Friday, April 13, 2007

Isn't she lovely?

Karen and I were watching a movie preview that pulled me in. After the preview for No Vacancy finished, I was onboard to see the movie, but I reassured her that I would be willing to watch it alone knowing her position on horror movies.

Throughout our relationship, I have grown and fall deeper in love with Karen as she always handles herself with such dignity, wisdom, and beauty. Right after I voiced my opinion of the Spring Thriller, Karen said, "I'm not saying you're in this category, but I don't understand how people that love Jesus would want to see things that revolve around horror, torture, and evil."

We just laughed after she said commented, and Karen reassured me I wasn't in that camp.

Little moments like these make me so thankful that Karen is my wife. I love her mind and the clarity of thought she has in only a glimpse of a moment. As I spend more time with her the wisest thing I can often do is keep quiet, and allow Karen to reflect on the situation. Then I can simply agree with her, not to be passive. Rather, I want to see Karen's beauty shine.

God has blessed me with a wife that desires holiness, a desire to walk with God, a desire to see her husband walk closely with God. I am thankful for my wife who is there in kindness with oil for my head when I desire to eat of the world's delicacies (Ps. 141:4-5).

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Knocked Out

Eye of the Tiger could be my life theme song. I've ran the steps in Philadelphia. I own all of the Rocky movies. But Rocky Balboa could be the worst movie ever made!

There were vast scores of "great" movie reviews that pulled me in for the one-two sucker punch, knock out. Rocky Balboa was awful on so many counts it would be futile to name them all. However, just to name a few - disgusting acting, painstaking slow plot, horrible dialogue, and most notably, Sylvester Stallone! Someone please cut him off from plastic surgery and arrest whoever is still selling him HGH/steriods/whatever.

Part of what makes Rocky movies is the training shows his transformation of being and becoming a fighter. He is a fighter, a warrior. Training follows this revolution. At this point, Stallone knows there is nothing to transform; there is nothing to train.

In the ring, Stallone might as well been fighting Barbara Streisand for the world's worst movie award. At this point in the movie, I was on the edge of my seat, thinking, "Please, oh please, let this end!? Soon!"

Rocky Balboa is a great example to end while people love you. Don't burn out slowly. While he did reel in the money, at what cost did it come?

For anyone who thinks this is a good movie, I have nothing to say.