Monthly Archives: February 2013

Embrace Your Inner Seuss (A Mustard Seed Musing)

“A person’s a person no matter how small!” As we close in on Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday celebration, I’m reminded of how poignant, and how true, the words of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s stories are at every age. Thanks to an … Continue reading

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Ben Affleck Says Marriage Is Hard Work

Twitter, Facebook, news media, and tabloids have been buzzing for twenty-four hours with the justified win by Argo for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, as director Ben Affleck nervously approached the microphone and announced: “I want to thank you [wife, Jennifer … Continue reading

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Getting Out Of The Boat 2/24/13

(Matthew 14:22-36) Do you ever wish you could take a break? Southwest’s commercial slogan, “want to get away for awhile,” has appealed to almost all of us at some point. We just need to stop, take a break, recharge, and … Continue reading

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Mid-season TV Replacements: What2Watch

My tolerance for television has reached an all-time low. A new show is lucky to get a five-episode trial run, and a lesser show barely gets a reprieve after two issues of lackluster scripting or acting. So what can be … Continue reading

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Snitch: The Parable Of A Father’s Love

John Matthews (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) lives a good life; he’s remarried with a young daughter and his truck company is expanding its fleet. But then he gets “the” phone call that changes everything: his teenage son (Rafi Gavron) from … Continue reading

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Snitch: A Real Life Parable of Love

John Matthews (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) lives a good life; he’s remarried with a young daughter and his truck company is expanding its fleet. But then he gets the phone call that changes everything: his teenage son (Rafi Gavron) from … Continue reading

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Modern Day Parables (2/17/13)

The word for parable, mashal, translates to be “side by side” (parallel explanations), but sometimes it has been used to define the “hidden things” that Jesus taught his disciples and crowds who followed him. Either way, it’s clear that Jesus … Continue reading

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Martin’s Game Of Thrones: Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Watching the second season of my guilty pleasure, George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones: Season Two in high definition, I’m struck by the way that Martin’s story brings the family dynamics into absolute focus, and presents us with a graphic tale … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Should See: Zero Dark Thirty

I am a pacifist at heart, but I love action movies. I value peace universally, and I tend to steer clear of war movies based on real stories. I like the work of Kathryn Bigelow, but I cringe at the … Continue reading

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Why Bully Caught My Attention

Watching Bully, the documentary from 2011, brought back memories of my childhood and preteen years, as examples of verbal and physical abuse experienced by the different children echoed situations that had happened to me. Certainly, the different children represent different outcomes, … Continue reading

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