Take a direct, simple story, unfold it with exquisite care, and the result is a gem of a play opening Northlighta€™s 37th season. The snapshots, originally photos clutched in their hands, become large projections on the paneled walls before actually springing to life in the form of two incarnations of their earlier selves: Susie and Danny (Megan Long and Nick Cosgrove) and Susan and Daniel (Jess Godwin and Tony Clarno). And what songs they are: 28 drawn from 12 successful musicals a€“ all written by Stephen Schwartz. The cast has remarkable voices, clear and compelling and their dramatic ability marches the timbre a€“ moving from humor to nostalgia with ease as past and present intermingle and advice is exchanged back and forth, neatly breaking barriers as they address their earlier selves. Kudos to Jack Magaw for the multi-level set, Karl Christian for musical staging, Steve Orich for Musical direction and arrangements, A and to the orchestra: Chris Sargent, Scott Reed, Paul Dallas, Jeffrey Handley and Marc Hogan. While Act I is stronger than the slower second act, by playa€™s end the viewers responded to much that reached their hearts.A  On opening night, not a few wiped away tears as they joined the rest of the audience for a standing ovation. The idea works because of the originality of the set-up, but also because Schwartz's songs, filled with aspiration and quizzical wonder, fit the basic premise so well. I could go on about many more such inspired musical choices here, most of which are beautifully sung, especially by Long and Clarno. I imagine Schwartz aficionados will enjoy Snapshots as a clever twist on the revue or jukebox musical, but I was impressed that it also works as something entirely new.
Touching musical comedy at Northlight blends new lyrics to familiar Stephen Schwartz music.
A At the center of one of the most highly anticipated productions of the Northlight Theatre's 2011-2012 season, Snapshots (music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by David Stern and directed by Ken Sawyer) are Dan (Gene Weygandt)and Sue (Susie McMonagle), a long-time couple that have been friends since childhood, back when they were still known as Danny (Nick Cosgrove) and Susie (Megan Long). When the play opens, Sue, dissatisfied with the state of their marriage, is up in the attic of their home, suitcase packed, in the middle of writing Dan a letter explaining that she has decided to leave him.
While puttering around in the attic, talking with Sue, he comes across a box of snapshots on the floor, much of its contents spilled out. Though they do love and care about each other a great deal (therea€™s no doubt about that), therea€™s also no denying that there are real problems in the relationship.
SNAPSHOTS is a new musical by the amazing Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Bakera€™s Wife)!! A group of very talented theatre folk and myself formed a theatrical production company called Cardboard Belt Productions.
When a box of old photographs tumbles from a dusty attic shelf, Dan and Sue are flooded with memories of their many years together.
In many ways, "Snapshotsa€? marks Schwartza€™s return to smaller, more intimate shows.
Lyric rewrites have made many of Schwartza€™s retrofitted songs more suitable for their new settings, but too often I found myself imagining them in their original contexts. Stern has crafted a book whose well-drawn characters and realistic situations offer something every audience member can identify with. The authors have opted to ignore conventional uses of time and space, a ploy that results in the past intruding on the present and vice versa: a charactera€™s older self giving advice to his more youthful counterpart, and a young girl questioning the woman she fears shea€™ll become. Snapshots will open the 2010-2011 season.A  The remainder of the season will be announced soon. Blending together some of the best-loved music with some of the genuinely wonderful lesser known gems of renowned Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, this touching romantic comedy exposes a marriage at a crossroads.A  Newly adapted, this musical reveals the humorous twists and unexpected turns of a middle-aged couple's reminiscence of how love brought them together and why life pushed them apart.
Relevant Theatricals and Cardboard Belt Productions have been developing this project for the past several years and most recently workedA on the musical with David Stern, Stephen Schwartz and the creative team in preparation for its Chicago premiere. Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community. Snapshots may be available for licensing in the future, and will be appropriate for groups who need a small show, as it involves only six actors, four musicians, and a single set.
