Friday, April 23, 2010

Letters to God

I am doing a plug today.  This plug is for a movie.  Now, I know, I know.  Most of you probably haven't been to the movies in years because of the prices and the feeling that there isn't any movies out that are decent enough for Christians and families to see.  I agree.  But, I keep seeing this movie in little commercial snippets and finally was intrigued enough to watch a trailer on my computer.  It brought me to tears.  I have to see this movie.  Maybe alone, even.

This move is called Letters to God.   Inspired by a true story, Letters to God is an intimate, moving and often funny story about the galvanizing effect one child’s belief can have on his family, friends and community.   A young boy is sick and starts writing letters to God. What happens to transform people is what the movie is about.  I know that this will be a tear-jerker.  I love them.  But this one is so much more.  It's inspirational and maybe it will give hope to those who feel hopeless.  To find out more, go the  It tells more of the plot, and it even gives you an opportunity to write your own letter to God.  You can publish it for the world to see or you can keep it private, just between the two of you.

It just occurred to me that I am reading and drawn to things that is making God very personal to me.  Not that he wasn't before.  But right now, I am not feeling as close to him as maybe I should.  Life gets in the way sometimes, you know?  I sometimes look at this devotion as my own personal letter to God.  Boy if that is the case, I have written a lot of letters in the last year or so.  This is something that keeps me going.  I like talking to God.  In my head, I talk to him a lot.  I ask him questions, prod him to come with me or keep someone safe.  Today, as I was driving to work, Careflight took off right over me.  I prayed for the workers to get there safely and to help whoever they were going to help.  It's random, but it is how my faith is.  I pray a lot for others.  I care for others.  Most of you probably don't realize that I have prayed for all of you at one time or another. 

Luke 21:38  And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.

What is your letters to God?  Do you talk to him as I do, or do you listen more during your devotion time?  Do you let God talk back to you?  I honestly think there is no wrong answer.  God made us all different in how we give and receive that what is easy for me, is not good for you at all.

P.S.  If anyone would like to get together and go see this movie, let me know.  I know that I really want to see it. 


  1. Thanks for visiting me today!!
    I am definitely following you back!
    Love your blog too!!

    Anxious to read more!
    Have a super weekend!

  2. It is so refreshing to find you... I get a little overwhelmed with the FF crowd and the "Follow ME!!!!" attitude. I joined to find blogs like yours, and share, not to collect followers :). That said... this post touched me. There is a very obese boy, maybe almost 400 lbs, who walks down my street every day... I pray for him all the time. I pray when I hear sirens, and when I see a mama who looks too stressed out. It's so nice that there are 'undercover pray-ers" out there like you. What a blessing we have to talk to our Father each day. (I want to share with you a post I wrote a while back on prayer, too... )

    Take care! Have a happy week!

  3. I am going to have to go and see this movie. It sounds like a real blessing. Have a wonderful week-end and thanks so much for sharing.


  4. Love your site. Thanks for following. I am following you as well, God bless.
    TRuthful Mommy

  5. This is a beautiful post, great writing

    Very nice to meet you