Film – Day 101

Oh you beautiful black box, you pull my eyes toward you. Your static calls out to me in the night. The flashing images light up my eyes. I hear promises of much, yet I receive almost nothing. But your images become dull over time and I ask for more. I ask for flashier images and more disturbing images. I no longer am happy with a happy family and beavers. I want the dramatic. I want intensity. I want the grotesque. I ask for more cleavage and less honor. I beg of you to drag me through the mire. And then my flesh cries out “thank you.”

So I turn it off. Then I resort to a “Christian” movie. I watch bad acting. I enjoy terrible scripting. I amuse myself by viewing badly constructed sets. My sense of beauty cries out in terror and looks for the nearest exit.

There are many problems with today’s films. Mainstream films are generally unedifying. But then, neither are many Christian films. I feel like you wasted my time by selling me this badly-put-together film that makes unbelievers mock your film and laugh at you.

Let’s try to grow as Christians. Don’t accept the low standards that Hollywood gives us. But let’s also not be happy with badly made “Christian” films.

A disgruntled movie watcher (after watching another schlocky Christian film)

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Get Started – Day 100

100 Days! *candles*

I’ve made it 100 days. It’s not always easy but I’ve done it.

It got me thinking. If you never start you can never finish. Many young guys are constantly stuck in planning mode. I’ll wait till everything is perfect and then I’ll start. To some extent you just need to start. Of course planning is great and all, but getting stuck in the planning stage is a killer. No matter how perfect your plan is you’re still going to have problems and failures. Might as well get them out of the way now instead of in neverland when you start.

Of course don’t be stupid. Getting counsel is really important as well. But you can only use so much counsel, at some point you have to start.

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Reading – Day 99

Reading. It’s an area that many of us lack in. Or at least as guys. If we do get to a book it’s an easy book right before bed. But we need to continue to grow. Once we feel like we’ve reached a good place we tend to stagnate. Either become stagnate or grow. And I think reading is one wonderful way to grow.

P.S. Sorry about the brief posts. Just too tired to write a long winded soliloquy.

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Tired – Day 98

There’s something about getting to the end of the day and feeling tired and happy to have accomplished a lot. And kind of crazy.

Bye. 🙂

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Childlike Faith – Day 97

I love children. They have a faith that is amazing. They look up to their mommy and daddy and believe what they have to say. No questions. No asking for evidence. They just accept it as fact.

But as they grow up, they no longer need help. They know it all. They’ve already seen a frog jump 50x it’s body length. They know that ants have 6 legs. They know the moon is a piece of rock. They know it hurts when they fall. They don’t need to trust anymore.

Have you become this way with your faith?

I hope not.

“And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” – Matthew 18:2-6

Like children we should turn to God our father and have the faith that the little child has and believe his words with both our heart and hands.

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Sunday Quote – Day 96

“It takes your enemy and your friend, working together to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you” – Mark Twain

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Time in the Word – Day 95

When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thought that crosses your mind? I must brush my teeth? I must check Facebook? I must read my Word?

I think a lot of problems tend to appear when people don’t spend time in God’s Word, each and every day. They may read a couple of inspirational verses once in awhile, but they rarely make studying the Word a priority in their lives.

Spending that time in Scripture is so vital to the Christian’s life. If we aren’t immersing ourself in the Word, we will be as babes. 1 Peter 2:1-3 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Spending time in the Word is so beneficial to the daily walk. It keeps your mind on good things. You find out more about your Creator. I’m amazed how I can read a passage hundreds of times and yet every single time get something more out of it. It will help you stay away from heresy. It will encourage you. Etc.

Our spiritual health is much more important than any other part of our lives. If we’re healthy spiritually, the other areas will follow. If we aren’t, the other areas of our lives will suffer.

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The Simple Life – Day 94

People seem to despise, or at least fail to appreciate the simple life today.

Rather everybody has got to have their social media, their youtube, movies, work, hobbies, sports, shopping, tv shows, e-mail, blogs, books, etc. And everyone is really busy with all of this. What about a little hanging out with the family? But the big man goes to work, eats dinner, watches TV, checks his e-mail 15 times, and maybe connects with family and friends for a few minutes here and there.

What about the simple life? Less stress. More relationships. But it’s not what we want. We’ve become the microwave generation. We constantly need streams of media flowing into our heads. We need music banging in our ears constantly. It’s very different from what it was like just 150 years ago.

So friends, do you like where we’ve come in our technological age? It seems we have the ability to accomplish quite a bit of something or other. But it feels that we waste much of our time instead.

Picture of the day #94: (Happy Birthday Sis! :-D)


Becoming Beautiful – Day 93

People are very critical of how they look. “I look terrible in that picture,” they say. “Delete that picture because I look bad. My smile is fake. My eyes are too squinty. . .” Everyone wants to look like the airbrushed and photo-shopped models found in ads.

It drives me crazy. Let me explain to you what makes someone beautiful.

It’s your attitude. 🙂

As I get to know people, they become more or less beautiful in my own perception. When I interact on a day-to-day basis with people, I see who they really are.

It’s interesting. A person’s physical beauty changes in your eyes as you get to know that person. If a person is high strung, angry, frustrated, gossipy, unkind, unloving, etc. you slowly begin to see them for who they really are. Their physical beauty begins to grate on you as their true selves come to light. But then when you meet someone who is loving, joyful, peaceful, kind, faithful, gentle, godly, self-controlled, etc. those people become more beautiful. Those little things that you may have disliked when you first met them become something you learn to appreciate about them. It is their attitude that makes you appreciate the little blemishes, and not perfect cheekbones. (lolz)

I should hope that when a person marries, he doesn’t marry because he has found the “perfect physical specimen.”

God created people differently. But they’re all created in His image. We need to stop focusing so much on making it to the world’s standards of beauty. Our love for God must mean more than our love for health and exercise. Maybe we should spend more time worrying about how “godly” we are rather than our waistlines. (Although physical exercise does profit a little, as well. 🙂 But only a little. Lol, I’m one to talk..)

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Organized?! – Day 92

I am so disorganized. Part of that is because I’m doing a lot more then I have in the past. But I’ve always been this way. I’m starting to do more schedules and such, but those schedules get moved and changed and things become chaos. And that’s why I’m getting 5 hours of sleep per night!!!! <_< So… How do you stay organized? Picture of the day #92: (dubbing)