Wow, guys! It’s been almost three months! First, let me bore you with some stats before I continue on with what I wanna say.
Many people these days are buying luxury cars. Nice models with cool features and they're safer to drive. But they are expensive! And they also consume a lot of gas. Likewise, small cars don’t cost much and don’t consume as much gas!
My last devotion was related to romance and being a lonely outsider because I’m not of the world. Well, I’ll tell you, I’m not that lonely after all!
In 2009, Advent Film Group released their first film, Come What May. It ties together the themes of abortion, relationships, and the importance of doing the right thing.
Caleb Hogan tells his parents that he wants to transfer to Patrick Henry College, for they have the best debate team. Don, Caleb’s dad, is all for it, but his wife, Judith, is reluctant. But, finally, she reluctantly agrees for him to go for at least one year and he can go a second year if he wins the Moot Court Championship.
To Caleb’s dismay, the debate team has to overturn Roe vs. Wade; Caleb is sure they would lose! But his partner, Rachel Morton, is confident that they can win. Along the way, Caleb likes Rachel so much that he asks her out on a date, but she kindly says she won’t date till she knows the relationship is serious.
While her son is preparing his mock case to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Judith is preparing her case at the Supreme Court to allow the law that minors don’t have to ask their parents for an abortion. And her husband wants to publish a book he knows that he is sure that will fire from his job.
All right, this is their first film, so the acting, production, and fades aren’t “amazing.” But don’t let this rub you the wrong way, the story is great! A very well written script! It addresses the topics of abortion and relationships very well and they do it in a very tactful way, something I struggle with.
The script had so much passion in it, and I loved that! And the actors did a good job displaying that emotion. My favorite part of the film was from minutes 49-56. And the scene with the Moot and the Supreme Court was cool.
Overall, it’s a great movie! The quality shouldn't scare you away from this film. The message rings clear and you should see it!
Question for you: would you wanna see a Christian film with imperfections but affirms what you believe in, or see an awesome quality Hollywood film that goes against almost everything you believe in?
I’m still single!!!
It's Valentine's Day and I wanna say that yes, I’m fifteen and still single.
Let me explain. You see, we follow an awesome God. And we are aliens in this fallen world. So the world tires to implement some influences in us. And all of those influences are all around us. One of them is love and romance.
The world is pushing everyone to marry and be happy. And finding the soulmate will make you complete. And I see, many times, a college boy and girl together. And when you see that and you don’t have a girl (or boy), you may feel a bit left out.
The world is trying to speed things up; they try to speed technology up, and speed up many other things, including love. But God works in his own time. So, in God’s timing, I might have a girl. But I am content where he has me. I shall see what the Lord will do in my life.
When the world invites me along with their “fun,” I remember Romans 12:2, which reads,” Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” I will follow God’s ways, not the world’s.
As I said, the world is trying to rush people into relationships. Because of that, they’re building that relationship on shifty sand. When a storm brews, they collapse. But those build on a firm foundation last. They stand firm.
I want to build my life, faith, and relationships on a firm foundation. And I should be happy that God has a plan for me!
It’s not that bad being a lonely outsider!
A special thanks to Madeleine who gave some helpful advice on this devo!
This is one of my favorite Blimey Cow videos of all time!!! Enjoy!
BONUS: What Originals I Remember From The Karl Years
There are some songs I feel nostalgia of because I was familiar with them. Please note, I don't listen to secular music, but here are a few that I bumped into.
You Gotta Go (Ticked): I once was over at a friend’s house and they were, sadly, watching, if I’m correct, The Voice. And there was something there related to the original of “You Gotta Go.” Something about the “whoa, whoa, whoa,” before the chorus. So I was trying to remember the APX version that I heard only a few times.
Temple Physician (Jesus Christ Morning Star): I have no idea if I even heard the original somewhere, but it does sound familiar.
Droppin’ On The Sun (Biblical Graffiti): I think I heard a sample from VeggieTales. I am personally sad that they released those 70s and 80s albums.
Pray Now (Spoofernatural): My grandma sent my dad one of those heavy, singing cards. I liked the song (because I didn’t know really the difference between Christian and secular), but my dad didn’t. One day, I was looking at my dad’s collection of APX albums and found the song! I was excited!
Love The Jews (Grace Period): This is my favorite story. I was really young, like four or something like that. So, my family went to Ruby Tuesdays. And I heard a song starting to play as we were waiting for our food. I “recognized” it instantly and exclaimed “‘Love The Jews’!” Of course, it was the original, but I was excited that, I thought, they were playing ApologetiX.
Superficial (Wordplay): I love this story too. I heard the original sung with only the guitar line. So, I was listening to Wordplay and wasn’t enjoying the “Humpty Dumpty Country Club,” and left to use the bathroom. To my surprise, I came in hearing that distinctive guitar line and exclaimed, “That’s [the original song title]!” And this is one of the few songs I keep saying the original title and not the parodied name.