We grown-ups. We’re good at complicating uncomplicated truths. We don’t do this on purpose. Our brains and schedules just get full and the reality of life sometimes shuts down our ability to think simply.
This is why I like children’s books and movies. Phooey, this is why I like children.
It never fails. Any time I need to explain a Biblical truth at a level kids can understand – the easy words with their basic meaning prick me to the core with a simplicity that is remarkably profound. God’s truth isn’t complicated, friends. It’s the believing and taking Truth to heart – that’s where I tend to stumble in my frailty.
So heart check: Our oldest son is a senior in high school, making weighty decisions and preparing to launch into the next big thing. Never before have I faced the need to trust God with my children at such a level. Regrets and what-ifs threaten to suffocate me when I forget that my God is faithfully and lovingly in control. Overwhelming, precious peace takes over when I realize that confident trust in God is the only gift I have to offer my children. Not one time has the Father failed to keep His promises. Trust is the only option. I will choose this. I must choose this.
It’s interesting what comes to light when your heart is searching. As I take time to read the Word each morning a theme of “trust” continues to shine through the pages. Jesus isn’t waiting for me to line up my ducks in a perfectly ordered row before kneeling at the cross. He just wants me to take a knee. God doesn’t ask me to present the answers to all the tough questions. He just wants me to seek. The Spirit doesn’t wait for me to understand all that is to come. He simply whispers, “Trust me. I’ll show you.”
And so I do. And then I forget. And then I remember. And sometimes I cry. But always, He’s right. And always – peace wins.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
That was a word from me, and then a word from the Word, and now a word from Bob and Larry.
What? I couldn’t think of a good transition.
There’s a new Veggie Tale in town, and we get to be the first to know about it. I found it fun that as I’ve been seeking to understand full trust in God, Veggie Tales were working on a show to explain the profoundly simple concept to children. When I saw the title Noah’s Ark: A Lesson in Trusting God I laughed and said, “A lesson in trusting God? Well of course it is. It’s perfect.”
This movie is darling. The creators did a great job sharing the story of Noah from a Biblical perspective, with a little bit of veggie silliness thrown in for good measure. Malachi said to be sure and “tell all your blog people that it is an amazing video!” So there you have it. The ten year old has spoken.
Noah’s Ark: A Lesson in Trusting God can be ordered at Amazon now and shipped to you next week. It’s a great one to have in your collection, and you can pre-order for just $9.96.
I happen to have a copy here to give to one of you – so leave a comment for a chance to win. I’ll draw a random winner on Tuesday, March 3. Be watching for a post stating the winner as you will be responsible for contacting me if your name is chosen.
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Amanda Pennington says
I love veggie tales! I would love to share this with my foster kids.
Missy Wainman says
My boys – OK my husband and I too – would love this! Thanks!
Chelsea Ramos says
Thank you for the chance to win the new veggie tales movie….. what a great way to teach our littles and remind ourselves…
jessica M. says
Love veggie tails. Would love to have the movie.
This would be so great for my kids (and me)! We love the Veggie Tales :-)
I think my kids would enjoy enjoy this movie! Thanks for the opportunity to win! :) God bless!
Dealing with lots of unknowns in life, and I can relate to this post on trust. I get anxious then I remember I can trust him. He has never failed me.
Would love to win the veggie tales dvd!
Amy K says
We love Veggie Tales :-)
My sons would love this DVD.
I love Veggie Tales and so does my 3 year old! Thanks!
My 5, 4 and 2 year old would LOVE this!
I’d love to see this movie:)
My kids are finally getting into Veggie Tales. This DVD would be great.
I have a 3 kiddos who would love this! Thanks for the giveaway:)
Rhonda Nice says
Thanks for the chance to win this DVD! :-)
My children would love to win this! :)
This would be great for grandson!
Our family loves Veggie Tales! Thanks for the opportunity.
Beth S says
This is such a hard issue right now. My children are 2.5 and almost 4. I see them watching for how I react to situations. I need to show them more trust in God! (Wow auto correct tried to add an “a” before God just now, so sad). I feel like I see all my bad reactions coming out of them when they have to deal with situations in everyday life. I have always loved playing the veggie tales movies for them and am so excited for this new one coming out. It is always nice to add a new one to the mix! Thanks for your review and encouragement!
My 13 year old autistic son still loves Veggie Tales. He would really enjoy it.
We are a Veggie Tales house and this one sounds good. With all our family has gone through this year (and are still going through) with the loss of my FIL and my MIL being in hospice trusting God has been taken to a whole new level. It is hard to watch your kids grieve! Lessons being learned all over this place in this little home school of ours.
Thanks for another great giveaway!
