Friday, April 3, 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Movie Review)

My cousins Brandon and Marcy order movies for me to watch through Netflix. Since Marcy, my mom, and myself read The Boy In The Striped Pajamas we all wanted to see the movie. Sunday me and my mom watched it. It was only an hour and a half. We had time because we were going to my friend Buck's church and his church didn't start until 7 pm.

Of course a movie and book have to be a little different. I felt like some surprise was taken away at the beginning of the movie. Also I had never thought of it before when I was reading the book, but in the movie they had electricity on the fence (that separated the boys) and that is something that wasn't mentioned in the book. I think both little boys in the movie were excellent and did a wonderful job in their roles. The movie overall was a great movie. Even though I knew the ending, it was still overwhelming.

I know for the book I said the book would be fine for children 9 and older to read as long as a parent explained the period of history, but the movie I believe wouldn't be good for children 12 and under. My mom and I talked about this and she didn't think it was as bad as it could have been and that is true, but it may be a little disturbing for younger children. The best advice is, if you are thinking about letting your children watch the movie or read the book, then watch the movie or read the book for yourself and then you decide whether your child can handled it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bless The Lord

"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name." Psalm 103:1

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:" Psalm 103:2

Bless: to extol as holy; glorify: Bless the name of the Lord.

Extol: to praise highly;

Monday, March 30, 2009


"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:" James 5:14

When I was born, I was born with cataracts. My parents didn't know it for awhile. The only thing they knew was I wanted to always stare at bright lights, that is the only thing I could see. They took me to the doctor for a check up and that doctor knew something was wrong. He told my parents that I needed to see an eye doctor. My mom and dad took me but the eye doctor didn't see nothing wrong. They then took me for another check up with my doctor and he ask what the eye doctor said and they proceeded to tell him that the doctor said nothing was wrong. The doctor said that I did have something wrong.

I'm not really sure but sometime after all this I was sent to Columbus, Ohio to Children's Hospital. The doctor there told my parents that I would never see. My mom cried all the way home (2 hour drive). My mom and dad did the only thing they knew, they laid me on the altar of the church they were attending and people prayed for me. I had six surgeries all together, three on my left eye and three on my right eye. I wore contacts when I was six months old, but couldn't tell anyone when I lost them so they fitted me for these big pop bottle glasses. I wore those glasses until I was in the 5th grade and then I started to wear contacts and glasses. The end result of a person who was suppose to be blind is seeing everything that I'm posting in this blog. Sometimes I might have to do something different like get closer to something, but I see.

The question that I have always wrestled with is why? Now don't get me wrong I enjoy seeing but why is it that other people are blind and I'm not. Well I believe God has his reasons. Other people can handle things better or God can use them in a different way, even though they may not see or have something else wrong with them. I've been told all my life God is going to use me and maybe all that God wants to use me for is to tell people to have faith. Trust in God and miracles do happen.

The first part of March we went to the church here in our community. A dear friend of our family was preaching and we wanted to see him. He was one of the people that prayed for me. Before I walked away from him he had to tell his son-in-law, "you know that picture of the little girl with the pop bottle glasses, this is her. They told her parents she was going to be blind and we laid her on the altar and prayed for her and here she is seeing."

"It is no secret what God can do. What He's done for others, He'll do for you. With arms wide open, He'll pardon you, It is no secret what God can do."

I'm a simple person and I want to be nothing more. I want what I say to others to be simple. I don't want to ever be over any one's head. So when I say I believe God can do anything, I believe he can do anything. It is that simple, nothing more and nothing less.