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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Heaven is for Real! - a movie review

Shortly after my mom's death, I read the book, Heaven is for Real.  I found it comforting.  The story as told by the little boy's perspective to his father had scriptural references that no four year old boy would be aware of.  Whether you believe in Heaven or not, you cannot dispute the sincerity of little Colton Burpo.
Last night I went to see the movie.  The acting was good.  I was amazed at the little actor who played Colton.  It was entertaining.  It was a movie.  It had no scriptural reference, not even when the father, Todd, was preaching in his church!  I am surprised the name of Jesus was even mentioned.  I hope if you see this movie, you have or will read the book.  Like I said, no matter what your belief, it is an interesting read.


Linda said...

I am glad I read the book. It is one I am keeping for anyone else who would like to read it. I couldn't imagine how they could make the movie from it. Too bad it couldn't have been more realistic (scripturally).

Gert said...

I look forward to seeing the movie. I too have the book!