Christmas: A Creative Retelling

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You ask, my child, why do we celebrate? Why should we be joyful, and why is there good cheer? Sit, and listen well, and I will tell you the greatest love story ever told. This story begins long ago, before the child, the manger, and the star. Those are what we celebrate, but they are the realization of a hope that began centuries before…

Long ago, before the world began, there was simply the Creator. He had no beginning, and no end. He was not, however, alone. He had…

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Mockingjay Part 2: War and WHY

 

Last night I saw Mockingjay Part 2, the last in the Hunger Games series about Katniss Everdeen and her fight against the Capitol to bring freedom to Panem. I am pleased to say that, in all major respects, the last movie is faithful to the book.

There are, however, some minor changes that made the story more palatable to a wider audience and less traumatizing. While I understand why the movie makers would implement such changes for marketability, I think it takes away from Suzanne…

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