Sunday, August 21, 2022

'Not as a Stranger' (1955) Plus Thoughts on Being a Respecter of Persons


Wow, what a great movie, see the trailer HERE.   

Not as a Stranger  (1955)   See in entirety HERE or on Tubi!  (Tubi is absolutely wonderful for great older movies!)


This movie has Robert Mitchum, Olivia De Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, and Lee Marvin for starters.

It was based on a 1954 novel by the same title by Morton Thompson.


This movie has so much in it, romance, medicine, betrayal...It has Robert Mitchum struggling to become a doctor, not for lack of brain power but lack of finances coming from a humble family.   It shows Frank Sinatra as Dr. Boone as a fellow med student, actually a decent part and a man of character at least as a true friend.   Robert Mitchum as Dr. Marsh has integrity-plus in the medical field standing up for life.   He is not going to put up with the Ageist philosophy that we see even NOW in medicine.  My cousin had to fight the Ageist philosophy when my uncle was in the hospital, it was horrible and disgusting.

This movie also touches on the medical school actually teaching how to make more money from certain procedures or lack-of.  I reiterate....disgusting and heartbreaking.   This is made in 1955 and it's very clear the shocking attitude that has been ongoing.   

This movie will have you wide-eyed on some things...Trust me.  Robert Mitchum just can't help himself being a rascal when he's not at the hospital and Gloria Grahame is still that ol' Violet from 'It's a Wonderful Life'.   You know the type...  ; )  

The ending is a decent one and I do not want to spoil of course.  I would highly recommend this movie however please preview any movie before allowing youth or children to see the movie. 

I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday.   

Some Closing Thoughts

loading ...  Be nice, be kind... and for goodness sake don't  be a respecter of persons.  It's heartbreaking when we see that isn't it?   Grown adults being respecters of people. It's bad enough when we see children behave like that.  Ought not be in Christian circles at all.  Some people?   As my dad would have said...."That leopard ain't changed it's spots."  Many people unless they totally surrender to the Lord they will never change.  In other words to repent of these things and make a Uturn.  And some people will never believe what goes until they themselves get slapped with it.  

Let's stand up for people,  not be part of leaving them out!  Let's not be part or want to be part of those with weak, competitive, envious or insecure character issues not to mention their hurtful actions.  I see the same women and their grown kids with the very same character issues and patterns many times...Oh how they've taught them well.   I just shake my head.   ....But, God is the Revealer and I praise His name!   

We must be careful too, not to complain on God's loving protection over us many times, God is usually protecting us from from people with a lack of character when we see these things.  We don't want to eat those maraschino cherries on the floor with the broken glass mixed in, as my doggy wanted to do once, as the luscious red jar had fallen out of the fridge onto the tile floor in what my sweet dog thought was a delectable delight.  Oh how many women want so badly to be part-of.  


Let's  be loyal friends and family members too.   Never put a social position above our loved ones.


Let's be a Dr. Boone in the loyalty department.  

My care to all, let's allow the things that break God's heart to break our heart.  Let it begin with me.


"It's not enough to have a brain, you have to have a heart."    -Dr. Marsh's father.


Let's be first class.     God bless.

Monday, August 15, 2022

'ThE hunTER FrOM HELL' Sermon by David Wilkerson. This May Answer Some Questions...EXCELLENT. Not What You May Think. Updates from the Forest.

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Don't let the title dissuade you.   This is excellent and may answer many questions.   We love the late David Wilkerson and I love his sister Ruth.   I spoke with Ruth on the phone once when my stepfather suddenly passed away over thirty years ago and we had moved to a new area...the rural area where we are now.   She helped me greatly and I still remember her counsel.   

Look up David Wilkerson and you will see his history, our old pastor from over thirty years ago said that when he needed counsel that David Wilkerson would be the most merciful out of all the pastors he contacted.

I will be going on adventures with the Lord, the Father as usual, walking and talking to Him, it's very personal between the Lord and I.  

That reminds me...Do you know what?  Sometimes I notice things.  I think one of the saddest things are people who know about the Lord and go to church but don't know Him.  It shows, it shows.   



Do We Feel Like Tevia?

Never fret dear ones...I'm talking to myself here...Lately I've had to look up to the Lord kind of like Tevia from Fiddler on the Roof when he talked to God... It's kinda like.... 

Lord, I prayed for mercy and grace ... Has there been a misunderstanding?   (smile)

It's in those times that I count my blessings and think upon the beautiful answered prayers the Father has answered.  Yes, that is what I do...


I looked at my coffee cup this morning and smiled...

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I have little reminders near my coffee area...I love my little animals too here.  It's fun arranging them like a little girl would do...Why not?   I think it's great to keep that child-like sparkle and whimsy. 


He's the vine, He knows what is best.

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A little doggy lamp that greets me in the darkness, usually around 5am...Sometimes earlier.  That's my quiet time with the Lord.  


Liesl's Smile

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One of our precious fur angels, Liesl.  When I look at her loving face I am so blessed and comforted whatever the day holds.  That is our daughter's little dachsund behind her, all of our fur angels make quite a precious team.  


Speaking of Our Fur Angels

We almost lost our elderly little Muffie a couple of weeks ago due to a heat stroke because of a common mistake...It's very scary what happened.  He's blind so we normally set the timer for 2 or 3 minutes of him being in the outdoor heat, even in his little fenced area but my daughter forgot to set the timer putting him in the open area, not even the fenced.  Enough said.  It was horrible and the little guy was on an i.v. overnight under observation at the vets.  The youngish vet was doubtful he would make it after watching him the next morning.  I talk about the Lord to the vet on the phone and all the things the Lord has done for our pets, the young vet probably thinks he has met quite a zealot.  Long story short, Muffie came back home with us safe and sound and he improved daily thank the Lord!  Our daughter was so kind, she had the integrity to pay the vet bill, not many young adults would do that.

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Little Muffie home and resting.




I'll close with this favorite of mine by Fernando Ortega.  Perhaps you too are feeling like Tevia?   I hope this song will minister to your heart as it does mine.



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A double rainbow hubs and I saw last week...God's Faithfulness.  


Grace and Peace to you til next time...    Will you too lift our country up in prayer?  

Please don't forget about the sermon, it really is worth listening to.  : ) 


 First photo of little girl by Robert Stock.