Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
"The fast is officially broken by partaking of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper."
He goes on to explain that,
"In modern scripture, fasting is described as 'rejoicing and prayer' (Doctrine and Covenants 59:14), which implies that it is more than just abstaining from food."
I've always not understood why in some places we are told to forego food and liquids for 24 hours and other times we are told to skip 2 meals. This quote seems to go along with the skipping two meals if we start our fast the night before and don't eat until lunch the next day. What do you think?
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I had heard that this was a great movie (it's considered one of the top 100 movies by many critics on IMDB.com) but I've been leery about believing too much in what the world thinks of entertainment. It's not just the newer movies either, we've watched some highly acclaimed old movies that we will never see again (e.g., The Manchurian Candidate).
On the Waterfront was truly worthy of the 8 Oscars it won. It was awesome, probably becoming my favorite movie, just surpassing Cool Hand Luke. It was uplifting, introspective, and good entertainment. When the show's over you find yourself wondering, "Am I going to live my life being D&D or am I going to be a canary?" Are we going to sit back and let the Terry Mulloys of the world battle evil on their own, or are we going to join their cause, no matter the consequences, because we know what we are doing is right?
"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it." This famous line takes in a lot more meaning within the context of the movie. Terry realizes that "short-end money" is no way to live a life, he knows what his potential is and could have been had he made better choices and had people around him to support him. He doesn't let this thought keep him down though, he sees the individual efforts of several men who have stood up against evil and were stopped cold in the process. He isn't afraid of this, and with some guidance from the priest his effort to uphold Good, along with the effort of those who died in the process, ends triumphing over Evil.
I don't guarantee you'll like it, but if you're looking for something uplifting and with a good story line, some action, and a little romance, watch it.
Friday, October 05, 2007
- Puppy Linux: a way cool Linux distro that can be booted from a USB drive!
- DeleteOnClick: a right-click option that securely deletes (absolutely erases) any file from your hard-drive
- Top 10 Wi-Fi Boosts, Tweaks, and Apps
- Assess your sleeping habits
- Disposable eMail addresses: get and monitor email addresses that last only 15 minutes (great for websites that require a valid email address that you don't mind SPAM being sent to.)
- How to clean tough stains
- How to become an online Power Shopper
- How to label files in your filing cabinet
- Outlook tips: How to make shortcut icons that make emails, appointment making, and task making much quicker