(PCM) Moms have a lot to worry about these days, not the least of which is the entertainment content their children are exposed to. You’d think the ratings systems deployed on television programs, films and video games would help. Unfortunately, in a lot of ways, they’re not that useful. They tell you about content, sure, but what about messages, themes and lessons?
Seven days left until Christmas. 7 days to shop wrap bake cook and do all the other preparations that are part of the holiday each year. As we each get closer to the day we are apt to forget it’s meaning by getting caught up in work. The work can sometimes cause frustrations, disappointments, anger and arguments with those we love. Instead of allowing that to happen, let’s learn to take a Linus moment.
A Linus moment?…Read full post
No Christmas is complete without one special story. In many ways it is the story that restarted the whole Christmas Celebration. Though Christmas is and always will be about the Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Our traditions and our way of celebrating comes from a fictional source that source is a novel and that novel is the tale of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
The year is 1843. Charles Dickens has published some wonderful work up…Read full post
In the Christmas episode of Batman The Animated Series, done back in the 1990s, Dick Grayson asks Bruce Wayne why he had never seen It’s A Wonderful Life? Bruce’s reply was simply, “I could never get over the title.” Bruce’s reaction to the Frank Capra film is not unlike my own, but for different reasons. After all Bruce had watched his parents gunned down and as he became The Batman, was witness to all kinds of terrible crimes….Read full post
This blog was started with the idea of helping each of us find what Christmas really is. In writing this blog for the two weeks my faith has been reignited and the joy of the season, it’s beauty and it’s peace has walked with me every step of the way. I have begun to feel about Christmas the way I used to feel when I was much younger this blog has been gift.
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There are many things that are associated with Christmas that really don’t belong to it. St. Nicholas got transferred from his special day on December 6th to be part of the Christmas celebration. Really the songs Baby it’s Cold Outside, Winter Wonderland and Sleigh Ride don’t even mention Christmas, but they have become part of its celebration. We pack those songs up with our decorations every year. Which is a shame as it would be great to hear…Read full post
Losing weight is combination of will power as well as activities. The willpower is the ability to resist the urge to eat, while the activities keep your mind occupied and on other thing other than the desire for food. Both are important components to the work that needs to done.
Yesterday, at church, pastor Eric talked about are jobs as good and something that can even help us deal with our pasts by keeping our minds occupied. The brain…Read full post
Yesterday we talked about music. I made the point to avoid music that has unhealthy or sad messages because it can and will affect you emotionally and could stop you in your quest. The same is true for all other types of media you may choose. The old computer adage “garbage in garbage out,” holds true for just about everything else in life.
I love movies but I know that a film like “Saving Private Ryan” is not going…Read full post
(PCM) “In girl world, Halloween is the “one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” I guess I quote Mean Girls way too much, but come on, even guys enjoy this 2004 chick flick! I sometimes have a hard time articulating my point, so I turn to Tina Fey’s masterpiece to sum it up for me.
As Halloween fast approaches, it all boils down to one question: What are you going to be? As…Read full post
Go ahead, put on another sappy love story; there’s actually scientific evidence that watching romantic chick flicks is good for you!
A study from the University of Michigan found that women’s levels of progesterone, a neurological hormone that reduces anxiety and stress, go up by more than 10 percent after watching a romantic film. Plus, romantic films tend to bring out the romantic side of people, and you can never have too much romance (just don’t let…Read full post