IN THE NEWS:
* Trump saves 1,000 jobs in IN
* Death toll from Wildfires & tornadoes rises to 7
* Plane that crashed in Columbia ran out of fuel
IN THE WORD:
This Week’s Verse: Ephesians 5:31
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh
The kingdom of God does not come with observation ~ Oswald Chambers
IN MY LIFE
Welcome to December! It seems like movies are flooding screens all over this month – with good reason – but there were two in particular I wanted to tell you about today.
Last night we watched Dolly’s Parton’s “Christmas of Many Colors”. I’ll admit, we missed her “Coat of Many Colors” last year and for some reason haven’t found time to watch it yet, but I was not going to miss this year’s film. Man, I wish someone had warned me that I needed a full box of tissue! It was heartwarming, bright, and moving beyond words…a great family film.
Another great family film is Pete’s Dragon. If you’re close to my age, you grew up loving the original, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the live action version…but we loved this one. It was true to the original spirit of the film with it’s own heart.
Here is a brief synopsis about the new Pete’s Dragon and what features you’ll find on the DVD:
Pete’s Dragon, a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film centered on an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. Families will be captivated by this magical movie followed by never-before-seen bonus features, including a revealing look at director David Lowery’s personal diary kept during the filming of “Pete’s Dragon,” the design process behind the lovable dragon Elliot, deleted scenes, a tour of the film’s breathtaking production location of New Zealand, audio commentary by filmmakers and actors and hilarious bloopers.
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Focus on the Family Interview
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RAISING UNCOMMON KIDS
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Hope you make it a great day!