Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More Christmas Sweetness, "Tenth Avenue Angel" (1948)

My daughter and I were watching this sweet, sweet movie today, this movie is so very precious and a perfect addition for our family viewing especially for the Christmas season.  

At around 3:16 you will see little Flavia (Margaret O'Brien) in the precious, most poignant kneeling cow scene as she prays for a miracle for her mother, oh and such a sweet miracle as only the Lord can do. 

My eyes were wet with tears, they just don't make them like this anymore. These are the best folks.These movies are made in a time in our country where there was a healthy fear of God.  May we never be ashamed of sweetness or innocence. : )

I hope you enjoy this and are blessed:

Our daughter is still recovering from kidney stones, is in much less pain now thanks be to God.  Please keep her in your prayers.   ~Amelia

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Good Peaceful Friday

Having trouble keeping things in perspective as the brash, materialistic ads are being forced upon us?

This is one of the most precious scenes ever of a simple nativity play with these darling little angels.  I once knew a priest very much like Father O'Malley in this movie played by Bing Crosby.  He was Jesus with skin on to me as a little girl.  We now attend a different but same kind of church. As my husband says, Church is in our hearts.  It doesn't really matter or shouldn't matter which Christian denomination we are.  Jesus is everywhere or perhaps rather sprinkled in various people's hearts no matter what the position.  And whatever our Christian denomination is...may we be those Father O'Malley's to others.

This past week we were in the ER with my dd22.  Trust me, I would have LOVED for a Father O'Malley to come pray with us as I sat with fever myself, head on my husband's shoulder horrified as my daughter lay suffering horribly from seven kidney stones, one blocking.  Where are they, those Father O'Malley's?  I hope we will be that one to others. Sometimes it hurts, because I don't see them very often. All I can say, is I know Jesus is with us and carries us.

I think this may be just what the doctor ordered:

I hope this touches your heart as it has touched mine once more.  For our family?  We are keeping things to a small, reasonable budget for each of our daughters for Christmas.  It feels good, a nice sensible Christmas. ...Like things used to be. Like they still can be if we stay in the realm of the Lord and away from the culture.

Blessings to All! I hope you enjoy this precious, precious video, a short clip from "The Bells of St. Mary's" (1945).

Oh God give us homes that would fit in this sweet realm!

Love,   Amelia

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Message For Christians: Not Voting? To Do Nothing and Call it a Moral Victory is Cowardly, Maybe Evil

"Governor Romney approves of abortion only in the case of rape, incest and the life of the mother. And since, some evangelical Christians will not sort through this. They believe that abortion is murder, immoral and sinful. And some are saying that they will not vote for either Obama or Romney. And they believe that by sitting out this election, they will be protecting their holiness.

To do nothing and call it a moral victory is cowardly. It may actually be evil. But it is if nothing else, certainly this: Failing to do as much as possible to make improvement toward those things which you can make better. Failing to show that much compassion and effort is morally lazy.

In the world in which WE ACTUALLY LIVE where our country has about 1,200,000 abortions every year, one candidate is saying that we could eliminate 960,000 abortions… It is moral malpractice then seeking to reduce the number of abortions by 80% is the same as saying that 100% of all abortions are politically and morally ok. To do nothing to preserve the life of the unborn when you have the opportunity to do something toward that goal cannot be an alternative for a thinking Christian."
~~ Dr. David Jeremiah ~~