Bookwriter David Stern brought Stephen Schwartz the idea of using a compilations of Schwartz songs to create a musical scrapbook of a couple's life. The challenges brought to them by the 2014 midterms have shown a crafty, dark arts side to the Obama White House- they have been exacting retribution and delivering consequences to those who have previously opposed the regime. According to the Conservative Tribune, Republican-leaning states have suffered financial consequences at the hands of the Obama administration, as they have received less federal aid and grant money than blue states, according to one report. A study showed that between 2009 and 2013, discretionary funding for various programs dropped by as much as 40% in red states like Texas and Oklahoma. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a book called “The Lies of President Barack Obama”? Now, we know that Obama has ZERO interest in actually serving the Americans that elected him, nor the officials we elected to represent out interests.
More reporting on the President’s lies is surely not a revelation to anyone, unfortunately. Flynn has been calling for a decades-long fight to eliminate radical Islam once and for all.
Slamming the Obama administration, he announced that not only are they paralyzed and playing weak defense on the terror front, but also they won’t even name their own enemy. The intelligence community cheering him on and standing up in support clearly shows the wedge between the intelligence agencies and the White House.
The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House. The outrage the episode has incited within President Obama’s inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. So we have a desperate, angry president, who will do anything to validate his failed foreign policy. GOP leaders are working on a plan to actually stop the crazy moves Obama was trying to pull curbing deportation, says the Daily Mail. The Daily Caller reports that as of July, 2014, the Obamas have WASTED over $44,351,777.12 in taxpayer dollars on none other than travel. As of March 2014, Obama has spent more time traveling internationally than any other president, taking 31 trips since assuming office in 2009. In 2013 alone, President Obama incurred $7,396,531 in flight expenses for his family vacations to Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as a trip to California to appear on the Jay Leno show.
Even with such sage advice, its absolutely clear that the current president has taken none from the former. NEW DELHI (AP) – President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi. Obama said that while he has had extraordinary opportunities, “there were moments in my life where I’ve been treated differently because of the color of my skin.” As he touted the importance of religious tolerance, he noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian. According to the Conservative Tribune, The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge contains a significant amount of oil, which could be vital to increasing America’s energy independence and reducing the country’s addiction to Middle Eastern oil sources.
She also pointed out that Alaska should make its own decisions about the land within the state. Barack Obama, our fearless leader, seems to hate energy independence as much as we hate ObamaCare. Honestly, Americans should be horrified at the manner in which this POTUS has treated our ally. A country so small, but mighty, as Israel stands up to the most vehement, unwarranted hatred imaginable on a daily basis. Obama, who has no record of successful negotiations of any kind in any circumstance, is apparently demanding the pro-sanction stance of Netanyahu be toned down because the U.S.
The White House surely was not favorable when upon hearing this news, as it came the day after Obama promised in his State of the Union address to veto any new sanctions Congress might approve against Iran.
Let us all remember that we are humans and capable of mistakes – even Senators are not exempt.
The Local Resident Voting Rights Act of 2015 is designed to allow illegal immigrants who fall under the parameters of Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform to vote in district elections. The only thing that surprises me at all about this is the fact that it took only two months to start happening right after he promised it wouldn’t. On January 20, 2015 the first black POTUS will deliver his State of the Union Address just one day after the national holiday in honor of Dr. Three days later, Obama will travel with the First Lady and a large entourage of senior officials to India. While any thinking person must acknowledge that Obama is a lame duck, and that the march of world leaders was just a march, and that the Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim but is visited by millions every year…one must also wonder, what is he thinking? Americans have every right to assemble in militias, and I would encourage any red-blooded American to do so. The CIA has just released a report showing that The White House had direct involvement in the agency’s spying on the United States Senate. Since those involved are the president’s closest advisors, plausible deniability doesn’t seem to be a scapegoat here. CIA Director John Brennan discussed with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough the intention to search the hard drive of a computer being used by staffers working for then-head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to investigate the use of “torture” by the CIA on suspected terrorists.
