Monday, June 20, 2011

The one after moving ...again

Life has been hectic lately - moving cross country twice, changing jobs... you know... the basic stuff. Here's a little tour of our new rental home. It feels so good to be somewhat settled. Thanks to all for your love and support!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The one with the Force

This morning, I came across one of those hilarious videos that only sincere fans can truly enjoy and appreciate. It inspired me to find more, so I looked around on Youtube for a while during lunch. There's not much to say about these other than this - if a fan you are, enjoy these you will.

These are some of my favorite spoofs/spinoffs/et cetera...

Ladies and gentlemen, Star Wars: A New Hope, as told by a 3yr old...

To those of us, who are "realistic

Lego Star Wars, Episodes IV thru VI. (This is an awesome Lego collection, I'm just sayin'...)

This is a well-done "COPS" spoof that was done way back '97.

And the video that triggered this post and collection...

Again, another for those of us who dare question the "realistic nature" of movies...

The finale: hands down, the best Superbowl commercial ever, courtesy of Volkswagon

The one with God's immutability

Pastor Kent gave another passionate sermon today on the immutability of God, part of the Knowing God series (you can listen or join the Podcast here). In it, Kent discusses 8 key characteristics of God's unchangeable, perfect nature.

Earlier this week, my heart broke for the Jasper family after hearing about their son, Cooper. Their story has been the inspiration for another film from the same folks that have brought us Facing the Giants & Fireproof. For those of you who don't know of the Jasper family's story, please, take a look at their story in this in-depth video interview (go ahead and "sign up" - it doesn't have to be a "real" email address - there's a link to watch the video immediately after).

I cannot imagine the pain that they have endured and pray that I never have the ability to sympathize with it. But even through their struggle's, J.J.'s words of encouragement give surreal understanding to faith. There are many struggles and terrible things encompassing our globe the last few weeks (Libya, Egypt's corruption (with a recent positive voting result!), Japan's earthquake, remaining Afghanistan & Iraq conflicts....). God's Creation alone is a brief window to His magnificence and genius - and a perfect example of how little we humans can possibly understand amidst it's complexity. Our primitive minds will never be able to understand but a glimpse of His sovereignty, nor how and why all things happen. The Jasper family's story is another horrific example of struggle that escapes our human understanding, but, thankfully, they've been willing to share their story for us to benefit from.

In my reflection this week on the Jasper family, one thing stuck out and resonated with me today as I was hearing Pastor Kent's sermon.

"There are no words to describe how we hurt...
But God's sovereignty and His character do not change. He is still a good God. We knew that intellectually, and now we know it experientially." - J.J. Jasper

Flame on!
6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. - 2 Timothy 1: 6-9 (NIV 2011)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The one where Creation calls

I came across a phenomenal video production put on by The Branch church, down in Dallas, TX. The video clips are from BBC's "Planet Earth" series (recently produced by Discovery Channel), put to music from Brian Doerksen.

In Romans 1:19-20, Paul tells us:

...what may be known about God is plain to them [everyone!], because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made [CREATION!], so that people are without excuse. (NIV 2011)

I challenge you to hear God's call to you through His amazing Creation!

I think Rich Mullins said it best, "Our God is an AWESOME God!"

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The one that's littoral

My awesome cuz told me about this awesome video today. Meet your tax dollars at work (as opposed to paying for illegal aliens' health care, the welfare system, or state lawyers getting paid to commute TO work)...

Here's a few photos, courtesy of General Dynamics.

That's 137 m (450 ft) long

A little profile view

Can I drive...???