Signed, Sealed and Delivered ~ Review and Free Bible Study

Screen Shot 2014-05-26 at 9.15.41 PMWhen I was given the opportunity preview an episode of Mathra Williamson’s newest series I was thrilled. Growing up I absolutely adored Touched by Angel and it helped me get through the time after my mother died. The feel good, touching stories allowed me to feel the emotions that were too difficult in my real life. So I cried for the characters, I laughed with them, and then I usually cried some more. So, given the opportunity, I knew I had to see this new series- Signed, Sealed and Delivered. that follows a group of of postal workers as they try to get long lost letters to their rightful recipients.  I’ll give you a little bit of information from the promoters and them I’ll let you know what I thought of this family friendly show.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

The new original series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” is a wonderful combination of romance, comedy and drama that follows the lives of four postal detectives who transform themselves into a team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their missions take them out of the office where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow always on time. The team includes charming Oliver O’Toole (Eric Mabius), the group’s leader is a man of faith who prayerfully approaches his work with the goal of making a difference in people’s lives; new team member, Shane McInerney (Kristin Booth), a technophile who brings 21st century sensibility to the group; free-spirited, “girl next door” Rita Haywith (Crystal Lowe) who has a photographic memory; and lovable Norman Dorman (Geoff Gustafson), a master in conventional research methods.
The show airs SUNDAYS, 8/7c on Hallmark.

This incredible series even incorporates scripture in its themes and in the conversations between characters. In FACT, The American Bible Society has built a bible study to go with the series.

Sign up for that here: http://www.americanbible.org/features/signed-sealed-delivered

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When a letter is found in an old school desk, postal workers set out to find it’s recipient from the limited information that is left on the torn envelope. In this case, the recipient actually ends up being the future self of the person who wrote the letter (the popular write a letter to yourself to be read in ten years). This sets in motion a series of events, in which this life of the recipient changes as she fights to become the person she saw herself as 10 years later. This may seem like a simple story, but everyone learns something about life as they question what it means to be a parent, what it means to love, what it means to let go.

I do not want to give too much of the story away, but I found the story to be very touching and I was pleased with the story that they chose to tell first. I loved the characters that the postal workers helped in the first episode. The story was true to life and the characters memorable. I look forward to seeing the development of the main characters over the season. At times they came off as a wee bit one dimensional and stereotypical, but at the same time they were loveable nonetheless. I think that they will a group of characters that the audience can relate to and that is always a good thing. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Be sure to check out this series on the Hallmark channel, Sundays 8/7c. Also give your support to the American Bible Society by checking out this link above.

Spring Randomness

Long time, no write.

Spring has arrived to lovely rural New Brunswick.

I found myself out flat on my back for a couple weeks earlier in the spring. It was a trial in patience and asking for help. Also a sure sign that I need to ask for help before I find myself in such a position again.

We had two birthdays this spring.

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Ruadhan turned 4 and was celebrated with a construction workers’ cake and his very own real gardening tools. 

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Liam turned 11 and requested schnitzel, spatzle, and strud(z)el because he liked the sound of the three words together.  

Our dog keeps growing and getting herself stuck in places where she shouldn’t be going.

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I’m not convinced she’ll ever learn. We still have to rescue her from under our bed a couple time a night. 

Morgaine continues to impress with her drawings.

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This is her one passion and I cannot wait to see her develop her skills more. She’s eight. This is pretty impressive work. 

I took a soap making workshop and can home with some lovely handcrafted soaps.

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Looks nothing like I anticipated, but I love it anyways (and the white gelled soap is soooooo nice on the skin). 

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Continued to play around with it since I got home and am loving the creative side of it. 

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Even contemplating selling soap in a little Etsy shop (it will likely be more successful than my short lived Young Living stint). If not, my little family will have enough soap to last a lifetime and you all know what you are getting for Christmas! 

We keep plugging along with homeschooling. We will certainly have to work through the summer this year as we’ve had a couple unexpected breaks where we’ve had to slow down significantly. Overall, we prefer learning together more in the summer anyways.

Mike continues to do well at his new job and has already earned one promotion (after being there about four weeks). He has also just been moved to a bigger, better office so is quite pleased with that. We are enjoying the stability of this position for sure.

All is pretty good in our little neck of the woods and I’ll update here from time to time as we go about our little lives.