Thursday, August 21, 2008
Thirteen Things to Tell You About
Cheryl Hines and Luke Wilson in "Henry Poole Is Here"
A plethora of links for you...as always, if you're busily surfing other Thursday Thirteens, bookmark this and come back at your leisure!
--Christian film critics are praising the movie Henry Poole Is Here for its strong faith message. From Plugged In Online: "Henry Poole Is Here may be the official name of the movie, but it contains an unwritten subtitle: Jesus Is Here, Too."
--Come on, you know you've always wanted to look like former American Idol contestant Sanjaya! Here's a website where you can actually Sanjaya-ize yourself. (Mmm...I'll pass.) That boy is reaaalllllyyyy stretching out his 15 minutes of fame...
--Remember those foods you loved when you were a kid, but now you think they taste terrible? Apparently they're called pixifoods.
--Beliefnet's Idol Chatter blog is giving away five copies of Rebecca St James new book, Purity: a 90-Day Devotional for the Mind, the Body and The Spirit.
--Speaking of Aussies...apparently a good luck call from Nicole Kidman helped the Australian sailing team win a gold medal in the Olympics.
--What? There's not enough liberty in China to allow free Bibles to be handed out? More here.
--So Jessica Simpson is hawking beer now.
--I don't know about you, but I think it's truly kind of Donald Trump to give the downtrodden Ed McMahon a helping hand. Although reportedly a second buyer is now interested in buying McMahon's home.
--An avid surfer makes a case for Christian environmentalism (hat tip to Thunderstruck.org.
--I just finished The Brontes: Charlotte Bronte and Her Family by Rebecca Fraser, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought I knew pretty much everything about the Brontes, but Fraser provided a fresh take on the subject...fascinating for a Bronte-phile like myself.
--A happy moment for Steven Curtis Chapman's little girls: a Jonas Brothers concert.
--With her "Always Sisters" conferences, gospel singer CeCe Winans is focused on empowering youth.
--Interesting: Rachel Motte's take, at The Evangelical Outpost, on the Saddleback candidates forum.