Sunday, May 10, 2015

Prayer, Movie Reviews

It is funny how we pray for something then when we get too much of it we pray for it to stop.  LIke rain fall is a good example.  When we are in drouth everyone and their dogs are praying for rain, and more rain.  Then when the prayers are answered and it continues to rain everyone gets irritable about all the rain and grows tired to it very fast.  While snow does not make its’ presence known but 2 or 3 times per year in the West Texas country, when it does put its’ white mark on the prairie everyone is ready for it to go asap.  No one takes the time to realize that snow provides a lot of great nutrients for the crops to grow after being planted in the spring.  Since we are a large agriculture center any thing we can get from the heavens that will make our crops prosper should be well received by all.  Besides when you pray for moisture I don’t think most people take the time to spell out what kind of moisture, just so it is moisture.   What has motivated me to write on this subject matter is the fact that we have received so much rain fall in the past week it is now being called a “flood.”  Very seldom is the word flood used in describing our rain fall.  Many times we are coming out of a drought and since our annual rain fall is only 17 inches it makes a 4 inch rain look like a big deal(which it is)!  The preferred breakdown of the precious 17 inches is to have a third in early spring for planting, another third in the early summer and then the balance in late summer.  For cotton that usually works fine, but of course it does not alway come that way.  So, the word flood surfaces again in everyones vocabulary.  Also, I don’t want to forget the snow I mentioned above that will come in middle of the winter and is really a blessing to our future crops.  Also, remember along the way as we get this valuable moisture it is not only for the farmers but for all of us who have yards and like to see thick, green grass on our lawns.  While we can water it ourselves it is evident that the real green comes from the heavens above or better called, “the rains from heaven.”  The bottom line to these comments is simple, “ watch what you pray for and don’t put a limit on it or complain about it when you get it!”

Movie Reviews:  

“Hot Pursuit”, *, A just above terrible movie, not worthy of a full price ticket.  Reese Witherspoon(a very good actress) plays the lead as an up tight police officer and Sofia Vergara supplies the hot body with limited acting ability as the mafia girl friend.  A stupid story, stupid plot, and even more stupid ending.  Rated PG-13 for sexual content, violence, language and some drug material.

“The Water Diviner”, *,  This is another bad movie with good actors.  An Australian man(Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons, and it all goes down hill from there.  Rated R for war violence including 
some disturbing images. 

“The D Train”, ***, While I question if this merits a three star I will go ahead with it since I think Jack Black is a very good actor.  So, even though the story line may be weak I could imagine that a lot of ex-high schoolers who plan class reunions could be found on this planning committee.  Black plays the role of the committee chair and takes the job very seriously, especially since he was the guy in high school that people do not remember.  In an effort to put some spice into the 20th reunion Black decides that the real popular guy of their class that went on to become a part time everything in life, was the ticket to bringing people back.  So, the plan is put into action to get him back.  From there you can decide if you want to watch the road map happen and what the results are.  Rated R+ for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use.  

EA, SH,........:(!



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