This has been a hard season for everyone. With the COVID-19 quarantine and the mandated stay at home orders that most people are facing, care and communication are very important right now. How do we do that without being able to get out? Well, we need to rely on technology to help us during these times. But just like COVID-19 so many people are afraid or have a hatred for technology.
In 1965 Charlie Brown, after being terribly frustrated with the consumer mentalities around him, and how badly things are going with the Christmas play, he belts out the most provocative question of the season: “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” A Charlie Brown Christmas holds a sentimental spot in my heart, as I have always enjoyed the characters and the special. Every year countless households tune in to watch as Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang pondered the meaning of Christmas.
The Christmas special was originally believed to be a failure back in 1965, but has now become as much a part of “Christmas Americana” as other well-known favorites like, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
In walks the most unlikely character to give Chuck a speech of the true meaning of Christmas.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are the times of the year that we might we joke about overeating and getting stuffed on turkey, hams, and pies. While it is a festive time of year with all the lights, colors, presents, gatherings, music, and let’s be honest “baby Yoda” on Disney +’s Mandalorian there is still a large population of people struggling with depression.
This is usually due to feeling empty on the inside. When our stomachs are empty and we need energy, we eat….sometimes a little too much. Just like our stomach, our souls need to be feed, but not just on anything, but something wholesome and good. I’m not going to blame videogames, Netflix and social media for all of our problems, but just like our stomachs, we can’t live on Pepsi and Ice-cream alone. So how do we fill our soul? Below are 6 ways to feed your soul during this season.
This past year, I’ve gotten a kick out of the AT&T commercials. Now I’m not pro-AT&T but check out a compilation of their “just ok is not ok” commercials.
I think there are many of us out there that are “just ok” with our faith. Are you just “ok” with your faith? Do you feel close enough to God? Just ok? I have been recently teaching a series to my youth at church about being all in for Jesus, instead of being almost for Jesus.
There is a lot of buzz going on about Spider-Man lately. It brought in over $1 Billion in the box office, making it the third Marvel movie this year to do so. With this to say, the Marvel and Sony agreement have not been looking so good, and it appears that we might not see our friendly neighborhood Spidey in an MCU movie…at least anytime soon.
Spider-Man: Far From Home was an awesome movie in my opinion! The acting was great, and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio was a very good cast (Even though I had been hoping for Bruce Campbell as Mysterio for like 10 years) Far From Home has been out of theaters for some time now and hitting DVD/Blu-Ray release at the end of this month. This post has some spoilers, so you are warned.
The controversy over the Sony-Marvel deal wasn’t the only thing with Spider-Man that gave us trust issues. This was a movie is packed with secrets. Peter struggles to keep his identity as Spider-Man a secret. Mysterio keeps his true powers and motives a secret. We discover a huge secret about Nick Fury in the end credits scene. It’s hard to find the truth in all of this.