Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I LOVE to see the temple!

The temple is a BEAUTIFUL gift. Living in the Mormon bubble of Iona, ID, I have very rarely been exposed to a lot of the stuff that I'm experiencing here. It is a rare occasion when I can get through an entire day without hearing the F-word or the Lord's name being taken in vain. My coworkers consistently come into work hung over, and some of them stoned. For a few of my coworkers, it is literally impossible for them to function without the influence of a cigarette. Growing up in Idaho, I was around fellow members almost all the time, and if they were participating in any of these activities, I never knew it. I think I had become a little desensitized to the spirit. Now I am in Orlando, Florida, where there are much fewer places for the Holy Ghost to dwell. But I didn't really notice all that much. That is, until I stepped into the Orlando Temple last night. The shift in the atmosphere was instant, and I immediately felt the weight of the world lift off my shoulders. I felt closer to God in those few hours than I have in a very long time, and it reminded me why I love this gospel so much. It was so refreshing to feel at peace. The air was clean, my thoughts were clean, and I was serving God. I cannot express in words how grateful I am for the Lord's house. It has served me as a very bright light in the midst of darkness, and I will never, EVER, forget the importance of temples again.


'High School Musical 4' Set to Debut in 2010!

East meets West in a classic love triangle set against the cross-town school rivalry between the East High Wildcats and West High Knights, in High School Musical 4, the fourth story in the celebrated franchise that became a cultural sensation, fueled unprecedented digital music downloads and underscored the strength of Disney Channel and Radio Disney's connection to kids, tweens and families.

High School Musical 4 brings the franchise back to television in a music and dance-filled Disney Channel Original Movie that will introduce a new cast of characters. It is scheduled to begin production later this year for premiere on Disney Channel in 2010.

"The High School Musical trilogy introduced a new generation to the celebrated genre of movie musicals," Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, Disney Channels Worldwide, says. "In crafting this next iteration, we've challenged the entire creative team to raise the bar again — and create something truly worthy of this extraordinary global phenomenon."

The screenwriter of High School Musical 4 is Peter Barsocchini who wrote each of the three movies in the franchise. Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush return as the executive producers.

The above article was posted on The Hub, a College Program website, so this is an official, and factual, article. It looks like we have the next generation of "The Land Before Time" on our hands. Why does Disney have to ruin a good thing by milking it? Cinderella 2 and 3, Pocahontas 2, Little Mermaid 2 and 3, Brother Bear 2, Fox and the Hound 2, Lady and the Tramp 2, etc. Where has all the creative thinking gone? Think of something new people! Imagination is dying, and that makes me sad. >:(