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Change For A Dollar (Change or CHANGE?!)

Is he asking for Change, or is he asking for CHANGE?
Follow a man as he affects multiple peoples’ lives with just one dollar, proving that it doesn’t take much to be the change in someone’s life.

Written and directed by Sharon Wright.
www.imdb.me/sharonwright
www.shesalwayswright.com

Winner – Best Short Film – Maryville Film Festival
Winner – Audience Choice Award – Gateway Film Festival
Winner – Audience Choice Award – Moonlight Film Festival
Nominated – Best Female Filmmaker Award – Action On Film Intl Film Festival
Nominated – Sirrocco Award – Action On Film Intl Film Festival
Nominated – Best Silent Film – BareBones Intl Film Festival

„Change For A Dollar”  crosses 1,000,000 views on Youtube in under 100 days!

De ce Owl City?

Unul dintre muzicienii contemporani, cu un stil inconfundabil, este Adam Young (blog, wiki), proiectul său muzical  numindu-se Owl City (site, wiki).

Iată o mostră muzicală:

 

The Most Redeeming Films of 2011

1. Of Gods and Men (IMDb)
Directed by Xavier Beauvois
(Sony Pictures Classics)

2. The Tree of Life (IMDb)
Directed by Terrence Malick
(Fox Searchlight)

3. Win Win (IMDb)
Directed by Thomas McCarthy
(Fox Searchlight)

4. The Way (IMDb)
Directed by Emilio Estevez
(Arc Entertainment)

5. Hugo (IMDb)
Directed by Martin Scorsese
(Paramount Pictures)

 

Nu Bob Dylan, ci Tomas Tranströmer

Mi-aş fi dorit ca Bob Dylan, acest trubadur modern, să câştige anul acesta Premiul Nobel pentru literatură.
N-a fost să fie. Câştigătorul este un suedez: Tomas Tranströmer.
Motivaţia juriului: „pentru că, prin imaginile sale translucide şi condensate, el ne permite un acces liber la realitate”.

Poate data viitoare, Bob Dylan.

În fața magazinului bijutierului (Karol Wojtyla)

Karol Józef Wojtyła este numele laic al papei Ioan Paul al 2-lea.

Cei avizaţi ştiu că acesta a fost o personalitate complexă, cu o activitate culturală interesantă.
Printre altele se ştie că în tinereţea sa a jucat diferite roluri în trupe de teatru.
 

(Music Inspired By) The Story

The Bible. It’s the foundation of our faith, filled with amazing tales of bravery and betrayal, romance and redemption.
These age-old stories teach us valuable lessons about the God we serve and the way He wants us to live, but how well do we really know them?

Award-winning authors Randy Frazee and Max Lucado, who himself has more than 100 million products in print, wanted to make them more accessible and encourage further engagement of the Bible so they partnered with Zondervan to create The Story, which contains 31 chapters (stories) from the Bible told as one seamless story from beginning to end.
Additionally, Randy and Max penned new books built around these 31 key stories from the Bible providing further insight into the characters.
With these resources as a foundation, Dove Award-winning artist Nichole Nordeman and Dove Award-winning producer Bernie Herms teamed up to give those same timeless stories a modern musical voice.
This new two-disc project entitled (Music Inspired By) The Story, is the brainchild of successful artist manager Norman Miller, and features a who’s who of Christian artists, who collectively have sold nearly 75 million albums.
With everyone from Amy Grant, Brandon Heath, Mac Powell, and Chris Tomlin to Francesca Battistelli, Bart Millard, Natalie Grant, and Mandisa taking part, (Music Inspired By) The Story features 18 songs and 24 artists in all. 

 

Despărţiri (necesare)

În articolul  Despărţiri (nenecesare) spuneam că sunt situaţii în viaţă când trebuie să păstrăm cu orice preţ anumite lucruri.
Tot atât de adevărat este că renunţarea face parte din logica vieţii.
Ne despărţim de perioade din viaţă, renunţăm la o casă, la locul unde am crescut, sau chiar la ţara unde am trăit.
Ne despărţim de copiii care au crescut şi îşi croiesc propria lor viaţă.
Ne despărţim de căldura părinţilor, plecând la şcoală sau întemeindu-ne propria familie.
Fiecare renunţă la ceva, în mod voluntar sau pierde ceva, chiar dacă nu ar vrea.
Câteodată doare cumplit.
Înţelept este nu cel nesimţitor, ci cel ce înţelege logica despărţirii.
În sens spiritual despărţirea de orice e vremelnic nu e o tregedie. Ba dimpotrivă.
Despărţirea de vremelnicie e calea către veşnicie.

Versuri (Lyrics):

 

Jessy Dixon has gone

Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who helped popularize gospel music with his energetic style and who found a wider audience touring and recording with Paul Simon, died on Monday at his home in Chicago. He was 73.

Mr. Dixon wrote more than 200 songs in a career that spanned five decades. He was perhaps best known for his 1993 hit “I Am Redeemed,” which remained on the gospel and Christian charts for five years. He also composed songs for several pop singers, among them Randy Crawford, Cher, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole and Amy Grant.

The New York Times

Testimonies:

 

2011 Carol Awards winners

The Carol Awards are ACFW‘s recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year.

2011 Carol Awards winners:

 

25 Books Every Christian Should Read

In 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, Chris Webb, and a diverse editorial board of authors and speakers have identified the most helpful and historic books for Christian discipleship and created a resource that helps us make the most of them.
With sizable excerpts from each book (similar to Renovaré’s much used Devotional Classics), 25 Books is designed to help individual readers and small groups get a taste of and work through the most important books for formation in Christlikeness.

List of 25 Books