Friday, May 28, 2010
So I just finished reading the entire Twilight Series, by Stephanie Meyer (including the partial draft of Midnight Sun...the story from Edward's perspective). It was wonderful! I enjoyed both movies when they came out, but now have an incredible appreciation for the books as well. I can honestly say that I LOVED reading the whole series!
Now I am a reader...I love everything about reading, especially when there is a whole series! With summer coming around the corner quickly, I need a new reading lineup for my time in the sun! So, I am coming to you, my dear readers, for your advise on some great books...preferably fiction...but regarding pretty much any subject matter...romance, comedy, mystery, drama...just about anything! So let me have it...what are your favs?????
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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(Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart)
(Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams)
(Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson)
4. Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann - Pirates of the Caribbean Series
(Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightly)
5. Johnny Cash and June Carter - Walk the Line
(Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon)
(Matthew MacFadyen and Kiera Knightly)
8. Edward Lewis and Vivian Ward - Pretty Woman
(Richard Gere and Julia Roberts)
(Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh)
(Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey)
DISCLAIMER: This list is subject to change...mainly because I have never seen When Harry Met Sally and my dear friend, Emily, said that they definitely would have made the list! What are your favorite movies couples???
Friday, May 14, 2010
Dr. Denison began the devotional this morning with this story:
When Guerdwich Montimere turned 22, he posed as a 16-year old so he could play high school basketball again. Today's NPR website reports that Mr. Montimere enrolled at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas under the name "Jerry Joseph," telling authorities that he was a homeless Haitian youth.
He quickly became a standout on the team, which makes sense, as he is older than some NBA players. He was a Florida high school basketball star in his previous life; some coaches from his time in the state recognized him at a recent tournament in Arkansas and confronted him last Tuesday.
At first he denied that he was who they said he was, before finally admitting his deception. Charged with presenting false identification to a peace officer, he was taken to the Ector County Detention Center. He has now been released on bail.
Then, he asked the inevitable question: what would you do differently if you were 16 again? The question hit me like a ton of bricks.
I love high-school kids...I have a passion for them and a big part of me longs to be in my teens again. Yes, I watch those high-school shows like One Tree Hill (one my personal favorites) and Glee, and sometimes even Gossip Girl. I feel like I live vicariously through them somehow. I love movies about high-school and college life. For me, its all a part of discovering who you are and who you will be.
I think that if I had to be 16 again, I would do things alot differently! I would wait on the Lord instead of jumping into things...I would seek Him in everything, rather than in just the things I "needed help" with...I would TRUST Him! I will confide in you that I am NOT the woman that I want to be...I long to be much more than I am. I want to have purpose! I long to be someone special. More than anything right now, I feel sinful, not special.
Dr. Denison reminded me though, that the good news is that he forgives all I confess to him in a spirit of genuine repentance. He separates my sins as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12), hurling them into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:19) and remembering them no more (Isaiah 43:25).
The even better news is that he stands ready to use my life, flaws and all, for his eternal purposes. I may never see the larger significance of present faithfulness, but he does.
I can't be 16 again, but I can serve my God TODAY! I can be faithful TODAY! My sins don't have to remember because He has forgiven them!
So now I ask you the question: What would you do differently if you were 16 again?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
In reading Twilight and watching TV shows with epic love stories in them, I began thinking about my favorite love stories. So I put together a compilation of my favorite TV couples...(I will be posting my favorite movie couples later this week).
Friday, May 7, 2010
Brant and I have discussed this ALOT! I, Ashley, had a very common name growing up...there were always 2 or 3 other Ashley's in my classes. Therefore, I have always been inclined for my children to have more original and unusual names. Brant, on the other hand, is a very unusual name, therefore, he wants very common names. So baby names is something that we talk about often, but we have narrowed it down to a few.
Other boy names that I like (if two boys are in our future): Carter Jackson, Bronson Cole
Other favorite girl names: CallieAnn Hope; Jordyn Paige or Jordyn Reese; Peyton Avery or Isabella (Bella) Avery