What Cynthia Nixon From “Sex In The City” Taught Me!


My oldest daughter Lexy was a theater major in New York City.

Lexy was a stage manager with aspirations to work on Broadway.

On the ladder up, she became involved with what is labeled “Off Off Broadway” and “Off Broadway” plays.

Four years ago I visited Lexy in NYC and attended Shakespeare’s, “Twelfth Night”, which she worked with.

These folks did a great job with the production, though I am not a fan of Shakespeare.

Most of the seats were filled.

I was in the back row.

We were twenty minutes into the play when a family walked in.

I caught a glimpse of them from the corner of my eye.

The lady was gawking into the pitch darkness for empty seats.

The only ones were next to me.

I did the neighborly thing.

I stretched out my hand towards them, beckoning to the seats next to me.

This red-head caught sight of my waving hand, thanked me, and proceeded to sit with her small children, placing her son squarely on her lap.

I found it creepy when several people turned around, goggling and muttering something to her about meeting at a party.

During the remainder of the play this woman lovingly and patiently with a gentle voice described to the child on her lap what was going on, even singing along to the Shakespearian songs.

I was struck by her tender spirit.

The lights went up for intermission.

My daughter ran to me, eyes protruding like fried eggs.

“Do you know who the person sitting next to you is?” she laughed.

“No”, I calmly said.

“It’s Cynthia Nixon from Sex in the City”.

I don’t watch TV.  You can ask my wife.

I responded to Lexy, “Who’s Cynthia Nixon and what is Sex in the City?”

When the play finished Cynthia Nixon gave me her multi colored program.

Everyone else had black and white ones.

She went on to stay, talk to the crew and sign autographs.

For me, Cynthia and her family were people whom God had called me to love and serve.

The Bible tells us to reach out to strangers and be hospitable to them.

This was one day that I was glad that I am not a TV watcher.

We over estimate TV stars too much.

As far as I saw, Cynthia Nixon is an everyday person, an awesome mom and a genuinely decent human being.

She and her family were folks simply in needs of seats, and the Holy Spirit was attentive to provide them.

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Why Is A Christian Like Popeye The Sailor Man?


 Eph 6: 10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

In the Greek:  “Be empowered in the Lord and in the domination or dominion exerted by His inner residing strength.”

  • This dominion or domination is what gives the Lord Jesus the ability to subdue all things back to Himself.
  •  The revelation of Christ within us, reveals the Christ who dominates and subdues all, thus setting us free.

This is what it means by “the power of his might.”

Do you remember the episodes of Popeye and Olive Oil?

This scripture is a perfect representation of what happened to Popeye.

Popeye was a fairly weak guy.

When he ate the can of spinach he became inwardly strong; his external arm muscles popped out, he then rang Bluto’s neck, and took the lovely Olive Oil back as his prized possession.

Or to paraphrase it in another way, the tremendous inner residing strength that is multiplied within Popeye at the eating of the can of spinach is translated into a manifestation of outward strength which caused him to dominate and conquer all, even Bluto.

So what is Paul commanding us to us? For us to be empowered with this powerful combo of God’s inward strength that turns into outward dominion.

  • The spinach is the revelation of Jesus in us.
  • We are strong if we eat of the spinach, Jesus Christ, but nothing if we don’t.
  • Every Christian is a Popeye. So eat Jesus, your spinach.

Joh 6:54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up in the last day.

Joh 6:56  He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

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