Showing posts from October, 2006

Dear Michael Landon Jr.,

Dear Mr. Landon,

I feel this letter needs to be met with some form of perfection, which it will never be. I suppose I should begin at the beginning. I was a fan of your Dad’s, still am in fact. I wasn’t around when “Little House on the Prairie” was actually on the air, after all I wasn’t born until 1980, but I have watched the re-runs of the show ever since I can remember. In fact I cannot remember a time when I haven’t watched them. Melissa Gilbert quickly became my hero and remains an amazing center point of my life today, and I believed if I wished hard enough I could actually become Laura Ingalls Wilder. It has given me a great love for the old west and has fueled a passion in me for quality family television and my desire to be a part of that in some way. I used to always think that I wanted to be a Producer, Director, Actor in this field one day. God has had me take some steps back and humbled me into allowing Him to work in my life.

I can remember the first time I saw the traile…

The Silence is Deafening!

This is where I am at in my life right now. If you had told me that I would be unemployed for over three months, living at home, and have to be relying more on my parents than I wish at 26 I would tell you you were crazy! This has been the most frustrating, difficult, hard, most rewarding, exciting, time of my life. I would not take anything for it for the world. I am learning about myself and how I was living my life…the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m learning how I dealt with life, work, and home was not at all how God intended it to be. I learned that garbage in does truly produce garbage out. I’ve learned about heart sickness and feeling like God has left me high and dry. I felt abandoned and alone, but I’ve also learned about surrender, just how long I can hold on with my fingertips, and how for the first time in my life I really and truly want to live for Him. I want to be authentic with every aspect of my life and genuine in the way I live it. Of course the old sinful Melissa…

Love's Abiding Joy...My Cup Overflows!

I'm sort of overwhelmed right now, so much flowing through my mind, my veins my heart. It's just time, it's time to's time to let the Lord move in me and through me and all around me. I've learned so much about myself during this time I've been off, much of it I didn't like, but now God wants to open doors for me...I'm just so full up. I found out today that Michael Landon Jr. is a Christian and the lead actor Logan Bartholomew, who plays Willie LaHaye is a Christian...I also found out that Michael Landon Jr. has directed and Fox Faith Movies is releasing "The Last Sin Eater" in movie format. This is based off my favorite author Francine Rivers book with the same title. As I begin to watch these Christian films take place I was full of joy and pride and hope. Oh my cup truly overflows...I can't talk about it too sort of hurts, it is sort of scary, and I have no idea what it means, but God is working...He is moving in a…

Love's Abiding Joy

Alright everyone! I just want to let you know about a wonderful knew subsidiary of Fox...Fox Faith Movies ... check out their site for trailers of the upcoming movie Love's Abiding Joy. There goal is to put quality Christian Programming on the big screen. We all talk about how far down the toilet movies and television have come. Well, there is a group out there that is trying to change the tide. If you haven't seen the Love Come Softly movie series on Hallmark I encourage you to do so. They are wonderful movies, and now Fox Faith Movies is releasing the fourth movie only in theaters. I think it is very important to support great Christian films. This is the only way that we can insure that we will see more of them. So, please, if you can, try and check out this film. I promise you will not be disappointed. They are based on the excellent series of books by Janette Oke...if we want more great programming out there we have to go out and support it. I feel very strongly about thi…

Fall...Thanks for Abundant Bounty!

2Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger. – Psalm 8:2

14And the blind and the lame came to Him in the porches and courts of the temple, and He cured them.
15But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did and the boys and the girls and the youths and the maidens crying out in the porches and courts of the temple, Hosanna (O be propitious, graciously inclined) to the Son of David! they were indignant.
16And they said to Him, Do You hear what these are saying? And Jesus replied to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have made (provided) perfect praise? – Matthew 21: 14-16

This is what we are to be, like little children that sing Hosanna unto the Son of David! Here lately I have felt so old and used up and unproductive, but I’m reminded in this, my most favorite time of year, the childlike quality …

Put a Stake In It!

I’m contemplating how to even start the second volume of the “Why I Like…?” series. The problem is I’ve been struggling with God over this the last couple of days, and let me just say that when my pastor says, “That God is more concerned with your character than your comfort” he isn’t kidding. I have felt further away from God these last few days than I have in a long while and it’s all because I’d rather die than not get my way (another sermon lesson), and I felt that a stupid television show was more important than God. I’m still fighting it a little bit…sort of saying to God…alright I’ve given up something that is so important to me for you, now what are You going to do. In the end it may simply be the letting go of the thing that will be the reward.

So, what pray tell is this ridiculous thing that has brought so much turmoil in my life. Well, it would be the programs “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”. Now, before you say, “Hey, I don’t see anything wrong with these shows, what…