Monday, March 22, 2010

Print this out and put it on your fridge door as a reminder for Nov. 2010:
My mil sent me an email with the above picture and note. Isn't it funny! What isn't funny are the recent dealings going on inside the beltway. I'm ashamed of my own Senators.
Tonight our family watched this 1955 film that I bought today at BJs. What a wonderfully inspiring movie! I always enjoy real-life stories, and this was no exception. Definitely a family bad language, immodesty, immorality, etc.

This movie is based on the life of Peter Marshall (as told by his wife Catherine Marshall) in the early to mid 1900s. His son, John Peter Marshall, has his own ministry as you can read on his website. What a legacy both men have!

Earlier in the week I previewed another movie based on the early years of Billy Graham's life. I am SO glad I previewed it. The movie is rated PG for smoking, language, and dark themes. Well, they were right on all three counts. In spite of the glowing remarks on the dvd cover, this is NOT family-friendly. There was a least one instance of a four-letter word (even this half-deaf girl couldn't miss was very pronounced). The dark themes? Many, many graphic and up-close pictures of the corpses of the holocaust.

However, having said that, I an adult...enjoy the film. I just get disappointed at the use of foul language. There is no need for that. I would probably let my 16-year old and older children watch this. My 13 year old twins would be bothered by the naked dead bodies.

Update on Ruthie: I had to return her to the ER on Saturday morning where she was immediately given treatments, steroids, and more tylenol. She was not admitted because there was a shortage of rooms, and because I have a nebulizer at home. PTL! Ruthie still has a fever, which makes me think she should've been given antibiotics, but I'm more than willing to work around that. Just a slower recovery time.

My daffodils are blooming, my forsythia is bright yellow, and my hydrangeas are budding. Spring is here!

Many blessings ~ Kathie


Here to Serve Him... said...

Thanks for the movie reviews! Our family loves movies so we will look for the ones that you recommended. Our soon to be 16-year-old is doing an in-depth history study and is currently reading one of those "disturbing" "disturbing" as it is, the reality that people had to live that way is truth. We discussed at supper last night how blessed we are and how often we take God's provision for granted.

I will pray for Ruthie and praise the Lord for SPRING!!! :o)


Here to Serve Him... said...


Thank you for your kind comments on our blog. I DO love to encourage's definitely a spiritual gift that God has so graciously placed upon my life and for that I am humbly thankful! :o)

Our family lives in the midwest and spring has finally sprung! Hallelujah! It's rainy here today but in the middle 40's so I won't complain!

I have truly enjoyed your blog...sharing many of the same interests! It's been a great blessing to get to know you and your family better!

I pray that your day is immensely blessed! :o)