The Child Hardest to Love

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Left Behind Movie 2014


In an instant, millions of people around the globe disappear.

Those left behind, thrown into chaos, searching for answers.

My family and I went to see the new Left Behind movie with Nicolas Cage on opening night.

Full disclosure: I went as a Christian to support a Christian movie. That’s about it. I was skeptical. I have read the books and loved the videos based on the books starring Kirk Cameron. I wasn’t expecting much from this latest movie.

I wasn’t expecting to be blown away!

Seriously! I loved it. It made me laugh. And at times, cry. It was suspenseful to say the least. And the end?? It found me leaning back in my seat, white knuckles gripping the arm rests. My daughter reminded me, “Mom! You know how it’s gonna end!” Yep. I sure did. But still…my heart raced.


I especially loved Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Hallmark’s Jane Doe) as Irene Steele. The cast did a great job bringing the characters to life. Read about one of the cast members wild past on The Blaze here. While it seems the movie received less than favorable reviews from critics, the movie goers themselves gave rave reviews on various websites.

Here’s what the Dove Foundation had to say: “Left Behind” (2014) has earned five Doves from The Dove Foundation, our best rating. It is entertaining, suspenseful, and will motivate viewers to examine their own lives.

Dear friend, I hope you will consider making the drive to the theatre nearest you showing Left Behind. I really don’t think you’ll regret it.



I hope so friend…

Living the Walton Lifestyle in a Media Revolution

Do you feel a constant sense of urgency?
Bells. Buzzers. Ringers. Beeps. All calling for you.
Ahhh….Calgon, take me away! Back to Walton’s Mountain!

New here? We are in a book study featuring Courtney Joseph’s book, Women Living Well. For details click HERE.

For all the studies in this series hover over the Chatting button above and click on WLW Book Study.

Chapter Four: The Effects of the Media Revolution

This chapter in Courtney’s book really speaks to me.  I fight this sense of urgency that surrounds me on a daily basis. As I read over the media listed on her “Out” list, I notice that I still use a majority of them: Maps, CDs, Corded Land-line Phones, Printed Catalogs, VCRs and so on. It’s not that I’m against new technology. I would love to someday get an MP3 player to replace the cluttering mountain of CDs. On the other hand, my pre-paid cell phone works just fine for me at this point. Over time I have tried to adopt The Walton mindset: If it aint’ broke-don’t fix it; Mend it-make do-or do without.

Living the Walton Lifestyle


New technology, along with the cost involved (monetary and effect on our lifestyle), must prove its worth. It becomes unwelcome when it disrupts our lifestyle and our budget. I recall an episode on The Waltons when Momma
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What Do You Crave?

What is it that captivates you?
What do you long for?

New here? We are in a book study featuring Courtney Joseph’s book, Women Living Well. For details click HERE.

For all the studies in this series hover over the Chatting button above and click on WLW Book Study.

What Do You Crave

Chapter Three: How Thirsty Am I?

Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. 1 Peter 2:2-3 NLT

I believe we are all born with an emptiness inside. We trudge along through life trying to get our fill. To complete ourselves. Unfortunately, we turn to things of this world: acceptance, belonging, drugs, alcohol, a spouse, food, importance, money. Blaise Pascal, a famous French mathematician and philosopher, said: “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.”

A vacuum drawing us towards Him.

He wants to have a personal relationship with you. Connecting with you each and every day.

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Does your soul long for tranquility? Peace? Calm? Stillness?
I know just the person who can give it to you!

A child has been born to us; God has given a son to us.
    He will be responsible for leading the people.
His name will be Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God,
    Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.
~Isaiah 9:6 NCV
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We are bombarded by voices each and every day.

Through the noise, can you hear the Voice of Truth?

Chapter One: I Want the Spa, but I Need Solitude with God

I am so excited to begin this book study of Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home. If you have Courtney Joseph’s book, please take a moment now to read Chapter One.

Within this chapter, Courtney speaks of her appearance on the Rachael Ray show:
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Women Living Well Book Study

It’s A Book Club!


Join me as I will be reading and blogging about Courtney Joseph’s book Women Living Well: Find Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home.

You don’t need the book to follow along and receive encouragement in your walk with God and with homemaking. However, the book is inspiring and I believe you will be blessed by it. It also is available in eBook form.
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Jase and Missy: Living Life God’s Way

Jase and Missy Robertson

“If everybody chose to do it God’s way, the world would be alot better off.” ~Jase Robertson

It is so exciting to watch how God is using this amazing family.

Their honesty and integrity makes them awesome role models.

Family values built on faith shines through from Phil and Kay all the way down the family tree to their grandchildren.

Sadie is well loved in our household.

Missy and Jase have always been my favorites. Watch and you’ll see why:


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