Burdened with Sorrow

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is hard. Anyone who says otherwise has not lived very much. People die, family members let you down, friends wound you, plans go awry, wishes don’t come true… You want to move past or forget the things that made you sad, but they continue to haunt you. Read More

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Clean Movies vs. Deep Pockets

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I love movies. I hate foul language. That means there are some great movies I simply would have chosen not see because I didn’t want to suffer through obscenities and profanity and people without enough clothes. Enter VidAngel (my hero). VidAngel is an online streaming service that allows you to rent movies and then filter out words and scenes you do not wish to be subjected to hearing or seeing. It is AWESOME and makes so many movies worth watching (although, I’ll give you one small hint: don’t filter out *all* violence in a Bourne movie, or what you end up watching will be incredibly short). You actually buy the movie from them, but then sell it back for a credit minus 1 dollar – which means you pay about $20 for the first movie but only $1 for consecutive movies. That’s ONE dollar, folks. Forever (hopefully). So in addition to being AWESOME, VidAngel is economical.

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Miraz or the White Witch?

(Excerpt from Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis)
“The help will come,” said Trufflehunter. “I stand by Aslan. Have patience, like us beasts. The help will come. It may be even now at the door.”

“Pah!” snarled Nikabrik. “You badgers would have us wait till the sky falls and we can all catch larks. I tell you we can’t wait. Food is running short; we lose more than we can afford at every encounter; our followers are slipping away.” Read More