Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Time of Rememberance

Yesterday, 32 people were killed at Virginia Tech. A lot of students at where I work apply to VT and always hope to get in. I hope and pray they are all safe and pray for the families of those who lost loved ones. God will welcome them into heaven with open arms and they will enjoy eternal happiness.

Friday, April 06, 2007

A Life Lesson From Scrubs

Last night, Scrubs decided to do an amazing episode which took two weeks to play out. It dealt with Nurse Laverne Roberts who is a long time veteran nurse with lots of sass and a devotion to Jesus which is absolutely amazing. Last week, Laverne and Doctor Cox had argument on the existence of God. As Laverne pointed out, everything happens for a reason. While Cox tried to prove her wrong, everything he gave as an example proved that there was something worse which could have happened. Eventually, Laverne tells Cox that without her faith, she could never work in a hospital. Unfortunately, Laverne got into a car crash and was placed in intensive care.

Part II of the show had everyone in the hospital say goodbye to Laverene as they discovered she was brain dead. After Carla said goodbye, Laverne died. Scrubs has had a number of people on the show die before, but I think what makes this one different is that Laverne was one of those characters who you kind of figured would always be around. The scenes she had were ones which always gave you a laugh.

In the end, I think the lesson to be learned here, especially during this Easter season, is that everything happens for a reason. Life can be very interesting. In the end, if we trust in God and know that what He wants for us will come to pass, it will happen.

"I assumed we were all going to be executed. We were all standing there waiting for it to happen."

Those are the words of one of the British sailors captured by Iran. The article here gives the account by a number of them when they told their side of the story as to what had happened during their 13 days in Iran.

Each reader can make up their mind based off of this article, but one can't help but wonder how "truthful" Iran was when President Ahmadinejad told Great Britain not to ask their own people about what really happened to them.

Am I wrong to question the "sincerity" of Iran with everything they have been saying as late? I don't think so.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Linkin Park - What I've Done

This is the new single from their newest album, the first in four years. A totally different type of song from Linkin Park, but so awesome. One great thing about this band, they never curse in their songs. I can't wait to hear the rest of their album. This should be REALLY good.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

If we don't educate, we might get this...

Scary pictures, right? Well, these are kids with toy guns in Palestine who could grow up to be suicide bombers. What is worse is that their textbooks teach them to hate Israel. If I have said it before, I will say it again: education is important. Do not stunt the education of children by teaching one side. Is there anyone out there who can justify these pictures? Turning children into soldiers is just wrong. If the children are our future, then what point is there to having a future if their parents want them to grow up, fight, and die?

Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims

The entire article is here.

I believe it is a sad day when history cannot be taught the way it had actually happened. Yes, there are perspectives and interpretations on it, but the fundamental facts are the same. If students are not given the opportunity to learn about all different points of view, then what is the point of education? Why bother teaching? Students should be challenged. They should be able to defend their beliefs, but at the same time be open to new ideas. Is that too much to ask?

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Errol Flynn: Simply the Best

Undeniably one of the greatest actors of all time is Errol Flynn. He was the King of the Swashbucklers and could use his charm and presence on screen to make a scene fantastic. A while back the Errol Flynn Signature Collection was released and now the Errol Flynn Signature Collection Volume 2 has been released.

In looking at his filmography, he certainly did a lot. Add that to his life, this was a man who did things most of us can only dream about. Although some folks say maybe only half of the things he did in his early years are true, it is still impressive. I don't want to give too much away, as I think people should learn more about the man on their own. You can learn more about Flynn through the website set up by his daughter.

If you are going to go rent a movie, check out The Adventures of Robin Hood. It is an all time classic and something your kids, especially the younger ones, will remember for the rest of their lives.