Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), a young socialite, meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco bird shop. Brenner wants to purchase a pair of lovebirds for his sister's eleventh birthday, but the shop has none. He pretends to mistake Daniels for a salesperson, which infuriates her; she requests an explanation. He says they met previously, but she doesn't remember him. Intrigued, she tracks down his address in Bodega Bay, California and purchases a pair of lovebirds herself. After driving several hours, she sneaks across a bay in a motor boat and secretly deposits the birds inside Mitch's house with a note. He spots her on the water during her escape, and he intercepts her as she is attacked and injured by a seagull. Mitch requests she stay for dinner, and Melanie reluctantly agrees. Melanie develops a relationship with Mitch, meets his clinging mother Lydia (Jessica Tandy) and his younger sister Cathy (Veronica Cartwright), and befriends Mitch's ex-lover Annie Hayworth (Suzanne Pleshette). When Melanie stays for the night at Annie's house, a gull kills itself by diving into the front door. At Cathy's birthday party the next day, the children are set upon by seagulls. The following evening, sparrows invade the Brenner home. Lydia discovers a neighbor who has been killed by birds that invaded his house, and she flees the scene in terror. After being comforted by Melanie and Mitch, Lydia becomes concerned about Cathy's safety at school. Melanie goes to the school and waits for class to end, initially unaware that a huge number of crows are massing nearby. Horrified when she sees the playground engulfed by them, she warns Annie and they evacuate the children. The birds attack, injuring several children. THE BIRDS - as a child I enjoyed 3 pet birds. A halfmoon parrot named Booby, a mynah bird named Jody, and a captains parrot named Cappy. The Hitchcock classic The Birds was one of my favorite movies. THE PLOT begins in a San Francisco restaurant. Several patrons describe personal encounters with strange bird behaviour. A drunk believes the attacks are a sign of the Apocalypse, and a traveling salesman condemns all birds and suggests that they be destroyed. A young mother becomes increasingly distressed by the conversation and shames them all for frightening her children. Outside the restaurant, a motorist is attacked while filling his car with gasoline; hysterical warnings cry out, but an innovent man burns up in the fire. The birds attack in greater numbers as people pour from the diner to survey the damage, and Melanie is forced to take refuge in a phone booth. Mitch rescues her and return to Annie's house and find that Annie has been killed by birds while pushing Cathy indoors to safety. Melanie and the Brenners barricade themselves inside the Brenner home. The house is attacked in waves by the birds, and several times they nearly break in through the sealed doors and windows. During a nighttime lull between attacks, Melanie hears noises from the upper floor. A sea of birds ripple menacingly around the Brenner farm as Mitch prepares Melanie's car for their escape. The radio reports the spread of bird attacks to nearby communities, and suggests that the National Guard may be required because civil authorities are unable to combat the inexplicable attacks. The film concludes ambiguously, as the car carrying Melanie and the Brenners slowly makes its way through famialiar winding roads of Bodega Bay. On August 18, 1961, residents in the town of Capitola, California, awoke to find sooty shearwaters slamming into their rooftops, and their streets covered with dead birds. News reports suggested shellfish poisoning as the cause. According to a local newspaper, the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Alfred Hitchcock requested news copy in 1961 to use as "research material for his latest thriller". The Birds released in 1963

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Steady My Heart

Wish it could be easy
Why is life so messy
Why is pain a part of us.
There are days I feel like nothing ever goes right
Sometimes it just hurts so much
But You are here, You’re real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts,
Even when its hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run toYou cuz I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my hard
You steady my heart
You steady my heart

I’m not gonna worry
I know that You got me
Right inside the palm of Your hand
Each and every moment
Whats good and whats broken
Happens just the way You said
You are here, You’re real
I know I can trust You – Even when it hurts……YOU ARE HERE FOR ME - by Kari Jobe
So peaceful, so constant, so lovely, so true
So powerful in all You do….
You fill me, You see me, You know my every move,
You love me to sing to You…

I know that You are for me, I know that
You will never forsake me in my weakness..and
I know that You have come now
Even if to write upon my heart,
To remind me Who You are…