This bombshell revelation was included in the report released by the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General on Wednesday. Feinstein’s committee was in the process of conducting its own investigation into the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, a program that had been discontinued shortly after Obama took office, as part of its constitutional oversight role of the executive branch. The new information seems to indicate that the White House was fully aware of the CIA’s actions and made no move to stop it. After becoming aware of the CIA’s snooping, Feinstein argued that the CIA had “likely violated the constitutional separation of powers,” according to The Huffington Post. The White House, not surprisingly, declined comment, implying that Obama’s Administration agrees and is either scrambling for a defense or simply has none.
The Inspector General found that the five CIA employees who conducted the search had “engaged in wrongdoing,” according to HuffPo, but that their actions were not punishable. The Founding Fathers meant exactly this when they incorporated the phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” in Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution. The FBI has released a new report that they are aware of 22 Islamic “communes” inside the U.S.
The federal government describes them as “communal living sites.” There is documentation that these sites actually provide paramilitary training and indoctrination to Islamic recruits. It appears that the federal government is well aware of the Islamic compounds but has decided not to do anything about them. The ridiculous PC nature of Americans to not seem ‘anti-muslim’ will surely bring about our downfall if we continue to allow these Muslim Training Camps to exist on our own soil. The deadline for Arpaio’s brief is January 29th, and the administration has to respond by March 2 with a defense. When one looks at the schedule of the leader of the free world in the days after a major terror attack on the West, one expects to see security briefings, meetings with Homeland Security, perhaps a military gathering or two. What is the ‘most transparent administration in history’ blogging about these days?
Statements and Releases, surely there is something under this heading addressing the loss of life in Paris over the weekend. Recently reported by Bloomberg, Us weapons meant for Iraq’s military are instead being used by Shiite militias. US Troops were killed by these same militias they are arming in 2007 during the ‘surge’ In the meantime, the U.S. The head of our great nation surely has a few issues when France calls for a protest against radical Islam and even Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas agrees to attend but Obummer is too busy to show his face. Leaders from nations like Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland and Ukraine somehow all managed to find time on their calendars to show up for the event. Putin was absent, but his proxy, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, is planning to lead Russia’s delegation in the wake of the deadly attacks.
Instant justice for one of the most evil men to have ever lived is precisely how most Americans want the world to understand our sense of fairness.
The three couples interact to sing and dramatize specific, emotion-filled episodes that trace the two from their early days in elementary school A a€“ hitting on many rites of passageA  a€” A before moving on to courtship and highlights of their 30 years together.
The melodies are recognizable from many of these shows which include Wicked, Pippin, A Godspell, The Magic Show, Rags, Personals, The Bakera€™s Wife, Enchanted, Captain Louie, Working, Reluctant Pilgrim and Children of Eden a€“ but the lyrics have been rewritten to fit the new dramatic situation.
The musical logo flashes onto the attic walls.A  Ita€™s a powerful kick-off to the singing revue. The playa€™s book is by David Stern.a€?a€?Schwartz, a prolific composer and lyricist whose resume includes Godspell, Pippin, The Bakera€™s Wife, Working, RagsA and Wicked, has taken more than 25 musical numbers from these and his other works and adapted lyrics to fit Snapshots. Just as shea€™s almost done, about to make the move and leave, Dan comes up, genuinely confused about what she might be doing up there.A Rather than giving him the letter or informing him of her plans to leave him herself, she comes up with an excuse. While he gathers them up, one in particular catches his eye -- a photo taken during a trip that they took to the Caribbean many years earlier. Much of the time they act as if they expect one another to be mind readers, each expecting the other to just somehow know what they want them to do or say. Ten years ago we began working with Stephen Schwartz and David Stern to bring this fantastic musical to the stage. The playa€™s book is by David Stern.Schwartz, a prolific composer and lyricist whose resume includes Godspell, Pippin, The Bakera€™s Wife, Working, RagsA and Wicked, has taken more than 25 musical numbers from these and his other works and adapted lyrics to fit Snapshots.
In addition to capturing a moment in time, they hold myriad memories for those whose images are pictured within.
A cast of six portrays Dan and Sue at three stages in their lives: as childhood friends, as newlyweds and as a couple whose 30-year marriage is falling apart. As they reflect on their past, they recall happier times they spent together, a few missed opportunities and some of the inevitable challenges every couple faces.


