Jun 012011

The Thinking Christian Woman is excited to announce two new series that will appear in the next few months and continue intermittently.

Taking Disney Captive to Christ


2 Corinthians10:5 encourages us to be intellectual spiritual warriors “…bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (NKJV)

In this series, we will look into all things Disney – from Tinker Bell to Sleeping Beauty’s Prince Philip, from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride to Toy Story Midway Mania, and beyond! – to find hidden messages of faith and to transform and elevate Disney “magic” through the higher thoughts and values of God’s wisdom.

As an Annual Passholder in Southern California, I enjoy visiting the parks and looking for connections (or not) between Disney and the Judeo-Christian worldview. It will be fun to compare notes with all of you, including those of you who more regularly visit the Florida Disney parks.

A Lawyerly Look at the Good Book

Isaiah 33:22 says “The Lord is our Lawgiver…” and James 4:12 says “There is one Lawgiver…” (NKJV)

This series will focus on demystifying our rights and responsibilities under the law by discovering how common legal principles play out on the pages of the Lawgiver’s book!

This series will draw on experiences as an attorney in private, solo practice for 19 years as of this month, and as a volunteer judge (judge pro tem) in Small Claims Court for the past 13 years (oh the stories I could tell!).  

Check back frequently, or choose to follow this blog by email, if these topics interest you! 

© 2011 Melody K. Anderson
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May 212011

Not surprisingly, the Creator of time executes His will with perfect timing, and if we wait on Him, He will manifest His glory in everyday life.

For example, I was at the Disney Resort in Anaheim last weekend as a guest of one of the over 150 employees of  Lynda.com, the popular online software training and tutorial video library where subscribers can learn digital photography, web design, spreadsheets, optimizing smart phones, and much more. The company had generously provided an overnight stay at Disney’s Grand Californian, and park-hopper tickets.

The spirit of love, appreciation, kindness and caring Lynda.com expressed toward its employee family was so strong, that I felt compelled to speak to co-founders Lynda Weinman and husband Bruce Heavin, especially when I saw that our tables were adjacent at the festive banquet they provided. At first I was just going to get up and briefly talk with them, but when I asked the gal who invited me, she suggested waiting. With 300 or more in attendance, many approached them, even as they tried to eat.

After the meal, more wanted to talk with them, and our group wanted to get going, so I didn’t really give up on talking with them, but cheerfully deferred to my friend’s preference. After all, I don’t know everything about everything!

Next morning, as part of the celebration package, we received early entry into Disneyland an hour before it opened. During what Disney calls “magic morning,” hundreds, even thousands are in the park, but not nearly the numbers that flood in when the gates open.

So who do you think gets into line right behind us at Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride? Yep, you guessed it! And as Lynda’s husband Bruce took our picture, I pondered the mathematical probability of coming into such close proximity in a park with so many time/space options.

It was so natural and comfortable to turn around and quietly say what I had wanted to the night before – how the events of these two days had given me a glimpse into the heart of Lynda.com, and how impressed I was with the way they treated their employees, and that I thought God would bless that kind of corporate spirit.

Perfect timing!

God existed before time and created time (2 Timothy 1:9 says, “…according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,”). Our times are in His hands (see Psalm 31:15). Knowing this, as a Thinking Christian Woman, you can trust Him and wait on Him to choreograph the details of your life so that you can have the time of your life during this earthly journey!

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