Sunday, December 30, 2007

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
You are More Like Your Parents than You Think
There's a book of secrets to help you with that!

We all have things that we have inherited from the generations before us. Ben has his personality traits and I have my defined calves. Some of the things we inherit can be gifts, some of them are burdens, a lot of them are a weird combination of both.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

What's on the Menu?

In my wife's blog she contemplates how far we've gone in our 14 years of marriage...using food as the analogy. Check it out:

What's on the Menu?

Monday, December 24, 2007

Feliz Navidad!

More reviews (technically one anticipatory preview),

May Jesus reign in our hearts this busy season!

High School Musical 2
You Can Bet on it Being Good
Are You That Reliable?

At times in my life I’ve found myself in Troy’s shoes (not the singing and dancing part; I only do that at home). I constantly fight double-mindedness, making promises I can’t keep. I hate that about myself, and it doesn’t work and it hurts the ones I love.

The Simpsons Movie
Pass the Donuts...

Honestly, I still don’t get it. I popped the screener for The Simpsons Movie in the old DVD player and just felt like I wanted to get those precious minutes of my life back. Actually, there was one scene that stuck with me and won’t let go.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
I Wanna Be Like Ben Gates
Just Not the Hair!

I want to be so sold out for Jesus that I wouldn’t care what people think of me. A faith so strong that people see it and are drawn to it. I don’t want to look crazy like a Benjamin Gates… but part of me does, because Jesus is that awesome!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Startdust and Schwartzenegger(sp?)

I wrote a review for Stardust which I saw a few weeks ago at the Drive-In. Apparently it was coming out in DVD today so the editor posted it today.

A Fairy Tale for Adults
They aren't just for kids, you know!

Most fairy tales have a great message, something that speaks to the heart and tells us about life. This fairy tale is no different; it speaks of growing up and putting away childish things: through a fairy tale, no less, which makes it even better!


In other news have you heard of this bill that the Governator signed? It's not cool. Here's some info from my lovely wife. If you go to our Church she will have petitions to sign this Sunday Dec 16th so come by and sign it.

I wanted to let you know about a bill, SB777, that the Governor recently signed into law, effective in January. SB777 could potentially result in changes in curriculum for our public schools, to include positive representations of homosexual, bisexual and transgender lifestyles.
I, personally, have a couple major concerns about these potential changes in curriculum. First, I believe it is a parental right to deem when it is appropriate and when their child is mature enough, to speak to their own children about sexual matters. I believe the Lord has given us the responsibility to protect our children's innocence and not burden them with information that is beyond their years. Second, this type of teaching would be very unbalanced, only seeking to show these lifestyles in a positive light. I have a cousin who chose the gay lifestyle. He left his wife and children, sought gay partners, and he died at a young age from a body ravaged by AIDS. This breaks my heart. And this is truth, yet it would be seen as "hate speech."
So, in light of this, I have acquired some petitions (thank you so much, mom!), and I will have them with me for the next week. I will also make a brief announcement at Homebuilders regarding this issue. Signing the petition would indicate that you want this to be placed on the next ballot so that you, as a citizen, can have the opportunity to vote against it.
To sign the petition, you must...
1. Be a resident of San Luis Obispo County, and
2. Be a registered voter of this county as well.
If you would like more info, Sherry sent me a link... just scroll down this email to read it. Thank you, Sherry!
Also, you can visit this website to view articles and the actual text of the bill.
(This is the bill link... see SEC. 34-44)
The following YouTube video is an example from the It's Elementary video made about a decade or so ago, of how Massachusetts schools implemented the type of curriculum I am concerned about.
Thank you so much for your time. Let's do all we can for the children of California.
In Him,

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Latest Reviews

Not sure what's up with my logo...I think logomaker's server is down. Here are the last four reviews I've done:

The Namesake
A Stranger in Your Own Country
Memoirs of a Bengali (and Filipino) American

I took two 2-week trips with my white classmates to Chile and Brazil then Japan and Thailand. They only had to feel that discomfort for 4 weeks, but they got a great taste of it! I believe all of us feel something very similar.

Live Free or Die Hard
Ground-Breaking Classic?
McClane Doesn't Give a Rip What You Think!

The list of heroes goes on, from veterans to the stay-at-home mom, or the young pastor that grew a church from a living room Bible Study. These are the people that don’t get enough credit or attention. Yet they go on, being “that guy,” as McClane calls it.

The Princess Bride 20th Anniversary Edition
Finally Some Extra Features
Do Actors Age?

I love this story because of true love, because of God’s unfailing love for me. God knows I’ve doubted it and been unlovable, but no matter what his love never fails me. This story reminds me of that and that’s why it is one of my all time favorite movies.

Rebellion of Thought
Thoughts on Christian Cannablism
Did Jesus tell us it was a free for all on his bride?

I once heard that after a dog has puppies it will sometimes eat one or two of them. I know, gross, huh? But it makes me think of Christians. We often like to devour our own. This documentary, Rebellion of Thought, is not much different.