Saturday, March 27, 2010

Here There Be Dragons


Doesn't the word just make you shiver?

I looove dragons-- books, comics, drawings, and now movies.

Specifically, How to Train Your Dragon, the newest DreamWorks movie-- This is better than any other DreamWorks movie I have ever seen! It beats Shrek, Over the Hedge, Madagascar, etc.
I honestly almost cried in the middle. And at the end.
And now I really really want a dragon.

My poor boyfriend has been informed that I am leaving him for Hiccough the Horrible, So he may be trying to find a dragon this weekend.

I was amazed at how much I really really wanted to live in that village and ride a dragon-- it's an animated movie! These powerful, intelligent, glorious creatures were so enthralling, even though they were animated lizards (Thanks for nothing, you useless reptile... ). The story was wonderful, the script and dialog perfection, and the voice talent spot-on. Add that to beautiful 3-D animation (I don't much care for 3-D but I forgot it wasn't a regular movie) with water drops, licks of fire, and perfect wind effects.... wow. And the music near to broke my heart-- it was beautiful.
I was sad the movie was over.
I seriously have a crush on Hiccough.
Great Movie, go see.

It's hard, living in this world sometimes. This movie makes me long for fantasy as much as Narnia does. I find myself begging God (Please, please, please, please, pleeease!) for something like a fairy or a talking Lion or even medieval gowns that I am allowed to wear all day and no one looks at me funny.
I need to write, but it's to late to dissappear into my dream worlds.
But I have a dragon book I can read tomorrow.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Not Much about Not Much

There hasn't been much going on today or yesterday.

Yesterday was church, with PreK in the early service-- I remembered why I love those kids, they are so sweet. (pretty sure one little guy is at least as OCD as me... he lines up bean bags and perfers throwing away trash to eating snack!) Chuch was pretty great-- we talked about church unity and love and sacrifice and just what a beautiful picture the New Testement church gives us. I got to sign up for the women's retreat too.

It is so strange to be a "woman" in the women's ministry now. I am used to following after my mom and her friends before heading off to youth ministry. TCAL has a college ministry, but it's small and mostly helping out with other places in the church (like PreK). Or else I am really out of the loop- lol. Anyways, I have met all these wonderful, wise, fun-loving ladies and they treat me like an adult but they also offer advice and a litstening ear and support. It's so great to have this sisterhood, if you will. I love my friends here, but they can usually only listen and relate, they don't have the life experience that is making these new friendships so valuable. So it's wierd to be in a similar ministry to my mom, but I love it all the same.

Oh! And I totally want to get our kids in TCAL involved in serving too-- we need to find some kid-friendly service opportunities. They already love to helpers in PreK, so why not find somewhere for them to begin engaging their talents for Christ?

Today= work all day. Wrote a paper. Now really zonked. Two more hours to freedom!
(I love my job, I do. Mondays are just so very long.)