Sunflower from the Sunflower State

Sunflower from the Sunflower State

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Film Star

Photo from the Susanna Wesley email newsletter
Some people may be waiting for the Christmas Day release of the movie, "Unbroken." There's already Oscar talk for the movie based on Laura Hillenbrand's book, which tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

I'm sure it will be great, but I'm waiting on the release of a new film a little closer to home. It's "The Christmas Story by SW Kids."

Move aside, Angelina Jolie. This film has the biggest star of all. Our newest granddaughter, Brooke, stands in for Baby Jesus. Kinley could have had her time in the limelight, too. The role of "little lamb" could have been hers if stage door jitters hadn't derailed her acting debut. 

"SW" stands for Susanna Wesley, the United Methodist Church where Jill, Eric, Kinley and Brooke attend in Topeka. "The Christmas Story by SW Kids" will debut on Sunday, December 21, during their morning worship services. After that, the video will be a Christmas greeting from the church, offering a message of hope, peace and salvation in a fallen world.

I've been waiting for a month to see it.

She looks like a film star, ready for her closeup, don't you think?

8 comments:

  1. Our younger son made his acting debut 30 years ago as Baby Jesus in our church's Christmas production. He was great, but his older siblings who were an angel and a shepherd did not do as well. They kept pointing out that Baby Jesus was actually their baby brother. I certainly wish we had a video of that hilarious production.

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    1. When my kids were little, I was in charge of the kids' music program. I have many memories of little girls lifting their dresses, along with their voices.

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  2. With a smile like that, Brooke looks ready to me.

    Our Church Christmas program is the 14th. We had a good practice tonight. Our program will not be perfect, but it will be fun. I love the voices of kids and Christmas songs. Happy Birthday singing too.

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    1. Our church children will sing on December 21. What's particularly meaningful to me is that the director is one of the little girls I used direct in our Christmas programs. She's now a music teacher and a mom herself. It's great when seeds are planted long ago and they come to fruition.

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  3. A beautiful film star indeed, just beautiful. Hug B

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  4. Adorable! Definitely one film to watch over and over again.

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