Thursday, January 14, 2010

happy weekend

It's Thursday and the weekend is upon us. The weather is turning cooler and it's getting windy this afternoon. Don't know what the temp is outside, but the breeze coming into the house is chilly... feels like it could be 50 degrees.... I know it's not, but it chills you to the bone! It's probably only 70 something.... I guess for those of you under heavy snow, this would be considered pretty nice....

Me and the music man went to the movies yesterday. Saw Sherlock Holmes. Good movie, but I think Guy Ritchie gets a little carried away w/ violence in his movies. The only one I can think of where that didn't happen was his little disaster of a movie w/ his ex, Madonna. Since it was considered a flop by most, and his other movies have been successful, that's prob why.... oh well. Hashim loved it and a friend of his did too, so it's obviously a guy thing. :)

Recently read the leaked, first five chapters of Stephanie Meyer's book ... a follow-up to the Twilight series, but this story is told from Edward's point of view. It's called Midnight Sun, and I must say... I loved it. Read it in a few hours. Couldn't put it down.... but I love these books.

Have watched some good movies/documentaries lately. Saw The Blind Side (loved it), District 9 (great, thought provoking movie), Saddam's House, Precious (didn't like it as much as I thought I would), Where The Wild Things Are (sad movie... I cried a few times), Princess and the Frog (very cute and Naief loved it), New Moon (loved, loved, loved it and can't wait for the next one), Where in the World is Osama bin Laden (liked it and think lots of you should watch it... I was actually scared for the guy when he was in Jerusalem and almost attacked by the fanatical Jews there!!!... scary stuff - no one did that to him in the Middle East, interestingly enough), The Age of Stupid (really good documentary about climate change. left me in a quandary about life, really), The Root of All Evil (documentary that questions if humanity would have been better off w/out religion or the belief in God), and some others.....

which gets me to one big thing that's been on my mind a lot, as of late, and that's faith in God and the existence of life after death. I know these things are all about one's belief and faith, and how strong these two are in one's life, but at this stage in my life I'm starting to question more and wonder if there truly is a God and IS there anything after we die. Arguably, this all comes down to my belief in God and to what has been written... but is it as simple as that? For me, no. So as not to riffle any feathers (which I've maybe already done), I'll leave it at that.... but, maybe later, I'll talk some more about it.... if anyone's interested. :)

later gatorz....

8 comments:

Rock Chef said...

I am convinced that there is life after death. A while ago I had a dream where I was in a place with my daughter, and some friends and pets who have died over the years. It was amazingly real, the most real dream I have ever had.

I think of it as a glimpse of what is to come.

Puppy said...

That is a long list of movies to watch, i havent seen anything new lately. I purposely didnt see 2012 and Avatar, because everyone is going to see it and i really dont like to do what everyone else does. Have u seen it? Per my subjective opinion there is no acting there, just visual effects that are impressing kids and why adults says its a good movie i dont get. It just smth that please an eye, Movie is not about that only.


As for life after death, i think its exist, if not, i would be very disappointed when i die find nothing!
U know many ppl in Europe, especially young generation are atheists. I have 2 of my friends who are atheists, but they are very sweet:) LOOOOl, ok, i got carried away.

have a nice day!
Puppy.

Christopher said...

Curious though, did Monique do an Oscar caliber performance in Precious?

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What a lot of movies you watched? We liked Sherlock Holmes though there was a lot of muscular action.
Re belief in life after death - wow, tht is one huge topic to be concerned with. Yes, I do. At a funeral for a young woman in her 30s the other day, it was affirmed that there is more to come. Too sad as she had a little girl of 10. I believe that there will be a final justice, that things that seem to be wrong now, will be righted. One thing about her death, was the huge compassion that developed from friends and helpers duing her eight-month illness.
Okay?
Wendy

Danielle said...

Faith is always tested. Or at least, I'm starting to believe it is. When I was going through that, I came out realizing that God does exist. But, even I still have more questions after it. I hope whatever questions your asking, you'll recieve the answers to it.

:)
xoxoxo
Fluff

感冒 said...

一起加油吧..................................................

Um Naief said...

i don't know what this last person posted... wish i could. :)

Danielle, there's a part of me, from my childhood, that says "don't question it" and i still fear questioning things... at times, but the grown up side of me says, "something is wrong w/ this picture"... i also hope in time, that the answers will be given to me. :) you're sweet.

Danielle said...

The answers will come. God is big enough to handle all of our anger, questions, and concerns. I've lashed out and let everything be known to him, and He's always responded with love. Ask away. Know that nothing on your mind, if off limits. I mean, he knows them all anyway. Just watch the answers come. ^-^

xoxo
Fluff