Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Material!

So now that I have posted my review of the Chronological Study Guide to the Bible (look down a couple of posts), I was able to choose a new item to review for the program. For those who don't know about the program, it's run by the publisher Thomas Nelson. In exchange for an honest assessment of the material I request and posting it on my blog and a consumer website (i.e. Amazon), I get to keep the item. After reviewing two books (and taking forever to read them and write the reviews), I was excited to have the opportunity to do something different when I logged into BookSneeze and saw some DVDs on the list.

So for my next review, I will be watching "The Least Among You"!

I will admit that one reason this one won out over the other DVD (no longer available and I don't remember it's name) is that Lauren Holly is in it. For those who don't watch or don't remember, she played the director and Gibbs' former partner, Jenny, on the TV show "NCIS" for several seasons before they killed her character off. Here's a synopsis of the movie as provided by

"Leaders are not chosen, they are called. Inspired by a true story.
Arrested in the 1965 Watts riots, Richard Kelly (Cedric Sanders) must serve probation at an all-white seminary. Although encouraged to break racial boundaries by its president Alan Beckett (William Devane), the school wants black followers not leaders. Even former missionary, Kate Allison (Lauren Holly), initially rejects Richard. A prison sentence looming, Richard meets Samuel Benton (Louis Gossett, Jr.) -- 'the gardener in the basement.' As Samuel guides Richard through his many trials, Richard must choose between his dreams and his destiny."

So there you have it! :) My first DVD review will be underway shortly! It arrived in the mail earlier this week and I'm hoping to have it watched before the end of the weekend. Not sure if I'll write the review right away or watch it a second time before writing it, but definitely hoping to have this review done much sooner than I've had my book reviews done! I hate that it's taken me months after I've gotten the books to write the reviews so definitely hoping this one is faster.

If you're interested in joining BookSneeze (only requirement is to have a blog and be willing to write honest reviews), click on the link here ----->

Soli Deo Gloria!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday..."

I'M MARRIED!!! :D :D :D I want to scream it from the top of the hillsides and proclaim it in the town squares! AAAAAAHHHHHH!!! :D It's been 17 days now and we've had fun celebrating each new milestone along the way (For example: Tuesdays!! ;D)

Special thanks to my sister-in-law, Julie, who snapped a few photos (including this beauty) and Uncle Jim (Dan's uncle, who captured the one below) while we were doing photos with the photographer. I will post more once we get them back from the photographer (should be sometime next week). Seeing people's photos on Facebook makes me all the more anxious to see what our photographer captured!

It was truly one of the most beautiful, happy days of my short life. Most of the day felt like such a dream. We were up at 5:15am and the hair and makeup team arrived right on time at 5:45am. The photographer arrived at 6:30am and started capturing moments. The guys arrived at the church at 8:30am for photos and the girls followed in the limo a little before 9:30am. Pictures (lots!), fellowship, friends and prayer dominated the time before the ceremony began at 11am. At 11:30am we were declared husband and wife and at 11:31am shared our first kiss as husband and wife (Thank you Ledfords for writing this down!). Then the party started! We left the reception around 4pm after revealing to our parents where we were going on our honeymoon (Kaua'i, Hawai'i). After a few more photos with the photographer, the day was done! Hard to believe eight-and-a-half months of planning later that the event went by so fast! It all fell into place so smoothly. We had such a great time and loved getting to see family and friends! God blessed us with such a wonderful day!

(Thanks to one of Dan's groomsmen, Gary, for capturing this shot!)

All in all, it was a truly wonderful day though it went by way too fast (just like everyone says it will)! I promise to post some of the professional pictures as soon as we get them back. Our videographer dropped our DVDs in the mail today so I can't wait to watch it later this week!

For now we are settling into domestic life and I hope to get back to blogging a little more. The reviews will continue (look for a new post soon about my new item!) and I'm hoping to pick Factual Fridays back up soon too! Thank you for being patient, dear readers, during this season of wonderful change in my life.

Soli Deo Gloria!
Meghan Clark (!)