Friday, October 24, 2014

23 Blast the Movie Opens Today

Even if you’re not a huge football fan, this looks like it is going to be a great family film.

23 Blast

From the studio:
23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.
Hospital Fun:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sarah's Song by Karen Kingsbury

Believe it or not, but I have not read a lot of Karen Kingsbury books. I'm not sure why, but I just haven't had a lot cross my path.

Recently I had the opportunity through Net Galley to read and review Sarah's Song, a short but enjoyable story from Karen's Red Glove series.

Sarah's song quickly drew me in with the interesting story line of that Karen took with the 12 Days BEFORE Christmas. Not only did Sarah have a special tradition with these ornaments every year, this year she knew God had a particular person she was to share it with.

At times I felt like I was sitting in the corner of the room with Sarah and her nurse as she told the meaning behind each story, humming along with her as she remembered all the details.

Sarah's Song is a very enjoyable and uplifting story that can be enjoyed any time of year.

From the publisher:
Every year Sarah Lindeman celebrates Christmas the same way, placing one special ornament on her tiny tree on each of the twelve days of Christmas. It is her time to remember where she came from, who she is today, and how long ago a song gave her another chance at love. But this year the ritual is different. This year a desperate young woman is listening, a nurse who cares for Sarah at the Greer Retirement Village. Sarah senses a familiar struggle in the woman's soul and shares the story of her song in hopes that it will help her find healing, as it did Sarah so long ago.
*I received a copy of Sarah's Song in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine*

#TBT ~ I've Been Redeemed

I wanted to do a Throwback Thursday post today, so I thought it would be fun to go back and possibly find something funny or interesting from one of my very first blog posts here on The Not So Perfect Housewife.

Than I stumbled onto this post and I thought, what better 'throwback' post than one that reminds me of where I've been and where I am today. 

I know I don't talk or blog about my faith as much as I used to, but please know... there is never a day that I don't wake up and thank my loving Savior for reaching down to this lost soul.

I hope you enjoy this throwback of mine and will find blessing in it today.

First written/posted in May of 2008

I've Been Redeemed!!

"My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you—
I, whom You have redeemed." - Psalm 71:23
This morning I had a conversation with someone that just sent my mind whirling!

I don't want to go into what we talked about, but it brought up some very deep memories for me. The one's that I REALLY don't like to look back on. Just listening to what this person was sharing with me made me almost sick to my stomach. Past sins and memories just flooded my mind.

"My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— 
I, whom You have redeemed." - Psalm 71:23