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God’s Cure for a Very Bad Day, by Sue Stratton

March 5, 2015

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It is impossible to love and be loved while filled with a toxic sense of fear and shame.

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Fear, Shame, Hiding, and Blame: God and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Sue Stratton

March 4, 2015

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We must overcome these four deeply rooted response patterns to become all that we are created to be. We must somehow return to the Garden from whence we came.

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What’s in a Name? The Presence of God! by Sue Stratton

March 3, 2015

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Of course God is present in all of his creation all of the time, but this is different. I tell my college students: God is ‘in your face’ present!

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Thirty Good to Great Christmas Movies for 2014, by Gary and Sue Stratton

December 11, 2014

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Our annual Christmas movie extravaganza compiled from our family’s favorite Christmas movies of all time and suggestions from members of the THW community.

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Two Handed Warrior Books of the Decade, by Gary & Sue Stratton

January 6, 2011

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Sue and I put our heads together over dinner at Outback last night and came up with our own twenty (popular) books on the two themes of Two Handed Warriors—Culture Making and Faith Building.

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Our Favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials

December 8, 2015

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If the stable teaches us anything it's that you can't always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

If the stable teaches us anything it’s that you can’t always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

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It’s a Wonderful Life and the Courage to Live (and Create Art) Idealistically

December 21, 2012

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Few of us will ever get an invitation to an early screening of our life’s work like George did. Yet we will all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. To be a two handed warrior is to live for that heavenly red carpet affair, not its pale imitation at the Kodak theatre. Part 3 […]

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (1946) Bridge Video Clip: Top Christmas Movies for 2012

December 19, 2012

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Frank Capra’s masterpiece is not just a great Christmas movie, it is one of the ten best films ever made.

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Christmas Angel (2012) Favorite Christmas Movies for 2012

December 18, 2012

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A young girl’s wish leads to mysterious abandoned house and a maybe a Christmas angel (played by Touched by an Angel star, Della Reese.) Act One graduate Andrea Gyertson Nasfell’s second Christmas movie, after Christmas with a Capital C (2011).

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Children of Men (2006) ‘Miracle Cease Fire’ video clip: 30 Christmas Movies

December 18, 2012

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Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece confronts us with a tale of a miraculously pregnant unwed mother and her reluctant protector set amidst the most horrific violence an empire can throw at them: in short, a stark retelling of the Christmas story.

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Joyeux Noel (2006) A Remarkable True Story of Faith – 30 #ChristmasMovies

December 17, 2012

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Joyeux Noel (French for ‘Merry Christmas.’ U.S. release in 2006) The remarkable true story of the ‘Christmas Truce’ of 1914. Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of […]

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Christmas Vacation (1989) ‘Griswold Family Christmas Tree’ Clip- 30 Top #ChristmasMovies

December 17, 2012

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Can’t get enough of Chevy Chase on Community? This is the movie for you. The Griswold family’s plan for a big Christmas turns out to be “nuts’?

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Prancer (1989) 30 Favorite Christmas Movies for 2012

December 17, 2012

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An injured reindeer opens the door to redemption for the grieving daughter of an impoverished farmer, but could he really be one of Santa’s own?

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The Bishop’s Wife (1947) Zany ‘Non-Trailer’ – 30 Christmas Movies

December 17, 2012

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Samuel Goldwyn’s romantic comedy about a Bishop’s fundraising prayer that nets a lot more than cash. Cary Grant plays the angel with more on his mind than money.

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Elf (2003) ‘The Snowball Fight’ – 30 Favorite Christmas Movies

December 17, 2012

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Perhaps Will Ferrell’s best movie. The story of Buddy the Elf is an irresistible recasting of the Santa story. Zooey Deschanel‘s sterling role doesn’t hurt one bit.

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