fabulous rare celebrity photos…….

These were forwarded to me and unfortunately, I do not know where they originated….but they are absolute classics!!

So, please……ENJOY!!

Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger:

The Beatles and Muhammed Ali:

Martin Luther King, Jr and Marlon Brando:

Danny DeVito and Christopher Reeve:

Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein:

Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee:

Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood:

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding, and Harvey Firestone

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates:

James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor:

Ian Fleming and Sean Connery:

Johnny Cash and Ray Charles:

Elvis Presley and Tom Jones:

Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash:

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong:

Charlie Chaplin and Gandhi:

Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr:

this is how I’m gonna love you…

“I will love you as a drawer loves a secret compartment,

and as a secret compartment loves a secret,

and as a secret loves to make a person gasp,

and as a gasping person loves a glass of brandy to calm their nerves,

and as a glass of brandy loves to shatter on the floor,

and as the noise of glass shattering loves to make everyone else gasp,

and as someone else gasping loves a nearby desk to lean against,

even if leaning against it presses a lever that loves to open a drawer

and reveal a secret compartment.

I will love you until all such compartments are opened and discovered,

and until all the secrets have gone gasping into the world.

I will love you until all the codes and hearts

have been broken and until every anagram and egg

has been unscrambled.”

~ Lemony Snicket



Why I can’t watch ‘Hunger Games’…

Ok, before you get all hot headed, know that this isn’t necessarily a movie review…because I haven’t seen the movie.This is just me telling you why I cant see the new blockbuster movie, Hunger Games.

I will say that I have read many reviews on the movie, and honestly there are MANY positive reviews out there, in fact,  I think there are more positive reviews than negative ones.  Even Focus on the Family has put out a list of questions for parents to discuss with their children after viewing the movie.

But … several years ago, God placed a verse on my heart and I try (and yes, fail soo many times) to live out that sweet command that our gracious Lord gave me, each day.

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things

The last part of the next verse says, ‘..these do, and the God of peace will be with you.’

People, I need God’s peace. I do not need to be ‘entertained’ by something I don’t believe in. I, personally, can’t go from my morning prayer time to an afternoon movie that doesnt line up with my daily walk with Jesus.  He has told me to think on things that are pure, lovely and just.

Now understand something….this also includes tv shows and music I find myself listening to.  I want Him to fill every part of my life….and mind….

No, I’m not trying to be a super-christian. I am just trying to live a life of peace and a life filled with joy and sometimes I have to tune out some areas so I can faithfully walk with God.

Christ wants us to be set apart from the world, so we can be a light to others that are living in spiritual darkness. Being “in” the world also means we can enjoy the things of the world, such as the beautiful creation God has given us, but we are not to immerse ourselves in what the world values.

Everyday is a new chance for me to start over and try to live a life worthy of His calling.  And as Joyce Meyer says, “I’m not where I want to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be!”

(You can read a great article from her ministry page HERE.)

So now I hope you can see that I am trying struggling DAILY to be all that God would want me to be.

Remember WWJD?  It’s something to think about….

Porcelain Unicorn…

British film director Sir Ridley Scott launched a global film making contest for aspiring directors. It’s titled “Tell It Your Way”.

There were over 600 entries.The film could be no longer than three minutes, contain only 6 lines of narrative & be a compelling story.

The winner was “Porcelain Unicorn” from American director Keegan Wilcox.
It’s a story of the lifetimes of two people who are totally opposite, yet, very much the same – all told in less than 3 minutes.

You’ll see why it won.

Click here: Porcelain Unicorn

WWII documentary soon to be released…

This just came across my desk…….(boy, I love saying that)….

It’s a documentary due to be released in November of this year. Remember….you saw it here first….  (I’ve always wanted to say that too)

But seriously, it is definitely worth a couple of minutes to view this.

Click HERE to view.  They are trying to get 1,500,000 views before Memorial Day.  It’s only two minutes long and worth it…..trust me.  Oh…..and grab a tissue…



Have you ever seen this movie?  It is a wonderful family movie that has NO profanity, NO sex scenes, NO foul language (so you’re saying, ‘and it’s good?’)  YES!  It IS!!

It is the story of a stranger named, Joshua, that visits a little town that was normal by all means, but didn’t have a sense of community.  Joshua starts helping some of the folks in the town and in the process unites the entire town with the exception of one priest, Father Tordone.  Father Tordone is bitter because he lost a position at the Vatican and feels that Joshua is a false prophet.  You get the sense of what it would be like if Jesus showed up in your town today.

