As You Wish (part 3 of The Princess Bride series)

As you wish. That’s all Westley would ever say.  But it meant so much more.  In the film, The Princess Bride, Westley starts out as a farm boy working for Buttercup’s family and those three words were all he ever said to Buttercup.  “As you wish.”  She would ask him to do the most menial tasks like cleaning the stable or polishing her saddle or … Continue reading As You Wish (part 3 of The Princess Bride series)

Sulu: Master of Navigation

Space…the final frontier. “These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.  It’s five-year mission, to explore strange new worlds.  To seek out new life and new civilizations.  To boldly go where no man has gone before!” Those words graced my television screen a lot growing up as a child.  My mom was a big fan of Star Trek and I would watch it with her … Continue reading Sulu: Master of Navigation

Life IS Pain! Anyone Who Says Differently Is Selling Something (part 2 of The Princess Bride series)

“Life IS Pain! …Anyone who says differently is selling something.” That is the Dread Pirate Roberts’ famous line from The Princess Bride and one that has always stuck in my brain.  I guess because I hope it’s not true, but realize deep down that it is.  Pain is a part of life.  That doesn’t mean life isn’t good overall.  I feel very fortunate to have … Continue reading Life IS Pain! Anyone Who Says Differently Is Selling Something (part 2 of The Princess Bride series)

Inconceivable! (part 1 of The Princess Bride series)

The greatest movie ever. Not Star Wars. Not The Avengers. Not Snow White. The Princess Bride. No finer movie has ever been made.  When it came out, it was ranked… #41, right above Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise.  Even by 1987 standards, it would not have been considered a success but it’s my favorite movie ever made and has since become a … Continue reading Inconceivable! (part 1 of The Princess Bride series)

Faith and Family Trip to Disneyland 2018 – Hospitality

What is hospitality? Jesus talked about it and practiced it, but are we doing a good job of it in our churches and personal life?  What lessons can we learn from the absolute master of hospitality – Disneyland!  Come and find out as we learn what it means to Disney to offer hospitality and how we can apply those lessons into our own context.  Plus, … Continue reading Faith and Family Trip to Disneyland 2018 – Hospitality