American Idol – Self Improvement Brought to Life By Jordin Sparks

So, another season of American Idol comes to an end with the crowning of Jordin Sparks as American Idol 2007. On the night, she was a deserving winner, as well as being a beautiful person and a wonderful singer. Only the most cynical and spiteful of observers can argue that American Idol does not produce some great singers, it does; or that Jordin is not one of them, she is. We know already that the top three, as last year, will probably be superstars. So we can look forward to great things and big album sales from Melinda Doolittle and Blake Lewis, as well as Jordin. Apart from loving music of many types, one of the reasons I enjoy American Idol is the way, when it gets down to the final 16 and the serious singing contest, you can watch as young talented people develop before your eyes. The whole […]

How Right Are We? What I Learned From "The Shack"

Today I used to be studying “The Shack” by means of William P. Young. It’s one of the crucial simplest books I’ve learn greater than as soon as. Several years in the past, this ebook crossed my trail because it used to be hitting document gross sales, from an writer who got here out of nowhere. As I heard the tale line and concerning the personification of God within the ebook, I refused to be part of even studying it. Ironically sufficient, I won a duplicate as a present with a small determination that reads, “To Shirley, God says He is particularly keen on you. Celebrate Life, Gary Sinclair.” In an effort not to diminish the reward and with the recommendation from my husband that “it used to be a in reality just right tale,” I made the hassle to begin studying it. (Thank you Gary!) From the start I […]

Old Movies Are Better!

Old movies are better. I’m not sure why. They usually are in black and white. The actors tend to be over dramatic. The special effects are not up to current “snuff.” But still, old movies are best. Well, not all old movies. Some are junk. The Actors: Woody Allan, June Allison, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Wallace Barry, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Boyer, James Cagney, Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper, Montgomery Cliff, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Glen Ford, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Charles Laughton, Katharine Hepburn, Buster Keaton, Ray Malland, Fredrick March, Shirley McClain, Marilyn Monroe, Merle Oberon, Martha Ray, Red Skelton, Barbara Stanwyck, Jimmy Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple, Rudolph Valentino, Robert Wagner, John Wayne, Jane Wyman, . Some of these are still amongst the living. One nice thing is that Ted Turner preserved many old movies and we can […]