The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1959

The Baskerville family is cursed. Sir Henry has inherited the estate from the last to reign in Baskerville Hall. Hugo was torn up by the hound who lives in the moor. Sherlock Holmes will uncover enough new information to find out the truth of how Hugo died and why. And hopefully will save Sir Henry’s life.

Christopher Lee, who is now 91 years old, was 37 in 1959 when he took on the role of Sir Henry Baskerville. Lee enjoyed working with his close friend Peter Cushing in this film, stating that Cushing and Vincent Price (according to “were both grand masters of their art but more importantly as human beings...wonderful people, wonderful actors and I miss them very very much.”

Lee has 276 acting roles on his page. He’s been recognized by Guinness Book of World Records for being, at 6’ 5”, the World’s Tallest Leading Actor. His roles are mostly villains: Saruman in The Lord of the Rings, Count Dooku in Star Wars films, etc.

Peter Cushing, according to, wasn’t thrilled with the taste of the pipe he used as Sherlock Holmes. So it was funny to me that one of the quotes from the film was Holmes saying, “This is, I think, a two-pipe problem.”

New Information

What is the information you crave? What do you yearn to know? Whatever you’re looking for, God has it hidden in his vast storehouse of knowledge and wisdom. And he’s willing to share it with you.

But it won’t come by email or singing telegram. Don’t look for it in your Post Office box. God reveals things by his Spirit.

But how will you know when you come across wisdom from God? If you know God’s character, you’ll recognize his messages. We can read about the character of God and his messages in James 3:17, “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

If you need new information, join me at Seek God With Me today. I’m breaking down a Bible verse to pull out the main point without all the extra icing and sprinkles.

Fifth Avenue Girl, 1939

Ginger Rogers is a jobless young woman whose future doesn’t look very bright until a millionaire inventor/businessman turns her world upside down by offering her a job. Walter Connolly plays the millionaire whose family has been neglected to the point of disinterest. They don’t know they’ve missed his birthday, so he plans a scheme to get his family back. But whether he realizes it or not, this hero needs a new teacher.

He wants the pretty blonde he found at the park (Rogers) to pose as his current interest so he can spark some jealousy in his wife. It’s a risk, but he thinks it just might work. After all is said and done, he and his family have learned new lessons in love and life.

Although she didn’t do much dancing in this movie, Ginger Rogers is known for dancing with Fred Astaire and made ten movies with him.

Movies released in 1939 had a lot of competition for the movie-going public’s dollar. This one came out a month after The Wizard of Oz and a month before Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Rogers had also starred in Bachelor Mother, which released a month before Fifth Avenue Girl. Unlike this film, Bachelor Mother was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Writing, original story. 

New Teacher

Just as someone who wants to build his muscles must use his muscles, one who wants to wants to have more wisdom must use the wisdom he has. Everyone starts small and builds with what they have. If not all personal trainers are equal, then it follows that not all who call themselves wise are actually wise. 

Today on Seek God With Me, I'm sharing on the idea that we need to be aware of who we're following. Be careful who your teacher is. If your teacher is not terribly wise, you also will be not terribly wise. The teacher can only train you with what they already have achieved for themselves.

Sometimes we need to reevaluate where we are and where we want to go. You could look for a new teacher who has been where you want to go. Or you could just follow God. Come seek God with me and let us think this through together. 

To Sir, With Love, 1967

Sidney Poitier stars as Mark Thackeray who takes a job as a new teacher while he is looking for a job in engineering. He’s surprised at the chaos in the classroom. As he strives to do his best for the kids, he throws out the standard methods of teaching and brings order and courtesy to the class.  

One of the students is played by Lulu, who also sang the theme song. The song was popular on the radio and brought a lot of attention to the film, and didn’t hurt her career either. Lulu performed the theme song to James Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun and appeared on American Idol as a guest performer in 2007. She and Judy Geeson, both having played Thackeray’s students in 1967, reprised their roles for the sequel in 1996, To Sir, with Love II. 

Sidney Poitier had already won his Best Actor Oscar (in 1964 for his role in Lilies of the Field) when this film came out in 1967. His earlier successes drew people to theaters later that same year when two more of his popular films, In the Heat of the Night and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, were released.

New Season

Whether you’re starting a new school year in kindergarten, high school, or college, starting school begins a new season in the life of any student. School is an important place. Those who hunger for valuable knowledge search for helpful teachers. Students must be ready to adapt to this new season of learning. Getting ready for a new teacher, new friends, and new instruction means listening.

Today on my devotional blog, Seek God With Me, I’m sharing a Bible verse about listening to God’s wisdom. We pray for wisdom, but do we stay in God’s presence and listen? God allows us to gain access to new information when we stay in his presence.