Sunday, February 23, 2014

Son of God, Movie

Son of God, Releases in Theaters on February 28, 2014

Millions tuned in to watch THE BIBLE, the epic miniseries by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. I’ve been watching the DVD’s and I think the period scenes, acting, and costuming are incredible. True to the ‘spirit of the book’ there are some little things that may bother a purist, but overall I love seeing Biblical events on the big screen. 
Well, Roma and Mark have done it again with a new moving release called, SON OF GOD. It opens in theatres starting February 28, 2014. It’s been 50 years since a major studio released a film encompassing the teachings and ministry of Jesus. They thought it was time to present the greatest story ever told to a new generation of filmgoers.  

To promote the release of SON OF GOD, Grace Hill Media is sponsoring a giveaway here on my blog. Two gift packages will be given away via drawing. To be eligible you must do one or all of the following (each will put your name in the drawing):
1. Leave a comment here on my blog
2. Share my post on social media (be sure to tag me or alert me in your comment)
3. Sign up to follow The Stream's Edge by email
You will receive one entry for each of these. Two winners will be drawn and will be announced here on my blog on 3/5/14.
I love supporting Christian films and family friendly entertainment options. And, I do believe they're making an impact on the culture. Seeing Son of God will also give you opportunities to join in the conversations in your sphere of influence. 
Be sure to share your comment below and be entered to win a gift package which includes the SON OF GOD soundtrack, a copy of the companion book and a jigsaw puzzle that your whole family will enjoy.
Share how THE BIBLE and SON OF GOD movies have impacted you? Did you discover open doors for discussion in your world?
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So, grab your family or friends, and get in line for popcorn!
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Soft Answer

My guest today is my dear friend, Joy. She and I met a number of years ago and have been kindred spirits since. Knowing Joy brings me joy. I know she will bless you too.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
~ Proverbs 15:1 ESV
Someone I love walked away from me, answering my question softly, but harshly. The one-sided conversation continued for awhile in the other room. I couldn’t hear all that was being said, but the tone of the muttered words answer was angry, the sound more a snarl than a whisper.

I sat quietly not knowing what to say – if anything. I prefer to avoid conflict and am pretty good at it.

The muttering continued. I stayed put, but this thing started to happen in my heart. It was like every uttered syllable in the other room was stirring up anger in the same way a stick poked into a bonfire will do. Sparks floated up from the center of my being.

A sarcastic thought blew across my mind: so much for soft answers!

My intentional misuse of God’s Word did not go unnoticed in my conscience. I was urged to handle two things in my own spirit:

·        My angry, but silent response was wrong. That wrongness led me to the rightness of confession of my own sin to the Forgiver of all sin. He was as always, faithful and just. (1 John 1:9)

·        The word soft in the above verse does not mean quiet as in under your breath – I’ve known for a long that it means soft as in gentle. Or tender. See Strong’s.

When I was done silently, but boldly going to the throne, (Hebrews 4: 16) where I received mercy and grace, I forgave as I had just been forgiven (Colossians 3:13) I noticed the voice in the other room had stilled. The verbal storm had passed, and the stirring of embers was over.
I walked into the other room and was asked, “What do you want?”

“A cup of coffee,” I said with a smile that came from that forgiven and forgiving place in my heart.

I was immediately handed a cup full of my favorite brew – with a tender smile. No sparks. No anger. No snarls. Just love.

This sweet moment would not have happened in the Holy Spirit hadn’t quickly made me uncomfortable with my response. Now, if only I can remember this next time someone stirs my embers.

Has anyone stirred your embers lately?

Joy is the author of several published books including Under His Wings - a devotional for those who love God and watch birds. She lives with her husband Jon and their two dogs on thirty-five acres of field and woods. When she's not writing, reading, or spending time with the people she loves, she enjoys photography as a hobby. 

Joy's books can be found on Amazon
Photo Credits:
Bonfire: © irene1601 -
Cup of coffee © stefanolunardi -

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Valentine's Day Woodpecker

Welcome my sweet sister, Laurie Kinkaid. Her insights from nature and connection to our Heavenly Father will encourage you on this Valentine's Day.

The second storm of February 2014 is gently dropping its first inches of powder. As I sit here sipping Irish Breakfast tea, winter birds frantically peck at the seeds scattered for their dining pleasure before they are covered with snow. Except for my hubby puttering with the pellet stove and fireplace, this Valentine Eve is quiet. It's comforting to sit in my office as the outdoors gets whiter and whiter.

In sharp contrast to this peaceful atmosphere, my devotional time this morning began as a skirmish over my "sin of choice". Not something you expect to see on a Christian blog, but hang in there with me. As in His conversation with Job, God's final word in our discussion is wise, creative, loving and omnipotent.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Searching For JOY

Discovering Four Sources
of JOY in John 15

             I often wonder how much fruit I’m bearing, especially JOY. I’m told I’m patient. Others say I exhibit peace. But, Joy? Over the last several years I’ve wondered why I’m lacking in the joy department.

Now, I know these qualities aren’t something I can manufacture on my own. If I could get JOY-seeds, I would plant them so I could share the fruit with others. But, since there isn’t any such thing as Burpee Joy-seeds, what can I do? Scripture says the Holy Spirit produces fruit in me.

When I was asked to lead a Bible study on JOY, I laughed at God’s sense of humor. What better way to answer the question of where JOY comes from? For months I’ve wondered how I can FEEL joyful? I am asking for His Truth to be made clear. And, now it seems every place I look, I am discovering His answers.