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 : )