So patient, so gracious, so merciful and true..
So wonderful in all You do
You fill me, You see me,
You know my every move,
You love me to sing to You.Love came down” by Kari Jobe
If my heart is over whelmed and I cannot hear Your voice
I’ll hold onto what is true…though I cannot see
If the storms of life
they come and the road ahead gets steep
I will lift these hands in faith…I will believe
I remind myself of all that You’ve done
And they life I have because of Your Son
Love came down and rescued me
Love came down and set me free
I am yours, oh ~ I am forever Yours
Mountain high or valley low ~I sing out and remind myself
I am Yours ~ I am forever Yours
When my heart is filled with hope ~ Every promise comes my way
When I feel Your hands of grace pressed upon me
Staying desperate for You God ~ Staying humbled at Your feet
I will lift these hands in praise ~ I will believe
I remind myself of all that You’ve done
And they life I have because of Your Son
Love came down and rescued me
Love came down and set me free
I am yours, oh ~ I am forever Yours “What love is this” Kari Jobe
You never change, You are the guarding Savior
When I’m afraid, You come and still my beating heart
You stay the same, When hope is just a distant thought
You take my pain ~ And You lead me to the cross
What love is this …When You gave Your life ~ for me
And made a way for me to know You

And I confess You’re always enough for me
You are all I need ~
I loved You, I see the scars upon Your hands
I hold the truth, that when I can’t You always can
And standing here, beneath the shadow of the cross
I am overwhelmed, but I keep finding open arms

What love is this that You gave Your life for me
You are all I need, Jesus in Your suffering
You were reaching ~ You thought of me …
Jesus in Your suffering ~
You were reaching ~ You thought of me.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Because You asked

I went up to the mountain, because You asked me to.
Up over the clouds, to where the sky was blue
I could see all around me, everywhere
I could see all around me, everywhere
Sometimes I feel like, I ve never been nothing but tired
And I'll be working, till the day I expire
Sometimes I just lay me down
What more can I do
But then I go on again,
Because You asked me to.
Somedays I look down afraid
Afraid I will fall
Though the sun shines
I see nothing, nothing at all
But I hear Your sweet voice
Come and they go, come and they go
The Lord tellin me something
You love

The Beatles

"All My Loving" ~ Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
I'll miss you
Remember I'll
always be true
And then while I'm away
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you
I'll pretend that I'm kissing
The lips I am missing
And hope that my dreams will come true
And then while I'm away I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you

All my loving I will send to you
All my loving, darling I'll be true

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you
Tomorrow I'll miss you
Remember I'll always be true
And then while I'm away
I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you
All my loving I will send to you
All my loving, darling I'll be true
All my loving, all my loving ooh
All my loving I will send to you

Friday, March 16, 2012

Show Me Your Glory

Show Me Your Glory by Kim Walker
This song is so anointed.. I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE it!

I see the cloud, I step in
I want to see Your glory like Moses did
Flashes of light and rolls of thunder
But I'm not afraid
I'm not afraid

Show me Your glory, show me Your glory, my God...
Show me Your glory, show me Your glory

I'm marked by Your beauty, lost in Your eyes
I want to walk in Your presence like Jesus did
Your glory surrounds me and I'm overwhelmed
I'm not afraid
I'm not afraid

Show me Your glory, show me Your glory, my God...
Show me Your glory, show me Your glory, yeah!

I long to look on the face of the One that I love
Long to stay in Your presence, it's where I belong

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hallelujah Faith

Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music do ya?
Well tt goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, and the major lift
The baffled King composed the Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I seen this room, and I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jane Eyre

