Thursday, April 18, 2019

'In His Steps' Vintage Copy. Do we Know Him or Know *About* Him?

A visitor disturbs their complacency...

Vintage copy of 'In His Steps'

Our family owned this copy when our girls were little, and we loved this movie.  I humbly recommend.  It's an older movie, probably done in the 50s or 60s but very valuable in it's timeless lessons.

A quote from this old movie, but still relevant for today:

The church is not this building or any other building it's people.  God's people...

This copy is the only one I could find on youtube, sorry about the watermark across the front.  It's still very watchable!    All parts are available so it may be watched in entirety.  

A photo of Jem and our little Timmy.  I thought this was so precious. 

The discovery of God lies in the daily and the ordinary, not in the spectacular and heroic .  If we cannot find God in the routines of home and shop, then we will not find Him at all.
 ~Richard J. Foster

Good Friday

I think of my Grandma and Grandpa Oddo and the simple sweet family times we had in their simple home.  I remember as my Grandma and I stuffed Italian artichokes together one Good Friday, the sky grew dark.  I made a comment about it and Grandma said..."It gets dark and stormy like this every year on Good Friday".  And ya know?  She was pretty much right on that.  We think of Jesus and His suffering on the Cross. 

May We be Easter All the Time

May we be a sweet Light.  May we not be one of the complacent ones who lives for a country club man-made church membership.   I ponder what Jesus must think at times...  If we are greeters at church shouldn't we be greeters elsewhere?  If we are Christians shouldn't we be known by our Love for others at all times?   

I'm not anti-church, but I will say that I am very surprised that there are so many people who seem to equate their faith with going to church and church membership only.  It's as if Church is not their very lives or beings.   I hope we can live the Life fully!   

I can say I know the president, but if I do not walk with him and talk with Him and have that very personal relationship with him?  I really don't know him.  I just know about him.

That's the difference.


My dad used to say...

People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them to feel...

Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.  And the best of the three is love. 

1 Corinthians 13:13 

The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure.  It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others.  It is full of mercy and good deeds.  It shows no partiality and is always sincere.  And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness.

~James 3:17-18

I hope you all are doing well as we ponder this Easter week.  Last week I learned to my horror that a friend was lost in a horrible car accident.  I will say this gal knew Christ and went into the presence of God.  Her daughter said...Mom only wanted others to know Jesus.     ~Amelia in the Forest

There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude.  There is a peace from God you carry in your heart and cannot lose.