Tosha Kelly says
My oldest will homeschool graduate next year and I am learning to trust God even more so. She wants to move out of state for college. As excited as I am for her, I am scared to death! I could use a little Veggie Tales to calm my fears!
We love Veggie Tales! Also, thank you for reminding us of our faithful Father’s promises. It is especially hard to offer our children to him with open hands; but they are his children before they are ours. I have to remind myself of this every day.
We love Veggie Tales in our house! My youngest (almost 3) pronounces the “v” as a “w” in veggie when she says it- we laugh every time!
Love veggie tales. I remember when they first came out. My girls would loved this movie. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Melinda G says
Oh pick me! We love veggie tales! What’s nice is it entertains the younger kids and they get the overall message. But the adults and older kids get all the little funnies throughout and the deeper messages! Love them!!!!
Oh and love the post! I am so where you are right now! Thanks for the printable too, definitely going to print one out!
Charlotte T says
Veggietales is great!
Lindsey R says
We have a house full of Veggie lover’s (not necessarily the ones you eat) :) !!
We love Veggie Tales…but don’t have this one! Thanks!!
Rebecca S. says
Ah, yes – trust. Is anything so simple and so hard to do? Every time I sing the old hymn, “Trust and Obey,” I’m reminded of this profound truth – it all boils down to trusting and then being obedient.
Love Veggie Tales!
Would love to win. Thanks!
Thank you for this post and the opportunity to win this DVD!! My kids LOVE Veggie Tales (and so do I!).
Cami Carter says
Looks great! We would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!
Love those silly veggies!
Angela Bell says
We love Veggie Tales!!
Would love to watch!
Dawn Williams says
Thank you for the chance to win this DVD.
We love Veggie Tales!
Would love to win this for our kiddos!
My older kids have always loved “Beggie” tales, and now it’s almost time for my almost two year old to love them too. This one looks so fun!
Michelle Smith says
My children and I love Veggie Tales!! Would love to win!
My kids loved the Veggie Tales as kids! They are 15 and 18 now. But their 4 youngest cousins would have a great time watching this when they come over for movie night. Thanks for the great opportunity :)
Thanks for the chance to win. My kids really like Veggie Tales a lot.
Thank you for this post today, just what I needed. We are huge Veggie fans in this house, and we would love to win!
Thanks for offering this. My youngest three boys would love this! And I’m sure I’ll benefit from the reminder to trust God!
Deborah Hale says
My grown children loved veggie tales and now my grandchildren have the same opportunity they would love it along with parents vs and grandparents I love your blog it is refreshing to know we all go through the same battles daily may God bless you in all your endeavors. Would love to own it. Thanks
Thanks for the reminder to trust and the chance to win Veggie Tales! Did they really give Bob blue eyes??!!
When Veggie Tales first came out, my 2nd daughter was about 14 and picked up a hairbrush and started singing a Larry the Cucumber song. She’s in her 30’s now but I would love to win this to share with my grandson.
Karolyn K says
My family gets so excited when a new Veggie Tales movie comes out . This would be fun to win.
Emily Gay says
My little guys would love this! And a new dvd would be so handy when their sibling arrives in a couple weeks! ;)
Erin O. says
My boys would love to win!
My girls love veggie tales!
I’d love to share this with my children and my Sunday School students!
Pam D says
My son and foster son would enjoy this. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
Brittney M says
My boys would love this!
Annie T. says
My littlest brother has rediscovered Veggies Tales this year! (He’s the youngest by 5 years, so missed most of us older kids’ Veggie Tale binge.) Would love to win this one for my movie collection for the kiddos I watch, including him. :)
My children love Veggie Tales. I didn’t know that there was a new video coming out. Thank you for letting us all know. I would love to win a copy!!!!!
Would love to share this with my grandchildren.
Would love to win the movie.
I think it’s significant that the verse doesn’t say, “and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will make all things to be anxious about go away and leave you alone.” It says that this peace will “guard” our hearts and minds. Oh, bummer, I sort of wanted all the anxious stuff to just take a hike, but God in his infinite wisdom knows that we don’t need it to go away so much as we need to approach it with his peace surrounding us, guarding our hearts and minds.
Love you! Have fun giving away that video to someone who is not related to you. ;-)
I would love to win this for my two great granddaughters to watch when they come to visit.
Sharayah Arnold says
Myself & my kiddos have been looking forward to this DVD! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!
Denise D. says
My children love Veggie Tales!
Great giveaway !!!
Crystal R says
A great reminder of whom to put our trust in.
Kari B says
I think my daughter would love this video! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win it. :)
Our childn just got to see this for ht first ime at CHurlast SUnday..and our sx-year-old proclaimed it: “The most Christian of the NEW Vegie Tales movies!” :-)
We’ve not been fans of Veggie Tales since Phil Vischer had to step away from the company. since, in most (all?) of the new ones, the storylines were not biblical, and some of them didn’t’ even mention much about the Bible!
