Monday, August 14, 2017

A Boy and His Dog- The Story of Haatchi and Owen

Welcome Back Everyone ~

I am always surprised how I come up with the articles for this blog, but then I reminded that God is in control of even the minute details. Take yesterday, for instance. I am eating at Red Robin and this story is on on the TV on ESPN. Granted, at first it caught my eye because the main protagonist of the story reminded me of Shane, a young man had dwarfism and the mainstream inclusion class that I was in. But that's a whole different story..

Anyway, I digress...

At first glance, this story seems like your typical assistance dog partnership. But it is so much more than that. You see, Owen was born with a rare syndrome, which causes his muscles to constantly be in a state of tension all the time. In London, only 10 other people have this disorder. Haatchi like his owner also has special needs; due to unfortunate circumstance, this Anatolian Shepherd was abandoned in Northern London by the railroad tracks at five months of age. During that time, he was hit by a train; that left no other choice but to have his leg and tail amputated

Due to Owen's syndrome, he often felt uncomfortable going out in his wheelchair. But that all changed when the dog came around.



For more information, please go to:

http://media.yourdailydish.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/OwenHaatchi-620x380.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/Haatchi/


Monday, July 10, 2017

To Joey, With Love: Official Trailer


Dear Readers~

Let me start out by saying I'm not a big country fan, but I can't believe I missed out on this amazing love story between Joey Martin and Rory Feek. Yes, I heard about her death, but was completely unaware about the underlying story of their daughter Indiana, having down syndrome. This couple faced to battles and came out with a stronger faith than ever. Though Joey died, her story lives on in the lives of her husband and daughter. For more on this story, you can see the full documentary on Pureflix  or read his blog

His blog: 

http://www.thislifeilive.com

His Book:

http://www.thislifeilive.com/book/





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hearing is Believing Theatrical Trailer (2:18) - Rachel Flowers Movie


Welcome Back Readers~
I happened to be watching Home and Family on Hallmark when I
heard about the inspiring story of Rachel Flowers. She is a multi-talented
instrumentalist and composer who is blind. Born on December 21, 1993, Rachel
was 15 weeks premature and lost her eyesight as an infant due to Retinopathy of
Prematurity (ROP). When she was two years old, her mother taught her how to
play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on their ancient piano in order to discourage
aimless banging; little did she know that was just shouldn’t ensure that the
beginning-from then on, Rachel was determined to play every song she heard. Rachel
soon began attending at the Southern Conservatory of music at the age of two, studying
with Richard Taesch, Grant Horrocks, and David Pinto. In her spare time, she
began experimenting with Braille music code and other adaptive music
technologies
Currently,
her first album is out on iTunes, which features original material. She
composed herself
For more information about her story, please see one of the
following pages:


Rachel flower’s documentary, “Hearing is Believing”- https://www.facebook.com/HearingisBelievingFilm/

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Deaf Singer Gets Simon Cowell's GOLDEN BUZZER | Week 2 | America's Got T...


Welcome Back Readers~

Last night I was deeply touched by the story of Mandy Harvey on America's Got Talent. Studying to become a music teacher, Mandy developed a ear infection at age 18, which they later discovered was a connective tissue disorder. After learning that, she left school devastated that she would never say never again. Still,, the yearning to have her voice heard, lived on within her heart.. Now at age 29, she uses muscle memory and visual tuners to help her sing. "Music now isn't about the sound, it's about the feeling," she said. She continues, "It's not the dream that I always had, but tha okay because I showed up and I did something I never thought I could do." That reminded me of a quote from Soul Surfer, which is " The list of things have to relearn is extensive, but the things you won't be able to do are so small"

You go Mandy!
For more information on her story, go to

http://www.justjared.com/2017/06/06/deaf-singer-mandy-harvey-blows-agt-judges-away-gets-simon-cowells-golden-buzzer-video/

http://www.hearstrong.org/champion-mandy-harvey.php



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

See What's In Store For the Roloffs This Season!



Welcome Back  Everyone~

Okay, so it  seems. I am a little late for this post,But the new season of Little People, Big World has already prepared on TLC. It aired on May 2, 2017 and it appears a lot of changes are in store, including the birth of Zach and Tori's new baby and Matt and Amy joining the dating pool shortly after their divorce. There is still time to catch up; I certainly will. The show is at 9 PM on Tuesdays on TLC.

