Obstacles, Ouija, and Optimism in Today’s Media

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Your world is falling apart. Where do you turn for hope? God and the salvation we find in Him is the only solid hope. Movies, TV, music lyrics, and social media try to convince us that family, love, optimism, or even “games” that evoke the spirits will fill the void in our lives, bringing us answers and hope. While some of those things are good, none of them will bring lasting peace and hope.That is only found in God Almighty and our Lord Jesus Christ. Feelings fade like falling leaves, but God’s promises endure forever.

There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

Romans 5:3-5 (MSG)

Never forget that our hope is found in God alone, no matter what is happening around us.

How will you talk with your kids about the things they are seeing and hearing? (The following headings are also links to our source information.)

Weekend Box Office Report by Box Office Mojo

May 29-31, 2015 weekend

1 – San Andreas (Click here for the Plugged In Movie Review.)

2 – Pitch Perfect 2 (Click here for the Plugged In Movie Review.)

3 – Tomorrowland (Click here for the Plugged In Movie Review.)

Billboard 200 Top Albums (based on sales and streaming data)

Week of June 6, 2015

1 – “Blurryface” by twenty one pilots (Click here for the Parent Road Ministry Parent Spotlight on the importance of knowing your child’s music.)

2 – “1989” by Taylor Swift (Click here for the Plugged In Music Review.)

3 – “Pitch Perfect 2” Soundtrack (Click here for the Plugged In Movie Review.)

Nielsen’s Top 20 Most Watched Primetime TV Shows

Week of May 11, 2015

1 – NCIS (Click here for the Plugged In TV Review.)

2 – Dancing with the Stars (Click here for the Plugged In TV Review.)

3 – NCIS: New Orleans (Click here for the Plugged In TV Review.)

Culture Clip from PluggedIn.com

“Do Demons Tweet?” Have you heard of the new online (especially Twitter) Charlie Charlie Challenge? Honestly, this creeps me out, as does Ouija boards and the like. This type of thing is not a game and should not be treated lightly. Learn more about it and it’s impact here.

Remember, God is our only sure source of hope.

DISCLAMER: Plugged In reviews movies, videos, music, TV and games from a Christian perspective. Their mission is to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment. Parent Road Ministries is not affiliated with Plugged In. We simply get their weekly e-newsletters. This resource has proved helpful enough for us that we want to share its reviews with you.

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