Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A GREAT MOVIE! First, I just want to make it clear that I loved this movie. The Force Awakens was the perfect blend of the old and new. We got just enough of Han Solo and the old gang to make us old folks remember the thrill of the classic Star Wars. But, more importantly, we got plenty of fresh faces and a new exciting story line to propel us fans into the future. This one never felt stale and clunky like Episodes 1, 2, and 3. The acting in The Force Awakens was passionate and believable. The special effects were … Continue reading Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Other Letter

Here is my third video discovery in my series of video shorts that illustrate the heart of Christmas. This one, made by Ikea, is aimed squarely at parents. I can attest that I had tears rolling down my cheeks one minute into it. They’re good tears, the kind we parents should cry more often, but too often we’re too busy for these kind of tears. So, please watch it with a box of Kleenex by your side, and enjoy. And don’t let the fact that it’s in Spanish turn you off. The subtitles are easy to read and the message still speaks loud … Continue reading The Other Letter

War Room – An Important Movie

The new movie War Room isn’t a summer blockbuster. It isn’t even a Labor Day blockbuster. There were no car chases, no explosions, no big name stars, no c.g.i. effects, and it’s production budget was very conservative by today’s standards. None of that matters because, in my opinion, War Room is probably the most important movie of the year. It delivers a message that is, quite frankly, the key to fixing all of our problems. And, what makes War Room doubly wonderful is that it delivers it’s message in such an engaging way. The story of a marriage relationship that … Continue reading War Room – An Important Movie

Straight Outta Compton, Movie

Not all rap music is full of explicit language, violence and degrading depictions of women, but much of today’s rap music is. The new movie Straight Outta Compton is a biopic about the group of five rappers known as N.W.A. who had a huge influence in popularizing rap music that is filled with hate, violence, sex, and explicit language, otherwise known as Gangsta Rap. According to this review at pluggedin.com, the movie attempts to justify the art of N.W.A. by sympathetically telling the story of their lives leading up to the release of their groundbreaking album Straight Outta Compton back in … Continue reading Straight Outta Compton, Movie

Controversial Emmy Nominations

I award the Emmy Awards a big SPLAT for honoring television’s most controversial shows with the most Emmy 2015 nominations. HBO’s Game of Thrones (heavy nudity, violence, and very bad depiction of women) received 24 nominations. FX’s American Horror Story (violence and gore) was next with 19. Amazon’s Transparent (about a transgender father) received 11. AMC’s Mad Men (sexuality, foul language, drugs and alcohol) also received 11. And, Inside Amy Schumer (R-Rated humor) received 7 nominations. Game of Thrones has even come under heavy criticism lately for recent episodes that bring their treatment of women to new lows. One episode contains a brutal rape of a … Continue reading Controversial Emmy Nominations

The Praying Marine and His Bride

The marine below and his bride are true heroes in my book. The picture of the two of them praying (at the end of this post) is going viral across the internet as I write this. The story below explains the story behind the photo. It brought tears to my eyes. This is not the usual selfies and attention grabbing stunts that crowd the social media sites. This is real people doing what really matters. As reported on ABCNEWS.COM  ….. A photo of a young Marine praying with his bride-to-be quickly went viral after it was posted on Facebook by the wedding photographer. U.S. Marine … Continue reading The Praying Marine and His Bride

Garth Brooks puts Family First

I am not a fan of Country Music, nor have I ever had any interest in Garth Brooks … until now. I do know that Mr. Brooks is one of the biggest Country Music legends of all time, and when I hear of such a humble, God-centered attitude coming from someone of his public stature, I think we should all take notice. I give Garth Brooks a big STAR for avoiding the trappings of stardom and choosing to live an unselfish life that will surely have a positive impact on his three daughters as they begin their own lives. Please read the article … Continue reading Garth Brooks puts Family First

The Resurrection

Do we have any solid evidence that the resurrection of Jesus Christ really happened as it was recorded in the Bible? I believe the evidence shows overwhelmingly that it did. Here is a great article on the subject. Something to ponder on this day of remembrance of the most important event in human history. Five Strands of Evidence for Jesus Christ’s Resurrection April 3rd, 2012 By Kenneth R. Samples Excerpted from “If Christ Has Not Been Raised: Reasoning through the Resurrection” Jesus Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead three days after His execution pumps the heart of the Christian gospel (doctrine) … Continue reading The Resurrection