September 30, 2011

C-O-U-R-A-G-E-O-U-S!

Today is the official opening for the highly anticipated Sherwood Baptist film Courageous. My family and I are among the many thousands who are getting the chance to see it on opening day.  Please go out and support this wonderful, impactful and inspiring film!

A synopsis for those who are unfamiliar with the film:
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.
While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.
When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God … and to their children?
To locate a theater near you showing this action packed film, click here.

September 27, 2011

180 Movie

 

go to 180movie.com for more information and to promote this film on your site!

September 23, 2011

Ron Paul wins CA straw poll

Welp, I guess he's not so unelectable after all.  Just sayin'. ;)

This weekend, the California Republican Party had its 2011 Fall Convention at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. One presidential candidate, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, spoke at a dinner on Friday night, and Saturday morning's breakfast featured two more contenders: Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.



You can read all about it here.

I Feel For Peter Pan


Growing up can be a really excited adventure, but it can also be rife with emotions, regrets and sorrow over the passing of one period of life into another.

For myself, all of the above has been at least, partly true.

My childhood was over when I turned 13.  Not that I lost my innocence, or became a rebellious teen.  Mostly it was I knew something was different.  And my parents were encouraging me to grow up, to mature.

There are still things today that I don’t know, simply because I have chosen not to know them.  Some might call that naivety, I call it discernment.

I’ve had my ups and downs.  There have been times, especially as my work load and responsibilities increase, that I have longed, half-heartedly, for my childhood.

That’s why I feel for Peter Pan.

I think I understand his struggle – why he didn’t want to grow up, become an adult, but always remain a child with no worries, fears or concerns.

That is really sad though.

Growing up is exciting!  It brings with it a lot of challenges, but none of them too difficult for us to overcome.
All in all, I would have to say that I love being an adult, and look forward to the future with high expectations for myself, and hopes of achieving the dreams I have.

Do you feel for Peter Pan?  Do you wish you could go back to your childhood or are you satisfied with being an adult, teen or older person?
but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—

Ephesians 4:15

September 19, 2011

Funny quote

Life is too short to live in Dallas. - from a sign

September 18, 2011

Epic.ness




This is my cool sister and best friend... Phoebe!  And my amazing sister and other best friend, Jo took these pictures.  Don't you think they are amazing? ;)  I guess I am just slightly biased. Haha!

September 13, 2011

Hudson Taylor {Excerpts}



I am reading a fascinating biography of Hudson Taylor entitled: The Spiritual Secret of Hudson Taylor

Here are some of my favorite excerpts:

...and the load Hudson Taylor was carrying was almost more than he could bear.  It was not the work with all its difficulty and trial; when consciously in communion with the Lord, these seemed light.  It was not shortness of funds, nor anxiety about those dearest to him.  It was just - himself.  The unsatisfied longing of his heart, the inward struggle to abide in Christ, the frequent failure and disappointment.  So bitter was this experience that even when it was left far behind he could never forget it." p. 252
Taylor in writing to his parents:

...but I have continually to mourn that I follow at such a distance and learn so slowly to imitate my precious Master.  I cannot tell you how I am buffeted sometimes by temptation.  I never knew how bad a heart I had.  Yet I do know that I love God and love His work and desire to serve Him only and in all things."
p. 254
In a letter to his sister:

Only by thinking of all that Jesus is and all He is for us: His life, His death, His work, He Himself as revealed to us in the Word, to be the subject of our constant thoughts.  Not a striving to have faith, or to increase our faith, but a looking off to the Faithful One seems all we need."
p. 257
Powerful, powerful and convicting!