Daily Archives: June 11, 2013

Movie Recommend: Arabian Nights (2000)

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights (2000) NR 175 minutes  Believing all women are treacherous murderers, the crazy sultan vows to behead his new wife before she can do the same to him. His bride, Scheherezade, saves her life and brings him back to sanity by telling him a captivating series of tales. This is a lush and beautiful production that is well worth the 3 hours of your life. Plus John Leguizamo is wonderful as both genies, so what’s not to like?  It got me curious to hear Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” while the tales were fresh in my mind. I found it at YouTube and am listening as I work.

Part 1 of 5 by Moscow Symphony (2008)

Part 2 of 5 by Moscow Symphony (2008)

Part 3 of 5 by Moscow Symphony (2008)

Part 4 of 5 by Moscow Symphony (2008)

Part 5 of 5 by Moscow Symphony (2008)

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Obama vs Bush Approvals

Remember how Obama ran as the “Not Bush” candidate and how he got the Nobel Peace Prize after 11 whole days sitting in the Oval Office being Not Bush and how Obama et al. are STILL blaming Bush for everything anybody doesn’t like?

Given all that … I just think the latest GALLUP polls for the two are too funny!

2013_06 GALLUP Obama and Bush are matchers

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Paid in Full by Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy Devotion

My Attorney [author unknown]

After living what I felt was a “decent” life, my time on earth came to the end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a court house. The doors opened, and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table.

As I looked around, I saw the “prosecutor.” He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen. I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney, a kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to me; I felt I knew Him.

The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full flowing robes. He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room. I couldn’t take my eyes off of Him. As He took His seat behind the bench, He said, “Let us begin.”

The prosecutor rose and said, “My name is Satan, and I am here to show you why this man belongs in hell.”

He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and times when I cheated others. Satan told of other horrible perversions that were once in my life, and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank. I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about. As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not offering any form of defense at all. I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some good in my life – couldn’t that at least equal out part of the harm I’d done?

Satan finished with a fury and said, “This man belongs in hell, he is guilty of all that I have charged, and there is not a person who can prove otherwise.”

When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan and beckoned Him to come forward. As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in His full splendor and majesty. I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Savior.

He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, “Hi, Dad,” and then He turned to address the court. “Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned. I won’t deny any of these allegations. And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished.”

Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, “However, I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life, and he has accepted Me as his Savior, so he is Mine.”

My Lord continued with, “His name is written in the book of life and no one can snatch him from Me. Satan still does not understand yet. This man is not to be given justice but rather mercy.”

As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, “There is nothing else that needs to be done. I’ve done it all.”

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The following words bellowed from His lips… “This man is free. The penalty for him has already been paid in full. Case dismissed.”

As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, “I won’t give up, I will win the next one.”

I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next, “Have you ever lost a case?”

Christ lovingly smiled and said, “Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them has received the same verdict as you, “PAID IN FULL.”

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THE TUESDAY GRUDGE

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