Truth for Today, Review, and Giveaway of The Prodigal Pig DVD!
Do you ever feel like you want more? Maybe you’re like me, an aspiring novelist who just can’t seem to reach your goals. Maybe you have a dream that is just out of your reach, always visible but never attainable.
If you ever feel this way, you are not alone. I think everyone feels discouraged about the way their life is going sometimes. There are all the “if/then’s” of life that go through our minds, causing us to believe that a different outcome might have occurred “if” we had just done this or that.
“If I had waited to have children, then I would’ve been able to finish college.”
“If I had a college degree, then I would be able to get a real job.”
“If I’d been there when my mom died, then maybe she would have fought harder to hold on.”
“If Elohim truly cares, then why does He allow these things to happen in my life?”
The truth is that our Father in Heaven does see us. He knows what we really need. Trust me, His final outcome is for our good. So let’s flip those sentences into praises!
“If I had waited to have children, then I wouldn’t have my beautiful bundles of joy to brighten my day.”
“If I had a real job, then I wouldn’t have the amazing gift of being a stay-at-home mom.”
“If I had been there when my mom died, then my last memory of her wouldn’t be of watching her brush my daughter’s hair.”
“If these things didn’t happen in my life, then I wouldn’t have to rely on Elohim and His goodness.”
You see, no one’s life is perfect. Even the people who look like they have it all don’t have perfect lives. We may look at a famous actor and say, “Man, that guy has it all.” Maybe a neighbor just got a new car and you’re thinking, “If I just didn’t have to drive this piece of junk to work…if I just had what they had…if, if, if…”
Lessons intended for children are sometimes the ones we adults need to hear. There’s just something about the simplicity of them that speaks straight to the heart. The story of The Prodigal Pig is one of those lessons. This On the Farm DVD takes the well-known tale of The Prodigal Son, updating it so kids today will understand it.
Porkchop Pig wants fame and fortune in the music business. He’s tired of his mundane life of Farmer Bob’s Farm. And so, Porkchop takes his life’s allowance and heads off into the world, never looking back, or at least not at first. You all know the story…as soon as Porkchop runs out of money he also runs out of friends and fans. The moment he loses everything he realizes just how much he had back On the Farm. It’s a lesson for Jenny Dog too, who thinks she needs things like a bigger house or TV. The story is about forgiveness and love, but I also think it’s about being thankful for the blessings we already have rather than wishing for the ones we don’t.
Featuring the voice talents of Randy Travis, Amy Grant, and Vince Gill, The Prodigal Pig is funny, witty , and a good reminder that we are loved no matter our behavior or circumstance. Besides the Biblical lesson, there are also fun bonus features featuring the letter “P”. With a focus on literacy, each On the Farm DVD features a different letter of the alphabet with Read Along Storybooks, mini-cartoons, and more. It’s perfect for younger children. My oldest is a little past the stage of being interested in the bonus features, but my one-year-old is mesmerized by them. She even started saying the “p” sound when we were watching it the other day!
Time for another Tommy Nelson Mommy Giveaway. Just enter using the Rafflecopter from now until Tuesday, August 20th for your chance to win a copy of The Prodigal Pig. As always, I will pick and email a winner the following day. Until then, Happy Reading!
Yours in Messiah Yeshua,
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I received a copy of The Prodigal Pig through the Tommy Nelson Mommy Program. I was not asked to write a positive review. All views and opinions expressed are solely and completely my own. I received no compensation other than a copy of the DVD featured in this post, which is mine to keep. This post also contains affiliate links. To learn more please read my full policy.
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