When Is It Ok To Compromise Your Beliefs?

photo-11The greatest compromise a man and woman will ever face is on Movie Night.

Men and women are genetically predisposed to enjoy different movies. It’s a scientific fact. Or something like that.

Women wonder why “How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days” didn’t win an Oscar. Men question why every movie isn’t produced by Marvel.

My fiance and I have worked out a pretty common compromise to avoid Movie Night fights. We usually take turns picking out the movies we watch together.

Of course this means she often has to slug through quirky indie movies the critics love but are really just plain weird. And I fall asleep through cheap horror movies that belong on SyFy. But, you know, love and all that.

I believe a movie should be more than cheap thrills and entertainment. I want movies to transcend entertainment and move me emotionally and other nonsense.

Sometimes our movie choices flop. When she picks a bad movie I get a little angry that I wasted a couple hours of my life to watch a crappy film. I feel like I compromised my beliefs. Continue reading

Why The Church Should Not Evolve

blockbuster_1250Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. (Matthew 24:35)

The video store is dead.

This is not really news. The video store has been on life support for years. And in some rural communities Mom and Pop movie rental shops are still hanging in there.

But after years of fighting a terminal, self-inlicted disease, Blockbuster finally decided to shutter its final 300 stores. Continue reading

Laugh Out Loud

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It’s Friday.

You need to laugh out loud today.

It doesn’t matter what type of laugh you have. God made you with that laugh in your DNA.

Don’t be ashamed of it. Let it out in all it’s glory.

You may have a lot on your plate today. You may be hurting. You may be devastated. You may be bored. You may be stressed.

Wherever you are, take 5 minutes to just laugh a little bit. Find the funniest video you can on Youtube. Put on your favorite episode of Parks and Recreation. Find a classic comedy on Netflix or at a Redbox. Let the healing power of laughter cover over your hurt.

Laugh big and strong and silly today.

Happy Friday.