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from Downeast Maine
i need a bigger boat Jul 20, 2014
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- Downeast Maine
I live in Downeast Maine. I've been in several rock bands and currently enjoy being an active Singer/Songwriter in Maine. My music's at Iwww.reverbnation.com/matthewjohndrinnenberg
- Favorite Movie(s):
- Everything Speilberg esp JAWS. Classic Universal. Planet of the Apes films. Posidon Adventure
As for Steelbooks, I never understood the allure back in the day. I always thought I'd hate it if it got damaged, so I never delved. Then one Halloween I won a Halloween contest which gave me Texas Chainsaw Massacre in steelbook form. It looked awesome!!!! I was hooked.
Not shortly after I picked up the remake of Total Recall in steel. Then as this is all going on I'm discovering this place!! I was doomed...in a most excellent way!! I don't get every one I want, but I'm happy with my little yet growing collection.
Miracle: We were living in Massachusetts and my mom was up from Florida for a visit. It was a nice warm sunny day so I was wearing shorts and a tanktop. My wife was with my mom as she was putting together some wrapped cornish hens (wrapped in foil) I was to put on the grill. She put on the usual differing oils and spices and closed it up tight. She called me to put it on the grill so I took it outside on the deck and put it on the grill. I went back inside.
About 20 minutes later I went outside to turn the foil wrap. I'd done it a million times. Didn't even use gloves, I was really good at it. Could do it fast. So I reached in quick and grabbed the sides and lifted to turn it. For some reason I lost my grip, and instinctively leaned in to gain control. Once I did, the seam in the wrap split open and the oil went into the fire.
The flames engulfed me and I saw all the colors of the flames as they shot past my head. All at once, it was like a brick pounded me in the chest and pushed me back. I staggered back pretty much in shock, sure I was melted. My head, arms, upper torso all in play. I thought it was over.
I stood there as my wife and mom came running out. I told them "I'm ruined". No you're not!, my wife said. I asked if I still had my hair. I was so sure I was done I was affraid to look at my hands. I just stared straight ahead. They said I did so I felt my head and sure enough...my hair was there. I asked about my ears and face and they said i was fine. I touched my face, and looked at my hands. Even the hairs on my fingers was good to go. I was Godsmacked. Honestly in disbelief.
For about 2 hours I went on and on about how impossible it was for this to happen. I told my mom, a true follower of Jesus, that I didn't deserve to have a gift like that. She told me it wasn't up to me what God wanted to do. I struggled with this greatly, but couldn't let it go what happened. I kept telling them about the push on my check, like I was knocked back by a brick. I lifed my shirt and said "right here. it hit me right here"
They stared at my chest and I looked down. On my chest was a red marking of a hand right where I felt the 'brick'.
A little time passed and I kept looking at it. Just as obvious and clear as when I first saw it. I called my brother whose a pastor to tell him about it and he asked me if I'd taken a picture of it.
"NO"!!! I said, let me call you back. I looked at my chest.....still there.
Went to grab a camera, gave it to my wife, lifted the shirt......
and it was gone.
Like I said, I was totally undeserving of any grace God would want to bestow on me, but for some reason I don't know he showed me mercy. Maybe it was for my Mom. Maybe me, although to me that's laughable. Many bad and awful things happen to people all the time, and I was next in line. But it passed over me.
Praise be to God the Father and my Lord Jesus Christ.
SignatureSTEELBOOKS THAT WOULD BE A LIVING DREAM TO ME
(as long as it's not Pop Art, which I loathe)
Emporor of the North, Entire original Planet of the Apes saga
White Lightning, White Line Fever, House of Dark Shadows
West Side Story, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Towering Inferno, What's Up Doc, Thief
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid