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I apologize for not being more active, but not having other reviewers or books to review, it's been a little difficult. However I want to let you know about this wonderful DVD "God's Not Dead." Working at the library I found it on our shelves and took it home. When I brought it back I raved about it. I wanted to take it out again, but it seems word gets around. It's always on hold for someone else. That's great.

The opening scene is in a freshman college philosophy class. The professor states he is an atheist, and asks that if everyone will sign a paper with 3 little words on it he can dispense of the dust and get to the subject. Those 3 words are "God Is Dead." One student cannot sign that. He is given 3 chances to argue the case of the existence of God before the class.

Fueled by hate on one side and a determined love of God on the other this is not your simple movie. The poor kid researches and goes off on a journey of his own to state his case. The end is nothing short of amazing. I guess telling people stuff like this is one of the reasons I can't get a hold of it a second time. It's really that good.

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May our Lord be with you now and always. Remember, God is in control, even when things look like they're crashing all around you. David

Monday, August 03, 2009

NOT FAR FROM THE TREE, by Ruth Smith Meyer


Monday - Looking Back. The majority of the book has to do with looking back. Rina Litz looks back over a full and often stressful life, yet one filled with joy, love and no regrets, or at least very few. As a girl she was different from other girls, always going about things her own way. Rina refused to let anyone map out her life for her. She talks about the loves of her life, and later about her children. She talks about her parents as well, and losing them. Losing her parents was hard on her, especially her mother, but even in death her mother taught her to rely on God.

When we look back over our lives, let us do it with the same joy and sense of fulfillment as Rina. May we recognize that there were times when we could have done much better, but at the same time take joy in what blessings God brought about in the things we did, both right and wrong. May we focus on family right after God, for these two aspects bring about fulfillment, especially if you are leaving behind a family who has grown to love the Lord and follow His paths. There can be no greater legacy than this.

As I read this book I was challenged to think of my own life and what I had done with it. What I saw were two wonderful children who love the Lord and have gone farther than I would have imagined. I never set their goals, only tried to get them to move in the right direction. I left the rest up to God. My son is married and they are now preparing to enter the mission field as part of a Bible translation team. They have two children who are also learning to love the Lord. My daughter's love for children has taken her through graduate school where she earned a Masters Degree in Deaf Education. Her specialty is working with preschool hearing impaired children. Even this she would give up to have her own family I suspect. Regardless of where they go or what my children do they will always be a blessing to me. They are my legacy. Could I have done better? Oh yeah, lots better.

Our future is not founded on our past, although we may draw from it to gain strength in the future. More about that in tomorrow's post.


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