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Thoughtworthy (Back to the Future, Pep Talk Replays, New Devotional, and MORE!)

August 9, 2019 by Brandy Vencel

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Some of you may have seen me say this on Instagram, but VidAngel is alive and well and I still recommend it. I wanted to introduce my children to the Back to the Future series, but without all the language and insinuation. We watched with VidAngel this week and it worked beautifully!

VidAngel works with things like Netflix streaming and Amazon Prime Movies. In our case, we have an Amazon Fire Stick (not to brag, but I bought it when it first debuted for about fifteen buck!). I rented Back to the Future on Amazon, streamed it to our TV using the VidAngel app, which I’d previously installed on our Fire Stick. It worked perfectly, and now my children know many of the BttF movie quotes Siah and I use around the house.

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If you missed it on Tuesday, there are now replays available from the webinar pep talk thingie Mystie and I did together:

It’s free so go check it out and be encouraged!

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I bought this new devotional, Daily Readings: The Early Church Fathers for E-Age-Seventeen and myself. It’s his senior year and I was debating which Fathers to choose when we have so little time left. That’s when I discovered this collection. Hallelujah!

Some of it is a repeat for him (he’s already read Augustine’s Confessions) but still, it’s a nice sampling. Each day has a verse at the top followed by an excerpt from a Father’s writings. Each month has a new author to read, so you spend a whole month saturated in one thinker before moving on. I told Son E. to try to do at least four days per week.

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This month in 2017:

What do I mean when I urge you to “trust the method”? The answer might surprise you.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Laura August 10, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    In typical Babylon Bee fashion, they’ve recently posted a piece on Snopes fact-checking fictional tv shows and movies on Netflix. The Bee doesn’t think Snopes has a sense of humor either. 🙂

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