Watching In A New Way
There is something I absolutely love almost as much as books (ok, not quite as much, but a very close second). MOVIES!! A good story in movie form can really change things for me. I can be in the worst mood ever, sit down and watch a good movie, and come out of that experience changed. Anyone with me? But lately, movies have taken on an altogether new meaning for me as my relationship with God has grown and I began to realize that His Love is quite literally CHASING me. I began to sit through movies with the expectation and openness that perhaps God had a message for me in it. Now it just so happens that oftentimes, the movies I am watching are children's movies (seriously...Rough Night is just not appropriate for my little people) and I cannot help but find Him in them.
One of my absolute favorite children's movies is The Croods. I remember the first time I saw it (yes, I have watched it many times) I had no idea what it was about and was just looking for something to do with my kids. When we left the theater, my heart was overflowing and I was in tears!!!! I absolutely LOVED it because of the dad in it. He is strong, protective, seriously loves his family and is really funny (we all know how much I love to laugh!). He reminds me so much of my own dad who I absolutely ADORE and has been one of the greatest influences in my life! But I love this movie even more because of what God shared with me as I watched.Read More