So after paying yet another company it appears that all of my Nailscars.com issues are fixed. I could be wrong, but it looks like traffic is returning to the site and the crazy pop ups are over. I am heading to kids camp next week so there won’t be a whole lot of changes, but I hope to get a new theme up and work out some of the kinks of the site. If you hit a link that doesn’t work try using the search bar on top of the page to find what you need. It is probably still on the site, just not where it used to be. If you still can’t find it just email me and I will see what I can do.
It has been a long journey as I try to get Nailscars.com back up and running, and I feel like I still have many miles to go. I am still trying to fight through some sort of a virus that is happening on this site. I thought I could just make a backup and then start fresh, but that didn’t work. I brought all of the junk over with the fresh start it seems. I have now handed money over to some faceless internet group in the hopes that they can make things better, but I am not sure that will work. I made some stupid decisions and ended up costing myself more money than I should have and on top of that I have all sorts of messed up links happening because of the switch.
Let me say that I am working on that, and hope to get them all fixed soon, but until I do if you just use the drop down menu you can get where you are going. I know that doesn’t really work on mobile and I am sorry. As soon as I know that I am out of the woods as far as malware and site redirects I will get things working again.
I have recently gotten into reading Twitter in the morning. It isn’t a good place for me to be, for sure because after I read it I spend my whole shower trying to think of what I can shout into the void to stop the madness. It seems like Twitter has become an old school mob that is almost literally tarring and feathering people and then celebrating when they are run out of town. Into that void there are a few voices on both sides trying to speak calmly and have a real discourse, but most of the people are just trying to shout and shame anyone who has ever made a mistake or who doesn’t agree with you.
So I sit in the shower and try to figure out how I can help.
Today it hit me. I can’t help Twitter world. I can’t help internet outrage or the people who are fueled by it. I can’t stop people from destroying lives because of one video or from yelling instead of listening.
But there is something I can do.
What I can do is share Jesus with people, anytime, every time. What I can do is be the hands and feet of Jesus reaching out to people one life at a time. We have moved into this world of social media and everyone having a platform and I think I have forgotten than real changes don’t happen when you shot into a megaphone, they happen when you are willing to walk across the street to help your neighbor.
My epiphany this morning was to stop worrying about internet things and start worrying about right here beside me things. That is how God is calling me to make a difference.
I have discovered that I need to continually remind myself to not talk to students about what is happening on the news. Not that I never want to talk about them, but I don’t want to over talk about it.
You see in a world of twitter and facebook where it feels like everyone is just shouting past everyone else it is a pretty heady thing to have a captive audience who wants to listen to you and wants to give believe what you say. So it is so easy to talk about what you have been trying to get traction with on twitter all week.
But I keep reminding myself that this is not my mission. This is not my goal. My goal is to tell them about Jesus and learn more about Him. True, sometimes that means that I talk about thinks that are in the news, but most of the time that means just keeping my mouth shut.
So I am watching this movie again and I have a few thoughts:
- I watched this a whole bunch as a child. It must have been on HBO or something, but I know I watched it quite a few times
- Watching it again I can’t believe I am not warped even more than I am from watching this thing. It is pretty dark.
- In the first 3 minutes a witch like sucks the baby out of a woman by magic and makes it go into the belly of a cow, and people keep watching this movie.
- How cool would it be to have the little ferret people as friends!
- I have to admit I probably cried the first time I saw one of them die (come to think of it, I don’t remember half of the really weird stuff in this movie, but I do remember that the little ferret dying made an impression on me.)
- People living in a post Lord of the Rings movie trilogy world don’t understand what it was like for fantasy fans back in the day. Fantasy movies were dark, cheap, and weird.
- There are weird bat people in this movie who clean people of everything but their bones in this thing!
I guess that is all of my thoughts for now. If you haven’t seen Beastmaster it is probably best that you avoid it, but if you have seen it take the time to check it out again. You will enjoy remembering how delightfully terrible it really is.