In the Shadowlands

One of the all-time classic cartoon movies tells the story of young lion whose father reigned over all animals as “The Lion King.” Through a series of events, the father, Mufasa, dies and the young Simba is left to wrestle with who he is. His adversaries chase him into the world of the Warthog and…

Disciplining Strays

When we lived in Houston, this black border-collie mix came up one day. He was a stray. The boys begged me to keep him and they named him “Charlie.” So Charlie started hanging out around our house. Charlie was full grown by the time we got him and his real name obviously was not “Charlie.”…

A Leap from the Lion’s Head

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the third of Spielberg’s classic adventure stories.  Jones, played by Harrison Ford, has been looking for the Holy Grail.  Now he must pass through a series of challenges with only the barest clues of a riddle to protect him. Jones made it through the first challenge of swinging…

Don’t Worry, Be Faithful

If you had to produce a top-ten list of modern problems, Worry would have to be in the top five. We are a worrying nation. We worry about global warming and the price of oil. We worry about terrorism and the growing national debt. We worry about health. Some worry about their children. Other’s worry…