Narnia Web has a hint that Prince Caspian is aimed to be finished by December 2007. How can I get a part as an extra?!?


Wednesday, December 07, 2005


If you are interested in seeing some trailers of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, you can download them here:

C. S. Lewis

I suppose most people know of the new movie "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" which is coming to theaters in the United States this Friday. My family are all avid fans C. S. Lewis's writings. We have followed the production of this film quite eagerly through NarniaWeb. So naturally I thought of writing about C. S. Lewis this week. Of course, this is made easier since lots of other magazines, blogs, and other places like that had the same idea. I have a "Christian History" magazine chock full of articles about Lewis. Well, I decided there was too much I could write about, so this is merely a tribute to C. S. Lewis.
He was a great Christian man who did his best to serve God in all the gifts he had (which were many) and he did it joyfully and humbly. His works have challenged me and encouraged me to think and to reason and to love our Savior all the more. I think they have done that for many people. And I hope God will use them to challenge many more.
Two pieces from his books that influenced me most were:
1. the law of undulation (from The Screwtape Letters) - I am reminded when I go through seasons of dryness that these will pass and they are just the troughs of my walk with the Lord. It encourages me to press into the Scripture and to keep going.
and 2. the stabs of deep joy felt here on earth are just a glimpse of the joy we shall have in heaven (from Surprised by Joy).
Praise God, He chose to use C. S. Lewis for His glory. I hope He will use me as well, whether I become as famous or not.