I was deeply impressed with the movie "Courageous", a Kendrick Brothers Production, the makers of FIREPROOF. A great cast of actors and a beautiful score of music present a very timely theme courageously. Men are stepping up to be courageous not only in the workplace but also in the home. The challenges that you are being confronted with in the movie are exactly the moments when we men tend to fail. Be it at the time when we loose our job, or when our daughters want us to be spontaneous and public in our affections. Or it can be, that when we need courage to talk to our sons, or stand up for Jesus in the workplace, when, more often than not, courage fails us and we prove to be cowards. These moments can have eternal consequences and be of a very weighty matter. Most of the time we know what is the right thing to do, but we lack the courage to do it. One of the keys to courageously choosing the right path, must be to be prepared and informed. Watching football games and spending more hours at work will not prepare us to meet the challenges. Rather, spending time with our family, allowing ourselves to be held accountable, and knowing God's ways from His word are essential steps to acting courageously when it counts most. Go get the movie and listen carefully! You may meet the man, that you see daily in the mirror. --Hanno
PS: My children loved the movie, too. It is rated PG13, though, and I tend to agree with it. Movie and Book are available at the Homeschool Hangout Bookstore
After continually getting asked what books we would recommend for different ages, we came up with the idea of making a blog where our family can post reviews of the books we have read recently and enjoyed! We hope this might be beneficial and helpful in finding books that are wholesome and appropriate.
My guess is that each family member will usually post on what they enjoy reading the most which means; Hanno will write reviews on science books or history books, Peggy will take on whatever she can get her hands on before the kids get it, Lydia will share good history reads, Abby will work on the classics or such, Oliver will go into such books as the Balantine Books or any good adventure book , and Jenny will fill you in on whichever girly book she has recently enjoyed.
Feel free to leave us comments and let us know what you think!
-The Berg Family