Sunday, May 22, 2011

Charles Builds An Altar

This morning in service, our Pastor was talking about Abram building an altar and giving everything up, and all I could think about was my favorite episode of Little House on the Prairie.
My all time favorite things on TV are Little House and Anne of Green Gables.

The episode was called "He was Only 12" and it was a 2 parter.
Charles and Caroline's adopted son, James is shot and dying.
Everyone says he has no hope, even the doctor and all the family believes he is dying.
But Charles feels the Lord telling him something different.
So, against the advice of everyone else, he packs up his son and makes a journey deep into the woods.

He builds an altar unto the Lord.
You can see that part here.

And then miraculously this happens.

I just love that episode.
I always think of Charles and his faith.
As much as it is only a TV show and I am sure Michael Landon himself was no Charles, I always appreciated the faith portrayed by the Ingalls family.

What about you? Are you a Little House fan?

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  1. Those are two of my favorites too and two of my favorite series of books I read as a child as well. I read those two series many times as a child/teen. There was something about the simplicity in their lives that attracted me. No matter what went on in life home was always a warm safe place to go ya know? I guess probably because that just was not the case in my own circumstances back then. Anyway I still enjoy watching Little House I even got my nieces watching the newer Disney ones last year. They are similar but not quite as old fashioned more appealing to the younger set than the ones we love.

  2. Love Little House, but never saw that one. I will have to get them from the library. My daughter loves reading the books and just this morning told me how she would love to have lived in those times :)

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  4. I loved Little House on the Prairie as I was growing up. I can't say I remember this particular episode. I think I need to find the series on Netflix so I can share them with my boys.

  5. The kids and I watched that episode this year-very touching!

  6. Awwww this is awesome! Oh.. those shows make me nostalgic! And for those who actually take the time to watch the videos you kindly hunted for, they'll be surprised to see the heartthrob who plays the son! haha.. I must be showing my age though.. because he's probably not considered a heartthrob anymore lol

  7. Love Love Little House on the Prairie! As a little girl, I collected the entire book collection, one at a time til I had them all. I hope my granddaughters will enjoy reading them one day too. And yes..I remember the episode well. Such a sweet show with such great lessons to taught. They sure don't make em like they used to!

  8. Little House is my favorite! I still get it on Netflix so my kids can watch it.


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