Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The '40's on Tuesday (#1) Since You Went Away (Movie Review)

Today we will be covering a movie called Since You Went Away, that came out in 1944.

Click HERE to find this movie on Amazon. The movie picture is from Amazon.
I just recently watched this movie, and this is how I rate it: 5 stars.

I find it interesting how they produced a movie about everyday life during the war, while the war was still raging. Yes, movie theaters would show things on the war, and I am sure there are more movies about the war, probably. But still, as they lived everyday life, they went to a theater to watch everyday life during a hard time. But I guess there are a lot of other movies about everyday life, too. Anyway, there are probably reasons behind it, but that's not what we are covering today.
In 1944, this movie was produced, and now, 72 years later, I watched it, enjoyed it, and learned from it.
I recommend this movie, especially if you are into WWII, or just like watching old movies. I have watched many old movies, but this is definitely one of my favorites. Plus, the other movies I have watched were more into the '50's than the '40's...I think. :)

Official rating: Not Rated
My rating: Um...PG? Probably.
Running time: 2 Hours 57 Minutes
Produced in: B&W
Year: 1944
Starring (The main characters): Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotton, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Robert Walker, and Hattie McDaniel.

Cinematography: Average for that time period. Pretty good.
Actors for the parts: Almost 5 stars. Very good casting. The actors were all great, that I can remember right now. The main characters fitted their characters.
Would I watch it again? Definitely!
More than once? Yes!
Story plot: Pretty good. Very historical, and enjoyable. It is a sad movie, but that is just the way real life was back then; but I'm not saying it was all sad. Though it was a fictional storyline, it probably could've been real. Very touching, and it started to bring a little tears to my eyes.
Story speed: Realistic. Well paced, though some parts or times were rushed a little too much. But I guess it is okay for a movie, though I would want to see it have more in those parts or aspects.
Sorry, I would tell you what I mean, but if you have not watched it, or are thinking about watching it, I don't want to spoil anything.

Over all thoughts: It was a good movie that I would want to watch again, especially with my sister, who I don't think has seen it before (She likes old movies).
This movie was a good, unique movie, about real life (though fictional) during the second world war. It don't remember it having anything actually inappropriate or anything in it...except for maybe a painted W.A.V.E. poster a guy made, showing the leg of a lady, up to the hip. And though it is not actually inappropriate, the same guy (his name is Tony, by the way) likes one of the main characters, though she is married. He used to be one of her boyfriends, and so he still is close to her. But I liked how they made him a family friend, too.
But over all, it was a good show, and a movie you could watch with your family, ages 11 or 12 and up.

This movie was very touching, and I think most old movie lovers would like it.
It had a sweet romance, the struggle of a mother, portrayal of helping with the war effort, and also the harsh reality of living in a time of war.
5 STARS for me.

Please remember to join me next time, for The '40's on Tuesday!

Sunday, July 24, 2016


"13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures."

The verse was copied from Bible Gateway today...click here. The version is NKJV.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The '40's on Tuesday (Info Post)

Hello friends.
I love the 1940's! Also, I am currently writing a novel...or maybe a series *shhh* that is based in World War II, therefore, I have been looking at more '40's things than I normally do, so I am learning more about it, and because of that, I am loving it more and more!
So what is "The 40's on Tuesday"?
Well, they will be blog posts on this blog that talk about the forties, share pictures, stories (maybe), and maybe even a couple food dishes (yet again, only maybe). No matter what I post, it will be about the forties, or somehow taking something from the '40's into Modern Day.

Today is just a post to tell you what these posts will be about. Next week, we will begin these posts!
But just know this: I'm not promising to post every Tuesday. I will number the posts so that it is easier for everyone, just like I number my Verse of the Week.

And before you go, I would love to hear ideas for what to write! And if you're a blogger or writer (anyone can be a writer), I might consider doing a guest post! If you are interested in this idea, please contact me through the contact form on the side of my blog. Thanks! I would love to hear any and all ideas in the comments below!

 Wholehearted Wednesdays  - Classical Homemaking Homestead Blog Hop    A Little R & R  
Raising Homemakers - A Wise Woman Builds Her Home 

Friday, July 15, 2016

-------When the Bridegroom Comes--Do Not Fear--But Be Ready!

"Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,“Hallelujah!For the Lord our God    the Almighty reigns.Let us rejoice and exult    and give him the glory,for the marriage of the Lamb has come,    and his Bride has made herself ready;it was granted her to clothe herself    with fine linen, bright and pure”—for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints." -Revelation 19:6-8 (Copied from Bible Gateway, ESV.)
"You came near when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear."
Lamentations 3:57 (NIV)
[God said, "Do not fear".]

