Family Friendly Movie Awards from Plugged In

The Oscars used to be a big night for TV watching but it seems like in our fast-paced world they are LONG, full of political statements and questionable family safe viewing.  KSWP values its partnership with Focus on the Family’s Plugged In feature for helping steer to good choices when it comes to family entertainment.  It seems only natural to highlight winners of the Plugged IN movie awards including people’s choice awards.

The Plugged In Movie Awards are about honoring what we feel are among the year’s best movies—not just aesthetically, but inspirationally and ethically as well.

Best Movie for Kids
The Nominees: Christopher RobinDr. Seuss’ The GrinchIncredibles 2Paddington 2Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Plugged In’s Pick: Paddington 2
Your Pick: Christopher Robin

Best Movie for Teens
The Nominees: Black PantherLittle WomenThe Miracle SeasonSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseTomb Raider 

Plugged In’s Pick: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Your Pick: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Movie for Adults
The Nominees: Leave No TraceMary Poppins ReturnsA Quiet PlaceSearchingWon’t You Be My Neighbor?

Plugged In’s Pick: Leave No Trace
Your Pick: A Quiet Place

Best Christian Movie
The Nominees: God Bless the Broken RoadGod’s Not Dead: A Light in the DarknessI Can Only ImaginePaul, the Apostle of ChristUnbroken: Path to Redemption

Plugged In’s Pick: Paul, the Apostle of Christ
Your Pick: I Can Only Imagine

12/22/2015 Good Friends

imagePower Thoughts:
The Grinch thought, “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps. . . means a little bit more.”

Once again God has shown that we can depend on Him to answer our petitions to Him. God has answered everyone’s prayers concerning our grandson. He does not have meningitis and is doing fine. Thank you for your prayers. #prayerworkskswpkavx

Morning Moments:
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. ~ 2 Corinthians 8:9
When we think of God, we think of the most powerful and richest being in the whole universe. But do you know that our Lord Jesus was actually born into a poor family? We know this from the offering His mother Mary brought to the temple after Jesus was born, according to the Law for purification. (Luke 2:22–24) She brought a pair of turtledoves or young pigeons, which was the only type of offering the poor could afford. (Leviticus 12:2, 8)
But with Jesus in their lives, Mary and her husband Joseph didn’t remain poor. Wise men came to Jesus with treasures—“And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11) Grace Inspirations

More Moments:
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
— Calvin Coolidge

2015/12/18 Good Friends Morning Conversations

0-happiestpeople1Power Thoughts:

“The Happiest People

     Don’t have the best of everything,

          They just MAKE the best

               of Everything! “It’s Contentment.”

PrayerWorks: Pray for grandson. He spent hours in the ER only to be release to go to a specialist on Friday (today). The doctors are not finding a specific problems have narrowed it to several possibilities, live enzymes are elevetated! Please join us in prayer for healing! #prayerworkskswpkavx

Strange and wacky Christmas food facts: (FoxNews)
For many of us, the biggest day of the holiday season is Christmas, and after all the presents are opened, that day’s main event usually involves food. We bet that there are a lot of things you didn’t know about classic Christmas fare. Just like the rest of the world, the United States has its own collection of traditional Christmas foods, and while it may appear that candy canes, turkey or ham, and sugar plums (whatever those are) have been deeply engrained in Christmas tradition for as long as the holiday has existed, in reality, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
(List of Strange and Wacky Christmas Food Facts)

Houston police officer comforting dying horse (yahoonews)
A heartbreaking photo is making its way around the web. The picture shows a Houston police officer comforting his dying patrol horse. The four-year-old horse, named Charlotte, was patrolling Downtown Houston on Thursday with her rider Officer D. Herrejon. She was spooked, bucked the officer and ran into the street where she was hit by a truck. The Officer got down on the floor and wrapped his arms around Charlotte during her final moments. She later died.

Thought: It’s hard when you lose a loved one. No matter person, pet or otherwise. We tend to focus on the pain, the loneliness or the loss. However, we fail to realize that we would not experience the intense pain without the extreme love we shared. So, in those times realize you made a choice: a conscious choice to accept the pain because you cherish the love. Would you ever choose to not feel all the love we share to avoid the pain? Most of us would gladly endure that short term agony for the longer term love we harbor in our hearts. Jesus Christ could have called down ten thousand angels and release His pain! He didn’t because of His Love for You!  In the dark times, you feel the pain, instead  focus on the love!

12112015 Good Friends Morning Conversation

Power Thought:messintomessage

     “Only God can turn a Mess into Message,

          a Test into a Testimony, 

               a Trial into a Triumph,

                    a Victim into a Victory.”


Answered Prayer:  “Thank you Lord for many, many miracles in my life. You saved me from many personal disasters so far Lord. You are the one true living God. Amen and Amen.” Anonymous in India    #prayerworkskswpkavx

Prayer:  Join me in prayer, every trap and snare of the enemy be destroyed. Every attempt to bind you is blocked! I pray You lead for divine direction in Jesus name, amen! #prayerworkskswpkavx


Krampus (In Theaters) – Christmas is supposed to be a time of glad tidings and good cheer. Instead, greed, gluttony and grievances often rule the holiday season. (Go here for details)

The Letters (In Theaters) –  Mother Teresa served God in the slums of Calcutta, a place gripped with the sort of poverty we can scarcely imagine.  (Go here for details)


Celebrate Rosh Hashanah this Saturday Dec. 12 @ 10:00 am. Congregation Beth Simcha Messianic Synagogue. Come Celebrate and worship! Location at Glad Tidings Assembly of God 2511 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin… For more info contact Tim Stewart 936-639-9000.

THE TEXAS TENORS are coming back – by popular demand – to the Temple Theater Monday, December 21, 7:30 pm, with a special holiday presentation ‘Deep in the Heart of Christmas.’ With virtually every live performance a sell-out, and with their Emmy Award winning PBS special, it’s easy to see why The Texas Tenors are quickly becoming America’s favorite tenors. Since their whirlwind debut five years ago on America’s Got Talent, The Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. Deep in the Heart of Christmas strikes a holiday chord with songs such as “What Child Is This”, “White Christmas” and “Mary Did You Know?” along with the warm, funny and interactive antics. Click for more details at Texas Forest Country Living.