For more information:
https://premieredate.news/tv-series/2346-little-people-big-world.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/tv/2017/04/little_people_big_world_return_1.html


Sunday, May 28, 2017

My Take on The Shack- The Movie



Dear Readers,

I’m not sure how the topic of this post will be received because of its controversial topic. While the movie “The Shack” is not biblically based, I do see some striking similarities that may leave audiences more open to the idea of a relationship with Jesus-the one true
God. For those that are unfamiliar with the story, “The Shack” tells the story of a father unable to cope with the untimely death of his youngest daughter. I will spare you the gruesome details, but he is left feeling responsible. That is, until he receives an unlikely “invitation” from God himself to come back to where it happened in the hopes of getting him “unstuck.” Thus begins an amazing journey of spiritual transformation of love and forgiveness

Now I know what you are thinking. I wish I could have a conversation with Jesus in the flesh to discuss my spiritual journey and obstacles in my life. But he does send us people in our
lives to advise and guide our steps. In this world of difficulty, it’s just hard to see him in our midst. I think Octavia Spencer says it best when as she portrays "“Papa” (one of the three parts of God) and says, “"Son,when all you see is your pain, you lose sight of me." Although the idea of God in three persons is biblically based, the way it’s portrayed is not exactly
true. Yes, Jesus is God in the flesh. He suffered on our behalf, but it is not exactly clear what God looks like.

In another conversation with Jesus, Mack is still struggling to let go of his guilt over what happened and come to grips with the gift that he’s been given-the opportunity to talk over his grievances and believe again. In this scene, he is in a boat in the middle of the lake and it begins to turn black overtaking the boat and it begins to sink.This kind of reminds me of Matthew 14: 29-32, when Jesus beckons Peter to join him on the water and when he does, he can’t help but look down in doubt. In pretty much the same way during the “Shack” scene, Mack looks down and is overcome with fear , “Jesus” urges them to not look down, saying, "Don't look at it, Mack. Look here.. Don't think about the past, don't think about the pain..Look at me. Everything is going to be okay. Trust me, none of this can hurt
you. Just look at me and breath."

When things finally come down and the  black lake disappears, Jesus urges Mack to continue with them, and walk on the water, but he is still unsure. He replies, “But I can’t. I will sink.” Jesus answers him, saying,  "Not on your own. You can't... You're imagining a future without me and that future doesn't exist. I promised to be with you always right? And I'm right here." 

But then that leaves the inevitable question, “Doesn’t God have the Ultimate Say?” To answer that question, Mack must come face to face with his idea of judgment as a woman  named "wisdom forces  him to reevaluate  how he views  certain people.  His  views are challenged  when he is forced to choose which of his   children  are  to go to Heaven  and which to Hell.  Obviously he can't  make a choice and chooses to  take their place. It is only then,, when there bodies  fade away. "McKenzie, you've judged your children worthy of love- even if it cost you everything. Now you know Papa's heart."  She continues  explaining that while  God  gives  us free will  to be  part  of his family and make our own choices  that leaves  room  for evil  to find its way  in. " He doesn't stop a lot of things that cause him pain. What happened to Missy was the work of evil. And no one in your world is immune to it. You want the promise of a pain free  life. She continues, saying, "... As long as there's will in
this universe- free not to follow God, evil can find a way in."


These are just some of the highlights of my favorite parts  of "The Shack" I would be more than happy to start  an  open discussion on  what you guys thought of the movie.  In some strange  way, I feel closer to God after watching  it. It is my hope  that  this movie  can start an open dialogue  about  faith  to your  friends and family..

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Until Forever - Teaser Trailer HD


Welcome back Readers ~

This morning I watched Until Forever on Pureflx; this movie was based on the real-life journey of 16-year-old Michael Boyum's journey coping with leukemia. Despite their youth, Michael and Michele were determined to cherish each other and live each day as if it was their last. Michael's faith was quite evident even during the last days. In that he visited other cancer patients sharing his reason for hope with others .

This movie inspired me to do the same-even though at times I feel my words don't have the effect they should.

For more information:

http://www.bulletin-news.com/articles/2014/08/18/love-leukemia-and-loss-inver-grove-heights-familys-story-becomes-faith-based

http://www.kare11.com/news/minnesota-mom-inspires-feature-film-about-her-son/32578602



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