Saturday, October 17, 2009

Reviews and Giveaways on book blog

I reviewed Generation Warriors today and it's up for grabs. Head on over and enter the contest. Also Bethany, another reviewer on the book blog, is hosting a giveaway. Go see.

Is there a particular book you'd like to see reviewed on our book blog site? Let us know!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Book of Ruth

My friend Amy presented the book of Ruth from the Bible on our women's retreat. A must see.
Part 1




Part 2

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Menu Plan Tuesday

These are the recipes I will be cooking this week, in no particular order:

salsa
chicken strips and squash
herb roasted chicken with summer tomatoes
salmon po' boy sandwiches
rosemary turkey meatloaf, cornbread, green beans
salad

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Invention of Lying

Joel and I went out on a date tonight to see "The Invention of Lying." It's a very clever movie about a world in which everyone tells exactly what they are thinking with no prevarication or dishonesty. Then one man discovers that he can say something that isn't true, and he takes advantage of the ability. Everyone believes what he says because they can't fathom that anyone could lie.

He uses his abilities to get money first, then to get his job back, and then the story goes all wrong.

The man uses his ability to lie to tell his mother that though she's dying, she's not going off into nothingness. She will go to a happy place where all of her friends are and she will have a mansion with no pain or suffering, and eternal happiness.

Sound familiar? He makes up religion. The rest of the movie centers around his "lies" about what happens after you die and his invention of this religion that is eerily like Christianity.

I was very offended that they poke such fun at Christianity, and that they show how gullible and stupid everyone is for believing such ridiculous stuff. He makes the doctrine up on the fly. And the worst part of all is that the characters call "the man in the sky" a prick and other curses.

Can you tell I didn't like it? Yes, it was funny. Yes, it was clever. Yes, the actors were talented.

But I cannot get past the direct blasphemy.

Friday, October 09, 2009

This Crummy World

I don't have a lot of time to write this morning.

I am going to drop Emmy off at school, take Denali to a friend's house, and then drive to Waco for a funeral.

For a four year old boy named Orion.

Orion lost his battle with a brain tumor, and is now among the angels in heaven.

I don't have any fancy philosophical words today. Two of my friends have posted wonderful writings though they don't know Orion.

Go hug your kids. Life is short.