Sometimes truth shows up where you least expect it.We could all use a minute – a minute to put up our feet, a minute to watch another episode or read another chapter, a minute to breathe. And that’s okay. Taking time to rest and enjoy yourself isn’t something to feel guilty about. And the truth is that show or that book might just have something holy to teach us.
I’m Mary, and I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome to a guilt-free corner of the internet where you can kick off your shoes, get comfy, and have a little fun. We’re going to talk about our favorite TV shows and movies, our book boyfriends and secret playlists, and anything else that reminds us about who we are, what’s most important, and even God.
Connecting the dots between everyday life and the Word of God makes my heart beat fast as I am convicted or comforted, encouraged or inspired – and I love nothing more than sharing those connections with friends like you. Plus, sometimes I just love a good list or recipe or movie review. If any of that sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee), stick around. We’re going to have fun!
Everything is fine. That’s right, Jenny Rapson and I are here to talk with you about The Good Place – to commiserate with you if you’re sad it’s ending and to convince you it’s actually got a really good message if you’ve been wary of watching.
Did you know that 2019 brought us nearly 100 new holiday movies? Almost 100. I'm saying 95. NINETY-FIVE NEW HOLIDAY MOVIES. In one year! In one SEASON! What on earth. It's outrageous and seems unbelievable, but it is true. When you add the new romantic or...
With 2019 being the end of a decade, the "best of" lists cannot be avoided. Best of the year, best of the decade, best of all time! The countdowns and collections are simply everywhere. And to be honest, they're kind of bumming me out! Every time I read another list...
Get ready, because we have two weeks' worth of movies to catch up on today! THE CHRISTMAS COUCH is a series of special episodes of The Couch Podcast devoted to holiday movies. My friend Anna and I are hooked on holidays and honored to be your guides through this...
If I’d never worked in advertising (or fundraising or publishing), I might think it was a little unrealistic. All the promotions and projects on the line at the holidays in our favorite Hallmark and Lifetime movies seem like a made-up plot device, don’t they? Who...
Whew! Have you recovered from Thanksgiving week yet? And I don’t mean all the turkey and potatoes and pies. I mean the dozens and dozens of movies that aired during the week and weekend! I’m still working my way through the list saved on my DVR, but we’re still here with a review for you.
This week marks the end of Season 2 of The Couch, so I decided to take a moment to chat with you all. It’s a combination of “Ask the Couch,” where I answer your most recent pop culture questions, and “State of the Podcast,” where I talk about what’s in the works for The Couch in 2020.
As we wrap up this Thanksgiving week, we are halfway through the holiday movie season. And we have had an abundance of choices when it comes to holiday movies. An embarrassment of movie riches, really! This week, there's been a new one every day -- and sometimes more...
THE CHRISTMAS COUCH is a series of special episodes of The Couch Podcast devoted to holiday movies. My friend Anna
and I are hooked on holidays and honored to be your guides through this holiday movie season. We’re here to guide you through this holiday movie season, one nosy neighbor and small town festival at a time. Grab your hot cider and let’s get started!
It's a lifestyle. It's a devotional!
Gilmore Girls was a TV show known (and loved) for its fast-talking, pop culture-referencing, coffee-chugging characters, but it was also a show devoted to love of family and community. These themes – as well as topics like forgiveness, kindness, and gratitude – partner well with lessons from the Bible.
Christians who loved this show will be encouraged and inspired to follow this “season” of daily devotions, reminiscing about their favorite Gilmore Girls scenes and perhaps seeing them from a whole new perspective.
When life makes you say, “Oy with the poodles already!” grab your mug of coffee and settle in for a conversation that will warm your heart and feed your soul.