I recommend reading them soon, if not today.

We need to be ready for the coming of the LORD. We don't need to be afraid of the end times, but we do need to fear the LORD and shun evil. He truly is a lion, and that is something we can't forget. Because without the lion part of God, there shouldn't be the lamb. Fearing the end times has been something that has had me, but I don't need to, and I hope you don't either. You don't need to fear the end times.

"....And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Matthew 28:20 (NLT)

Just follow God, know your salvation is true, be ready, and do His work until He comes, sharing the gospel with people. And don't let other people deceive you. If they say Christ is coming at a certain time, don't believe them; they don't know. Only the Father knows, and when God comes, we will know. 
But if we know where we stand (that needs to be with God), and we are ready (reading our Bible, following God, sharing Jesus and the gospel, turning away from evil), we needn't be afraid.

The following Bible verses have been copied & pasted from biblehub.com, with the exception of me writing the addresses and versions (& some quotation marks when needed). The addresses/versions of the verses are linked to biblehub.com, going either to the verse or chapter:

"18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 (BSB)

"14But even if you should suffer because of righteousness, you are blessed. “And you should not be afraid of their threats,b neither should you be troubled.”1 Peter 3:14 (BLB)

"20Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” 
Exodus 20:20 (NIV)

These are only some of the many verses that you can find in the Bible if you are struggling with fear, fear of the end times, or if you just want to know more about the Revelation. But don't just take my word for it, go find them! If you don't know where to look, there are many resources you can find online like Bible Gateway, and also you can look at the Bible Dictionaries that they probably have at your library.

Have a faith and joy filled life.
God bless you and your family!

Also, you should check out what I read today: Matthew 22:1-14, Matthew 24, and Matthew 25.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July! Please read this post.

I ask you to take 12 minutes to watch this video. If you are an American, you really should watch it. I actually didn't know the complete story of the National Anthem. I knew that Francis Scott Key wrote it while watching Fort Henry getting attacked and how the flag still stood. But past that, I didn't actually know all of this. I may have heard it in the past, but I probably forgot it. Anyway, you really should watch this video.

In this video, the narrator brought up a quote from George Washington:
"The great thing about the American Christian is that he would rather die on his feet than live on his knees."
(Now isn't this a powerful point considering what happened with those American troops who were forced on their knees? But in spite of what happened there, I believe this quote is true! Also, I would like to thank our troops—thank you!)

"Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces."
-Charlie Dent
(And also by the other people, who are not military, who have done their parts, big or small, to help this country still stand. And whether alive or not, I say thank you.)

I believe in F.R.E.E.D.O.M. and I want to thank every person who has made that possible, whether dead or alive. Even if some people disrespect those people, true Americans shouldn't, and hopefully, most of us don't. I know I don't.

As Harry S. Truman said, "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
To all of the Americans out there reading this...let's be those Americans! Let's be those Christian Americans who stand up for this country, even if we are youth. Let's not take our freedom for granted, for a lot of us do, whether we realize it or not. Be thankful for our freedom, and continue fighting for it, even if all you can do is believe in it. For no matter who you are, there will probably come a time where you can do something about it. If nothing else, we have voting! That is standing up for our country, even though whoever we are voting for may not be our ideal choice. Thing is, voting is our voice in who will lead our country—hopefully to a better reality. And to those youth like me, we can still stand up for America in our beliefs, in our speech, and in our actions, and lives.

God bless America! And I pray that we will be a nation who turns to God, right now! Amen!

"14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. 16 For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually." -2 Chronicles 7:14-16

"I look forward to a great future for America—a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose." —John F. Kennedy

Also, here is a great patriotic song melody. You should watch this, also, if you have time!

Quotes found on http://www.brainyquote.com/ and http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/spurious-quotations/. I also used https://pixabay.com/ for the American flag picture in the quote picture, and https://picmonkey.com/ for the editing, and designing. And I got the verse from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Chronicles+7.  *And the [*] that I added was there because there needed to be a space, and there was not.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Last Verse of the Week #60

"Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me. The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me--a prayer to the God of my life."
Psalm 42:7-8

I want to thank all of my readers for reading my verses of the week posts. I will probably pick them up again someday, hopefully. Thank you all!
Remember to come back tomorrow for my post about the 4th of July!

I hope you have enjoyed the "Verse of the Week" posts. I would love to hear what you have thought about them, and if you want me to do them again someday.
Picture does not display all of the Verse of the Week verses.. Read above for the rest of the two verses for this week!


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