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God’s House

I was recently reading a book by Luci Swindoll and she was speaking about a home that she built recently and dedicated that home to God. What an idea – and even more, what an awesome way to look at our homes.

Creating an “open door policy” when it comes to sharing our lives, and our homes, intrigues me. This is like a shift in how we think about the blessings that God has given us. Those blessings include our home. I know people who live this out. They amaze me. Their door is always open to stop by to talk, laugh, or cry. They always have on a fresh pot of coffee and some sort of goodie to go with it. I am more the “home is my down time girl”… relaxing with a book, popcorn and a movie…

Then I take this thought of God’s House, and apply it to small groups. By saying yes to open your home to a small group of people to share your life, isn’t that yes to the God’s House idea? Think of the possibilities – a neighbor over for coffee, offering your home for a meeting, get togethers, potlucks… God’s House.

You know…. I really like the sound of that.

“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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November 8, 2007 Posted by | Devotion in motion | Comments Off on God’s House

Thursday Thumbs Up

a1.jpgThis weeks tribute is a real winner. Probably one of the best movies of all time for me. Shawshank Redemption.

Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940’s, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner.

This movie really spoke volumes to me. Andy is a great character who truly is not a bad guy, just in a bad situation. Andy is a great example of making the best out of what you have. With Tim Robbins as Andy and Morgan Freeman as Redd… this is a movie you can watch again and again. I highly recommend if you have not seen this movie to rent it one of these cool pre-winter evenings.

  • Best quote: Andy Dufresne: If they ever try to trace any of those accounts, they’re gonna end up chasing a figment of my imagination.

  • Red: Well, I’ll be … Did I say you were good? You’re a Rembrandt!

  • Andy Dufresne: Yeah. The funny thing is – on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook.

November 8, 2007 Posted by | movies and popcorn and candy ... oh my! | 1 Comment