Thursday, April 21, 2005

Adam Joshua

Alright, now that I've gotten that post out of the way, here's some bigger news. After months of thinking through names, Mandy and I settled on Adam Joshua Grisham. I mentioned the name Adam on the day we found out we were having a boy. We've been calling him that, thinking that we could change it if we didn't like it. I've had a hard time thinking about this decision. It's such an important decision, one that our boy will have to live with the rest of his life. This way, at least we have some options: Adam, Joshua, AJ, etc. That made me feel a lot better. For now, though, he's Adam.

The two month countdown has begun. I can't wait to actually meet him!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A long-overdue posting

The slacker returns!

After a month goes by, it's difficult to get back in the routine of blogging (not that I had a very long history of blogging). The problem is where to begin. So much has happened.

Oh well...I'll start with something light.

I watched three movies over the last week.

Oceans 12
I was hoping for more. It could have been a lot better. To sum up what I didn't like about it, everything was just too clever. I did like Matt Damon's part, though

An ok movie. The best thing was learning how to make the world's greatest sandwich. There's a scene where Adam Sandler's character makes a sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and a fried egg. I thought it looked good when I saw it. Then we were browsing the special features and came upon a section called "The World's Greatest Sandwich." They showed why they chose this sandwich, as well as how they made it. I decided that I too needed one of these sandwiches. I ate one that night and the next!

Hotel Rwanda
This movie moved me more than any I've seen in quite some time. After it was over I journaled the following thoughts:

I just finished watching Hotel Rwanda, and was deeply impacted. I can’t believe this happened just eleven years ago. I can’t believe that I never knew that one million people were massacred in Africa – in 1994. I believe that one day we who are privileged will experience pain like this. As I reflect on this movie, I wonder who I would have been more like: Joaquin Phoenix’s character, who, as he was leaving, said, “I’m so ashamed,” or Paul, who stayed and made a difference. I don’t want to get comfortable. What does God want to tell me through this film?