Movies, Thoughts

Me Again!!!!!

Tonight was family movie night and we chose to watch Me Again, a movie put out by Pure Flix Entertainment. Here is the description taken from http://pureflix.com “Be careful what you wish for.

From the outside looking in, Rich Chaplin (David A.R. White) has everything that any Pastor and family man could ever want. In reality he has lost sight of everything that matters the most, including his family. When he wishes for a life other than his own, he suddenly finds himself trapped within the lives of everyone his apathy has affected.

This unforgettable journey brings Rich to view life through the eyes of a diverse cast of characters including an elderly woman (Della Reese), a top fashion model (Logan White), his own wife (Ali Landry) and even a goldfish! It might even take an encounter with a strangely familiar angel, (Bruce McGill) to help him realize that he is wasting his chance to love and impact the most important people in his life. Join Rich as he finds himself on a wild and hilarious ride that will change his life forever.”

During the movie, our oldest daughter Marissa was on one side of her dad and I on the other, our youngest daughter was playing with her ponies and watching the movie, our middle daughter and youngest son were sitting beside each other. We all enjoyed this movie and we laughed at times, cried at times, but most of all we were happy to be together. It was a wonderful time together, something we haven’t done in a while, something that we need to make time for.

After watching Me Again, I started to compare my life to that one of Rich Chaplin’s and realized that we are no different. There are times when I try to be someone I am not or wish things could be better, and even feel like there is something better for me out in this world. After having my eyes opened by this movie but most importantly by God, I need to love and tell others around me about the love of Christ and by realizing this I can be Me Again.

This weekend God has really made it clear just how important my family is: Family game night on Friday night, Family movie night tonight and tomorrow is Church and who knows what we will do tomorrow night. Whatever God has in store for us, I am going to cherish it all and have mental pictures that will last a lifetime.

I am currently reading Praying Circles around Your Children by Mark Batterson, this is a wonderful book and a must have for all parents. My review of this book will be posted the week of January 14th per the publisher’s request. I would love to give one of my readers a chance to win this small and delightful tool to help them learn to pray circles around their children.  A few rules apply: I need you to be a follower of my blog, leave me a comment about something you and your family enjoys doing together, and share this blog post to your friends on FaceBook. I will choose and announce the winner on Monday afternoon, what a great ending to this year.

Can’t wait to hear what all of you have to share!!!!

God Bless,

Crystal

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Movies, Thoughts

The Heart of Christmas

This morning I watched The Heart of Christmas, the true story of Dax Locke for the second time. I first watched this movie last year about this time when it first aired on GMC (Gospel Music Channel) and let me tell you I cried like a baby and this time I did the same thing. I can honestly say that this time I watched it with more of an open heart than I did before because I found myself in the shoes of the character that Candace Cameron Bure plays. I’m the one who is too busy for my children, for my husband, and for God and it is all because I have decided to put other things ahead of them.

I have decided that I am going to Cherish Every Moment with my family and enjoy being a mom, a wife, a taxi driver and whatever else fits. I’m no longer going to put other things in front of my family because we never know when our last days are. I definitely don’t want to be the one wishing for more time with someone that I love because I didn’t take the heart to spend that time with them now. Today, I take the vow to change the way that I have been and become the woman that God created me to be.

I encourage each one of you to watch The Heart of Christmas and then come back and leave me a comment on what God is calling you to cherish. I know this is short but this is what God has laid on my heart to post right now.

Until next time,

God Bless,

Crystal