Saturday, September 20, 2014

Review: Holy Ghost

I got to see the documentary, Holy Ghost. I was extremely excited to see it. After it was all said and done, I wasn't as impressed. It felt jumbled. Jumping from a scene where the crew is filming to interviews that would say encouraging snippets about the Holy Spirit.
The most interesting story was a trip to India. The Indian Christians there feared for their lives and where not very bold in their faith. When the Americans show up with a guitar and the Spirit, everything open up for them. The Indian Christians were amazed by their boldness and acceptance by the locals. The Indian Christians believed the Americans would be beaten and killed in the streets. It never happened but for one small altercation and even Jesus didn't bat 1000 when he preached.
They showed healings and conversions on the streets of Salt Lake City, Monaco, and a Korn concert.
Some scenes where very intense and amazing as to how they would follow direction by the Holy Spirit to people that needed God's love. Those are worth seeing and I believe this movie is very much worth seeing. My critique of the movie is the structure and message. I can not identify the director's message he wanted audiences to take away. I can identify what I would have done but there is no single thread that pulls the entire movie together. It's everything and powerful and a big mess. Go see it and pick through a stock pile of beauty.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Scott Roche's 300x300x300 Challenge

The challenge is to take a 300px x 300px picture and write a 300 word story about it. 3 winners get a pick of the litter from his Amazon store of his books. Most likely ebooks, so get your Kindle charged. This is my entry.

Beans in a Jar

When you look at the beans in the large glass jar and the beans look back; you know it's going to be one of those days. I try not to notice. It's best not to notice. It will only start an argument, “I don't know why I keep you,” I muttered to myself.

“Because we're brothers, Allen,” he answered.

“I don't believe you are. You just look like him. Daniel is dead! 12 years ago.”

“I couldn't leave you. I love you. You're my brother. Go ahead ask me anything.”

“We've done this a thousand times, Daniel. You know a lot about us but. . .you're a face in a jar of beans. Clearly not my brother. He hated beans. Maybe even jars, I don't know what you are but you need to leave and never bother me again. Or so help me I will drop you this time.”

“You did do that on purpose. I knew it!”

Daniel's likeness dissolves into the beans and disappears.

A knock at the door pulls Daniel into reality. He smiles because he has a feeling he knows who it is.
“Beth! You're early, good , I'm ready,” Allen grabs his phone and keys and motions to the door.

Beth, Allen's girlfriend, steps inside,” We have time, babe. Let's sit and talk until it's time for the movie. I was thinking of Mexican dinner tonight,” Beth walks into the kitchen.

“Great! Where at? Tacos Ensenada?”

“No, I was thinking of making dinner here,” Beth grabs the large jar of beans. Daniel's worried face appears to her from within the jar. She sees the specter and screams. Dropping the jar. Beans and glass scatter on impact with the floor.

The funeral in the back yard was nice.