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From The Cottage {October}

Oscar the Extraordinary Hummingbird Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed Oscar the Extraordinary Hummingbird: And Other Tales From Life In My Father's World. It is such a great read! When I first received it I for some reason expected a children's book, but was delighted to find that it wasn't. It's amazing what you can learn my simply being quiet and watching the wonder of His creation. Even something as tiny as a Hummingbird can change your life if you only let it. It is a wonderful reminder that God cares for the sparrow and even a tiny hummingbird... how much more does he care for us?

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Heroes And Princesses | Heart Of A Hero

He wasn't the strongest, he sure wasn't the biggest. He had asthma. He couldn't run fast. He was picked on. He couldn't fight well. He didn't fit in. He wasn't most peoples first pick. Heck, he wasn't most peoples third. There wasn't anything special about him. Steve Rogers was just a kid from Brooklyn- one that couldn't make it into the army.

But he was a guy who wanted to do the right thing. He was a guy that hated bullies and not one to sit on the sidelines and let others take care of the problem. A guy who couldn't stand to be neutral. Even if that meant getting beaten up.

I love the part in the movie when he is going through basic training, agent Carter is making everyone do jumping jacks and the officer takes a fake grenade and throws it into the group. Everyone runs for cover, except the scrawny kid from Brooklyn. He runs toward it- while the rest of the guys that were passing tests -everyone's 'first picks'- ran for the hill…

Cowboy Apple Pie Recipe

1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 Cup Sugar 4 Apples pealed and cored 1/4 Cup Organic Flour 1/4 Cup Organic Oats 1/4 Cup Butter Mix cinnamon, sugar, flour, and oats in a small bowl. Mix in butter until resembles dough. press into the cored apples packing it snugly.  Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Serve hot.

Woodlawn Movie Review

We went to see Woodlawn this week- ok so we've seen it twice this week, its that good. I absolutely love this movie! I don't typically like sports, but this movie is definitely worth watching. Out of all the movies I have seen this year this is my second favorite.

Tony has to decide if he is willing to follow God wherever he leads- even when others don't like it. The deck was stacked against him, he wasn't wanted on the team because of the color of his skin. But then God got a hold of that team, and the same kids that hated each other became friends - a band of brothers. Giving a community hope- and showing them that there is only one way.


Jon Voight, Caleb Castille, Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, Joy Brunson, Blake Burgess, Richard Kohnke ...

Written By: Jon Erwin and Quinton Peeples     Directed By: Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin

Tennessee Central Railway Fall Excursion

The day started early for us as we started our Saturday adventure.  The sun was not yet up.  Our first frost had covered everything with sparkling jewels and the fog curled around the ground and over the lake.  We had an amazing opportunity to go on the Fall Excursion Train ride that the Tennessee Central Railway hosted, aboard a vintage train. We had so much fun! Everyone was so nice. After awhile you kind of get use to the sway and move with the train- when you're walking its a bit more tricky. The easiest way is to walk with one- or both hands on the chairs on either side of you. That way you don't end up in someone's lap, or on the floor.  Mr. Cottage says it reminded him of being at sea- you would have thought he was a little boy by the look on his face. He also found great joy in getting his head in other people's photos that were further down on the train.

The way back was quite a bit bumpier, but by then I had found my 'sea' legs. Mr. Cottage and I rod…