It shares similarities with Dan Goggina€™s "Balancing Act,a€? a chamber musical with a main character whose conflicting personalities are played by five actors. Who doesna€™t remember a first crush, an awkward first kiss, rites of passage and missed opportunities?
Evans announce the first show of Northlight's 2010-2011 season, A Snapshots, a new show described by the authors as a "musical scrapbook," that includes some of the best-loved music and lyrics by the creator of Wicked, Godspell, Pippin!
He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on the English texts for Bernstein's Mass and wrote the title song for the play and movie Butterflies Are Free.
Ken is a BFA graduate of The Juilliard School.A  He is also an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab West and the LaMama Italy International Directors Workshop.
Several theatre groups staged new versions of it in the summer of 2007, including Dayton, Ohio's The Human Race, whose production is pictured in the photo with cast members Kristy Cates and Michael Marcotte.
Conversely, solidly blue Democrat states and the purple swing states saw a drop of only about 25% in funding received.
John Culberson said that he has had extraordinary trouble securing federal funds from the administration to pay for things like border security, harbor dredging or even basic aid after a chemical plant explosion in his district. Obama playing favorites, yet again, should come as no shock to those of us paying attention. This is out of fear of the appearance of trying to manipulate the free elections of another nation.
We need more people like you actually running this country, instead of the current scumbag who is only running it into the ground. Netanyahu’s political fortunes above the relationship between Israel and the United States. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. At least the Republican party and the conservative movement—and most of the American people—stand with Israel and against President Obama.
Our Government is like a spoiled child, used to making blanket statements and getting away with murder. Bush had spent 116 days on 28 trips, Bill Clinton had spent 113 days on 27 trips and Ronald Reagan had spent 73 days on just 14 trips. And Laura are one of the classiest couples to ever grace the White House and the country with their presence. The list is endless, but his most recent action is to pressure Congress to close off about 12 million acres of Alaskan land. Pro-drilling groups have insisted that oil technology is advanced enough to access the valuable oil underneath ANWR, while also preserving the natural environment.
Obama did little more than stiffen Netenyahu’s resolve to speak before a newly elected, pro-Israel Congress. The leader of our closest middle east ally should have an open invitation to speak in the U.S.
Why should those who actually have the constitutional right to vote be the only ones making the decisions on how this country runs? There isn’t going to be a sudden epiphany from him recognizing his lies- he has said them so many times that he believes them to be true. Just two weeks ago this President couldn’t be bothered to even send a representative to symbolically march for free speech in Paris. Bad PR from the man who got elected with zero executive experience, no record of any significance as a Senator, and pretty much just on his racially charged PR campaign.
What you may be shocked to know, is that this is happening less that 150 miles from New York City. If this doesn’t motivate people from both parties to start the process, it probably never will.
Circuit Court is arguably the second most powerful in the nation, right under the Supreme Court. He alleges that he will be harmed by the large number of criminals allowed to remain in the US under the president’s executive action. A new Congress is in session beginning today and Obama was conspicuously absent from the anti-terror march in Paris yesterday.
No briefing on Paris, terrorism, or the historic anti-terror march the POTUS missed yesterday. The President of the United States has no posted public schedule for at least the next 3 months, he has nothing to say about a terrorist attack on a NATO ally, and the people’s website, as it were, doesn’t even mention the events? Many of these militias are commanded by Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers who are still in alliance with Iran. The Obama administrations categorically denies any weapons transfers to the Shiite, but anonymous tipping within has in fact conformed these shady activities. What might be clunky in other hands, flows smoothly under the expert direction of Ken Sawyer. He shows up from work, oblivious as ever, and the two end up looking back through their lives as lovers, parents and take-each-other-for-granted spouses, with the wife's impending exit providing the requisite tension.
