Feel Good Friday #23

Every Friday, Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch or listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news. This is my all-time favorite SNL Holiday sketch. It's funny because it's true.  It may be funnier to clergy and church staffers than it is to church goers, but John's Christ's latest is on point.  Santa is using technology to reach kids in the ...

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Baby, What Else Can We Do?

It's getting out of hand. The outrage over the lyrics and the backlash over the banning of the song, Baby It's Cold Outside. I will admit that am not a fan. As someone who is about to send a daughter off to college, any song about a man trying to keep a woman who has queried "What's in my drink?" from leaving his house sends off warning bells in my ...

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Five Reasons I Love Dumplin’

Dumplin' is one of the latest original movies to hit Netflix. I watched it this weekend, and here are just five of the reasons I love it.  Note: all spoilers are thematic. No actual plot points revealed.   It centers around the wisdom of Dolly Parton...and its soundtrack is chock full of her music.  Dolly and I practice the same kind of Christianity--one that leans hard on faith and loving people (including yourself). When ...

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Feel Good Friday #22

Every Friday, Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch or listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news. This is a feel good on any day. Check out the USAF Band and Choir singing One Voice. So good it makes you feel like we might just all be okay.  Meanwhile in Boston, a firefighter dressed up as Buddy the Elf and ...

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The Rebel Jesus

Are you awaiting the Rebel Jesus?  The streets are filled with laughter and lightAnd the music of the seasonAnd the merchants' windows are all brightWith the faces of the childrenAnd the families hurrying to their homesAs the sky darkens and freezesWill be gathering around the hearths and tablesGiving thanks for all God's gracesAnd the birth of the rebel Jesus They call him by the "Prince of Peace"And they call him by "The ...

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Feel Good Friday #21

Every Friday, Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch or listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news. Pope Francis had a delightful unexpected guest who played on stage during his general audience. Sunday, December 2 is not only the first Sunday of Advent, it is the first Sunday of Hanukah for our Jewish brothers and sisters. For a refresher on ...

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Feel Good Friday #20

Every Friday, Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch or listen to that are sure to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news. Since this is Black Friday, today edition of Feel Good Friday is all about classic and brand new holiday ads that give us all the feels. Kraft Mac and Cheese told the truth this Thanksgiving. This has really been making the rounds on social ...

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Best Thanksgiving Movies

If you're too full after Thanksgiving to move and go out to the movies, here are a few to view in-home. Pieces of April is not just my favorite Thanksgiving movie, but one of my favorite movies of all time. It's a tale of redemption. My husband tells me I think everything is a tale of redemption--but this story truly is. Planes, Trains and Automobiles has been out there for awhile, but, ...

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Best Thanksgiving TV

I like television. Yeah, there's a lot of bad stuff out there (I'm looking at you, Hallmark movies and you, reality tv), but Thanksgiving is when some of the good shows really bring out their best. They remind us that no one's meal comes off perfectly, everyone has relatives that drive them up a wall and that, in spite of it all, there is much to be thankful for. Here are ...

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Feel Good Friday #19

Every Friday, Doubting Believer brings you things to watch, read or listen to that are bound to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news. On the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson and Lt. Commander Dan Crenshaw showed us all what apology, forgiveness and reconciliation can look like. Lady Gaga shows us what it looks like to show up and help in the midst of ...

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