After a wretched childhood, orphaned Jane Eyre yearns for new experiences. She accepts a governess position at Thornfield Hall, where she tutors a lively French girl named Adele. She soon finds herself falling in love with the brooding master of the house - the passionate Mr. Rochester. Jane gradually wins his heart, but they must overcome the dark secrets of the past before they can find happiness. When Jane saves Rochester from an eerie fire, she begins to suspect that there are many mysteries behind the walls of Thornfield Hall. Her fears are confirmed when Rochester's secret past is revealed, destroying her chance for happiness, and forcing Jane to flee Thornfield. Penniless and hungry, she finds shelter and friendship in the shape of a kind clergyman and his family. But she is soon shocked to uncover the deeply hidden truth of her own past. This lavish and sensual new version of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel is modern and moody, timeless and romantic. Starring Toby Stephens as Mr. Rochester, Ruth Wilson as Jane, and Francesca Annis as Lady Ingram. "Masterpiece Theater" has been showcasing some ambitious literary adaptations with mixed results. Anyone who envisions every adaptation of a novel to be a literal translation is denying the power of the film medium to create new and enduring art. While this version breezes past Jane's difficult childhood, it effectively settles into the heart of the story--when Jane takes a position at Thornfield Hall. Jane becomes fascinated by her new employer, Mr. Rochester. The two interact believably, and as Jane gets past Rochester's gruff exterior and erratic mood swings--she starts to have feelings for the man. Part One of this miniseries details the evolving, but chaste, relationship. In addition, the mysterious goings-on at Thornfield are excellently depicted. I was riveted by everything in this first part--particularly the intelligent banter between the two leads and the underlying sense of dread that exists in the manor. Easily 5 stars, the first half of this miniseries is flawless. Physical romance blossoms and secrets are revealed in a very satisfying way. However, as "Jane" fans know--there are still plenty of obstacles in the way of true love. As the story wanders away from Thornfield, the program loses some of its momentum and its magic. Ruth Wilson is the perfect Jane--intelligent and appealing. It's hard to imagine someone not falling in love with her, she's so sensible and caring. Stephens does a terrific job, as well. Playing the tortured Rochester, he is a trapped soul that's yearning, but unable, to escape. While referred to in the dialogue as ugly (which he's not), it is also easy to see why this man would be a challenge for and an equal to Jane. A wonderful adaptation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


DEFINITION OF HARBINGER: A person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald. Anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign: Frost is a harbinger of winter. Never, have I been so caught-up in a book by someone I never heard of before! A novel written with a KEEN sense of what rivets a soul! He unpacks info through an inspired telling that captures the reader completely! I am blown away by the method and order of its revealing. He brilliantly unfolds the MYSTERY in a profound message. I could not lay it down, it set my KINDRED heart and KINDLE on FIRE! It is truly mind-blowing! A 2012 FIVE STAR read for those who admit that the USA is rocking wildly without a politician on the horizon that has a solution. Our President, our mayors, our leaders nationwide boasted that the USA, the nation would rebuild their devasted country and make it stonger and more glorious than ever before. "Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger." Zephaniah 2:3 - Do you hear what the Spirit is saying? Or do you mock and laugh and plan to rebuild without God? About 628 BC - The people of Judah were terroized by the Assyrians and the prophet Zephaniah preached SEEK GOD before His judgement comes. Our modern American leaders voiced the same things voiced in ancient Israel. Eerily they used the same words that had caused God to withdraw His hedge of ISRAEL/USA protection. "To replace bricks with bricks is restoration, but to replace bricks with carved stone and boast of rebuilding what was destroyed is to ignore God's warning, it is an act of defiance."The American Dream is looking more and more like a national nightmare. Ten years since 9/11 and our nation spirals ever more downward each day with millions looking for an answer to our future. God's HEDGE OF PROTECTION has been removed. Intense weather, no snow in Reno December 2011, Hurricanes, floods, disease. If you have been questioning current events, The Harbinger provides the answers and a remedy. The reader is taken on a journey that begins over two thousand years ago linking it with our nation today as Jonathan Cahn unlocks an ancient mystery linked to America and her future. If you were sitting in a jury box, with America on trial, and listened to the facts presented by the author, the only verdict possible is GUILTY-beyond a reasonable doubt. It is not too late for our nation and its people to self-correct. The warning has been sent. Ignore it at your own peril. AUTHOR: JONATHAN CAHN ~ HIS teachings are known for their prophetic import and their revealing of the deep mysteries of God's living and active Word. Jonathan leads Hope of the World ministries, an international outreach dedicating to spreading God’s word and love to all peoples. Our attitude in worship is far more important than our apparell, our appearance or our position. Let us bow down, kneel or fall prostrate before the Lord and respect His word, His warning, His holiness, His ways. "Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker." Psalm 95:6 ~ "The last will be first, and the first last." Matthew 20:16 - What plans do you have for the summer 2012? Do you plan to honor God with your best, with your mind, heart and actions?