OVERCOMING (in movies & in life!)

If you are looking for an outing option this weekend, the movie “Overcomer” is now in theaters. Since I ran cross country in high school (& the 2 mile race for track & field) I marked this movie on the calendar not to be missed.

After watching “Overcomer” this week, wow! It truly is an inspiring experience: a story about running (lots of it) but also perseverance, faith and forgiveness (never an easy thing.) The story revolves around a high school coach who (under duress) starts a cross country team – with only one runner, Hannah Scott. The whole theater laughed and clapped at some parts, while moving bits elicited a few tears.

Here’s a trailer, if you’d like to catch a glimpse (email readers, you know the drill – link to Roses website to have a look-see.)

The other day I found a powerful little book (hidden among stacks of others) written by Max Lucado: “God Thinks You’re Wonderful!” After seeing an inscription inside from my precious Mama, I sat down for a few ticks to read it.

It reminded me of the struggle Hannah Scott faced in the movie, something that often challenges all of us: to believe that we are beloved of God, precious and valuable in God’s sight no matter where we’ve come from or whatever our hues (especially if our lives are playing the blues.)

“So promise me you’ll never forget… that you aren’t an accident or an incident… you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God.”  Max Lucado

grace, peace & Overcoming inspiration

Virginia : )

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8 Responses to OVERCOMING (in movies & in life!)

  1. Mama Duck says:

    I look forward to seeing this!

  2. TMH says:

    V! Excellent! So much grief, creepiness, and edgy stuff out in the theaters and on TV [and in real life.].
    I need movies like The Overcomer. I’m now at the point in my life where I welcome the totally illogical but happy-ending-guaranteed Hallmark type movies.
    Speaking of biscuits, [???] I was thiiiiis close on a 98-degree day to trying this:

    Didn’t want to use the oven.

    • Virginia says:

      Tim – watching this biscuit video made me hungry for ANGEL BISCUITS! I’ve made at least 20 different kinds of biscuits (altho nowadays stick to 2 or 3 favorite recipes) but I’ve never made these. Will have to give them a try.. 🍿😋🍿

  3. Michelle says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing this movie!! That’s a cute little book. 😀

    • Virginia says:

      Hope you had the chance to see the movie, Michelle. The Max Lucado book is beautifully illustrated & afffirming – my Mama inscribed as a gift it to me years ago, so now it’s even more precious! 🌟📚🌟🤗🌟

  4. Debbie says:

    What a lovely quote by Max Lucado!!

    • Virginia says:

      I’ve been a Max Lucado groupie for years & have a big stack of his books. This little one is a treasure of affirmation & hope + my Mama gifted it to me with a special inscription, so very precious! 🌟📚🌟

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