Sometimes truth shows up where you least expect it.We could all use a minute – a minute to put up our feet, a minute to watch another episode or read another chapter, a minute to breathe. And that’s okay. Taking time to rest and enjoy yourself isn’t something to feel guilty about. And the truth is that show or that book might just have something holy to teach us.
I’m Mary, and I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome to a guilt-free corner of the internet where you can kick off your shoes, get comfy, and have a little fun. We’re going to talk about our favorite TV shows and movies, our book boyfriends and secret playlists, and anything else that reminds us about who we are, what’s most important, and even God.
Connecting the dots between everyday life and the Word of God makes my heart beat fast as I am convicted or comforted, encouraged or inspired – and I love nothing more than sharing those connections with friends like you. Plus, sometimes I just love a good list or recipe or movie review. If any of that sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee), stick around. We’re going to have fun!
Let’s not give guilt this year — and for heaven’s sake, let’s not accept it either. Instead, let’s give each other grace.
You know what’s even better than curling up on the couch with a warm blanket, a hot drink, and a DVR full of cheesy Christmas movies? DOING IT WITH A FRIEND. Here are some ideas for hosting your own Cheesy Holiday Movie Watching Party!
Sometimes the holidays make us sad. They make us happy, too – and it’s okay to feel both. But the sadness might still be there. And I believe that’s okay.
Last Thanksgiving, my aunt made an announcement after we'd finished eating turkey and pie and all the carbs we could get our hands on. She told us she'd been helping my grandma clean out some things, and she had boxes of photos. She said that we could either take the...
Click here to get a FREE downloadable Holiday Movie BINGO Card! A few years ago we changed cable companies to get a better deal. Or faster internet service. Or something. I don't remember our motivation for making the switch; I just remember my shock and dismay upon...
I don't remember when I discovered John Green. It was after he'd published most his early books, though, so I was able to devour them without waiting in line at the library. Quirky yet often relatable teens on emotional, epic quests were mine for the taking. Or the...
I'm not sure if I screamed or cried out, but something I did brought my mom rushing to my room as I stared blankly at the cordless phone in my hand. My brain and my heart weren't processing the news I'd just received, and I wasn't sure what to do next. I had just...
Pop culture can help us understand ourselves better – like that time a cartoon chicken made me admit I’m scared of the ocean! What has pop culture helped you learn about yourself?
Let’s talk about why we love these silly, cheesy movies so much. Also, I have a FREE, printable schedule of this year’s new Hallmark movies just for you!
It's a lifestyle. It's a devotional!
Gilmore Girls was a TV show known (and loved) for its fast-talking, pop culture-referencing, coffee-chugging characters, but it was also a show devoted to love of family and community. These themes – as well as topics like forgiveness, kindness, and gratitude – partner well with lessons from the Bible.
Christians who loved this show will be encouraged and inspired to follow this “season” of daily devotions, reminiscing about their favorite Gilmore Girls scenes and perhaps seeing them from a whole new perspective.
When life makes you say, “Oy with the poodles already!” grab your mug of coffee and settle in for a conversation that will warm your heart and feed your soul.