Who Really Has Grit? (True Grit)

Everything about the Coen brothers’ True Grit feels like a western . . . the music, the costumes, the sets, the cinematography, the language. Okay, maybe not the language. In keeping with the book, the characters in the movie rarely use contractions in their speech, with the result being that the dialogue (which sounded wooden in the original movie version),Continue reading “Who Really Has Grit? (True Grit)”

Blind Spots and Open Eyes

I was in my truck at a stop sign, waiting to cross a somewhat busy street. Everything looked clear. I started to pull out but when I looked back to my right there was a car not twenty feet away. I immediately stopped about a quarter of the way into the street and the carContinue reading “Blind Spots and Open Eyes”

Loving in Adversity

Matthew 24 concerns the difficult days prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD (v. 15-20, 24). Jesus speaks of political turmoil, famines, earthquakes and persecution that will result in some losing their faith so that they “will betray and hate each other” (v. 10). He then states that “Because of the increase ofContinue reading “Loving in Adversity”