Tag Archives: Freedom

The Man Who Invented Christmas – Movie Discussion

The Man Who Invented Christmas is the charmingly told backstory of Charles Dickens and how he came to write A Christmas Carol. Thematically, as you would expect, it overlaps greatly with A Christmas Carol—forgiveness, caring for the poor/generosity, forgiveness, love, … Continue reading

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The Shallows- Movie Discussion

In the Shallows, there’s a great little analogy for how we can give thanks for the hard things in our life, knowing God can use them for our good. When a shark attacked and had Nancy pinned on a little … Continue reading

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Dolphin Tale 2 – Change, Freedom and Purpose

Bring your tissues…you may need them at Dolphin Tale 2! It’s touching, and though there are some sad moments, it was the rejoicing ones which made me teary. The movie is clean, uplifting, inspiring…and inspired by a true story…overall I … Continue reading

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Tough Conversation with your Kids…and Yourself

The November 2013 issue of Voice of the Martyrs newsletter started with this: “It was so hard living in a place where terrorists were coming form other countries,” Liena said.  “These men were saying, ‘We will kill everyone who does … Continue reading

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Rescuing the Blue Bird

I heard him before I saw him.  That sound of futile fluttering, wings going nowhere.  I finally saw him, high up in the barn, desperately looking through the window to freedom, absolutely wrong about how to get there.  Bone weary … Continue reading

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Questionable Logic, Starbucks, Boycotts and Obedience

I just read this article by Russell D. Moore, which I thought was fantastic about the nature of boycotts, and the question of boycotting Starbucks in particular.  The comments were also largely well thought out and worth reading as they … Continue reading

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