'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

Based on the film Rompecabezas, Puzzle is one of those little-known independent films that sneaks into theaters with little to no fanfare, although the fact that it is being promoted “from the producer of Little Miss Sunshine” should help it get noticed somewhat. Puzzle is a quiet, little film about a woman who discovers that jigsaw puzzles are the key to changing her life. While the subject matter doesn’t sound all that exciting, the film really isn’t about puzzles but instead about one finding their voice, or so it appears. It’s also a message film that has its own agenda expecting the audience to agree with the choices of the main character and applaud her “brave” behavior. Frankly, it just feels manipulative.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, Puzzle’s most impactful scene comes within the first few minutes. We see Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) cleaning up the house and they decorating it for a birthday party. Then we see her serving appetizers while being ignored by the guests. …

Kari Jobe's 'Majestic' Is a Quiet Tribute to Our God

Everything seemed to just come together for Kari Jobe and her new album and DVD, Majestic. The live album was recorded at the end of last November at the aptly named Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. The album also features the song, “How Majestic,” which was originally started by Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin. The story goes that Jobe’s manager had just booked the Majestic Theater for the live recording when she got a call from the songwriting duo. They explained that they had been working on a new song, but kept thinking of Jobe and asked if she wanted to be a part of it.

The song sits in the middle of the album like an anchor holding everything else together. Jobe wanted to emphasize that God’s majesty is like nothing else by creating a song that builds with anticipation. In the end, the lyrics are simple but powerful:
Without a word, the mountains speak - The song that all creation singsThe painted skies, the sun and stars - The heavens tell how great You areThe heavens tell how great You are How majestic is Your name - How majestic is Your nameJesus, wonderful, powerful - You’re the Lord of allHow majestic is Your name A rugged cross, a humble King - How beautiful the mysteryThat love would bleed from majesty - All rise, all rise in highest praiseYour name will reign through all eternity - Our hope, our strength, our victoryWe bow down, down at Your feet


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