Press about this show has revealed that Schwartz has re-written some of his lyrics to fit the new narrative, but other than noting such changes in a couple tunes from Wicked, I have no idea what was altered or to what extent. Ita€™s a creative endeavor that works well.a€?a€?The show, featuring a pitch-perfect cast bursting with talent, opens in a cluttered attic where middle-aged Sue (Susie McMonagle), packed suitcase in hand, is poking through keepsakes. While they are up there, Dan starts to go through the items that have gathered over the years, pointing out what he feels they can get rid of. It is also through these glimpses, these memories, that we learn about what really happened versus how they remember certain events in their lives happening, how they went from childhood friends to married couple, to married couple on the verge of breaking up after decades of being together. Indeed they go to great lengths not to talk about anything of substance, to avoid any unpleasantness or arguments. We then teamed up with Relevant Theatricals (Million Dollar Quartet) and have workshopped SNAPSHOTS at Theatre Works, The Village Theatre, The Human Race Theatre, Seaside Music Theatre and more to come. Schwartz has taken his most famous songs and brilliantly reworked them into an entirely new powerful book written by David Stern. Ita€™s a creative endeavor that works well.The show, featuring a pitch-perfect cast bursting with talent, opens in a cluttered attic where middle-aged Sue (Susie McMonagle), packed suitcase in hand, is poking through keepsakes. They also have the power to rekindle powerful emotions years, even decades, after they were taken. Schwartz has rewritten many of the lyrics to even the most familiar songs, to stay true to the fascinating story and characters of this new work.A  Funny and bittersweet, Snapshots brings into focus all the wonders and frustrations of trusting your heart and believing your memories. Schwartz was intrigued by the notion, and gave permission for the concept to be developed further.
Obama and his cronies are usually up to no good, and they certainly don’t like being called out on it. According to the Conservative Tribune, there was an op-ed co-written two weeks ago with United Kingdom Prime Minster David Cameron, who is facing a very difficult re-election battle in May, was exempted from that consideration … why, exactly? Michael Flynn,told his audience of concerns regarding radical Islam, the epic failure in the fight against it – and for which the Obama White House is solely responsible.
Israel is just convenient to blame, because they are solution oriented, not Obama-oriented. You are a terrible example to the world of what Americans supposedly are and how we behave. But Obama has blocked things like Keystone XL with such vehemence, it really makes you question where his loyalties REALLY lie. The stern, straight talking PM of Israel is likely having a good laugh at the most embarrassing President the U.S. Perhaps this is stating the obvious, but negotiations over a nuclear Iran are more critical to Israel than any other country on the planet.
The Conservative Tribune has shown a video he released stating he has invited the Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to the Congress February 11. I didn’t think I would get to use that phrase this year and I am happy to be proved wrong. In these days where everyone has a camera in their pocket, much of our lives are caught on film.
He speaks about how the Obama-economy is failing, and that we cannot win a war on Islamic terrorism with a president who cannot even utter those words.
Yes, include all, that love our country so much that the circumvent the laws we have by entering illegally, using fraudulent Social Security Numbers, or suck our social welfare systems dry. His Attorney General was already in Paris, but was not instructed to join the 40 other world leaders in the demonstration of unity against radical Islam. Well, this map may have you thinking otherwise, as there is likely a training camp closer than you might realize. In case you have been asleep, this lawsuit is designed to halt the president’s executive action on amnesty. To avoid jumping to the conclusion that an empty public schedule means the POTUS plans to actually do nothing, and not take this as a public hissy fit about the new Republican Congress, one should move on to the blog and news sections of the .gov website for clarification.
And, use the American justice system and millions of tax payer dollars to parade around the nobility and fairness of the United States. Their younger selves, variously played by Megan Long, Jess Godwin, Nick Cosgrove and Tony Clarno, act out vistas from their lives, singing Schwartz as they go, often with lyrics newly penned by the composer himself. Feeling distant from her workaholic husband Dan (Gene Weygrandt), she is ready to call it quits after 20 years of marriage to her childhood sweetheart in order to chase a dream of intimacy that has eluded her.a€?a€?Before Sue can get out the door, Dan comes home early from the office and joins her, and the pair spend time pouring over old photos. Feeling distant from her workaholic husband Dan (Gene Weygrandt), she is ready to call it quits after 20 years of marriage to her childhood sweetheart in order to chase a dream of intimacy that has eluded her.Before Sue can get out the door, Dan comes home early from the office and joins her, and the pair spend time pouring over old photos.
A Snapshots, with book by David Stern, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, A direction by Ken Sawyer, musical staging by Karl Christian, and musical supervision and arrangements by Steve Orich, will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, September 16 - October 23, 2011.
For films, he collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for Disney's Enchanted as well as the animated features Pocahontas and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated feature The Prince Of Egypt.
Early versions were produced in the mid 90s, and over time, it evolved in terms of the story and the lyrics.
Well, I guess we already KNOW that answer, since we see the way you treat the American public. The sad truth of the matter is, it’s already been written – and Obama adds a chapter every time he opens his mouth. Uncertainty from where has left many conservatives frustrated, believing immigration should be the top priority. How dare Obama even negotiate with this caliphate filled with Holocaust deniers and anti-semites. You are welcome here, sir, we apologize for the mistreatment you have encountered at the hands of the current occupant of the White House. The Dems are doing the old ‘sign my card’ and then by the way, donate donate donate? He also feels a lower court improperly dismissed his claim, and the time-sensitive nature of the lawsuit was a major argument in getting an expedited court date.
These snapshots trigger memories of when they first met, birthday parties, family gatherings, a€?best palsa€? during their college years, dating experiences (with one another and others) and eventually their engagement and birth of a college-age son. Growing up Susie had her own dreams, wanted her own career, all of which now seems to have taken a backseat to raising a family, while Daniel spent much of his time away, often working 70 hours a week. Also, yes, a Muslim president would be a bad thing, as we have RADICAL ISLMAIC TERRORISTS living in, training in, and attacking our sovereignty. Does he get the permission of every world leader before he sends drones in to kill high value targets? Muslims training for jihad in such close range from America’s bloodiest terror attack in history does not sit well in my stomach.
What on earth are they doing if they can’t even post a public appearance that has been scheduled since the man’s re-election in 2012? While those long hours were necessary early on, when they were young a€“ they wouldna€™t have been able support a family without that job a€“ he long ago could have scaled back to a much more reasonable, manageable schedule that would have allowed him to spend more time with Sue, yet somehow he never did, leaving her to feel essentially alone.
His first opera, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, premiered with Opera Santa Barbara in the fall of 2009. Explain why our President panders to people who call us infidels and ignores our only real ally in the region.
But what really brings them to life are four hard-working cast members who re-enact these various milestones in song and dialogue. Compounding the problem is that Dan has fallen into a familiar pattern of long hours spent at work, not recognizing that there is any sort of problem at home, whatsoever. Plus, if religion is so non-important, why do you have the need to defend your so-called Christianity? From his perspective, he doesna€™t recognize that a problem exists, therefore there isna€™t one, all of which leads up to the point where the play begins a€¦ the point at which Sue must decide whether she is to leave or stay and try to work their problems out together. Tony Clarno as Daniel, Jess Godwin as Susan, Nick Cosgrove as Danny and Megan Long as Susie are shadow figures from the past, younger versions of Ken and Sue with whom they often interact. Under the auspices of the ASCAP Foundation, he runs musical theatre workshops in New York and Los Angeles, and is currently the President of the Dramatists' Guild. Explanations are, in fact, required to mend this relationship, but it would appear Obama and his band of village idiots misunderstand to whom and for what said explanations should be made. I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky. As the events play out, they dona€™t always match how the principal characters remember them.A A A  Many of the rekindled events are hilarious.


In the first apartment that he will share with Sue, Dan has a number of surprise female visitors, baggage from his past, who literally pop up from the most unexpected places. Schwartz has recently been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 15: But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful. Even funnier is a bedroom scene where more ghosts put in an appearance (Godwin, changing wigs and intonation in rapid succession). Other awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies. 8: But God has shown us how much he loves us a€“ it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!Hebrews 13, vs.
I would come home from work and plop myself in the chair for A? hour or so, wash up, change my clothes and eat dinner. I can count on my one hand the number of times I played ball with my boy or took my daughter shopping. I feel sorry for my children for not being there for them and sorry for my wife because she raised the kids pretty much on her own and she did a great job of it. I am sorry for myself also because the moments that I missed with my children can never be recovered.
