Classic Movie Monday

Christmas is almost here and to celebrate the best in classic holiday movies I present one of my absolute favorites.  Yes I've already watched it once this season but I can never get enough.  The Holiday Inn is by far one of my favorite holiday movies.  How can you get any better than romance, sabotage, friendship, and of course a little dancing. 

It's a silly little story. But it's perfect for a 1940's film.  Lovely, lovely movie. 

Outlive your Life

As we are coming into the new year I'm beginning to look back on this past year of my life.  Have I really lived up to my potential? Have I lived my life to honor God? It's so easy for us to fall back into our routines and forget to make time to remember to honor God in our daily lives.  I know I'm the worst in this area.  I find myself in prayer before bed when I know it should be at the beginning of my day everyday.  I have to make a change.

I have to admit I'm a bit biased about any book written by Max Lucado.  When I received my copy of  Outlive your Life I couldn't wait to dig in.  However, life happens.  The book was laid down for a bit. Now normally I can read through a book in a day or so.  I usually read at bedtime because it relaxes me and shuts everything else out temporarily.  I love that. However, life happens.

When I reopened this book to begin reading it again it was as if an awakening in my spirit occurred.  I suppose God does have a right time for his plans.  It's as if finally I could soak it all in bit by bit.  As he always has a talent to do, Max once again speaks to me.  I love his language.  The tone he sets.  Kinda makes you think outside the box.  One of my favorite verses from the book is:
"Humble yourselves before God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Come close to God, and God will come close to you." 
(James 4:7-8 NLT)
How can I change my life if I don't change my outlook.  I can't.  It's somewhat humbling to know that early followers had struggles in their walk too.  They wondered if God could hear them.  They forgot.  I don't want to forget.  I don't want to rush.  Our lives are always going to be hectic, but that doesn't mean we can't slow down and make him a priority.  So here's to a new year and a new walk.

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I review for BookSneeze

See now this is how we spend our black fridays. We did our shopping early and braved the sales at Toys R Us then hit Walmart at 2am and then came back at 5am then hit Game Stop! Ha! Came home and slept a few hours and went to the early bird showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Amazing movie!!!! I'm a huge fan of the books. I'm usually the one in the theatre saying how much I dislike the new Dumbledore. I really miss Richard Harris. Or how they screw up the storyline and leave important parts out. Yep that'd be me. But this movie was perfect. Well except for the Harry and Hermoine kissing scene. Seriously don't remember that in the book. But all in all a really great movie. Yep I was crying from the beginning. There will never be another series that can stand up to these books. I found it kinda fun that everyone in the theatre were adults. I love that. If you've not seen this movie please do. You will enjoy it immensely. If you've never read the books...shame on you. They are amazing and will have you hooked for life. Out of all the frenzy of black friday this movie made it all worth it.
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