Over the holidays, I have watched several older movies such as A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story and the Indiana Jones series. Movies can sometimes give me a new perspective on life; maybe not the whole movie but some little scene or comment.
Let me start with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. There is a scene where Jones (the younger) is trying to rescue his father from an old castle in Austria. They appear to be trapped on the upper level with the Germans approaching and no way to escape. Jones (the elder) says, “Sometimes when I am faced with a problem, I take a break, sit down, and a solution often appears.” He sits down in an old chair which unlatches a secret staircase where they can escape just in time.
Of course that was the movies and pre-arranged. But maybe we can still apply the advice. When problems seem to overcome us, we need to sit. We need to take the weight off our own feet and body and rest in the lap of Jesus. He holds us and the weight of our problems. When we take a break from searching for our own answers, a solution often appears.

Is there a time when you found a solution only after giving your struggle over to God?

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I am sorry that it has been a month since I last posted. Our Christmas tree business kept me busy but I should not have been so lax in writing. I’m back on track now. God bless you all.


Great blog post, Nancey! I love Indiana Jones.

I have mountains of decluttering to do at home. I’ve been frustrated with it for a while, but didn’t get help. When I prayed, I felt God tell me to approach my husband in a friendly way, breaking the work down into a series of small goals – manageable chunks.


I find a lot of wisdom here and there in movies too. There’s a really BIG one in the Indiana Jones movies. Remember when Indy is standing on a cliff, and he needs to get to the other side? His dad says, “Just step out and the way will appear.” Yikes! That looked like certain death. But he trusted his father, and stepped out into the abyss. A step appeard, then another, then another and he went across. Wow. That made an impression on me. Reminded me of the O.T. Priests when God told them to step into the Jordan. They did, and the way was made.
As for your question, yes – when I simply stop worrying and thinking, and just hand Him the problem, the answer appears. Hallelujah! What a Savior


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