Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's October 31 -- what are you celebrating?

May we suggest gathering your family and inviting a few friends over? Pop up a big bowl of buttered popcorn and settle in for an inspiring evening while learning about Martin Luther and the birth of the Reformation.
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Since your majesty and your lordships desire a simple reply, I will answer without horns or teeth. Unless I am convinced by Scripture and by plain reason (I do not believe in the authority of either popes or councils by themselves, for it is plain that they have often erred and contradicted each other) in those Scriptures that I have presented, for my conscience is captive to the Word of God, I cannot and I will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen. 
~Martin Luther (reply to the Diet of Worms)

And here I, by His grace, stand as well. A blessed Reformation Day to you all,

~Lisa

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17 comments:

  1. This was an excellent film! Thank you Lisa for sharing it with me today :) m.

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    1. You're so very welcome, Maria! So glad you enjoyed this excellent film. :)

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  2. We are celebrating Reformation Day, too, by watching a youtube video and having the children are dress up as characters from that time period. We've never done Halloween, but I wanted an alternative for my children. this is a wonderful option. :)
    Happy Reformation Day to you and yours, my friend. :)

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    1. We've dressed up in Medieval-period clothing in the past, but my kiddos are just getting to big to want to do that anymore. Have a wonderful day, Lisa!

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  3. Happy Reformation Day! We're doing a 'reenactment' (sort of) on Google+ (kind of like Facebook), where each of us young people picks a Reformer to post about throughout the day. It's really neat! I'm going as Kate Luther, because she's an ancestor of mine. :D

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    1. Sounds like so much fun! Hope you and your friends had a good time doing your reenactment. Kate Luther? Now that's cool. :)

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  4. I've never heard of or seen this film before, but it sounds like a good one. We don't celebrate Halloween in our home, but we have never celebrated Reformation Day either . . . hummm . . . well, there is always next year.

    Blessings!

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    1. Always next year, indeed! Thanks for visiting, Mara. :)

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  5. I'm not big into Halloween. I've never seen this movie either, but will look for it.

    However we do get together on Halloween. We have a family dinner of chili and sandwiches (for those who don't eat chili). We hand out candy to the trick or treaters that show up. We've been doing this for almost 18 years now. Some years are more hectic than others...lol.

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    1. We do a big chili cook-off each year around this time; I'll need to add something for the non-chili eaters (thanks for the tip!). Keeping tradition from year to year is so much fun! Thanks for stopping by, Shara!

      ~Lisa

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  6. Luther is a great movie; another movie I enjoy, more than Luther, is Amazing Grace. We had a Reformation party at church on Saturday; the country we did was Switzerland.

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    1. We love "Amazing Grace!" A church Reformation party sounds like a lot of fun. Do you all dress up or enjoy a meal together? Our church used to host a Reformation Day dinner each year, but we haven't for the last year or so due to other happenings. Would love to bring back this tradition!

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    2. You have the option of dressing up. Unfortunately, I was sick the Monday through Wednesday before the party, so I didn't have time to put a costume together. My husband has actually gone as Roman Catholics in the past-the Pope (Germany), Henry IV (France), and Philip II (Netherlands). This year, we went as ourselves, but I'm hoping next year we'll be able to dress up again.

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  7. We love this movie! Sounds like we have similar traditions...a parcel of friends over, a good movie, and a late (but wonderful) night!!! :)

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    1. A late but wonderful night indeed!

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  8. This is an excellent film! We've watched it several times and always come away with another insight. Thanks for letting others know about it on Deep Roots, Lisa. God bless you all this election Day...Praying for our country...

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment here, Jacqueline. Praying indeed; may the Lord have mercy on us and heal our land.

      Blessings to you and yours,

      Lisa :)

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