Star Wars

I don’t know about anyone else, but over the last couple of years the aura that surrounded the Star Wars creation has been steadily de-advancing :) Sure, I got into the hype .. pretending to know lots about the universe and the characters, showing forth great wisdom.

Anyways, I’ve come to believe the original trilogy was good, even great, but now awesome .. Now I don’t mind receiving some flak for that .. What really matters is the last two Star Wars movies. If you count in all the background and anticipation. The first one might have just clawed it’s way into good, but not in my books. And the second is, imho, worse. It could have built up the huge tensions between the characters (Darth-to-be etc), but instead it seemed the plot was paper-thin, the acting wooden, and the plot paper-thin. Hmmmm.

Admittedly I only sat through the first half and hour, so perhaps it may have gotten better. My Dearest Other Half tells me it didn’t.

X-Men did it. Spidey too, Blade and Blade 2, and there are more I’m sure that have successfully brought the sci-fi / fantasy creations into today. Why couldn’t Star Wars cut the cheese?

Goodwill and Salutations to you all,

The Word that is Bread and Meat

The Bible, God’s Word, is our lifeblood. That’s not just some kind of wishy-washy fairy-tale statement. It’s not something dreamt up by old folk long ago. It’s truth.

The Word is to be to us bread and meat, we are to devour it, eat it, meditate upon it, that it becomes to us more precious than gold.

What I’m trying to say is .. Think of the Bible as so important that if you miss out reading it for a day, you feel something is missing, because it is. Look forward to reading it in the morning, take time out in the evening to read and think about what is being said.

God’s Word is living and breathing, and it is our spiritual substance.

Goodwill and Salutations to you all,

The Forums

To one and all who visit the site. Registering on the forums is quick, easy, and will not put you on spamming lists. It simply enables you to post messages on the board, engaging with others in discussion.

So what are you waiting for! Go get registered!

Goodwill and Salutations to you all,

The First Database Post

Hey hey!

This is the first news post entered from the website itself, and placed into the database, and then got back out of the database to your browser .. all by code and stuff :)

It’s one step closer to having the site go live.

Please continue to let me know what you think about the site .. It’s a long process, but your help has been invaluable.

Goodwill and Salutations to you all,

It’s Been a Long Time ..

.. But hey! We’ve come a long way!

You might notice the new menu above :) And the forums are up and running. I have yet to finish the database side of the site, posting news and that sort of thing, but it’s close to being done.

There might be a few missing links on the menu. If you find anything that is wierd, or have any problems viewing the site, please let me know.

It’s all very exciting. May the Lord bless this endeavour, glory to Him!

Goodwill and Salutations to you all,

Daylight’s not Saving me Anything

Well.

Have been feverishly working on learning javscript-ing to give the site a much better layout. Drop-down menus, image preloading,  that sort of thing.

This will better facilitate the new ideas and elements that will be incorporated into the site.

And yes, Daylight Savings has knocked me for six, as probably all of you too. You get used to it, but the first couple of days are pretty exhausting.

More soon.

Goodwill and Salutations to you all,

The Other Side of the Roswell Coin ..

.. Is living for that feeling. This is something to be avoided at all costs. Constantly thinking about, and wishing we could have that feeling will bring corruption. Living in this world means that there will be times you don’t have that feeling. In fact, most of the time you won’t be getting on or off the "camp high".

This is not a bad thing. We can see the consequences of seeking out this feeling. People are not content. A husband will lose interest in his wife. A school friend will find someone more interesting. The media will love you for 15 minutes.

This is a great tool used by the Devil. The constant need for the new and better and "that feeling". There is no contentment.

And it’s more than contentment. It’s having our foundation in Christ, our love set and based in and on and through him. There is another feeling that far surpasses the first. It is our relationship with God Almighty. To rest in Him, and His peace, convicted of our sin, repentant and believing. It is seeking His will, meditating upon His word, meeting with Him daily.

It’s living in the world but not of the world – and all that that entails.

Goodwill and Salutations to you all,