Photos from Wikipedia As the 2012 Summer Olympics in London approach (July 27 to August 12), I was reminded by an article in Decision magazine of another Summer Olympics that took place years ago. It was 1924 when Eric Liddell, … Continue reading
What an inspiring little film! I’m sure you’ve heard of it–it’s had over 2 million views in a very short time. Filmmaker Nirvan Mullick made this film in East L.A. and posted it on Vimeo this past Monday. Caine’s Arcade is about a very creative and imaginative 9-year old boy who built his own cardboard arcade inside his dad’s auto parts store…and got the surprise of his life one special day! To see Nirvan Mullick’s Vimeo posting, click here. It will definitely make you smile…and maybe even tear up a little! :) I just love great stories like this!
Recently I went to Atlanta with some co-workers to attend the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) and the Atlanta Gift Show. Our hotel was right by the Centennial Olympic Park (photo above by David Henry). While at ICRS, in addition to seeing new books, card, and stationery products, we had the opportunity to view a special preview showing of a new film that will be coming out in September called Courageous. It’s a touching, inspiring movie that will make you laugh and cry, so bring tissues! You can learn more about it and watch a trailer of it by clicking here. The group Casting Crowns has made a music video for the movie, too–click here to see that.
The gift show was at AmericasMart® in the huge Atlanta Convention Center, with floors and floors of the newest items in stationery, giftware, home accessories and furnishings, jewelry and fashion…you name it! One of my favorite showrooms was Natural Life. I loved the colorful, unique, handmade look of their products.
Another showroom I liked was Gabby Home. They had great home accessories and furniture with a rustic and weathered look. It made me want to do some redecorating! :)
Of course, we had to eat, too, and found some great places in downtown Atlanta. We had some delicious breakfasts at the Landmark Diner and enjoyed several lunch and dinners at the Cafe Intermezzo. This cafe has so much to choose from, and if you’re wanting dessert they offer over 100 different tortes, tarts, cakes, pies, and cheesecakes!
It was fun seeing everything in Atlanta. Now I have to do some not-so-fun stuff like laundry…
I recently saw the newest Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and thought it was great! I actually sniffled at the end when…well, I won’t tell you in case you haven’t seen the movie yet! :) I love the song that Carrie Underwood co-wrote (with David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey) and recorded for the movie, There’s a Place For Us…it plays at the end when the credits are rolling. You can click here to listen to it. Hope you get a chance to see the movie!
…A world where you and I belong
Where faith and love will keep us strong
Exactly who we are is just enough
There’s a place for us.