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Special Guest Jennifer McGill

As we approach Easter season we have a very special episode where the crew talks about coming back from loss, hurt, failure and obscurity. We’re also excited to welcome former Mickey Mouse Club member Jennifer McGill as she shares her journey from stardom to something far greater.

 

Check out Jennifer’s new album Unbreakable wherever music is found and get more info about her music and ministry at www.JenniferMcGill.com

 

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Trailer Park: LOGAN

Earlier today, the trailer for the 3rd and FINAL Wolverine movie dropped. Simply called LOGAN and if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out:

Let me start out by saying, that if you take out ALL of the X-MEN elements out of this movie, this trailer still makes me want to see it. Logan AKA Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) looks old and worn out and I like it. However, before I watched this trailer Tony T described it by saying that it looks like it could be the movie trailer for The Last of Us and fortunately/unfortunately, that is all I saw the first few viewings. Even down to the acoustic guitar music behind the entire trailer. For real, there are some shots from this that makes me think that Hugh Jackman could in fact be Joel. All we’re missing is Ellen Paige for Ellie and we got a stew goin’ baby.

But I digress.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable trailer and I’m assuming that they’re going for an Old Man Logan adaptation, which I am not mad at. I (sadly) confess that I’ve only read the first part of OML and from what little I’ve read it already seems like they are straying away from the story. Most of that has to do with the fact that there are Hulk elements in the story as well as a blind Hawkeye, both of which Fox doesn’t have the rights to. I’m not one of those people who are going to get up in arms about that, I just want a good story. So far, to me, that is what this trailer is presenting. It looks gritty, it looks emotional and the cinematography looks astounding. MOVIE NERD SIDE NOTE: This film is being shot John Mathieson, who was the cinematographer for X-Men First Class and Gladiator and that bodes well for me.

All in all, I’m excited for this movie. I’m not rushing to my local cinema and pre-ordering my seats, but I am heavily intrigued. The only part that worries me is the March release (Also my concern with POWER RANGERS but that’s a different discussion) seeing as movies released in February and March tend to not do so hot as it’s the “slow” time for movies as they pass from Oscar season to the summer blockbusters. I really want this movie to exceed my expectations and continue to push comic book movies to a new level, to make them great movies and not looked at as “just a good COMIC BOOK movie”. This movie looks like it can be different.

What do YOU guys think?

Inspiration… Everywhere

It’s everywhere.

God’s poetry is everywhere.

From the glorious canvas on which he paints the sky to the lush melody of the birds in the trees, evidence of our creator is everywhere. In the splendor of the observable world to the mysteries of the microscopic and the vastness of the universe around us, if the art is any reflection of the artist, what a wonderful God we serve. Is it any wonder we were created to praise Him?

Perhaps one of the finest gifts in all creation is that the world around us is not merely observable in some limited capacity, as if creation were a menagerie to be seen but never touched. Rather, our world is fantastically interactive, designed to be enjoyed and explored. Across history, cultures and languages, spanning political, social or any other man-made obstacles, it seems certain that God set our world into motion with the express intent that we would share in the joys of creation to the effect that we would ultimately see and glorify its creator.

We see it in the universal pleasure we share at a child’s laughter, the pleasant smell of fresh flowers, warm sun and cool breeze, it is felt in the embrace of a loved one or something as simple and easily overlooked as the refreshment of a cool drink on a hot day… as if God has given us a Rosetta Stone of sorts, a common language of the sublime. How then do we so often neglect to see the love and wonder of our creator every day, evidenced in creation?

We call to memory Romans 1:20. “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made”

At the majesty of the earth around us to the infinity of the stars above us, let us stand in awe. From the complex construction of atoms and molecules to the mechanical miracle that is the human body, let us marvel at the master architect. From the elegance of mathematics and logic, to the boundless capacity for creativity that He shares with us–His creation–let us be challenged to see the beauty, the wonder, the awesome power of God’s world… and in seeing, let us respond in the way we were certainly formed to… let us praise Him.

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Revelation 4:11