Monday, October 8, 2007

More real talent . . .

**See last post.

Two I've shouldn't have missed.

Jack Nicholson and Jim Caviezel


Janet Rubin said...

Yes, Jack! Of course. What about De Niro?

Janet Rubin said...

Ooh and Kenneth Branaugh and Denzel.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Denzel's on my first list - look down 1 post.

I'm gonna have to see Branagh in action again. I'm having memory troubles at the moment. I know he was in a Harry Potter.

I do like Di Nero. Have you ever seen Midnight Run. It's kind of an obscure movie but it's really good. He and Charles Grodin are great together.

Janet Rubin said...

Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, Meet the Parents. He can be intriguing, creepy, really scary, or funny! I'll put Midnight Run on my Netflix list.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Joe Pesci ain't bad either.

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that you chose the Merced Valley picture for your post. Perhaps we continue to view the valley and our walk through it in a contrary way?

Hebrews 12:2, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Easily quoted not easily done even with the Holy Spirit. There is still too much of me in me.

If I had made it to the top of Half Dome or El Capitan I am sure my awestruck perspective of the valley would have changed slightly. It would not have become insignificant-just different.

Everywhere in the world where people are persecuted for their faith in Christ, His message abounds. Here where we abound we avoid persecution. Meanwhile we continue to do studies and take surveys and read books on why the church isn't growing.

Perhaps together we can engage persecution as our friend to more fulfilment, growth, and scorn for the cross while simultaneously giving thanks for the valley that leads to the mountaintop and the joy that is set aside and before us.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Thanks, anon. I never knew the name of that valley. I hope to make it there someday.

Thanks for the bible verse quote. It's a beautiful reminder.

I must admit, however, to some embarassment, that I'm not quite sure what your last paragraph means. Care to explain?