Friday, May 30, 2008

18 Years...well almost

What were you doing 18 years ago? 18 years ago this coming Sunday June 1st we DtRd (Defined the Relationship for the uninitiated). I was a nervous wreck and said something like, "Do you wanna get hitched?" Yeah real romantic and confusing huh?

Yup we've been dating for 18 years, 14 or so of them married!

We've had a great time growing in love with each other and the Lord. I don't know what I would do without you Linda! You are truly my Intimate Ally.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Peter's Journey

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Peter's Journey
Wasn't This Supposed To Be About Caspian?

I’m sad to see that Susan and Peter will no longer be able to come back to Narnia. I’m not sure what lessons Susan takes with her, but Peter’s journey is one that mirrors a certain proverb. I don’t think many of our our own journeys are too far off.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

We saw the flick...on opening night! With these cool folks:

That's from left to right; AMac, Travis, Kristin, Me, My Love, Megan, Christion, Sarah, Nessie. They were a fun group. I think Linda and I "enhanced" their movie going experience for sure.

We had to watch these two...I had my bull dog AMac sit next to them to chaparone.

Ok back to the movie, full review on HJ to come, but the short version: they should stick to biblical, or in the case of the Grail somewhat biblical, themes. It was better than the second one, but definitely not on par with numbers 1 & 3.

Did you know that every Indian Jones movie starts with the Paramount rock logo fading away to something shaped like the peak? Check it out...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

This is a pic from the theater while I was watching it. Commentary to come, but just wanted to nudge ya to go see it. Pretty great movie!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


As the KingdomBuilders Bible Study takes a break this week from Nehemiah, I'm pretty sick this week, I can't get the thought of Sanballat and Tobiah out of my mind. Critics...gotta luv 'em...or do we? j/k I'm sure there's a scripture about loving our enemies and stuff like that ;)

One of the things that has always been unsettling to me is the movie critic, well not just the movie critic most critics really, but let's stick with the movie critic. Here's a dude that makes a living hacking on some other dudes work. The critic has most likely never made a movie of his own, in fact he probably tried, but found out he had no talent. But what he did have was a sharp tongue...or pen...uh keyboard?

Anyways, that's why I try to do movie reviews mainly from a spiritual perspective. Sometimes the devil on the other side of the shoulder gets me, but for the most part I want to see something Biblical...something God may want to say from a movie rather than hack some dudes life's work! Because hey Directors, Writers, Actors, etc have feelings too.

Having someone critique you, watch every move you make, and judge your heart is like making a cool snow man and having a dog p!$ on it (see picture above).

Whenever I think I have someone nailed I try to think of this verse, But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Sam 16:7)

Even Samuel judged wrongly, by appearance...only God knows the heart. It's best to ask humble questions, than boastful accusations. That way we can understand the heart...and maybe, just maybe connect with the other person at a deeper level, than just random outward judgments.

I leave you with one of my favorite quotes, from Theodore Roosevelt. Hope this blog makes sense...if not I'm sure some critic will point it out.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection

New Trilogy Bundle
A Warm up for Number 4!

All three discs have the theatrical version of the movies intact and unaltered, which is great. Some things ought to be left well enough alone. Plus, there are the teasers for the fourth film. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for May 22nd to come around!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers Day BBQ

I went over to a friends for a Mother's Day BBQ. I thought it was awesome that he stuck all the chicken in this bundt pan!