Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Disney's BRAVE

What is not to love about this movie? We have seen it twice as a family, once in 2d & 3d. Personally I preferred it in 2d. Being the mother of 4 daughters I appreciated the way they captured Meridot's dramatic personality. All 4 of my girls are very dramatic & have delivered Oscar worthy performances! I loved this movie, I laughed thru the whole thing, just enthrawled with this new Princess, LOVE LOVE her flaming hair, and that natural curl! I am a natural curly haired girl myself, so I am glad she rocked her hair the way she did. The second picture is of the Queen combing out the Princesses hair, I go thru this dramatic experience every other day with my 11 yr old, who has hair just like this princess! I cried in the end, because it is a beautiful story of mothers and daughters, I appreciate this, I so appreciate this! God is good, and thru this Disney/Pixar movie,me and my daughters had a 2 hour window of completely understanding each other, and still discuss this movie to this day! My heart is for God's will in my daughters' lives, as you mothers out there know, I contend for their souls dailey!!! I know one day they WILL get it!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My dad and our heritage (long post)

This is my dad, my birth father. I was not raised by him, I was raised by my step-father. I met my dad when I was 17 yrs old. Now, I have a long testimony of how I came to know Christ as my Saviour, I lived in a very abusive home with my mother & step-father, but we had TBN, and every night I would watch the "Praise The Lord" program, and I received Christ at a young age. My mother was very addicted to "street" drugs and was abusive and very disconnected from us kids. But, Father God kept His hand on me and guided me thru my childhood years. I loved Father God so much, I talked with Him every chance I got. Well...... I left home when I was 17 yrs old, the abuse was getting to be too much and I was afraid I would lose my walk with God. I be-friended a boy whose parents were Pastors in a local church, they really fed me spiritually, they didn't know I was leaving my home. I did, I moved in with a friend of mine whose parents were gracious enough to allow me in. When the Pastor's Wife heard I had left home she brought me into her home. In a talk I had with the Pastors, they were trying to figure out my family situation, when mentioning my "birth" father, his name, they both paused and asked if "so & so" was my grandmother (my dad's mom) I said yes, but I hadn't seen her for 5 yrs. They then told me a story that I will never forget as long as I live, and then I will remember when I am with the Lord. My grandmother attended their church for the past 10 yrs. Their church was open every morning at 6 a.m. for early morning prayer, all year round, they said my grandmother never missed a morning until she got sick. They continued to tell me that she always started the morning with the same list of what and whom she was praying for. I was the first one on the list they said. I was the first born grandchild and the only one not in her life on a consistent basis, so the list started with me: that I would find salvation, that I would be protected by the hand of God, that she would one day be reunited with me. Well, 2 of those were done!!! But, she passed away 6 months before this date. I have always been very thankful that I had this praying Grandmother, that she was faithful to pray for me everyday. I know, that otherwise, I would not be here! This picture is of her son, whom does not follow God! I remind my dad all the time of his heritage from his parents! That they are probably still contending for his salvation. And this is my prayer, to see my dad & step-mother come to the Lord!