I thought I was doing my best by beingA a goodA provider but in my older wisdom I know that being a Dad was the most important thing they needed. He created us, molded us, watches over our lives, provides for us, and when we die He brings us into His kingdom.
It was customary at that time for Rabbis (Jesus was onea€”it meant teacher) when they were among a crowd to say the first verse of a Psalm. What He most likely was doing was wanting the rest of the people, and us, to say the rest of the Psalm.
Kendall===============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop June 12, 2010. Lost loves, friends, jobs, disagreements with others, death of relatives, and depression are just some of the reasons we lose pride and hope in one self.
We could go on with this forever so today I am just addressing those qualities in single people.
With single people, it could just be the problem with finding the right a€?someonea€? to love. The delay or loss of a past love (among other things) could send someone spiraling downward into a loss of respect for themselves. Nationally, there are 85.6 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women and the birthrate is approximately 53% women over men.
They have the a€?TV-ADa€? looks, drugs, drinking, sex, and instant communication (cell and text). Some people give up on themselves and become self destructive with over eating and drinking or hibernation.
From a mana€™s perspective, if a man is looking for a quick date, sex, or just a temporary girlfriend he will frequent a bar. If a man is looking for a long term loving relationship or wife, he will look around church, a library (or book store), coffee bars, or social groups.
Dona€™t settle on things that go against you conscience whether it is with yourself or a mate. People with multiple divorces fail in relationships, drinkers are good drinkers, abusers (physical or mentally) are just abusers and players, and cheaters are cheaters. People rarely change and never enter a relationship with the thought that you can later on change that person to your expectations.
If a person you care for ever poses this statement ----- A a€? If you want me (or love me) you need to do a€?this or thata€™.a€? ----- then walk away and dona€™t look back. The following religions or faiths consider Jesus as an enlightened spiritual teacher: Jehovaha€™s Witnesses, Mormonism, Unification Church , Christian Science, A? of all Wicca, New Age, Nation of Islam, Bahaa€™i World Faith, Hare Krishna, Hinduism, some of Judaism, and Islam.
It is funny that all these listed above recognize him as a great spiritual teacher but do not follow His teachings.
The other half of Wicca, Transcendental Meditation, Scientology, and Buddhists either do not mention Him or He is not important to their way of thinking. Genesis Chapter #1 in part of verse 2 says, a€?and the Spirit of God was moving over the watera€?. He won trophies for the best in class in New York State for horseshoes and archery (before compound bows) for several years running. He hunted and fished and always, it seemed, brought back his limit no matter what game, fish, or bird was in season.
He joined the Navy Sea Bees in WW2 and ended up getting drafted in the Marine Corps on an Island in the Pacific during the conflict. The only way there is through His Son Jesus so I accept Him as my Lord and Savior and try my best to follow His ways.
A ====================================================== ==============================================Note: If you have not seen the movie "Left Behind" with Kirk Cameron, now would be the time. Well to begin with; this promise from God is only for believers and followers of Jesus Christ. Paul was talking about believers and inserted the condition of a€?for those who love Goda€?.
You see, when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior and ask for forgiveness and confess to Him your sins --------- you are washed clean with the blood of Christ.
However, sometimes you carry the baggage of the memories of those sins in your mind and heart. This verse in Romans assures you that your guilt is unjustified because God will make it turn out in the end for good.
Jesus did not promise that this life would be easy but that He would walk through those troubled times with you. Although it was a good one, it caused me much stress and sometimes aspects of it violated my conscience. I do believe that God is making this bad thing turn out to be good and I think He has a better job for me in the near future. If you believe in God and love Him and believe in His promise, these too will turn out for the better. And leta€™s not forget that even though what his brothers did was a€?wronga€?, God made it into good when Joseph forgave them and helped them. His promise does not make wrong right but makes it turn out into something good for his glory, for us believers.
