Happy Monday

The weekend is over.  You’ve been in church all weekend and/or watched too much football.  The fridge is full of left-overs.  Monday morning means back to the grindstone for many, so here is some encouragement to help push you along.  God looked at what he had made and declared that it was good; that includes Monday!

I am a big fan of the Our Daily Bread devotional from RBC Ministries.  I have them e-mailed just in case I get too busy one morning or else forget to look at it.  Check out this little gem, which seems to oddly correspond to the beginning of football season:

I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven. —Nehemiah 1:4

I loved Malcom’s prayer at church the other day. Only 7 years old, he stood in front of 100 other kids and prayed: “Jesus, thank You that some of us get to play football and go to church, and for safety on the ride here, and for forgiveness of our sins, and for eternal life. We love You, Jesus. Please don’t ever forget how much we love You!”    Continue reading at Our Daily Bread.   Continue reading

October Baby

October Baby, based on the true story of Gianna Jessen, opens in theaters March 23.  Jessen is the survivor of a failed abortion attempt.  I first learned of her back in 2008, when the Wall Street Journal (of all things) ran her story.  That was the year Barrack Obama ran for president; here’s what I wrote back when.

Tim Challies has written a review after seeing an early screening.  He was “pleasantly surprised” at how much he enjoyed it.  Tim reviews the film, and also analyzes the challenge facing any and every Christian film.

You could watch the trailer at challies.com, but why not click over to Gianna Jessen’s blog and watch it there.  There’s a trailer for the film, and also a behind the scenes sort of thing with Gianna.