Monday, February 26, 2007

Hey J!

Kristina and I found out today that we are going to have a boy. We're going to name him J---.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Amazing Grace

Next weekend Amazing Grace opens. The film is apparently a faithful retelling of how John Newton (the writer of the famous hymn) and William Wilberforce's Christian beliefs inspired them to successfully fight for the abolition of slavery in England. From the looks of the trailer (below), the film is going to be absolutely "jealous-I-didn't-make-it" awesome!

You can also watch the trailer and find out more about the film at

Monday, February 12, 2007

Some Feedback

"...At the end [of the 'The Oath of Desormeau', my eight year old daughter] was full of questions...Great questions. I'm sure today will be filled with more of them and I'll need to reach for my Bible to answer them, not because I need to counteract what we saw in the film, but because I can truly show her the biblical principles evident in the film. Not merely the "good guy wins" as seems to be enough for most Christians who will consume whatever bone Hollywood throws them, but the evident concepts of Christian honor, defense of the weak, the "first shall be last and the last shall be first", godly maidenhood and modesty, honor of parents and more.

...What a blessing to find a film not with a bone or two thrown to appease us and take our money, but with rich biblical nuances and themes.

...Claire's desire to honor her father yet not compromise God's word when it appeared her father had matched her with the enemy was a wonderful example to our girls of always having to follow God's will above any other will.

We enjoy movies as a family and will definitely support the fledgling independent Christian film industry. Thank you for entering this fray with force and conviction and for producing such films. May God reward you and your family as you follow Him in this area."

In Christ,
"Thank you for your films. They are favorites in the E_____ household. I have seven children and all but the youngest can quote the entire script of 'Washington's Cross.'"

Hopedale, IL

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Knife the Mac

Well, my wife and I moved into a house last week only to discover that it has faulty electricity. As a result, a power surge has destroyed my G4 Powerbook's Hard Drive. We lost about 3,000 photos and I have to start all over with my itunes library. While I bought an external hard drive for "The Oath of Desormeau" files, I think I may have lost some of the stuff we used to make the DVD. It will probably take me a long time to figure out everything I lost. Each thing will come to mind over time as I need it, but can't get it.

We also lost a cat to the move: Pete. He's always been a very antisocial, if not psychotic, cat, and he did not handle the move well at all. He went completely crazy one night while Kristina and her mother where trying to clean the old place. So, we had to have him put down. This really has upset Kristina, who took him in after he was abandoned at such an early age that she had to feed him with an eye-dropper.

So, a year's worth of photos and a cat -two things we took with us when we evacuated for Rita thinking we could return to nothing- are gone in the move.