Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Amid gallant rescues, blazing battles, and bolts of lightning cutting the gray sky in the distance, this is the civilized world in turmoil, with Robin Hood leading the nation toward liberty and enlightenment. He deals in contracts—neither having faith nor initiating force—and, when foreign invaders make their presence known, he steps up to speak out and call for a “charter of rights” establishing “liberty by law”. Neither a prince nor a thief; this Robin Hood is a man of reason.
Marion, his lady and his equal, when the government comes to steal her wealth, dictating that “no one should have 4,000 acres” Marion replies: “it's 5,000 acres.” No little woman depending on others to defend her property, she knows how, when, and why to use a weapon.
The power-lust of religion meets the power-lust of the state and, as England becomes a God-state, Robin Hood assumes his well-deserved role as outlaw, legend, hero to the oppressed. With strong characters, stunning conflicts, and Russell Crowe playing Robin Hood just right, getting there is half the fun.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It is such a tale of adventurous faith. Miracle after miracle, mission after mission... we are totally going on one of their adventures one day. It is just such a wonderful tale showing how God provides against all odds, through us, when we follow in faith.
Carol and Dan, John and I especially think of you when we think of Friend Ship adventures. I am mailing you a copy of the original article that I found about these folks. Would you like to join us on high seas adventures one day?
Monday, May 10, 2010
Also... check out the garden. My salad is almost complete!!! Bwahahaha!!! I have the Raspberry vinaigrette ready and waiting!!