Friday, January 23, 2009

Soul Food and Conservation in Texas

I am so excited to share a story with you that will feed your soul. A true story that is so amazing, its hard to imagine such a thing could really happen. But it did and it happened in a small town not far from where I live (and not many years ago.)

I'm talking about a DVD that was given to us for Christmas called The Heart of Texas. It is a documentary that recreates the story of a couple of families brought together by God to demonstrate His awesome power and love. It is a modern day Job story.

OK, so I said modern day. The characters don't lose camels or develop boils, but they experience heartache and loss in the most profound way. But through faith, their lives and pain are used as instruments for God's purpose.

Does anyone want to see how God can and does, in this day and age, work miraculous feats through ordinary people? I have a copy and I want to share it! (Is it wrong to bootleg so that more people can experience this?...hee...hee.)

I AM being intentionally vague about describing this DVD, because I don't want to spoil it for anyone. I hope you watch it...this is the most decadent kind of soul food!

My thoughts
I was just asking (out lout) some "whys?" earlier this week. I heard such a great viewpoint in this DVD about how the family quenched their thirst for answers. I guess if you ask, you shall receive what you need. But God is not content with giving just enough. Our prosperity is His joy. I believe that, because I have experienced some pain and trials of my own. And I seem to come out stronger and better on the other side.

Well, its a beautiful story and I wanted to share. But that's where I'll stop because I'm called to a different purpose than blog ministry. I'm called to entertain and bring joy by making light of the state of affairs in privileged-suburbia. This is the Jungle and I am Upton Sinclair, or something.

And for my part, I will continue to recycle my milk jugs and my wine bottles and to use common sense to minimize my carbon footprint. I only run full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. Looking forward, I will strive to make one meal per week that is meat-free because our animal consumption is off the charts and gluttonous. And when either of our paid-off cars goes belly-up (which could happen soon) I will pledge to go with a greener people-mover, no leather. And I am partially motivated by the cost of gas and the size of my pa-dunk-a-dunk and electricity bills and so forth. But I also deplore wastefulness!

And if my train of thought confuses, check out what Girly Stuff and Chacha are talking about these days.

Tag, you're it!


Girly Stuff said...

I hope I get to borrow that DVD from you soon!

God's ability to bring forth blessings from the pit of despair is something my human mind will never wrap itself around. But I stand in awe everytime.

Wastefulness is terrible. I can be so terrible.

chacha said...

It sounds like a good story - though even the website is very vague as well. What the deal? Maybe I have to watch the trailer or something. Oh, I know, wikipedia will tell me (I know, I'm cheating).

Did you just make up the word "blog ministry"? I love that phrase, I have no idea why.

Tooj said...

I love that your post goes from God to gluttony. LOL Have a great Friday! You getting together with the gals?

Live.Love.Eat said...

I am SO glad you enjoyed the havana stew!!!!!! I loved the olives in it too. It wouldn't be the same without it.

I liked this post a lot, very inspirational! We live in different times, time to live differently!

jenjen said...

That DVD sounds intriguing. Thanks for the information! Love your blog!


Michelle said...

The DVD sounds interesting. I've always loved the story of Job. Also reminds me that God doesn't always answer the way we expect.

Aggie2percenter said...

No leather??? How WILL we manage?