ABOUT SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED
As many of you know, we don’t own a TV. Shocking, I know! But with technology and social media and all that Internet good stuff, we are able to still stay up-to-date with at least a few shows that are streaming online. I remember Sunday evenings when the Hallmark movies would air, and we would watch after dinner, usually with tissues in hand. I’m all for a feel-good show. The Hallmark Channel offers just that!
There is a new original series on the Hallmark Channel called “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” It is about four postal detectives who track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. The team includes the group’s leader, Oliver O’Toole, who is a man of faith; new member, Shane McInerney, who is a technophile that add 21st century technology to the mix of old school; free-spirited Rita Haywith who is the “girl next door” with a photographic memory; and a master researcher Norman Dorman. You find yourself relating to these characters in some way, and there is a draw to help them solve their mystery of finding who the certain piece of mail was supposed to delivered to.
The episode we previewed is about a special couple with Down Syndrome who overcome challenges through finding out what the Scriptures have to say about the meaning of marriage. A letter which was written back in high school was supposed to be sent 10 years after graduation to a “future self” to see how things are going. Through tricky circumstances, the couple learn a few things, and even inspire the postal workers to think about the relationships around them. Despite obstacles, the conversations are wholesome and respectful, which I think is lacking in much of media today’s culture.
I also wanted to share that The American Bible Society has a Bible study to go with the series. You can sign up here: http://www.americanbible.org/features/signed-sealed-delivered. It is a seven-day Bible reading experience to dig deeper into the meaningful biblical themes revealed in each episode of Signed, Sealed, Delivered. It is free and only available for a limited time.