Monday, December 27, 2010

Not A Review

Straight up-this isn't a review of the movie, "Inception". I watched it this weekend, and it is a very fine movie, one that I wouldn't 'spoil' for anything.
I purposefully remained ignorant, avoiding trailers and reviews, and I'm glad that I did. It was cool.
There haven't been many recent movies that have impressed me-another good one was "Shutter Island". Short list, eh?
I added the 'eh' because I recently revisited "Strange Brew"-the Bob and Doug McKenzie extravaganza from the early 1980's. It was better fun than I remembered. If you Netflix, put it on your list.
I don't Netflix myself, but it is a going concern. I'm just too cheap...actually, I know it's a bargain, but I kinda refuse to use a credit card to rent amusement. I have no CC debt, by the Grace of God, and I intend to stay on the financial straight and narrow. No Redbox either. If I do rent movies, I go to the video store in town, which I am glad to support, as it was owned by a friend from school, and it pays taxes, hires workers, helps the local economy. Redbox takes and doesn't give.
Just a few more days left in the year-thank God! It will be a good year to have in the rear view mirror.
May God Bless you today, and in the coming year. 30

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gotcha Covered, Ace!

Lets see...on the 21st of December we have the Winter Solstice (Northern Hemi), with a bonus lunar eclipse.
Psalm 19 declares the Glory of God through His Creation, though some of the created ignore God to worship components of that very same creation. I call them 'Duh' people.
But to show that there are no hard feelings about their stupid man-made beliefs, I am extending the good left hand of fellowship to them with this picture post. In the above photo there are:
A rainbow.
A meteor shower.
An eclipse.
The top of a tree (for duh druids)
Aurora Borealis/Northern/Southern lights.
Dawn, specifically Dawn Tinsley from the original, superior Brit "The Office".
An ocean view with another dawn.
You DO realize that God is the original artist who Created everything that you find beautiful, don't you?
All that human artists, from Da Vinci to Pollock to Charles Schultz to whomever-all that they do is copy what God has made, from a beautiful sunset to a beautiful woman to Amy Winehouse. We glorify an artist for having the talent to recreate, not create. We can't create anything. God made sunflowers, Van Gogh painted his rendition of God's sunflowers, and Van Gogh gets the glory? Not on my chronometer!
Solstice two guys walk into a bar, and...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Is This You?

Recognize this Bluto? Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, avowed Muslim extremist, who believes wholeheartedly in Islam. Mahmoud is a mook waiting for the 12th Imam or Mahdi to show up and clean house on the unbelieving world, specifically Jews and Christians.
So why, you may ask, is he pictured in a Christmas scene?
He is an enemy of the true and living God. He has not an iota of faith in Jesus Christ…read on, if you dare.
At this time of year, millions (billions?) of the enemies of God who lack faith in Christ decorate their lives and houses for Christmas. They believe that they are somehow being good religious people by paying a bit of lip service to God-singing carols, wishing each other a ‘Merry Christmas’, buying gifts for loved ones and even tossing a few bucks into S.A. kettles.
God is not pleased. Read Malachi and see what he thought of religious folk going through the religious motions.
“ 6And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
It doesn’t really matter to us if unbelievers get Christmas wrong-our duty is to get it right, to honor God and rejoice in the Salvation God set into motion for us one day in ‘the little town of Bethlehem.’
O Come, all ye faithful. Everyone else, have a nice day.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Enough With The Flowers!

If memory serves, Jessica Mitford (of the Mitford girls-look them up) wrote a chapter in her book "The American Way of Death" titled "Omit Flowers". Fascinating expose of the hidden dirty nittygrit behind the Funeral industry...60 years ago.
Omit flowers. I personally have had enough funerals this year to last me. I hereby declare a moratorium on all things Mortuary. No tisket, no tasket.
Omit flowers. Omit the whole rigor mortise rigamarole. Who's with me?