Monday, September 10, 2012

be still - True Beauty Series

I was recently asked to participate in a "blog tour" for Lisa Chan's film, be still (True Beauty Series). In this short film she talks about taking time to be quiet and still before God where "they will find power and strength in just being quiet and listening." As grandmas and moms (and as women who are serving in children's ministry) we have busy lives - just as all women - and it is so easy, far too easy, to be caught up in our busy lives and not take the time to just be still before and with God. In this film Lisa challenges women to make being still a priority in our lives.

As they say, "Every woman knows the feeling. Regardless of her
age, her income, or her family situation, women today are facing the challenges of a busy life and the stress which comes with it. Obligations to children, husband, job, church, friends, committees, and the pressures of everyday life have created a spiritual crisis for women. Because in their efforts to be everything to everyone, women have forgotten the ONE who really should be their everything. Lisa Chan believes in our quest to do it all, women are missing God. In the first film of her new series, True Beauty:
Finding Your Identity in Jesus (David C Cook/Flannel, September 2012), Chan focuses on what it means to Be Still. Be Still addresses the issues which confront women when they forget to spend time with Jesus—something which, like most women, Chan struggled with herself."

There is nothing more important to me than to see my children and grandchildren grow to be people who know, love and walk with God, but if I want to encourage them to be this kind of person, I have to be this kind of person, too. The call to "be still" is one we all need to hear, listen to and follow!

Not only did Flannel send me a link to watch this video, but they are making a dvd available for me to give away on my other blog - grandma's cookie jar (USA only)! If you would like to be included in this give-away - which will be on September 14, 2012 - please comment on grandma's cookie jar to let me know if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win this dvd and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

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