Saturday, October 27, 2007

Four Thumbs Up for "Bella"

Looking for a good movie to see? We saw the movie Bella in a special screening earlier this year and highly commend it to you. Since it's only a limited release, you may have to look hard to find a theatre, but the extra effort will be well worth your while.

In the Sacramento area, Bella is currently showing only at the Century 14 Theatre in Roseville. (Due to some intense elements in the film, we recommend a sitter for the kids.)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Reformation Day Movie Night

It was just last year that I became aware that Reformation Day falls on October 31. It then occurred to me that this is a holiday worth celebrating far more than Halloween. The following are details regarding an event I'm helping put together at my local church. I hope to see you there!

(If you'd like permission to do your own public showing of this film, contact

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door at Whittenberg, challenging errant teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and sparking what ultimately became known as the Reformation. Christians around the world celebrate this important day in history as “Reformation Day.”

You are invited to attend a special free showing of the movie Luther (2003) on Wednesday, October 31 at River City Grace Community Church in Sacramento. Learn more about how God used the Reformation to renew and revitalize His church. Dessert will be provided, and childcare is available for children ages three and below. RSVP online.

Reformation Day Movie Night
6:30 PM, Wednesday, October 31

River City Grace Community Church
4261 Whitney Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Birthday, Danny!

Our little guy turned one today, and since mommy is taking a nap, the responsibility of sending him birthday greetings via this blog has fallen upon my shoulders.

While I've certainly been at the hospital each and every time, for some reason I don't seem to remember the birth of our children with the same, er, intensity as Christina. I do remember that during her delivery of Danny I made the mistake of letting her hold my left hand -- that's the one with my wedding ring on it. Folks, let me just tell you, that is a big mistake -- one I had consciously avoided making in the prior two deliveries.

Danny is our most "normal" child yet. We didn't show up at the hospital too early or too late. He weighed just about the normal size and has acted fairly normal as far as babies are concerned... Okay, enough rambling. Here's a photo from a year ago to bring back the memories:

We love you, Danny. Happy Birthday!!!

Today's birthday celebration photos to follow...

New Church Web Site & Blog

We'd like to take this moment to draw your attention to our new church web site. As proud parents, we can't help but point out that there's a nice photo of Eliana in the rotation on the top page.

We'd also like to take this moment to welcome Pastor Greg to the blogosophere. We've added a link to his new blog under our "Friends" links and would encourage you to check his blog out and leave a comment from time to time.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Photos of Eliana and Michael

New Photos of Eliana and Michael courtesy of Rebekah Tennis (40)

Don't worry, we haven't lost Danny. We'll post some new photos of him as soon he turns one...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Win R.C. Sproul Books

Enter to win 40 copies of R.C. Sproul's most recent book, The Truth of the Cross.

Monday, October 1, 2007

New Giveaway: Grisham Novel

In light of Christina's jury duty today, it seems fitting to do a new giveaway in honor of those brave men and women across America who leave their homes and workplaces to serve on a jury.

Be the first to leave a comment claiming today's giveaway, and you win a free hardcover copy of The Runaway Jury by John Grisham.

According to the book review:

Millions of dollars are at stake in a huge tobacco-company case in Biloxi, and the jury's packed with people who have dirty little secrets. A mysterious young man takes subtle control of the jury as the defense watches helplessly, but they soon realize that he in turn is controlled by an even more mysterious young woman. Lives careen off course as they bend everyone in the case to their will.