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Life’s Rhythms // The Weekend Brew

June 26, 2015
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Life’s rhythms flow in and out. They dance around in slow motion and elusively beckon you to join them. The swirling, circular motion is mesmerizing and you are drawn into the middle knowing that slow and steady is the answer but is not always reality. You catch your breath and follow the rhythm much like preparing to jump into the middle of a jump rope game on the playground. How do we catch the rhythms of life? When life is chaotic how do we embrace the slow down that we so desperately crave? Last week, Barbie spoke about de-cluttering and getting back to simple here at The Weekend Brew. Her words simply called us to clear the clutter and get back to the basics. I find this to be a truth I need to examine and act on in my own life. For me, it looks like developing a daily rhythm that focuses on God, health, family and friends. It is in the rhythms of life that we find God. The consistent focus causes a flow that leads you through each day. God’s Hand directs you in the dance of slowing down. I began the search into understanding this week as I looked at the rhythm of rest and found that it all begins with God. We find rhythms through God and they start with…

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Pirate’s Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson DVD Review & Giveaway

June 22, 2015
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As a family, we love action films. So many of them, even ones that are supposedly geared for children have inappropriate language or other scenarios not suited for children or families. I am always delighted to review movies that receive the Dove seal of approval for children of all ages, such as Pirate’s Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson. About The Movie In this follow up to Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, Mickey Matson is at it again; this time pitted against the evil Admiral Ironsides and his gang of pirates who are intent on destroying civilization. They’re new invention, the Tesla Coil, is a weapon of mass destruction that will send an electromagnetic pulse throughout the world, destroying every electronic device in existence. With the help of a secret organization, Mickey and his best friend Sully embark on a mission to stop the pirates form taking over a submarine and stealing the last part needed to complete their devastating weapon. If Admiral Ironsides succeeds in his plan, civilization will be sent back to the Stone Age. It’s a race against time, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Our Thoughts From first glance of the cover and after reading about the movie, I expected this film to be similar in nature to The Spy Kids, which my children thoroughly enjoyed…

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Clearing The Clutter To See The Beauty // The Weekend Brew

June 19, 2015
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This morning I awoke to the sound of birds chirping outside my window, the rays of the sun shining brightly through my window, and my 12 year old boy sleeping next to me. All of these were reminders to me that His mercies are new every morning.  As I lay listening to the birds and thanking God for the sunshine and the gift of my children, I realized how much I desired to hear, feel and see the beauty of God all around me. When you come to a point in your life where you are unable to manage the weight of the clutter all round you, it’s time to re-evaluate, take inventory and seek the Lord on ways to lighten the load. In a world where we can microwave a dinner in less than 10 minutes, drive thru to pick up our morning brew and leave a Facebook status in less than a minute, I am beginning to see how much I crave simplicity. You are going to notice some changes around here as I lean in to the whisper of God concerning this space. This blog is a huge part of my life, and something I know He’s called me to. Not for me. First for Him, that He would receive glory as I partner with Him to share words of hope and encouragement.…

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