Saturday, February 14, 2009

Confession No. 20: I Heart Romance Movies

In honor of Valentines Day, my Twitter friends and I created a list of our fave romance movies. There's no better day to hit up your local Blockbuster and grab a bag of popcorn for an all out movie love fest!

  1. Wedding Singer

  2. When Harry Met Sally

  3. The Notebook

  4. How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days

  5. You've Got Mail (Gotta Love Meg & Tom Together)

  6. Sleepless In Seattle (Gotta Love Meg & Tom Together)
  7. Definitely Maybe
  8. Never Been Kissed

  9. Two Weeks Notice

  10. Emma

  11. Ever After

  12. Pride & Prejudice

  13. Princess Bride

  14. A Walk To Remember

  15. Elizabeth Town

  16. Titanic

  17. Thirteen Going on Thirty

  18. Hope Floats

  19. Sense & Sensibility

  20. Sweet Home Alabama

  21. Music & Lyrics

  22. Just Friends

  23. Breakfast At Tiffany's

  24. Shallow Hal

  25. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind

  26. Singing In The Rain

  27. What Women Want

  28. Pretty Woman

  29. Shakespeare In Love

  30. While You Were Sleeping

  31. Ghost

  32. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

  33. Singing In The Rain

  34. The Way We Were

  35. The Sound of Music

  36. Dirty Dancing

  37. Pretty In Pink

  38. Beauty & The Beast

  39. Anastasia
  40. Family Man

There is no way we could make a list like this and leave out The Passion. There is no greater love than the love that God has poured out on His people. There is no one else who will ever love you more lavishly or more completely than Jesus. He knows and loves absolutely everything about your complex personality. Your mistakes do not surprise Him and your sincerest efforts could never possibly repay Him, but through His sacrifice, you have been perfected. When He sees you, He sees pieces of Himself. He made you an original, one-of-a-kind, work of art. He calls you His masterpiece and He deeply relishes in your beauty. He sees beyond your potential, past all of your pitfalls and into the deepest desires of your heart. He earnestly longs to be all you’ll ever need or want. He wants more than your heart! He wants ALL of your attention. All of your passion. He wants all of YOU!

...So, did we miss any movies that you think should be added to the list? What's your favorite? Leave your comments to help this list continue to grow.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Confession No. 19: The Battle Is On

Did you know that there is a spiritual battle going on right now for your soul? God has already won the war through Christ’s shed blood, but the enemy spends his time trying to convince us otherwise.

Today is day 17 of the new healthier me. Almost three weeks ago I set out on a journey to set boundaries in my life related to my personal health and eating habits. I’ve been feeling God nudging me to make these changes for a while now, but I always seemed to have an excuse as to why I needed to put it off. Anyway, the changes that have occurred over the past few weeks have been phenomenal! I’ll be sharing them over the next couple of weeks with you, but for today, I just wanted to let you know that I’m learning that God did not give us the law just to judge us by it, but to give us a clear picture on how to live in a way that honors and glorifies Him. Jesus said that He did not come to judge the world, but to save it. As I experience His saving power, I’m also becoming more aware of the battle that is going on within myself as well as in the spiritual realm. Everyday I struggle with the choices that I know the Lord is calling me to. I feel the enemy luring me to my old destructive habits and I ask myself, “How can I stay in the fight?” The Bible gives us a simple answer in Ephesians 6:10-20…
10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we[c] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.[d] 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.[e] 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.[f] 19 And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.[g] 20 I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.