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Blue Ridge Area of Virginia
Alicha McHugh is author of "Daughter of the Promise" first in her: Numbered Among the Stars series (available on Amazon.com). She is a homemaker to her husband of 15 years, homeschooler to their children. Writing, enjoying tea and creaming Raw Honey are three of her current pursuits. Grabbing time to read is always high on her list of priorities! If you'd like to contact her, she'd love to hear from you! Just email: alichamchugh@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Here we go...

A gentle and caring friend of mine posted something about herself on FB. She said "I love movies!"

This statement gave me pause. Oh, did I mention she's a strong Believer? When I saw her entry, I thought to myself, "Can we love movies?" I mean, I do...but can we say that? Can we admit that for any and all to see. I can see admitting to loving music, books, perhaps even dancing ~ King David danced...but movies?

You may be shaking your head in wonder...if you are, you must understand...I come from a heart place that God did not create, a place of religious rules fashioned by fear and without reason. But my Father beckons me, "Taste and see that the LORD is good."

Some movies are an absolute waste of time. {I just finished watching one actually. One I'd waited a year for it to come out on DVD! It was awkward and clique-ish at best.} But then there are some movies, they are the "shadow of the thing to come" or they are the rippling brook where we find our image and incremental discoveries about ourselves.

I am fascinated when I find the theme of truth weaved through a storyline. I don't mean "truth" as in "not a lie" but truth as it was meant to be...as she was created in the beginning, before anything was made (Proverbs 8:22). Another word for her is "Wisdom". And in worthy stories you will find the pulse of her, the Lord's message, his call and reasoning, in the most secular of tales. I am in awe of this...I LOVE seeing my Lord's face in the makings of a masterpiece or a simple story made by mere men. "The righteous see it and rejoice, and all iniquity stops its mouth, Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the loving kindness of the LORD." Ps 107 42,43

In the coming weeks/ months, I plan to write about the following, adding to the list as I go...some are books, others songs, but mostly...MOVIES!!!

Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Company Men
Hart's War
Knight's Tale
What about Bob?
Elizabeth the Golden Age
Sarah Groves' song "Generations"
Winter Birds by Jamie Langston Turner
Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Perelandra by C.S. Lewis

And so, another critic makes her debut!

Monday, June 27, 2011


I got some and will be sharing soon! Thanking my Leader and Lord! He is faithful, of that truth I depend on...not like a crutch...but my own iron lung!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mulling things over...

Hi There!
If you're stopping by, I say thank you!
I'm currently engaged in research for my next project, so my posts are sporadic at best. But not for want of subject and\or material ;) I'm just weighing the usefulness of the topics. Many are too heavy, some are stories from my childhood and I don't know their place in my life now. I'm also concidering something a close friend mentioned...coming up with a blog that has a niche. Really thinking about that one ;) So until then...if you're stopping by and you're new...feel free to browse previous posts. New ones will come when I have the answers or direction I seek. He is FAITHFUL! The Lord will lead me in the way I should go...