Thursday, March 20, 2014


I decided to take a break from my posts on being "Fervent" and share some things that have been heavy on my heart lately.

Mostly, I've been struggling with how much the world (and especially the United States) has not only become greatly secularized, but is often working overtime to tear down and degrade those who are claiming and living out their Christian beliefs. Not only that, but I'm seeing how our own schools (funded by the state) and government (funded also by the citizens) are now trying to make it illegal for Christians to express/live out their Christian convictions. What we used to be able to do freely, without fear of being sued, reprimanded, and threatened has become a concern in many schools, businesses, and daily lives.

There is a new movie, recently made by "Pure Flix" that will be opening in many theaters around the nation on Friday, March 21st.

Here is a review by the Dove (award) Foundation:
"This is a powerful film. Kevin Sorbo(played Hercules years ago) turns in a brilliant performance as a Philosophy professor who starts his new class by insisting that his students sign a paper stating "God is dead". One student, named Josh, refuses to do so and Professor Jeffery (Sorbo) tells him he must debate the topic that God is dead and give convincing evidence that he is not. Josh accepts the challenge and the viewer later learns why Professor Jeffery has been bitter at God for a long time. It should be noted that the professor's girlfriend is a Christian but he just can't seem to outrun God.

Other plots involve a man named Mark (Dean Cain, who played in the T.V. series, Superman.) who is self absorbed and doesn't care when he learns his girlfriend has cancer. He ignores his elderly mother too who has dementia and is in a nursing home. This compelling movie features the Newsboys who minister to the woman with cancer and a providential moment when Pastor Dave (David A.R. White) has an opportunity to minister to a certain college professor. In addition, a woman lives for Jesus despite the fact her father belongs to another religion and will reject her if she doesn't reject Christ. We are happy to award this movie our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus. This movie is a powerful tool to remind every viewer: God is certainly not dead!"

I have a son who is currently in college and my husband and I plan on taking him to see this movie this coming weekend.

If you think this isn't truly a big problem in the schools our country, think again! Please watch the video below! It is very unnerving and frightening to think about what our future generations are being taught and by whom!!
This is why the movie "God's Not Dead" is SO important! If you have or know a college student/high school student, PLEASE watch/take them to the movie! Our freedoms as Christians are being taken away!!
I would highly recommend that all Christians, especially for teens to young adults, watch this movie! To see a list of possible theaters that are near you that are playing this movie, go HERE.   If you aren't able to go see it, please pray for those who will be. This can be such a powerful tool to bring others to Christ!
 "God's Not Dead is a powerful reminder of the importance of always being ready to give a defense of the hope that is in us, and how desperately hungry the hurting world around us is for that hope."
Bob Pritchett, CEO, Logos Bible Software
 Here is the official music video of the song "God's Not Dead" by the Newsboys. I think the movie was based on that song and will include the band in the movie itself. I have always like this song, so I really look forward to seeing the movie, also!
I'm also sharing, once again, some more blessings that the Lord has provided and gifted me with throughout my week. Linking up with  "Multitude on Mondays" blog hop over at "A Holy Experience".
Some of my favorite verses that remind me that the Lord is eternal:
  • 1,651 - Revelation 1:8
    I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
  • 1,652 - Psalm 90:1-4
    Lord, you have been our dwelling place
    throughout all generations.

    Before the mountains were born
    or you brought forth the earth and the world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

    You turn men back to dust,
    saying, “Return to dust, O sons of men.”

    For a thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.
  • 1,653 - 1 Timothy 1:17
    Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1,654 -  Even though it actually snowed here this morning, it's officially the first day of Spring! Beauty and new life is just around the corner!! :)
1,655 - My stepfather's healing...he's had poor health and was in the hospital for a few days, but is now home.
1,656 - A good annual review from my boss in the counseling center at work.
1,657 - Talented and conscientious Christians who are dedicated to making movies, like "God's Not Dead" (And "The Son of God" that is also in theaters.)
1,658 - Getting excited to see my son this coming weekend!! (Visiting from college)    

Linking over to these blog hops:


  1. I was a college instructor for a long time - and I so cannot wait to see this movie! I think every student should see this movie and better learn how to equip themselves for challenges to their faith.

    1. I agree! This should be really good, and a great way for students to learn what kind of world that they are going out into. They will have challenges right from the get-go of their independence from home!

  2. Thank you for sharing this review of "God is Not Dead" with us here at Tell me a Story." This appears to be a movie that we all should see - especially our young people.


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