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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My teenage daughter is getting grief from members of her dance team because she won't chemically alter the color of her skin (aka spray tan) for an upcoming competition. Not only does she not like the idea of the chemicals on her skin and the smell of the spray, she doesn't want to show up at school one day suddenly bronzed (we are a very pale people and the change ...

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