The King and I – Esther

Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner lit up the technicolor screen in the 1956 Hollywood adaptation of a Broadway musical, The King and I. It won five Academy Awards with Brynner named Best Actor. In 1862 Anna Owens, a widowed schoolteacher, moves from England to Siam (now Thailand) with her young son to tutor the king’s crown prince and his 66 other children (!). Suddenly slammed by culture shock, Anna tries to comfort her son with a song that says, “Whenever {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Pretty Woman – Rahab

(AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the only R-rated movie I’ve used in this series. I’ve only seen it on TV so some scenes may have been deleted. The rating code mentions sexual material, but since it’s about a prostitute that is a given. Made about 30 years ago, the version I saw is mild compared to current movies or TV.) The 1990 Garry Marshall-directed romantic comedy Pretty Woman is a semi-Cinderella tale. Except the sweet heroine isn’t scrubbing fireplaces and being {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

What Will I Leave in My Wake?

As I sit here, there are watercraft running up and down the lake before me.  Each boat or jet ski that passes creates a wake behind it.  That wake becomes a small wave the originates from one small place, but casts its impact all the way to the waters edge some hundreds of yards away.  Everything in the path of that wake moves on top of the water because of the impact of the wave. I can’t help but wonder what kind {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Steel Magnolias – Two Mothers

  Steel Magnolias (1989) is a movie about six women of varying ages in a small parish in Louisiana. We see glimpses of their lives and friendship over several years through times of joy and suffering. It is especially the story of M’Lynn Eatenton, Sally Field’s character, and her daughter Shelby (Julia Roberts) who is planning her (very pink) wedding. We get to know the women as they get their hair done and discuss life at the beauty shop owned {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Abigail and Ever After

What movie has a fairy godmother, a pumpkin that turned into a carriage and a glass slipper? Would you guess Cinderella? Walt Disney’s classic animated version of Cinderella is beautiful with the lovely blonde girl who sings like an angel and the little singing mice that wear clothes. But for a more believable story line, the best choice may be a modern version called Ever After: A Cinderella Story. It doesn’t have a pumpkin or a fairy godmother. The 1998 {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Anna and Titanic the Movie

What was the first movie to have two nominations for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress—playing the same character? If you said Titanic, you’re right. In the 1997-released Titanic, two women played Rose. Kate Winslet played “Young Rose.” And 86-year-old Gloria Stuart, an actress most active in the 1930s, played “Old Rose.” Titanic garnered 11 Academy Awards. It won the first Best Picture Award for a film produced, directed, written and edited by the same person, James Cameron, who {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

It’s a Wonderful Life – Noah’s Wife

The 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life came out as the Second World War was ending and everyone needed a feel-good story. Produced in black and white (and colored later), it didn’t make much of a splash at the time, but it has become an enduring classic, played on many TV channels at Christmas and ranking 24th on an internet movie site’s survey of the best movies of all time. That is all the more remarkable because all the movies {Read More}

Gone with the Wind and the Widow of Zarephath

When you read the title, you may have gone: say what? At first blush there seems to be little resemblance between the movie Gone with the Wind and its main character Scarlett O’Hara and the biblical account of the widow of Zarephath. But, as I tried to think of stories where hunger was a significant issue for the main woman character, this movie came to mind. Gone with the Wind  was the first book I ever stayed up all night {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.

Baby Boom and Hannah

In the 1987 film Baby Boom, J. C. Wiatt, played by Diane Keaton, is the consummate career woman, an executive on the fast track to a vice-presidency with a large company. She lives with her boyfriend in a spotless ultra-modern New York apartment. But her life changes radically when she receives an inheritance from a cousin in England. Imagining it to be the deed to a castle or an exotic treasure, J. C. meets the bearer of the inheritance paperwork {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss, a book to help those going through the emotional and spiritual upheaval of job loss or underemployment. Her other Christian books are: A Secret Hope (novel), Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times, all available in print and e-book on amazon.com. She has been an editor for several Christian publishing houses and enjoys teaching the Bible.