Showing posts from April, 2013

The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt is one of my all-time favorite movies. I loved it as a kid, and when I watched it again recently, I all but bawled my way through it.  (For those of you receiving this post through email, there are videos in it, so you’ll have to go to my blog to see them.) The music, I think, is some of the best I’ve ever heard in a movie, animated or otherwise. This is one of my favorite songs, “Through Heaven’s Eyes”. It starts slow, but gets better, so keep listening. This song takes place during Moses’ time in Midian. If you haven’t watched The Prince of Egypt, I’d strongly urge you to. The adaptation is beautifully done, and the music makes it come alive.  Just thought I’d drop a line on this Monday morning. Have a blessed day, friends!

This ‘N’ That

~The view out my window this morning:~Didn’t sleep so great last night. It felt like I was fighting something, and since Daddy has been fighting a cold the better part of the week, I figured I should dose up with our usual regime of Vitamin C, Oreganol, and Echinacea (since they’re cold symptoms).  This morning I was thinking about my body’s natural response to germs, and this popped in my head:White blood cell: (leaping about Errol Flynn-style with drawn saber, stabbing germs)  AHA! Take that, you! And that! Begone, you worthless filth!Germ: (falls to knees pleading in front of white blood cell) Please, sir! Don’t kill me! My wife…my children!White blood cell: (pauses, arches eyebrow) Children? How many children?Germ: Oh, 629 last I counted, sir, but that was this morning…I’m sure I’m a grandpa by now!White blood cell: Aaaaah! How many of you are there? Die, you scum! (runs him through)Yes, call me imaginative…or weird, whichever. :P~This awesome tutorial by Olivia of Fresh Modesty f…

Dancing With The World

As I sat down to my evening Bible reading, I realized I had crossed off the wrong thing on my chart and had gotten quite confused as to where I should be reading. I flipped through the precious Book, trying to find my proper place and check where I had really left off, different from what the chart now told me. As I looked, I once again noticed the odd, slightly empty feeling that had been plaguing me for a while, like there was something not quite right. I hoped my Bible might rectify the situation, as it so often did. I turned to my place in Psalms and my eye fell upon chapter 45, which was scheduled for tomorrow. Yet the words seemed to reach out to me, inviting me to read them. “Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear; forget your own people also, and your father’s house; so the King will greatly desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, worship Him.”Psm. 45:10-11The phrase “daughter” caught my eye. In a Bible full of metaphorical sons, it was refreshing to find this …

The Scent of Spring

Winter is gone and Spring is finally here. How do I know? The smell.Winter smells sharp, with little needles of cold pricking your nose when you stick your head outside. It’s a clean smell, brought by the pristine snow. But nice as it may be, it’s a flat, lifeless smell, with the earth in deep hibernation. So far, even when we’ve had a nice day, it’s all smelled the same. This year Winter has hung on with a vengeance.But today, as I cracked my window in the rosy morning light, it smelled different. Like Spring.Spring’s smell is fresh and pretty. It smells like dirt and grass and flowers and dew and sunshine. It makes you want to sing and laugh just for the sheer joy of the world waking up again. The birds and little animals smell it too, and the birds celebrate by twittering cheerily all day, while the squirrels whip around the trees in a joyful (if wild) game of tag. The trees smell it too. Like impossibly old nobles and gentlewomen of some court long gone, you can almost feel them s…