Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stop Comparing

Let's face it, we aren't like anyone else. We are as unique as our fingerprints, some may look a little more alike- but not one of is like another. And yet we compare ourselves to others, we use others accomplishments as a measuring stick for who or what we say we should be. 

We place others on a scale to build us up or tear down what He has built. You and I and the girl down the street- you know her, the one with the perfect figure and life. None of us were made to be like another one. You are Gods great craftsmanship, his work of art.

 Personally, I love to travel, would love to see the world- but I am truly horrible with languages. My twin, on the other hand, is pretty good. She picks it up well and can even throw in the right accent. See I could spend my time sulking and comparing- but that isn't going to get me anywhere. 

"Let everyone be sure to do his very best, for then he will have the personal satisfaction of work done well and won’t need to compare himself with someone else." (Galatians 6:4 LB)

Do your best and leave it at the feet of Christ. Your story isn't going to match anyone else, so don't try to force it. You're the heroine, not the writer. Trust Him, and push ahead. Stop focusing on someone else story. Focus on Him, because He is the only one that matters. He has HUGE things planned for you, but you can't embrace them if you are constantly wanting what your neighbor has. 

Think of it like a race, if you are so busy watching the people on either side of you, you A) are going to get a stiff neck and B) miss what He has in store for you.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beyond the Mask Movie Review

Beyond the Mask is a 2015 Christian historical based action-adventure set during the American Revolution. It tells the story of an ex-mercenary who seeks forgiveness and to redeem himself from a life of murder by becoming a masked vigilante helping to overthrow the British in the American colonies.

I really liked this movie. It's a good family film produced by a home school family. I give it 3 ½  stars.

Beyond the Mask

Mercenary, Assassin, Procurer, Enforcer & Rogue. William Reynolds is all of these things and he's proficient at it. But when he tries to retire from the British East India Company as its enforcer when his past comes back to haunt him.


Andrew Cheney as William Reynolds

Kara Killmer as Charlotte Holloway

John Rhys-Davies as Charles Kemp

Alan Madlane as Benjamin Franklin

Adetokumboh M'Cormack as Joshua Brand

Thomas D. Mahard as Dr. Harrow

Samrat Chakrabarti as Basil

Steve Blackwood as Richard Harrison

John Arden McClure as George Washington

                                Daughter Of A Hollywood Actress signing off

Monday, July 11, 2016

Methuselah Project Review

It was a hot afternoon as he strolled leisurely up the sidewalk. The trees whispered overhead in the cool breeze that made the day pleasant. The sign over the shop creaked its welcome as he pulled open the door and stepped inside.
“Hello! What can I get you?” Liz smiled from behind the counter.
Lemonade and…” he studies the display case of goodies. “A cranberry orange muffin,”
“Coming right up!” She quickly began putting together his order.  He turned and studied the shelves of books that lined one side of the shop.
“Anything you recommend?” He asked hitching a thumb over his shoulder at the books, she glanced back at him and her eyes sparkled. She sat a plate in front of him with his muffin on it and stared at him for a moment as if to appraise him.
“Isle three,” she wriggled her fingers as if mentally counting. “Shelf 3, book number 12. I think you’ll like it,” He followed her directions and after a moment pulled the book from the shelf Methuselah Project. He smiled, how had she known? He took his order and found a comfy chair in the corner and opened the book.

Methuselah Project, by author Rick Barry is one of my all-time favorite books! I couldn't put it down, finished it in two days. If you like WWII Historical fiction and Captain America, look no further. Strap into your seat in the cockpit and prepare for a wild ride!

Barry does an amazing job with this great tale.  The characters are realistic and believable and Barry weaves the character's faith into the story in such a natural way that does not seem false of forced. It left me longing for more. It was one of those reads that people have to snatch it from your hands and hide it from you so that you can carry on with life! Yeah, go ahead and try it! I dare ya!