Thursday, March 19, 2009
Stuff to Tell You
Good-bye, Natasha Richardson...what's up with "Lost"?...and good news for Christian fiction
--For me, Natasha Richardson will forever be the lovely mom in Disney's "The Parent Trap." I've noticed on Facebook that the most heartfelt condolences are coming from people who know what it's like to lose a loved one.
Christian singer Tammy Trent's husband died in a drowning accident shortly before 9/11. Her Facebook status this morning: "...woke up continuing to pray for Liam Neeson and his family. The road ahead is very long and painful....there is healing...there is hope. Peace like a river!"
Another person responded: "I thought about Liam Neeson all day yesterday, having lost my husband to a tragic accident, I know only too well the sadness that envelopes us, but I also know that God is good and is redeeming. I pray for the Neeson family that they will find peace in our God and in the hope of eternity."
--So, I didn't know quite what to think of "Lost" last night. I'm not really liking our Losties being stuck in Dharmaville. Or in 1977. I did like just about everything Hurley (Jorge Garcia) said...his comments and personality always just bring everything back down to earth.
But right now, I'm kind of getting the same feeling I had when Jack, Kate and Sawyer were stuck on that other island in Season 3...claustrophobic and a little frustrated.
Big questions: Why didn't Sun land in 1977 too? When will she and Jin be re-united? And when will the ones stuck in the 70s get back to the future (where's a flux capacitor when you need it!?!)
Even on a not-so-stellar night, "Lost" is better than most anything else on TV...but I hope next week's episode will be better. Any comments?
--A bit of bright economic news: Christian fiction continues to thrive during this recession (hat tip to Brandilyn Collins)
--If you're a Danny Gokey fan, here is the consummate website.