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Daniel and the Force

If you’ve been anywhere near the internet over the past few days, it’s more than slightly likely that you’ve heard mention of Daniel Fleetwood, the terminal cancer patient who’s dying wish was to see the new Star Wars Episode VII. Fans and well-wishers rallied around the cause, with #ForceForDaniel making national news and even getting support from many stars of the films, including Mark Hamill. Today, he got his wish.

“Daniel’s final dream was just granted!!!” his wife Ashely wrote. “Today the wonderful Disney and Lucasfilm made his final dream come true, in the amazing typical Disney way, they really do make dreams come true!”

I’m glad for him, I really am. I know how real that eager anticipation for a beloved franchise can be, even without the fear of death. I personally recall, with a great degree of embarrassment, having the momentary thought, “I hope Jesus doesn’t come back before Episode III comes out.” (for the record, He didn’t. Also for the record, I would have been fine with it if he did.)

I only mention Daniel’s story to illustrate this thought; if I only had two months to live, what is it that I would hope to accomplish, what would I desire most to see come to pass?

There is nothing like staring down one’s own mortality to highlight what is truly the most precious thing in one’s life. The Bible talks about choosing wisely whom it is that we will serve, and that where we find our treasure is where our hearts will be also. We also see clearly that the things of this world are temporary, fading away in the light of eternity. I know that I’m a fan of so many movies, games, comics and shows, but I think (or should I say, hope) that given a shortened shelf-life I might re-prioritize things a bit. However, if that’s the case, and if tomorrow isn’t promised to Daniel or any of us, why do we find it so easy right now, as we are, to commit so much of our time to things that have little to no eternal impact.

I am certainly not advocating abandoning your passions and your favorite things, but I do encourage you to make sure that your life is producing fruit, that it has significance of an eternal value. Spend time with your family. Serve others with Christ-like grace. Forgive those who have hurt you. Impact a life with the good news of God’s love. Live like there’s no tomorrow, and make the best of today… and may the force be with you. Always.

Save the Date

Re-posted from Tony T’s

In the video game Batman: Arkham City if you venture below the Courthouse, you can talk to an obscure Gotham rogue named Calendar Man who is locked up in a cell in the basement. The observant gamer will notice a calendar on the wall next to his cell with 12 days circled.


  • January 1st (New Years Day)
  • February 14th (Valentines Day)
  • March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day)
  • April 1st (April Fools Day)
  • May 13th (Mothers Day)
  • June 19th (Father’s Day)
  • July 4th (Independence Day)
  • August 16th (Feast Day of Saint Roch)
  • September 5th (Labor Day)
  • October 31st (Halloween)
  • November 24th (Thanksgiving)
  • December 25th (Christmas)

If you play the game on those days in real life, then talk to Calendar Man on each of them, he will tell you a story about a crime he committed on that day. The corresponding month will also be crossed off the calendar. If you play the game on each of those 12 days for a year, you will unlock a trophy (or an achievement) for it.

People actually do this for an imaginary trophy, something that has no effect on the game whatsoever. Yet we, as believers, often struggle to commit to spending time in scripture and prayer each day, something that yields great power and wonderful results. The word encourages us to be like the psalmist who proclaims, “O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You” and “When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the [night] watches.” (Psalm 6:31, 6)

Day and night God desires us to seek Him. Let us set our calendar for our daily date with Jesus… and NOW you’re playing with power!

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6

Rock Band Night

Steve-O turns it up to 11 with this David Lee Roth meets Alice Cooper meets Dee Snyder look
Steve-O turns it up to 11 with this David Lee Roth meets Alice Cooper meets Dee Snyder look

Rock Band Night is always a big time where we invite our friends to dress up and rock out!

Tori sweetens the mix with this retro/future technopop look.
Tori sweetens the mix with this retro/future technopop look.
Neff goes for the obscure but hilarious with this reference to Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go-go
Neff goes for the obscure but hilarious with this reference to Wham’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-go

Shakespearing Things Up!

I found this hashtag on Twitter yesterday. I don’t know where it came from, but I was delighted and instantly wanted to play along.

My only fear is that now my inner dialogue is going to speak like Mercutio all day.

Here’s a few of my favorites:

“Feel thou fortune’s favor? Art favor’d, knave?!”

“‘Tis thee hour to transform!”

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“Mark my words! I’ll not abide these ill begotten snakes on this ill begotten plane!”

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But is’t thy hope that I betray my oath?”
“Nay sir; I hope for nought save that thou diest…”

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“Yay, though mine retreat is upon me, verily, I shall return.”

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And here’s some from us @NerdOfGodcast

“Behold, thine huckleberry.”

“I bid thee halt. ‘Tis the hour of Hammer.”

“Takest thou not mine word for it.”

“I perceive thou needest a grander vessel.”

“Give pause, Physician. Tellest thou me… From the very chariot of DeLorean, thou hast contrived a machination which giveth mastery over time and hour?”

Got a Shakespearean spin on a quote you’d like to share? Hit us up in the comments!

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