His Only Son

Deb’s Dozen: May I have the faith of Abraham to follow where God leads.
My husband and I just finished watching His Only Son, an extraordinarily powerful movie. We both just sat quietly at the end of the film, pondering the awesomeness of our God. Many of us know the story of Abraham. We know the words, we intellectually understand the meaning, but this film evoked the emotional, personal side of the story. For the first time, we lived and walked with Abraham. We viewed his life, and we felt his anguish as he walked to Mt. Moriah.
We understood the strong faith Abraham embraced despite all the obstacles placed in his way. Many of the words portrayed as spoken by Isaac and Abraham, Jesus spoke during his ministry. The film personifies the parallels between Abraham’s faith walk and Jesus’s last days. And what God said to Abraham, “because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you … through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” What a blessing God gave us when He did not withhold His Son, His only Son. And because He did not, through His Son, we know forgiveness and hope.
What a strong message for those who went to the movie not knowing the story. To see the incredible way God acts in the lives of his people. To see Him bring good and hope out of our darkest hours. May we have the faith of Abraham as we face our valleys. We know God has been there before us, is with us now, and walks with us into the light of His hope.
I would give this movie six stars if I could. Don’t hesitate to see the film while it shows in theaters. And Angel Films provides a link for you to provide free tickets to others. You can also contribute so other theaters will carry the film. Pay It Forward–His Only Son
Biscuit Media sent me a screener of His Only Son. However, I was in no way obligated to review the film.

The Mulligan for Life

Deb’s Dozen: Mulligans Are Second Chances. Sometimes, a Second Chance for Life and Love.
I was always a fan of mulligans when I played golf. As a duffer, I frequently needed a second chance. This wonderful movie, The Mulligan, is about second chances. The main character (Eric Close) has lost his way and become seduced by greed and power. Along the way, he’s become estranged from his wife and son. When he blows up during a golf match, he’s introduced to the “Old Pro” (Pat Boone). Working with the “OP” on his golf game, he learns even more about life. Loved the characters, loved the story, loved the movie. A book or movie that makes me laugh, cry, and think deeply is definitely a 5-Star.
Watch on Amazon Prime: Mulligan DVD

Sea Glass Cottage Finds Love in Hope Harbor

Deb’s Dozen: Two Couples, Both Separated by Tragedy, Who Find Healing in Hope Harbor

Irene Hannon’s Hope Harbor series ranks as one of my favorites. I’m inclined to start any of the novels with great anticipation. Sea Glass Cottage fulfilled my desires for another wonderful love story set in the peaceful seaside town. Favorite characters return—Charley, the resident taco chef, artist, and philosopher; the dueling clerics, Father Murphy and Reverend Baker; and, of course, the almost human seagull pair, Floyd and Gladys.

Christi Reece arrived in Hope Harbor hoping to find what she considers her last resort—Jack Colby, whose heart she broke eleven years before. Jack, now a policeman, could care less about Christi and wants nothing to do with her … or does he?

Beth Adams befriends Christi, who learns Beth also suffers a broken heart from the loss of her son and her estrangement from her husband, Steve. She hires Christi part time to work in her gift shop, Eye of the Beholder.
And then, as always, Charley enters the lives of both women … and both men, and life in Hope Harbor gets interesting for all four people.

Hannon writes the most interesting characters and invents the most interesting circumstances for them to be involved in. Having Hope Harbor for a setting adds to the charm of the star-crossed, but sun-blessed romances. Another five star read, and, as Irene would say …

Come home to Hope Harbor—where hearts heal … and love blooms

Hope Harbor

Irene Hannon

Irene Hannon is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than fifty novels. She is the seven-time nominee and three-time winner of the RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and is a member of the RWA Hall of Fame. Her Hope Harbor series complements her suspense/romances set of series.

Baker Books gave me access to a NetGalley copy of Sea Glass Cottage but in no way obligated me to write a review.