Thursday, January 25, 2007

Odds and Ends

Parent's Anniversary
It's been several days since I've posted--too much to do in too little time, I guess. My mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary is tommorrow. That's a long time to be married to the same person, especially in today's world. I know people that can't stay married that many WEEKS!

There won't be a big celebration; my dad is in the hosptial (has been since Christmas day) with a severe infection that has damaged his kidneys and is causing some "memory" problems. (This is on top of the fact that he has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma- diagnosed in 1997.) He talks about things that happened years ago and makes reference to things he's imagined (he thinks they are real). He's very weak and has to use a walker/wheelchair to get around, which doesn't make him very happy. It's tough on my mom. Say a prayer for them.

Ed Young, Jr
On a different note, found a link on Old Truth to a "sermon" (and I use the term loosely) by Ed Young Jr and his wife, Lisa. According to the website: Ed and Lisa Young talk candidly about what it takes to teach our kids about God’s design for sex. They repeatedly refer to God's desire for us to experience "big sex."

The video opens with a sound clip of A-Ha's (Norwegian band from the mid-80's) "Take on Me." What it has to do with the topic is beyond me, but Ed obviously likes the song: "I like that song, don't you? Take on Me. That's awesome." The rest of the video is pretty weak as Ed and Lisa "preach" from a queen/king size bed on the stage (I think the idea is to look like a bedroom). I think I prefer a pulpit. They quote a little bit of Scripture, but all-in-all the whole thing is kinda silly. You can watch the video here.

Tom Cruise
Stop the presses and someone call Tim LaHaye! According to this article, Tom Cruise is the "new 'Christ' of Scientology, according to leaders of the cult-like religion." The article goes on to say: "Like Christ, he’s been criticised for his views. But future generations will realise he was right."

"Help me, Tom Cruise!"

Purpose Driven Candidate has launched a new page dedicated to naming the names of those celebrities that have pledged their support for Illinois Senator Barack Obama's presidential aspirations.

"It's not often you get Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Pastor Rick Warren, and George Clooney on the same list. That just shows the incredible ability of Senator Obama to inspire some of the most famous and respected Americans alive today," said Ben Stanfield, founder.

Maybe Obama will pick Rick Warren as his running mate!

1 comment:

Beal said...

So much to say.....Warren and Obama= lame, doesn't Warren realize he is pro-abortion? That was an interesting post. My step dad has non-Hodgkin's also...nice to hear from you.