Anne J. Bailey here; Welcome my friends and thank you for the tremendous outpouring of support I received last week. Remember, there will always be some who hate you if you are a Christian living to spread God's Kingdom. We listen to Jesus. Not individuals fueled by hatred.
I'm going to start my weekly review column with an important message that was noticeable in this weeks episode of Little People, Big World. The important to have wholesome shows with good Christian messages featuring inspiring people who are walking with God. Jeremy and Audrey Roloff represent this in the younger generation. God is using them in great ways.
Considering some of the recent trash on reality television, shows promoting a twisted and perverted life style like the Bruce Jenner (that's who it is and I won't conform because pop culture is pushing their immoral values on society) freak show or even the new TLC show: I am Jazz". We must speak and let the networks know that we want a show featuring proud Christians like Jeremy and Audrey. I encourage you to make your voice known. Write TLC at Discovery Headquarters. Email them. Tweet. Hashtag #journeyofjerandauj
Now I will begin my review of the happenings in the episode.
It opened a dark and sad note. Matt and Amy's failed marriage. I addressed my concerns last week about their decision to divorce. Matt and brother Sam go to the gym and lunch so they can discuss the state of Matt and Amy's marriage for the cameras. Matt explains that marriage counselling failed. That's because change needs to begin within after seeking Jesus and listening to what God calls you to do.
On a side note something that you should realize because they sometimes introduce people on the show but Matt's brother Sam, is not someone we want to see on the show often. If you look at Sam Roloff's twitter: http://twitter.com/samroloff he is hardcore liberal with values that often oppose the Bible. He currently is supporting the socialist Bernie Sanders run for President.
We want Ron and Peg Roloff. I want them to have the freedom to express themselves and speak with God in their hearts. They will be on a new episode soon. I pray they don't get censored via intrusive editing. It would also be very encouraging if Ron and Peg spoke of their disappointment they have for what their grandson Jacob has come to represent. Ron and Peg are salt of the earth good people. An episode featuring Jeremy and Audrey visiting with Ron and Peg would be TV viewing that would be inspiring and worthwhile. Pray for Ron and Peg and the sadness they endure because of family members.
Tori, Zach and Molly go wedding party shopping. Molly and Tori are friends. That was pointed out a long time ago. That can be positive with Molly set to join the Roloff clan, as long as it didn't play too big of a motivation for Tori to become a Roloff. Zach defers to Tori on the party selections.
The next segment is best part of the show this week. Zach goes to
to visit with Jeremy and Audrey.
One must applaud Jeremy for what a loving and supportive brother he is to Zach. He is genuinely happy for Zach and Tori that they are joining in the unity of marriage under God. Jeremy does what God has called him to do. Give love and encouragement to his family as they take important steps in his life. As Jeremy has listened to Jesus more and more with each year, his maturity is very noticeable.
Zach visits Jeremy and Audrey's place in
California. Zach is inspired by Jeremy and
Audrey's loving marriage. With darkness comes light. What will you choose? Look
at the world of the Roloffs. You have a poor example of commitment and marriage
in Matt and Amy. But then at the same time you have an inspiring example of
what a marriage should be with Jeremy and Audrey. They are doing it right
because they have handed the controls to Jesus. And they thank Him for it.
Audrey shines again. Audrey explains to Zach that they have met wonderful people in
through their local church. Audrey expressed that she is blessed by the people
God put in their lives. I am glad Audrey
brought attention to that. Despite the message from the mainstream media that
people are bad, there are a lot of good
people living for God in your neighborhood and community. Go to your church and
they can be found.
They segment also included a playful scene of Jeremy and Audrey showing off their double sleeping bag. They playfully invite Zach to see if he can fit. It is amusing, funny and light hearted. Of course, I have already seen some miserable people on this blog take it seriously and criticize them as weird. All I have to say to that nonsense is something my father used to say: God blessed you with a sense of humor…use it! LOL!
The portions of the show featuring Jeremy and Audrey are always the highlight of the episode. Producers and executives should take note.
The next segment worthy of discussion is Zach's decision to install hardwood floors into his house and he wants to do it himself. Friend Bryan and brother Jacob Roloff are present for this to "help".
This is essentially the Jacob portion of this episode. Jacob is a sad state of a person. He is sullen. He is so unenthusiastic. He is too cool to show any emotion or to smile. Perhaps he is "high" for all of this since he is so proud of his marijuana smoking? Jacob wanders around the room hurting himself on camera by sticking himself with nails. As he's wandering around trying to appear cool he trips. It is funny. He was not injured so my critics can calm themselves. Perhaps it's God's way of trying to instill some humility into Jacob since he thinks he is such cool guy.
Zach, perhaps taking his cue from Jeremy, tries to be encouraging to Jacob. He tells Jacob he's doing a good job. Jacob proceeds to ruin the sub floor for the camera. Jacob won't successful at anything in life until he makes the necessary changes.
As Amy said last episode, Jacob has so much to learn about life. What he needs to learn is that he will never excel in life, his life will always be a struggle until the time comes where he let's Jesus into his life and accepts Jesus and his Lord and Savior.
The comparison between Jeremy and Jacob is stark. Jeremy is talented in almost every area. Jacob has no talents to speak of save for his apparent penchant for smoking a lot of weed and bashing God, America and the police on twitter. Jeremy is personable, lively, captivating, energetic and happy. Jacob is void of emotion. He is mopey. and unfriendly.
Tori comes to check on them. The warning should be made that all filming is done with a grain of salt as it is for the camera, but sometimes you can glean personality traits from them. Tori does not impress. Tori has shades of Amy and that's not a good thing. She is very critical with a "That's all you've done?" remark. Tori isn't happy. That was the downfall of Matt and Amy's marriage. Amy refused to support her husband. She was always quick to criticize him. That's not what God calls of you when you take your vows before God. I will kindly remind everyone that you don't hear Audrey criticizing Jeremy like that. Audrey takes her vows seriously. As Jeremy's wife, she builds him up and supports him as she is called to do. Tori is exhibiting some disturbing traits that could become an issue later if she does not address them.
Eventually Zach decides he is in over his head and calls Matt. He comes and makes the wise decision to put egos aside and call a professional.
Amy and Matt have a brief scene for the camera while Matt is in a personal sauna. See my comments about Tori unfortunately following Amy's example. Even one of the other reviewers on this Blog got it right by saying that Amy is so grumpy that no one is capable of living with her right now.
Zach and Tori want to move the church and the gazebo for their wedding. Matt, although he always faces unfounded criticism, once again gets things done to make those he cares about happy. Matt Roloff deserves more appreciation.
However, I am moved to mention the differences between Jeremy/Audrey and Zach /Tori. And I liked Zach this episode. He is maturing and trying to follow Jeremy's example. I want you to all notice even in symbolism, Jeremy and Audrey wanted the backdrop of their wedding to be the church. While Tori and Zach moved the church out of the way. It is a tiny thing but it should be remembered.
Next week appears to center around Matt and Amy coming to the unfortunate decision to divorce and Matt informs his parents Ron and Peg of their failure for God.