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So, I posted earlier that my wedding anniversary(#20) is New Year’s Eve.

My husband and I celebrated by going to The Melting Pot(Thank you CMFG, you know who you are). Whew, can’t afford to do that too much.

Later, we watched A Kiss at Midnight not realizing it was a New Year’s Eve related movie since I had recorded it a few days before. I was delighted to find that the movie ended with a New Year’s Eve wedding, just like mine. And as Faith Ford’s character said, he should never forget the date.

If you’re having problems in your marriage…

If you’ve grown apart…

If you hate your spouse…

If the spark of romance has long since been extinguished…

Then see the movie, Fireproof, starring Kirk Cameron.

I saw it this weekend and loved it. Go see it soon before it is out of the theaters.

I had wanted to catch the BBC versions of the Jane Austen movies when they were on Masterpiece Theater on PBS. Unfortunately, I missed a couple. So, at my first opportunity, I rented Persuasion from Netflix. I had seen an earlier version, but I think this(2007) was far superior. My romantic inclinations were definitely satisfied.

I’ve been told to study movies and their structure to help in the writing of fiction because you can watch them in a shorter time than reading a novel. And let me say my day was an enjoyable one “researching”.

The second time I watched it, I convinced my husband to watch it with me. Of course, he did not appreciate it nearly as much as I did. At the beginning of the DVD there were a few trailers of other BBC movies that I thought looked interesting. I found one of them on Netflix for immediate play. When I started it I didn’t realize it was a 4 hour movie. But once I started it I couldn’t stop.

What was the movie? It was one I had never heard of before–Daniel DeRonda written by George Eliot. And may I say it was one of the best movies I’ve seen. I loved every minute of it. Hugh Dancy, the actor who played Daniel DeRonda, was perfect for his role.

I watched another movie today called North and South (not about the U. S. Civil War Movie, but a British movie). I loved it so much that I stayed up until 12:00 am watching it (another 4 hour movie–and I like to go to bed at 9:00 pm).

What do these movies have in common:

Set in England

Great Romantic Stories


Great looking men.

If you like romance from the 1800s set in England, then certainly watch those movies.

I saw the movie “Expelled” today.

Unfortunately, the movie theater listing in my newspaper reported the movie with a R rating. According to IMDb and the Expelled Website, the movie is rated PG.

I don’t remember any bad language. It did have scenes from the Holocaust and WWII but nothing that I had not seen before in documentaries on the war while I was in school. It showed men smoking.

As a believer that there was and is a Creator, I urge you to see the movie.

The basis for the movie is Academic Freedom and not to prove there is a creator, but I feel Ben Stein did an excellent job at making the “scientists” look like buffoons or should I say baboons since they came from monkeys. One of them believed that life started from crystals and another said we come from aliens. I don’t know about you, but believing in God is much easier than their propositions.

The framers of our government said this:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.(The Declaration of Independence)

Romans 1:19-21 (New International Version)

19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

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