Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.

Snowy Pleasure

November 21st, 2013

Last night I attended the highly anticipated screening of Disney’s beautifully animated “Frozen,” which is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen.”

In it we follow Princess Anna, a fearless optimist, who sets off on an epic journey. She teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Meanwhile, Anna’s sister Queen Elsa appears poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret. Haunted by a childhood memory, Elsa has isolated herself, fearing she’s becoming a monster that no one, not even her sister, can help.

Frozen is a combination of classic princess fairy tale and Ice Age with catchy Broadway-style songs. There’s a funny-looking snowman walking on ice and struggling to stay on his feet and a likable reindeer. This movie is aimed at young kids, especially young girls that love fairy tales and will leave asking their parents for Princess Anna dresses and plush Olaf and Sven toys.

I recommend Frozen for families looking for holiday entertainment, however there is not much to entertain the adults watching. Prior to the movie is a charming new Disney short titled “Get a Horse” which demonstrated the best use of 3D I’d seen in a long time. PS: stay for an extra scene during the credits.

Thankful Thursday

November 21st, 2013

My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me, holy is His name. Luke 1:46–49

Throughout the month of November, I have been doing a Countdown to Thanksgiving on Facebook. The verses have been carefully chosen to help as we meditate on all of God’s blessings in our lives and are meant to encourage conversations of thankfulness to Him.

The concept of thanksgiving seemed to escape the early Israelites. They had been delivered from bondage by God’s power, yet within days, they had apparently forgotten. On top of that, they began blaming God for delivering them from Egypt so they could die in the desert.

Then God again exerted His mighty power and divided the Red Sea so they could go across safely. And when they became hungry and began to whine again, God sent them fresh manna every morning!

Think back, do you remember if God has done something for you recently? Are there things you’ve forgotten about? Great things the Lord has done? Take some time now to thank Him! Prepare your own personal Thankful List and share it with your friends and family.

Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.