I am not a Trekkie. And this is a sequel. But Star Trek: Into the Darkness is so good, I’ve already seen it twice in IMAX since it opened on Wednesday.
The temptation to spoil this movie for you is exceedingly great, but this time I won’t. Must. Preserve. Viewing. Pleasure. At. All. Cost. But I do have to tell you why you have to see it.
Every character and actor cast in this film is a keeper. The beauty of such a well-built ensemble cast is that they lend additional strength to each other on screen. Look for the scene where Kirk and Spock visit the brig to interrogate newly apprehended John Harrison. Watch Quinto’s face while Cumberbatch performs…and see if you can breathe. I couldn’t. I already thought Benedict Cumberbatch hung the moon, but now I know it – I was as stunned as the shuttle crew watching the string bean I knew as Sherlock (please understand I mean that in the most affectionate way possible) single-handedly dismantle a regiment of Klingon troops. Continue reading
Your assignment: reflect on why Palm Sunday is important, and walk through the life of Christ through the 1977 mini-series “Jesus of Nazareth“…in remembrance of Him this week.
Blessings on you and your family as you remember the passion of our Lord and Savior during this special week!
I went into the kitchen the other day to slap together some tuna sandwiches, but suddenly got a creative twitch and wound up with something so tasty I had to share. A good food addict cannot be an addict alone.
Start by making your tuna salad. I prefer mine with boiled eggs, real mayo, spicy mustard and Mrs. Dash. Continue reading
When I think of Ireland, I think of a place that has known more than its share of sad and difficult days. But those things only make me grateful for my Irish ancestry because it is a reminder to me of their determination to overcome. It speaks to me of our faithful Lord who will not abandon us in our trials. He will come to us. And no matter what evil befalls us, He is greater, and His grace endures forever. I don’t need green food coloring. I don’t need to wear green (I tell people my red hair is Irish enough and if they pinch me they’ll find out how much). I’d much rather celebrate the substance at the heart of an overcoming people.
One of my favorite albums is In Christ Alone featuring music from three different recording artists: Margaret Becker, Maire Brennan (of the Irish group Clannad), and Joanne Hogg (of the British group Iona). The album is a testament to unity in worship between Catholic and Protestant, Irish and British and American. It’s a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day greeting card for our loving Creator. One of my favorite songs from the album is “Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer”:
Apparently John Reese is awesome in real life, too.
Don’t believe that you are beautiful just the way you are? Don’t believe that you are special? My dear friend, you couldn’t be more wrong.
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all. Continue reading
It’s always good to know we are not alone in our grief. (h/t EM)
“A sinkng ‘ship: The Mary and Matthew (M&M) romance upstairs is as central to the series as the one between Anna and Bates downstairs.”
However, does anyone else have a creepy sensation down their spine? A foggy memory of an episode of Friends where Joey made the writers mad?? Aaaaaahhhhhhhkersplat! Smack down the elevator shaft. Anyone?