I feel like I start every one of these posts with the same kind of phrasing: “I can’t believe we’ve already gone through another month.”
But it’s TRUE! And here we are, having just finished out the first quarter of 2015. If you have a goal for this year, folks, get it done! Times a wastin’!
Lots happening here on the blog in the past month! Without further ado, here are the top posts:
1. More Reasons to Love Hometalk – I’m telling y’all, if you haven’t started using Hometalk, you’re missing out! Which is evident by the number of views on THIS post!
This was originally a Facebook “note” I wrote several years ago, before I ever started this blog! Considering I saw the same movie yesterday (and that we just celebrated St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, too!) I thought I would share it here! I hope it is an encouragement to your heart!
I caught part of a movie this afternoon that I absolutely love. Premiering in 2002, “Signs”, featuring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix, scared the heck out of me the first time I saw it! One of M. Night Shyamalan’s masterpieces (I LOVE his films!), it blew my mind, and as I’ve watched it over and over again in recent years, I seem to glean more from it during each viewing.
This last time, I stumbled upon it about halfway through, right at the point that Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) is deep in conversation with his brother, Merrill Hess (Joaquin Phoenix). Graham comments:
“People break down into two groups. When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I’m sure the people in group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation is a fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they’re on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there’s a whole lot of people in group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they’re looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever’s going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”