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Tuesday, October 7, 2008


We're not exactly sure how many of you are aware of the movie that has recently come out called "Fireproof." It was produced by a church in Albany, Georgia called Sherwood Baptist. They've made three movies now (Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof) that have been released to the public. The cool thing is that this is a form of ministry!
"Fireproof," which stars Kirk Cameron for anyone who's a fan of him, is a movie that focuses on the importance of marriage. That's a good thing, because in this day and age, sometimes people forget how important that relationship really is. With help and support from his parents, a coworker, and God, this volunteer fireman works hard to try and right his wrongs and bring love back between him and his wife. Besides having a good message about how love is truly the key to a long-lasting marriage, "Fireproof" is filled with other uplifting spiritual meanings, too. Plus, there's some good comic relief in there as well! Compared to the other two movies Sherwood has made, this movie doesn't let down on quality. However, it is a little bit more intense than the last two. Personally, this is one of the best films I've seen all year. I highly recommend seeing it.
If you've seen it already, feel free to post your review as a comment!

In Service to the King,

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rain Video

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Our youth pastor once showed us a really cool video called "Rain." It was made by a guy named Rob Bell. The video is on YouTube so you can check it out there if you want to.
This video was a very simple yet amazing analogy about how God is our Father and will do anything to bring us through our hard times.
Rob was taking his one-year-old son out for a walk around the lake. It started out as a pretty day, but about half-way around the lake, when they were at the farthest point from their house, it started to rain. At first, it was just sprinkling, but then it began to get harder. Rob's son was starting to cry. He put his son's rain jacket hood on him to keep him dry, but the baby had pulled the hood off. It began to pour, and the trees were swaying with the wind. Rob's son began to wail and sob because he was so scared. Rob took the baby out of the back carrier and held him tightly in his arms. As he trudged along, he continuously whispered into his son's ear, "I love you, buddy. We're going to make it. Dad knows the way home. I love you, buddy." Finally, they made it back.
Rob said he wouldn't have traded that experience with his son for anything. It allowed him to show his son just how much he loved him. Think about God this way. Sometimes we go through some hard times, but God is right there holding us and carrying us through it, saying, "I love you. We're going to make it. Dad knows the way home." When we're crying, lost, and all wet, God, our Father, always knows the way home.