Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Birth of Jesus Christ

The birth of Jesus took place like this. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn't know that.) Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced.

While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. God's angel spoke in the dream: "Joseph, son of David, don't hesitate to get married. Mary's pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God's Holy Spirit has made her pregnant. She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus—'God saves'—because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:18-23, The Message

Monday, December 18, 2006


I read the book this movie is based on and really liked it. It's definitely not a preachy book. Rather, it allows you to watch the main character wrestle with good and evil in a believable way. The ending is quite surprising too. I highly recommend the book. I can't wait to see the movie! Click on title link and watch the trailer. It's cool! ripple)) Darien

THR3E, the best selling novel by Ted Dekker, is coming to select theaters on 01.05.07.


When a young seminary student is targeted by a psychopathic killer, he joins forces with a criminal psychologist whose brother was murdered by the same madman. Together they must unravel the killer's riddles and catch him before he strikes again, but the closer they get, the more twisted the path becomes. This heart-pounding thriller will keep you guessing up until the final shocking scene! Watch the trailer now: http://foxfaithmovies.com/thr3e


Here is what Ted has to say about THR3E:

This film is an exploration of Romans 7 in which Paul describes the struggle with sin we all face on a daily basis by stating, "The good that I would, that I do not, but the evil I would not, that I do." It struck me while setting this story up that there are 3 personalities in this sentence, the good, the evil and the 'I', that soul struggling between good and evil. Much like the age old picture of a person with an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

What kills 8,500 people each day?

Over the last several months I have become much more aware of the AIDS pandemic. Yes, I have heard that AIDS is a problem. I think I just pushed it back in my mind as one of the many overwhelming problems world-wide that we are bombarded with daily.

However, God has been working on me on this problem. So I have taken the first step (or two)--Taking time to listen and learn more about the disease that is killing 8,500 people world-wide every day. This isn't 9/11. This isn't the tsunami. This is those two combined plus but every day. This is sobering.

I hope you will join me in opening our eyes, educating ourselves and praying in an effort to discover what it is that God wants us to do as a result.

From the Google Blog:

You might have noticed from the Google homepage that today (Dec. 1st) is World AIDS Day. We want to remember all those who have suffered from HIV/AIDS in the 25 years since it was first identified, and we want to support everyone working to eradicate this scourge: Today, there are about 40 million people living with HIV worldwide, and it is increasing in every region in the world. In Africa, it is the leading cause of death -- 5,500 Africans die each day from this insidious disease.