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We Are All Showmen

Last Friday night my husband and I went to the movie The Greatest Showman. I was so excited. We have not been to a movie for almost five months. Dinner and a movie! Woohoo!

So many of my friends had said how they loved the movie and I am thankful my husband chose that one, even though I am sure it may not have been his first choice. Thank you Craig!


One of the themes that kept repeating itself was to push on. P. T. Barnum would feel defeated and even lose everything but then would get a new idea or take a new risk and push on to go forward. He refused to become engulfed in self-pity and defeat.

I also saw how his past shaped him. How his life as a young person was part of why he did this. I was reminded how everyone has a past that can pull us under, OR motivate us to move on with life.

In my book Not Really A Princess, one of the main purposes for writing was to encourage others to find hope, continue on and to show others that they too can share their stories. We all have hard times, struggles, trials but we can help others to find hope amidst their times of hardship so they can find true joy.

One of my favorite Bible passages through the years has been from Philippians 3:13-14. "Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."

We must move forward.

God promises us over and over in His Word that He will strengthen us and hold us close in trying times. So we can be His Greatest Showmen.


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