Apr 1, 2007

Fun Flicks

I have been on a week break from blogging with a lot on my heart. I will share with all of you sometime after Easter exactly what this is all about. In the meantime, I will leave you with two excellent movies that you need to watch when you get some free time. One is a dvd and the other a great family movie that just opened this weekend.

I know many of you have already seen The Pursuit of Happyness, but those of you who haven't-GO RENT IT!!! This movie made me so appreciate the blessings in my life. It also made me very aware of how hard work and determination don't always pay off immediately. Sometimes you have to work a long time to see those rewards come to pass. The acting is exceptional and I was literally clapping and crying at the end. I was all alone when I watched this (Skip at work) so I didn't really have to worry about my reactions. I'm one of those people who like to get fully immersed when I take on a movie and the storyline.

We took the kids out on Friday night to see Meet the Robinson's. I used my trusty Rotten Tomatoes review site and it did not dissappoint. If there is a 60% or higher fresh rating, I usually love the movie. I'm pretty easy to please with movies. Meet the Robinsons was rated G which is always a plus, and it was Disney at its finest. I loved the cleverness of it all. There were several times we were laughing out loud and it was visually a wonder to watch. I didn't even see it in 3D which was suppossed to be even better for those of you who have a theater that is showing that version. A great movie to take kids 7 years old and up! I just picked 7 because some smaller children may be a little scared during some of the darker scenes(which aren't too many). My kids could have seen it at any age and done fine, knowing that it is just a movie, but I know some children get scared a little easier than others.

With Easter and our first service in the new building only a week away, I'm sure this week will be busy. I am challenging myself to pray everyday for the lost people who will be attending BAF for the first time this next weekend. I pray that they come to know Jesus Christ as there Savior, beginning that relationship which will last for eternity. So many lives have already been changed at this church through God's awesome power and mercy, that I can't wait to see what He has in store for the next phase.

16 comments:

momrn2 said...

May I say again I love your new place?!! It is so warm, inviting and beautiful!

I pray that you find God's strength, peace and wisdom in the things that are on your heart. May His presence fall fresh on you during this time!!!

Susanne said...

Loved pursuit of happyness! You definitely need a box of kleenex nearby!

Linda said...

I missed you. I too will be praying for you.
This is an incredibly busy week for everyone involved in Easter services at church. Knowing that some people will be there who usually never come makes it very special. I pray with you that those who don't know Jesus will be saved this weekend.
Thanks for the movie reviews. I love going to the movies but rarely do any more. It's nice to know there are a couple of good ones.
We bought The Nativity Story DVD this past week. Wonderful! I needed tissues for this one too.
Be blessed this week Susie.

Julie said...

Hi Susie,
You've been on my heart this week...I pray all is well with you! I feel so out of touch as far as blogging goes.

I LOVED "The Pursuite of Happyness". We saw it at the theatre...I really like Will Smith.
As I type this, my husband and daughter and her friend are at the movies watching "Meet the Robinsons".

I just know the Lord is going to answer your prayers for that Easter service.

Blessings to you, my friend!

Connie Barris said...

I just dropped in on your sweet and precious blog....

Lots in common... first I love John Eldridge.. I'm going to a seminar that he is going to be speaking at and I can't wait..
also,, I loveeeeeeeed Redeeming Love....
I could go on.... but....

But most of all, our love for our precious Jesus....

I'm glad I happened upon your blog...

Blessings....
Connie

Coach J said...

I found your blog, can't remember how, about a week ago, and enjoyed what I read (esp. the pink carnation story). While I'm learning that we have to do everything in moderation, including our blog-writing, I'm glad you're back.
Haven't seen either movie, and if I ever get to watch another movie, I'll keep those in the back of my mind!

Kathleen Marie said...

I LOVED the Pursuit of Happyness and really thought he should have gotten best actor...especially that bathroom scene where he is blocking the door...major tissue alert with this movie.

I also highly recommend Amazing Grace...awesome movie!

GOd Bless your week!

Mike said...

I'm hesitant about renting The Pursuit of Happyness. I guess I can only picture Will Smith as a comedian. But I'll try it out.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Candy said...

You have a pretty blog :) I like it :)

Candy

DA Wagners said...

I'm very excited about the first service. We will be going Saturday night, so we will be at the official first service at the new campus. Thanks for the Rotten Tomatoes web page. I hope your Easter is a blessing, and I know your prayers will have an impact!

Kelly said...

Great recommendations! My husband and I loved "The Pursuit of Happyness." I also took the kids the see "Meet the Robinsons." It was so enjoyable and had great lessons on perseverance, friendship, and family.

on the Rock said...

I can't wait to see both of those movies:)

And Amen on praying for people to find Jesus in a meaningful way this Easter!

julie said...

Hi, I am visiting from CWO. Enjoyed your blog, I think I have visited before.

Blessings,
Julie

Penless Thoughts said...

Just dropped by Susie to wish you a blessed Risen Lord's Day:o)

Connie Barris said...

I have something for you at my blog on Thursday the 5th....
see ya
Connie

Dianne said...

I am enjoying your blog, and just pausing to comment on your movie reviews, which I always appreciate anywhere I can find good reviews. I'll be adding these two to my Netflix queue today. I came by way of your comment on Bev's (Blessed Beyond Measure) blog recently where you said getting old doesn't sound so bad b/c of women like her. Let me tell you; she goes to my church and I totally agree with you. She makes the years ahead look more beautiful every day! Blessings toyou and your family in the upcoming move.