We know that Jesus will walk with us through the valley but God will get us to the mountain top when we get through it. I am sure there are many stories out there of how this verse helped many people weather their storms. Kendall============================================================Pastor Pop-Pop July 31, 2010. Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth.
Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals. I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation.
It tells us His personality, words, likes, dislikes, rules, commands, pleasures, and all the things he has done. So any god or image of him that does not conform to or match the one described in the Bible (the word of God) is not the God of Israel that we are to worship.
Let us be clear that making images of anything is not a violation of the commandment but actually worshiping it as a god. Some churches within the body of Christ have pictures or statues of saints or even Jesusa€™ mother. That is not a violation unless the statue (or the person) a€?itselfa€? is being worshiped as a god or the statue is believed to have some sort of power within itself.
Wearing a Jewish star or a cross is also not a violation unless the emblem itself is worshiped. If they are decorations that is OK but if you actually place or believe some hope or faith of luck in them, it is a violation of the commandment.
People now seem to create their own god to worship in a€?their own minda€? and not within the scope of the Word of God (the Bible).
The one I hear the most is, a€?I am a good person so that is all that is needed to go to Heaven and be saved.a€? That is not what the Bible tells us. Matthew 7:21 (ESV) says, a€?Not everyone who says to me a€?Lord Lord,a€™ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.a€? What is the will of the Father? People go around saying god is this or god is that or that is a€?not what I believe ina€™ but if their beliefs are not in line with the Bible, they are in violation of the first commandment.
God is OK with working on a Sunday (or having your place of business open), God is OK with Homosexual and Gay behavior, I dona€™t have to go to church and worship Him, I dona€™t have to give, I dona€™t have to forgive everyone, it is OK to kill unborn babies, He is OK with pagan rituals, I can be rude to people, God did not make the earth a€“ and on and on and on.
The pastor said that this church was saying the Holy Spirit told them this was OK but another church said that the Holy Spirit was against this and yet another one had a different view point from the Holy Spirit. We all violate them in some way or another but that is why Jesus died on the cross to wash us clean in His blood and absolve us of our faults. He scribed it on stone tablets and gave them to Moses on the mountain top to give to His people. That is the translation that she likes to use.===============================================================Thou shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous Goda€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦. Leta€™s take one at a time and discuss:We discussed this command last sermon (review if you want to).
Have you ever created another God in your mind or worshiped another god of a different religion or faith? Jesus said that if you even lust in your heart (or mind) for another that you violate this commandment. Covet is defined in the NIV dictionary as: To want for yourself something that belongs to another person.
Whether you take it or not, take it and not return it, or just desire it ---- you have violated this commandment. If you believe in Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you are forgiven of your sins and you are washed in His blood clean and white as snow. A Timothy McVey the mastermind on the Oklahoma bombing defied God and declared that he alone was the a€?master of his destinya€?.
A ==============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop August 24, 2010.
Having a good relationship with your spouse, family, friends, or co-workers is usually based on a good two way conversational attitude. To render Him praise and glory through prayer, actions, good deeds, following His laws and commandments, and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
He knows what we need before we ask but He likes to hear it from us also with some praise and worship attached.
Your Mom knows you need food and gives you healthy meals but approaching her and asking for a snack also tells her you would like some cheese doodles too. Prayers can be from a book, made up by you, from the Bible, or just general conversation between you and God. They can be on your knees by your bed, in Church, or just during every day activities or work.
I try to concentrate not on an earthly or worldly fixture or thing but temporarily close my eyes (not while driving) or look up when I talk to Him. I find one (or a paragraph or verse) that I derive comfort from and say it as a special prayer to the Lord. What can flesh do to me?Psalm 121(NLT): I look up to the mountains-does my help come from there? Go to a good book store and page through some and see which ones are comfortable for you personally. They are good Bibles but one is paraphrased and one is in a so called modern language that, for me, does not read real well. I highly recommend The New Living Translation (NLT), The New Century Version (NCV), or the New American Bible (NAB). The first two are used a lot with Contemporary Christian Churches and the third contains extra books as it was designed to meet the needs of Catholic Christians. I also like the Good News Translation (GNT).A It is important that you like it and are comfortable with it.



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