Don’t hide your talents

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As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have been struggling with depression. It has been hard come up with things to write lately. I mean, a blogger is supposed to be up beat and always have peppy, snappy, upbeat content (okay, I may be getting a bit carried away with my adjectives here) all the time.

For those who have dealt with depression, you know what it’s like. When depression hits, living life can be come difficult. Something as simple as eating can become a very complicated and complex task. I am very thankful that I haven’t gotten that bad, but I have in the past. But I have struggled with wanting to continuing writing and have stopped working on most my writing related projects. On the plus side, I still feel the need to be doing something. So while my writing projects have stalled, my house is slowly been getting cleaned.

I have always hated doing dishes. Just about every place we have lived since we got married has had dishwasher named Rachal. But with the advent of Amazon Prime video and Youtube, I am actually enjoying doing them. I can do dishes and learn something new or lose myself in a movie or kids show.

And I’ve been doing that a lot lately – emphasis on the watching movies, not doing the dishes. Depression seems to bring out the desire to lose oneself and bury the pain that the depression brings. This past week, in my Amazon Prime binge, I stumbled across the movie A Perfect ChordIt is the story of a young teenage girl who is scared to death of performing to anyone but her best friend.

Having just watched a teen singer Cinderella story, I was expecting this movie, clearly about more teenagers, to be dumb. But I was totally wrong. The funny thing was that both movies had the same message – don’t hide your talents. But A Perfect Chord takes the message a step further – use your gifts and talents to praise God.

This movie was a refreshing breath in the Amazon Prime Video library. I heard their message loud and clear, both in the story line and in the making of this movie. This movie appears to be made by people similar to the producers of Facing the Giants, Courageous, Fly Wheel, War Room and Fire Proof. They used the gifts and talents that God had given them to produce content to help grow the kingdom of God.

If you are looking for quality, God-honoring entertainment, A Perfect Chord is a great choice.