That’s my kind of love: “Words and Pictures” – a film review

I typically only write about films I absolutely loved or absolutely hated. If film review was my job, I’d waste words on the in-betweens. This film, “Words and Pictures,” I loved…for obvious, nerdy, twisted reasons. Fantastic story. Fantastic characters. I’m a sucker for imperfect yet inspiring English teachers. Juliette Binoche is always amazing. I’m an…

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Where are you? Wake up!

I’d rather be despised or even have my life threatened by the people I am ministering to than try to minister to a sea of vacant and indifferent faces. I’ve been in a program of study for a couple of years to be a minister (I have a few more years to go before I…

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I Hate the 4th of July

I don’t necessarily hate the holiday itself or the history behind it. I may not be patriotic but I like history. My hatred of the holiday, and a few others, has nothing to do with the reason for those holidays. It has to do with the traditions that go along with them. Basically, I hate…

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To speak

I haven’t really written anything in a while. Can I still call myself a writer? It’s just that I haven’t really been confident in my own voice. What could I possibly say that could be of any value or that hasn’t been said before…even better…by a better writer? There are no new ideas. There are…

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Just Knowing is Enough (trying to hope for hope) 

The cliche and over-asked question: if there was information, good or bad, that you couldn’t do anything about, would you want to know? You may not be able to act upon an attraction. Would you still want to know about it? I think just knowing is enough.  Maybe knowing is all you needed in that…

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In the Empty Space

It’s hard sometimes to be content with what I have. It’s hard to see what I have when there is a glaring empty space. But the empty space is good space. There are benefits to the space. I like the space. I can do better things in the space than if it were filled. But…

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The Heavy

I feel, so heavily at times, the weight of painful prospects. Is it wisdom? The knowledge that preparedness can prevent such painful things? Is it some kind of prophetic gift that I can sense what is coming? Or, is it a lack of trust in God to prevent atrocities? Lack of trust that I will…

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