Showing posts from January, 2018

ANOTHER UNNAMED WOMAN: The Notable Woman of Shunem

Rest. Don't we all crave that rest? Especially now, with the amplified chaos of the world?  I'm good at encouraging those around me to "rest in the Lord," but I still struggle with doing it myself.  The enemy knows his time is short and is wreaking havoc on those of us who belong to Yeshua.  He is very clever and has had thousands of years to hone his craft.  And crafty he is.  He is the master of disguise and knows perfectly how to blindside us, sending us reeling from his attacks.  When those attacks come I want to run somewhere.  I get anxious and nervous and I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. What to do?  Rest.  Run to our Great High Priest who is interceding for us at the Throne of Grace, and rest there... knowing that even though our world might seem to be falling apart all around us...even though the ground under our feet seems to be crumbling...even though we see no way in Him.   Rest in the One who said in Isaiah 26: 3 & 4 "Y

Proud Mary - Review (2.5 stars)

By Christina Nicole Not much to boast about: Proud Mary Proud Mary has everything one would expect from an action movie: a hidden yet automated gun safe full of automatic and semi-automatic weapons, gratuitous violence, dueling drug cartel families, a bunch of dead bodies, a really expensive car, more near misses than seem plausible, profanity, couple of chase scenes, and barley any story. Taraji P. Henson is an amazing actress, and in Proud Mary , she attempts to bring her gravitas to the drug-torn world of action movies. Taraji slays in her all black wardrobe, and perfectly balances stoicism, rage, and compassion. She keeps her guards up, while letting her defenses down enough just to open her heart. As Mary, Taraji reminds me of a quote from the 1984 Coen Brothers’ film, Blood Simple, “Never point a gun at anyone, unless you mean to shoot him. And if you shoot him, you better make sure he’s dead.” Mary does just that; her body count is high, and she takes no prisoners. Shootings a

Review - Darkest Hour (5 of 5 Stars)

By Christina Nicole, Senior Editor Darkest Hour is one of the best films of 2017. It has drama and comedy; it’s subtle yet quite bold, poignant, deliberate and beautiful. The acting, directing, writing and editing are all top notch. Everything in Darkest Hour comes together beautifully. The pacing is absolutely perfect; it is like a fat man’s running- not too fast, but definitely not slow. There are points where it slows down, but as with a spirit of perseverance that ‘never, never, never gives up’, it picks right back up. The film takes place over a very short, but extremely significant point in the life of one greatest orators of the 20th century. The Darkest Hour moves just like graceful ballet. The trackining shots and editing are seamlessly interwoven. The scenes and shots are expertly composed. There are several shots that are magnificent stills, which showcase the amazing talents of both the director and the cinematographer. The impeccable Gary Oldman shines as Winston Church