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Finding Beauty in a YouTube Video

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Blog/Articles | 0 comments

Finding Beauty in a YouTube Video

The Piano Guys are an extremely popular group of classical musicians who perform renditions of popular songs in the most beautiful of ways.  Among these is the recent “Don’t You Worry Child” piece featuring lovely Indian vocalist Shweta Subram.  This video had no trouble reaching over a million views in a very short span of time.  Positive comments abound in the comment area where viewers are encouraged to share their thoughts. So many are enraptured by the beauty, not only of the music and the scenery, but by the vocalist in this video.  (I love the rich beauty of Indian Sarees and Churidars, such a refreshingly lovely thing to see someone wear as we’ve all turned...

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An Epic Romance

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Blog/Articles | 0 comments

An Epic Romance

I’ve been reading this extraordinary book about a couple that are inexhaustibly dedicated to keeping the burning flame of their love alive. In the beginning of their lives together, they’re mostly unaware pagans. As their story progresses, they eventually both convert to Christianity. It’s a sublimely touching tale, to say the least. In the beginning of their lives together, they pledge to keep their love fresh and protected by “The Shining Barrier,” as they call it. Ultimately, they conclude that having children would be too much of a hindrance and children would come between them, thus compromising the state of their “Shining Barrier.”             “Ah,” I thought to...

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Living Martyrdom

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Blog/Articles | 0 comments

Living Martyrdom

     The topic of martyrdom has been buzzing through my mind lately and I thought I’d finally post a blog about it. Webster defines the word “Martyr” as: 1.)  a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion 2.)  a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle 3.)  victim; especially : a great or constant sufferer      Martyrdom is not only suffering the torments of physical death for the sake of God.  Rather, the term receives its full definition in a man that strives to partake in the instigation of the transcendence of his own soul which results in...

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Royal Love Story

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Blog/Articles | 0 comments

Royal Love Story

I had seen the film The Young Victoria at a Borders bookstore last year before they shut down and was very interested in purchasing it but, for some reason or another, I never got to it until recent weeks.  I was sublimely delighted by the film and watched it again and again, every time I got the chance.  I wondered to myself: “Why does this movie resonate so much with my heart?”      I’ve been thinking about it over the past few weeks and have come to a conclusion as to why, not only I, but several (at least hundreds) of other women were so struck by the film. To start off, the film is about the reign of the British Queen Victoria who falls in love with Prince Albert...

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Lessons from Lucy and Aslan

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Blog/Articles | 0 comments

Lessons from Lucy and Aslan

     In C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, we observe a very tender relationship between little Lucy and the majestic, beautiful lion, Aslan, who is a sublime image of Christ in the series.  Anyone who has seen the films or read C.S. Lewis’ lovely children’s tales can gather that the youngest child of the four Pevensie children, Lucy, has a very special and intimate relationship with Aslan.  Why is this?  We see that the other Pevensie children clearly have their own attachments to him, yet the love they harbor in their hearts for him just does not seem as innocent as the ardently pure, child-like, and faithful love expressed by the little Lucy....

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