Lessons from Disney’s “Ice Princess”

June 30, 2008 at 12:53 pm 2 comments

Today, we were watching the Disney movie, Ice Princess.  The teen star is able to pick up on the jumps and tricks much faster than seasoned athletes who’ve been doing it for years with her fresh passion and some Physics.

As my daughter and I watched her final competition, my daughter said, “You can tell that when they aren’t showing her face, someone else is really doing the hard jumps for her, a stunt double.  See?  It’s not even her face when you really look.”

Yet, pieced together, it told a story you could follow.

And I thought to myself…that’s what my life should look like. All my hard stuff, Jesus does for me.  Whenever the camera turns from my face…that’s him, doing all the fancy footwork–the stuff that defies belief.  And…anyone watching knows it’s a stunt double.  I don’t mind.  My job?  To just keep smiling and stay in the movie to tell His story through me.

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Holly Smith  |  June 30, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Amen. Good (I actually wrote God, at first–which is appropriate!) word for me today, friend!

    I have been behind with this cookbook, but will be catching up this week on your posts. I have missed you!

  • 2. Renea  |  June 30, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Wonderful thoughts. Thanks for sharing them.

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