Just one example is “Celery Night Fever,” which went 41 minutes and 43 seconds before it even mentioned Scripture or God/Jesus/anything Christian!!
Now our son has spoken, too… :-) … and he’s usually accurate about stuff like that!
Thank you so much for the entry–and this great giveaway!!
Would love to have a copy of this :)
We love Veggie Tales and would love to win this!
My 2 and 4 year olds love Larry! This would be a special gift for them! Thanks for the giveaway.
We are big Veggie Tale fans here. Would love to win a copy. Thank you!
Rebecca l. says
I’m on bedrest with my 6th pregnancy, my 5 kids and I would love to watch this together! Thanks for the oppurtunity ;)
Angela Spradlin says
Oh, Laura, we live such parallel lives! I have the girls instead of the boys (three here, similar ages to yours, one more, miscarried and waiting in heaven). My oldest is graduating this year, too, so I am treading into a new season right along with you. When you cry, I cry! Veggietales have been such a part of their growing up years. The girls just love it (sarcasm) when I quote “A thankful heart is a happy heart…” from Madame Blueberry – my all-time favorite. I would love to own a copy of this latest one. Sounds like a message I need to hear. Thank you for sharing your heart. It encourages mine.
I’m teaching Noah’s Ark on Sunday too bad I can’t use it then, but would be a great dvd for my little one!
It really is fun/neat how God works because I just had a big lesson in this within the past month or so, with the answer received yesterday…and here is your post on trusting in God. :) So cool!!
And, by the way, my kids would love a Noah’s Ark Veggies Tale!!! ;-)
C Webb says
We like to watch Veggie Tales; thanks for a chance to win.
Lisa A. says
My kids still love to watch Veggie Tales!
My kiddos live Veggie Tales. We haven’t seen this one yet.
Mary Beth C. says
We love Veggies! It has been a while since I have seen a new one. We would love to win!
Funny, I was just wondering the other day if there was a veggie tales version of Noah’s Ark! My kiddos would love this!
My kids would love to watch this.
We all love Veggie Tales here and my children usually pick these for when we have “sick” days. Now would be great for that! BTW, I enjoyed your encouragement on trusting in the Lord, thanks for sharing.
I think this would be a good thing to have for my daughter. Thanks so much for the opportunity . :)
Jennifer Cummings says
I would love to have the DVD for my 3 year old and baby boy.
Angela Anthony says
My four youngest would LOVE this movie! So would I ;)
fun, thank you :)
Tracey Fonteboa says
???? veggie tales!
Brandy Fisk says
I could really use this video to share with my daycare kids. One of the mothers doesn’t believe and will let me share God’s word as long as I’m not preachy. These sort of videos come in handy during quiet time !
Ali Stewart says
I would love to win this! My kids are huge Veggie Tails fans. They were so excited when I told them there is a new Noah’s Arc video:) Thanks for offering this on your blog.
My kids would love a video like this! Thank you for sharing your thoughts today.
Kimberly in NC says
My 3 and 5 year old boys would love this! Thanks for the chance!
My kids love Veggie Tales! We watch it on Sundays after church! We’d love to win this one, thanks for the opportunity and thank you for your inspiring blog!
Olivia G. says
My kids would love this!!!
All my boys love Veggies! Watching Jonah right now!! Would love the Noah movie!
Would love to watch this with my kids!
We have always enjoyed Veggie Tales.. Thanks so much!
Would love a copy of this for our grown son, his wife and 3 boys. Last year my son lost his job. They moved in with us until new work could be found. They were unable to sell their house but found renters ( who are overdue on 2 months rent). Then they found out they were pregnant!! God’s ways are mysterious and they are trying to trust in him. This DVD would be a great reminder to them that God does keep his promises, but we sometimes have to wait.
My daughter loves veggie tales, so we’do be thrilled to get it.
My sons love Veggie Tales!
sarah l says
My kids would love to see this!
Betty S. says
I would like to give this to my granddaughter who is three years old.
My boys LOVE Veggie Tales..because God made you special and he loves you very much!
My kids love Veggie Tales, and I do, too! I would love to win this. And I appreciate your spiritual thought. There’s nothing in this world that can give us the incredible peace that God can, is there?
Kimarie Gorsline says
Sounds like a fantastic video for young and old (ish. I refuse to be old) alike! ;)
We all LOVE the Veggies! That trust factor is such a wonderful lesson, and one that if learned early in life makes your days on earth so much easier and happier.
We love Veggie Tales! My 5 year old’s favorite!
Crystal Baker says
My kids love the Veggie Tales series of videos, and they would love to win this one!
