Friday, December 23, 2011

Taylor Swift to appear in Hunger Games...sort of

Taylor revealed late Thursday night that she was contributing a previously-unannounced song to "The Hunger Games" soundtrack, tweeting, "Something I've been VERY excited about for a VERY long time is going to be happening VERY soon." (Huffington Post)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Steve Jobs wins Grammy

Steve Jobs was sometimes compared to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in the pantheon of American business innovators. In February he will also be listed with the Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gil Scott-Heron, George Jones and Diana Ross.
He is being given a posthumous Grammy Award — a Special Merit Award, to be more precise — from The Recording Academy. (ABC News)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Men's Health" Sexiest Woman of All Time...

Yep, Jennifer Anniston. Raquel Welch came in at #2. Britney Spears, Marilyn Monroe, and Madonna round out the top 5.

In an interview with the magazine, Jennifer says she would have gone with Gloria Steinem. "...because, well, she's the full package," Aniston said. "That's sexy."

Men's Health Magazine

Friday, December 9, 2011

It's not only Rick Perry...

For the last several days, I've seen fights and arguments stemmed from Rick Perry's latest campaign ad.

I had heard so much about this video and witnessed the confrontations long before I even actually saw it. Then, I watched it. Before I go any further, I'll post it here so you, too, can see it.

Now, let me offer full disclosure. I am a Christian conservative republican, and have been since I was old enough to know what that meant. However, this ad angers me for a couple of reasons.

There is a HUGE breakdown in how we define "Christian" and "War on Religion." I also have a huge with how Rick Perry uses the term "gays."

Every issue I have with this video can be summed up in the same way. We've totally lost sight of what it means to be able to call ourselves a "Christian." Jesus told us "If ANY of you wants to be my follower, you must first deny yourself, take up your cross DAILY, and follow Me." (emphasis added) First, he says "IF"'s our decision. Then, he says "any of you" - absolutely anyone.

In Peter's first letter the to the Christians driven out of Jerusalem, he ends his letter with "Greet each other with Christian love." Jesus tells us we must love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind...but He doesn't stop there...he says "and love your neighbor as yourself."

If Jesus Christ wouldn't condemn us, who are we to condemn others? Our assignment as Jesus was leaving the Earth wasn't to find "non-believers" and tell them all the wrong things they're doing in their lives. Our job as followers of Christ is to be the light of the world. Be a witness to love of Jesus Christ. Be an EXAMPLE of that love! Show what it means to live every day knowing that no matter what, you have an amazing God that loves you more than you're able to comprehend. In our darkest moments, in the times we are unable to love ourselves...God is there. Smiling upon us. Ready and eager to love on us unconditionally. THAT is the message we're to spread! THAT is the GOOD NEWS!

For hundreds and now thousands of years, people have sacrificed everything they have to be able to experience that love of Jesus Christ. Given up their jobs, possessions, families, and even their lives. People all over the world have been willing TO DIE just for the privilege to call themselves a Christian...just to experience the love of Jesus Christ that we take for granted. THAT was "war on religion." Has congress passed legislation that doesn't go along with our "Christian values"? Sure. But that is not "war on religion."

Governor Perry, I would ask that you re-evaluate your definition of "Christian." I think you, too, have missed the point.

I will end this how Paul ended his second letter to the Corinthians:

"Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet each other with Christian love...May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Win Wynn

Garth Brooks has asked Steve Wynn to extend their agreement "indefinitely."

Garth says, "I've gotta tell you, it really hones your guitar playing, your dialogue with the audience, [and] your own vocals. You got nowhere to hide, so it's great for me."

Garth has previously said he'd stay off the road until his youngest daughter graduates from high school (2014), and would then consider another big tour.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Carrie - Country's Most Beautiful Woman

Carrie Underwood named "Country's Most Beautiful Woman" by Country Weekly for the December 12th issue! Also in the top 10...Reba, Taylor, Katie Armiger, and Shania Twain!

Congrats Carrie!