One of my favorite parts of the movie is where Father Tordone seeks out an official condemnation from the Vatican and Joshua goes to Rome to have a meeting with the Pope.  Joshua is telling one of the Bishops (?) that he is not there to hurt anyone and Father Tordone steps out from the shadows and openly condemns him.  Joshua kindly looks at him and asks him why he is so afraid.  Fr. Tordone replies that he is not afraid.  All this time, Joshua is walking slowly towards him and places his hand on Father Tordone’s heart.  The moan/sigh that comes from the priests heart when he realizes just WHO Joshua is, ALWAYS makes me CRY!  Can you imagine if TODAY, Jesus came forward and touched your heart and instantly you saw Him for who He really is??  You saw His beauty, and His grace and His mercy.  …….. what a day of rejoicing that would be!!

You REALLY need to see this movie if you haven’t seen it before.  It is a WONDERFUL family movie and I highly recommend it!  You can ALSO experience His touch by coming with us to Israel in March, 2011!  Walk where He walked and pray where He prayed!  Visit www.medskeens.com for more details.

eat, pray, love..?..

I went to see this movie yesterday with my friend, Glenda.  I hadn’t heard anyone talk about it but we did hear that there was a lot of good food involved….so I was in.

Here’s my problem.  I went into the theater with the mindset of being entertained.  C’mon.  Everyone likes Julia Roberts and who doesn’t love to see good food?  But once the movie started rolling, I found myself deeply saddened.

First we find out that Liz (Julia) is married….but really doesn’t want to play that game anymore.  She is more interested in finding out ‘who she is’.  I thought she was a writer and a wife and had a very blessed life?  No.  I was wrong.  She is selfish and many times childish.  She leaves her husband and soon has an affair with a younger man.  They move in together but she decides that she still doesn’t know who she is and must take a grand journey to find out just where she belongs.

First she goes to Rome.  Now this is where I enjoyed watching her eat.  Oh, the food looked delicious!  In fact, last night I made the entire family a huge spaghetti dinner!  So that is my positive review of the movie….GOOD FOOD.  She tells her friend that is concerned with gaining weight to embrace life and not worry about the extra pounds, in fact she tells her that they will go buy bigger jeans!

In India, she mindlessly begins chanting at a Hindu temple where they meditate and serve idols.  (Hey, christians….see a problem here?)  They talk about God, but more as a Higher power and not the God of the Bible.

Finally she ends up in Bali where she lets a medicine man read her palm and he tells her to find God and balance.  BUT, he tells her that too much God or too much self will make her off balanced.  Too much God?  Wow.

Don’t get me wrong…..Julia Roberts is gorgeous in the movie and the scenery is fabulous.  The theme, however, of it’s false spiritual message is way off the mark.  All paths do not lead to God. Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father, except through me”.  John 14:6.  I didn’t say it.  God said it, so I believe it.  The film says that God is in ALL of us and relays that He doesn’t care what we do.  That is not true!  He cares so much that His Son died on the cross FOR us!!

I find it silly that her character had to travel thousands of miles to find wisdom.  In Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.”  All she needed was a Bible.  She could have checked into the hotel near the airport and gotten a Gideon’s Bible before the flight left!  Think of the money she would have saved!!  And how did she get all those great clothes in that little bag?  I would’ve had to have TRUNKS and of course, people to haul them!

If you go to the movie…try to enjoy the food and scenery.  But dear children, don’t do as she does……..do as HE does…………..

book of Eli….

Did anyone out there in the World Wide Web see Book of Eli?  I watched it yesterday because I really like Denzel Washington.  The movie had an incredible message, about Eli’s faith and how he would go to any and all lengths to protect the Bible.  He meets up with a young girl, who does not know about the Bible, Christ’s teaching or even how to read!  When she asks Eli about what the world was like before the war, he amazingly tells her about the peoples ‘wastefulness’ and how people wouldn’t think twice about throwing things away that people today would kill for.  Wow!

She asks about Eli’s “inner strength” and he tells her that he lives by faith and  then he recited a passage of scripture that he has memorized to her (Psalm 23).  Even the “bad” guy that is trying to find the Bible calls it a “mighty weapon”!!  Double Wow!!

Don’t get me wrong, while the movie DID speak of obedience to God and respect for His Word…..it was a dark and violent movie.  There were were some brutal scenes of Denzel hacking off a mans hand and lots of violence which might be disturbing to some.  But this film did reinforce the importance of memorizing scripture and “hiding it in your heart.” (Psalm 119:9-11)

It was the kind of movie that would invoke some pretty interesting conversations!  If you can get past the violence and dialog ….. I would have to say that I did like it but I wish the language was toned down.