Ok, so I guess I'll write about my favorite movies (that's what this section is for anyway. lol.) I find that a lot of my favorite movies are based on books. It's funny really. Well I guess that I'll list my favoirte movies now: Pride and Prejudice, Love Comes Softly (and the other four movies in the series. Hopefully they'll make them all) Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Little wemon, A walk to remember, Pirates of the Carrabian, and The Princess Bride. I also love Pay it Forward, The Notebook, My Fair Lady, and The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera; Basicly any musical is amazing to me. I love Sabrina, Roman Holiday, Breafast at Tiffany's (can you tell that I love Audry Hepburn? lol), Fried Green Tomatoes, Titanic, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and Sweet Home Alabama as well. Oh, and I can't forget those timeless Disney movies that sparkled my childhood with magic. I have to say though, that my favorite one is Beauty and the Beast I believe that's all...lol.
Ok, where to begin? The Bible, first and formost. Now, I move on to classics: I love, anyting by Jane Austen, especially "Pride and Prejudice", "Emma", and "Sense and Sensablility". "Little Women", "Jane Eyre", "Gone with the Wind", "The Great Gatsby", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "The Scarlet Letter", "Silas Marner", and, "The Age of Innocence", are my other favorite classic novels as well. Now, for the more contermporay Books: "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", "Redeeming Love", "Love Comes Softly" Series, anything by Karen Kingsbury, "Thorn in my Heart", "The Last Sin Eater", and the Chronicles of Narnia. I also love any book by Nicholas Sparks. He is AMAZING, especially being a guy and writing such wonderful romance novels! Such talent. Not many guys could pull that off. Fannie Flagg is amazing as well. I absolutly love her novels: "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" (whew that's a mouthful of a title. lol), "Welcome to the World, Baby Girl", and "Daisy Fay and the Miricle Man". They are all wonderful stories.
When "Prince Charming" Comes
June 09 2007
Have you ever wondered who your "prince charming" charming would be? I guess not many do. I don't speak for all, though, becasue I know there are some who probably think about it too much...lol.
I was reading a book, "Courting Troubles" by Deann Gist (great author by the way) and it's basicly about this woman who is 30 years old, and has not married, and has not had anyone take interest in her. She then decides to take matters into her own hands by picking a guy and pinning him as her future husband. Well, I won't spoil the story but many can guess what happens. She later gets into a big trouble and does something that could ultimatly destroys her future as a possible wife. Some can guess, but again, I will not say what she did.
Anyway, that story got me thinking how there really is a PERFECT person that God has set out for us. We can imagine who our future husband is and fanticize him being a certain person, but ultimatly we don't know until we meet them and God shows us. We have no clue who our "prince charming" is, when we are going to meet them, and when we are going to fall in love. That is all a mystery.
In today's society with Fastaccess DSL, cell phones, jets, etc, we are accustumed to having everything at a rapid pace. I guess when reading this book it got me thinking a lot. Do I really want to wait years and years for that RIGHT person or do I want to "settle" and be miserable? I'd chose the first, as many would, but that is sometimes really hard to do.
What inspires me in this wait is the example that my Youth Leader set. He was 35 when he married, and had known his wife, Emily for around ten years. Things brought them apart, but they waited for their perfect mate and in God's perfect timeing, they married. Sure, waiting is hard--and I can say that I am not the most patient person-- but when brought in persepective it is better to wait for that person than be miserable. Better someday than now.
"For what is seen is temperary but what is unseen is eternal"