• Reel Life Journeys

    Beware of temptations along your spiritual journey

    It’s a new year, a new decade, and a wonderful time to begin a new journey. Journeys are a major focus of this column. I love to explore the different journeys of our lives and how truths about these journeys can be found in the films we watch, the books we read and the music we hear. These are not, however, journeys that burn gasoline, earn frequent flyer miles or require stamps in a passport. These are journeys of the spirit – voyages that tell us so much about our selves. These personal journeys can often be very long and somewhat difficult, but they can also be very rewarding. There…

  • Reel Life Journeys

    There’s magic and personal enlightenment in Narnia

    It’s a remarkable joy of parenthood to see one’s reflection in the lives of your children. Whether it’s a common habit, a shared outlook on life or similar ways to work out problems, it’s always great to see a little bit of myself in my children. I was in that frame of mind when I watched The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe last week. To my surprise, I saw some of myself in the Pevensie children as well. On the surface, Wardrobe is a fanciful tale, full of magical creatures, breathtaking events and grand themes. Underneath, it’s a personal journey of faith that calls for the belief in others…