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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, July 03, 2011


If you look on my side bar I've told you I was a hopeless romantic - so be warned.

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word darkness on the walls of his cell.

-C.S. Lewis He is one of my all time favorites.

Have you ever seen the movie Shadowlands? C.S.Lewis's love story with Joy - if you haven't my gift to you today is a suggestion - rent it - it is awesome! And if you have tell me what you thought of it.

Some Quotes:

Harry: Christopher can scoff, Jack, but I know how hard you've been praying; and now God is answering your prayers.
C. S. Lewis: That's not why I pray, Harry. I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God, it changes me.

Joy Gresham: We can't have the happiness of yesterday without the pain of today. That's the deal.

She was talking to him about love - if they chose to love now - pain later will be part of the deal. And vice versa.

Uploaded by Edelwyn12 on Mar 20, 2011

My tribute to the true story of CS Lewis and Joy Gresham's marriage. Hopkins portrays the old bachelor who leads the secluded life of an Oxford professor, often teased and mocked by his friends for turning into a public phenomenon after the creation of the Narnia series. His well-ordonned universe is about to be shattered when he receives the unexpected visit of a fan, an American woman, Joy Gresham and her son, and Lewis gets more than he bargained for. It will take friendship, anger, disease and grief for him to open up his eyes. The movie is an amazing tribute to this heartbreaking romance, wonderfully served by Hopkins and Debra Winger.

I hope you watch it. Let me know. Great Christian man who started out an atheist and turned into one of the strongest Christian men and authors I know of.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

I do think I've seen this movie but need to watch it again!! I am such a romantic also! hugs, Lindah

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...I'd love to see that movie. I'll try to find it. Thanks. Have a beautiful day today. Susan

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've never seen the movie - will have to check that out. We hardly ever have time to watch tv, so I haven't seen many movies.

That corgi :) said...

I have heard of this movie, Sandie, but never saw it. I know a little about their love story so to speak; amazing how God connects people together, isn't it? I will have to try to watch the movie sometime. He was a brillant author and a very devote Christian man indeed!

I hope you have a good day today, Sandie, a restful one


Shanda said...

I loved this movie, cried alot! Love these quotes too. I have to admit that I don't care for much of his writings but love the quotes others pull out!

Sally said...

I haven't seen this, but it sounds very interesting.

Have a blessed day! :)

Belle said...

I've seen this movie and loved it. He is also one of my favorite authors.

Ginny said...

Did you just recently see this?? I watched it years ago, and really loved it. I had been waiting to see it, and luckily enough, it came on T.V.! Anthony Hopkins is such a good actor that he seems to have overcome the "famous" barrier. You know what I mean? Sometimes if a really famous person plays a role, it is hard to get past the real person and into the character he plays. Hopkins just immerses himself and there is never any question.

Jennifer said...

I'm a hopeless romantic and many people view it a weak, emotional, over sensitive. At this point, my relationship with God and the loving people in my life (you included sweetie pie!)GET IT! Jenn Love the blog, plan to see Shadowland!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Chatty. I'm a hopeless romantic as well!! That was such a moving film. I also saw the stage version, which was just as good. Quite heart=wrenching. I absolutely love that quote "we can't have the happiness of yesterday without the pain of today." Good choice of post today my friend.

Ann said...

I haven't seen the movie. I'll have to look for it the next time I go to rent one.

A Quiet Corner said...

Hey...I'm a hopeless romantic!...:)JP

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'll try and get it from Netflix. Thanks!

BECKY said...

I haven't seen that one, Chatty! But I definitely want to. Thanks for the reminder. I thought it looked really good when I first saw it advertised! Happy 4th!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, I saw that movie many years ago---but you have sparked my interest... Think I need to see it again!!!!! Thanks!

Happy 4th!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm adding this to my "movies-to-see" list!! thank you Sandie! blessings ~ tanna

Flora said...

Loved the that I watched twice...which I rarely do! Have you ever read his book...Screwtape Letter? Quite enjoy it!

Joey said...

I just cried... the music is perfect. I'm going to have find this movie and watch it, Sandie.

I dont' like to admit this, but I too am a hopeless romantic. I've tried very hard to block it out, because my husband is the typical "gym guy" and... well, you know.

I guess I'm "Closet Hopeless Romantic". lol


....Petty Witter said...

Oh dear, not a film that I enjoyed - sorry.

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