I would love to win the new Veggie Tales!
Thanks for the fresh word on trusting God. Would love to add this video to our collection!
My 3yo son just started watching Veggie Tales – he loves them!
Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!
Becky Caudill says
The whole family loves veggietales – adults, kids, grandskids and especially the teens!
We love, love, love Veggie Tales and would love to win this DVD. Thanl you.
Good word Laura!
We have littles at home who would certainly enjoy watching this and who doesn’t need the reminder?? I’d love the chance to win! Thanks for all you do Laura ????
Mary D. says
Thanks for the chance to win a VeggieTales DVD. They are awesome!
Jusr started regular viewings of Veggie Tales. I would LOVE to add this to the rotation! Thanks!
Veggie Tales are a hit!
I would love to have this for my young grandkids.
We would love to have a new Veggie Tale movie. Thanks for the reminder of how important it is to chose to trust God with the future instead of choosing to worrying about it.
Thanks for the chance to win this DVD!
Thank you for the great give away. Though my kids think they have outgrown veggie tails, each time I bring one out they watch, laugh, and remember again why we love veggie tails!
We love Veggie Tales!
We love Veggie Tales. I love providing my girls with a lesson in character and faith!
Dacia Eachus says
We passed all our old Veggies along to a family member with younger children that don’t attend church, but loved Veggies when they came over. Now God has blessed us with another little one that is getting to the “watching” age ! (Not that the “olders” wouldn’t catch a peek too :)
Trusting God’s plan with our children is something I was so unprepared to do in parenting! As we prepare for our 2nd oldest’s graduation … and our oldest applying to enter the police academy, a reminder to trust God fully is perfect!
Trust in the Lord! A great reminder at a time when we are also facing big decisions for our children. Thank you!
Vanessa C says
Would love to win this! Thanks for chance!
It’s funny. As I have my oldest child, a daughter, a senior and graduating, I find myself filled with anxiety and realizing once again I really don’t have control. While wrestling with letting go and truly trusting my Savior, I felt prompted to read your blog. I thought, ” Maybe she is experiencing the same emotions and struggles.” Sure enough, you are. Thank you for sharing. :-)
Heidi K says
My girls would love this.
our whole family loves Veggie Tales!
My kids would love this! Thank you for the chance to win!
My family and I love veggie tales!! I have watched them for years with my boys and the kiddos I teach (4 years old) in religious education.
My kids love Veggie Tales, so it would be great to win! Thanks for the chance.
My boys (OK, me too!) love to watch Veggie Tales. Thank you for the opportunity to win this DVD!
We all love veggie tales too.
Lauren M says
i think my kids would really like veggie tales!
Love it! I have been inspired more than once by watching a “kids” movie….and one of those times was after watching a silly song from veggie tales. I enjoy seeing the ways in which God speaks to us. Keep listening for Him. Would love the movie as my kids enjoy veggie tales but especially my two year old. ????
That was supposed to be a smiley face. Not sure what happened….
My little ones would love this video! ????
Amy Tucker says
Thanks so much for telling us about this & for the chance to “win” a copy!! Keep
up the GREAT work in SHINING for JESUS!!! ;o)
My kids just discovered Veggie Tales last week! Thanks for your inspiring posts, great tips, and great recipes.
Cassie M says
My kids love Veggie Tales! My son, Noah, loves the story of Noah and the ark.
Miranda Zielke says
My boys would love to watch this! :) Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this movie! My two girls love Veggie Tales. About every other week they come home from school with a new Veggie Tales movie from the library. <3
Sarah DJ says
Thanks for the chance!
Our kids love Veggie Tales. Have you seen the What’s in the Bible series? It is EXCELLENT.
Great giveaway and thanks for the chance to win. Also, an important thought on the gift of trust that we pass on as parents!
Dawn Simms says
We are HUGE fans of Veggie Tales! Would love to win this DVD for our family!!!
Would love to have for my Kindergarten class.
We have been watching Veggie Tales around here since the now 23 yr old was about 6. And the now 9 yr old loves them as much as all the others did. What a great gift to give.
Stacy M says
What’s the only thing better than VeggieTales? A NEW VeggieTales!!! We love them! Thanks for your giveaway.
I would love to watch this with my kids.
Thanks for this, Laura, it is exactly what I needed to hear today! What a blessing you have been :). And we LOVE Veggie Tales!
Needed to hear this about just trusting in God today.
We would love a new Veggie Tales movie! Thank you for the chance to win!
Mom in NJ says
My kids would love this video!
My kids love Veggie Tales and love Noah’s Ark. This would be so fun to have!
Rachel Anna says
I’d love to win this for my daughter! Thanks!
This would be so fun to add to our Veggie Tales library .