Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Happy Ending

Remember my sob-story of our quest to obtain a certain vintage movie projector for M’s office? Well, it just occurred to me that I forgot to provide an update to the tale.

Observe M’s office shelf as it currently appears:

Yes, we found one!! One thing I love about my husband is that in the face of defeat he is filled with determination. The very night of our ill-fated trip to Bachman’s, M hit the internet hard in search of another projector — and within a couple days, he located one — for the exact same price as the one that slipped out of our hands at Bachman’s!

The best part is that it came in the original case with some original accessories:

Father’s Day Gift = WIN!

(can I still count it as his Father’s Day gift even though he did all the work to find it? Hmmm…)

Seriously, I am so glad he was able to find one. Now his office area is all decked out, ready to inspire him in his video work! He’s got lots of great video ideas and projects up his sleeve, I am excited to help add just a teeny bit of inspiration to his work area. 🙂

Fair Weather “Lost” Fan

Maybe someday I’ll post my thoughts on Lost (which I am, as the heading says, a “fair weather fan of”). My husband is an avid fan, but for reasons I’ll go into another time (or now: it tends to scare me and keeps me up at night :)), I’ve only watched a handful of episodes over the years. I’ve only loosely kept up with it. However, this past weekend I was determined to watch the finale live — and understand it — so I buffed up on my Lost knowledge (i.e. watched a few episodes & read lots of online episode guides :)).

I found the finale to be beautiful and tear-jerking and moving. There was also a lot of stuff I didn’t get, and I wasn’t sure at first what I thought of the ending — I was mad at first, though now I think I’ve decided it was quite nice.

Anyway, Lost wasn’t a Christian show by any means, but every once in awhile there were some beautiful scenes that painted a lovely picture of an aspect of Christianity. There was one episode in the middle of this season that my husband told me I needed to watch. I did, and I loved it…really, what I loved the most about it was this scene. Watch it and tell me what you think. And while you’re at it, tell me what you thought of the finale (if you watched it :)).

(Here are the basics you need to know to get this scene: Ben is a bad guy. A creepy, slimy, bad guy. He killed a really good guy named Jacob. Ilana was a follower of Jacob’s, and has been holding Ben captive, making him dig his own grave so she could kill him and put him in it. Then Ben escapes. She starts chasing him. And the scene begins…) (oh, you also need to know that when they talk about “Locke” they are talking about the really bad guys).

Free Kids Music!

If you’re looking for some fun, catchy, Biblically solid music that your kids will love and won’t drive you bananas, you might want to check out the new kids’ album the Village Church in Texas just released yesterday: Jesus Came to Save Sinners (don’t you just love how straightforward the title is?! :))

Seriously, I gave it a listen and it’s much fun. The best part? It’s free! To download it, go HERE.

You’ll notice that they also have a worship album full of their original songs available for free download on the same site, so grab that one too while you’re at it!

Wheeeeeeeee! Free music is always fun. Well, if it’s good it’s fun. And this is good, so…fun. 🙂

The Mom Song

Confession: The first time I heard this song I cried like a baby.

Um, I was also a relatively new mom & very hormonal.

Still — it’s got a good beat & I can relate to it. Maybe you can, too. 🙂

Happy mother’s day!

Mall Observations

Observation #1: 2 women waiting in line for elevator: one middle-aged woman talking on her cell-phone, not visibly incapacitated in any sort of way, and one young mom with a stroller and a baby. Elevator opens. Occupants exit. Cell-phone lady hurries in. The doors begin to close. Stroller woman hurriedly struggles to get into the elevator. Cell-phone lady too busy on her phone to stop and hold the doors. Doors close. Stroller mom is stuck outside the elevator.

Observation #2: Busy parking lot. Rainy day. I have a coveted spot under the roof. I am in the process of packing the kids in the car to go home. A driver decides she wants my spot. She stops and puts her signal on.  At this point I am engaged in a small battle to get Child A to sit in her car-seat without screaming and arching her back so I can buckle her in. Child B is still sitting in the double stroller, needing to be packed in the car. Then I need to put my shopping bag/purse in the car. Then I need to fold up the double stroller and put it in the trunk. It will be a few minutes. Still, the car waits for my spot. Cars begin lining up behind her. 3…4…5. Horns are about to blare, I can feel it. 3 times I signal for her to move along. Finally she does. Phew.  I can’t take that kind of pressure.

Conclusion: The general public needs to undergo some sort of “stroller training”. Or an advertising campaign should be commissioned. “Start seeing strollers”, perhaps?

The Sun of My Solar System

“The sun of God’s glory was made to shine at the center of the solar system of our soul. And when it does, all the planets of our life are held in their proper orbit. But when the sun is displaced, everything flies apart. The healing of the soul begins by restoring the glory of God to its flaming, all-attracting place at the center.”

—John Piper
from the book Seeking and Savoring Jesus Christ

Jesus Wants the Rose

I love the message of this video. I hope you do, too.