Showing posts from January, 2017

7 Favorite Film Scores

If I have my earbuds in, there's a 90% chance I am listening to a movie soundtrack.  For some reason, I am obsessed with the instrumentals written for TV and movies.  Of course, I have a few favorites to share with you today.  So if you're ever in need of some powerful music, here are some recommendations for you.

   Note: I decided not to include musical soundtracks (sorry, La La Land, Les Mis, Phantom...) though those are some of the best.  Anyway, here's my list:

7.  Victoria  -- Martin Phipps & Ruth Barrett

After watching the series premiere of Victoria on Sunday, I have been entranced with this majestic score of music.Honestly, I like the music more than the show (so far)!I recommend listening to it when you'reon your bed at night with a candle burning, a pen in hand, and an open journal in your lap.


Yesterday was my birthday, and so for the past week or so I've done a lot of reflecting on the last seventeen years of my life.  Particularly this last year, in which I have experienced more new opportunities than in any other year my life.  So much has happened since January 13, 2016.  Some of it good, and some of it...well, some of it has pressed to mind the reminder that God has plans to prosper me and not to harm me if I just trust in him.

     Trust.  That's one big lesson He's been working with me on lately.  "Love always trusts."  So if I say that I love Him, I need to trust Him, fully and completely, without the slightest shadow of a doubt.  For me, that's taking a great deal of work!  I am naturally not a very trusting person.  I like to plan ahead and be in control.  However, if my life is ever going to be fulfilling, I have come to realize that it will only be through His will.  And that is, of course, where trust comes in.  Even when I can…

A Period Drama Tag

Miss March at Sunshiny Corner tagged me with this delightful period drama tag, so today I have my answers.  

1. What's your favorite period drama movie?

     If you've been reading my blog, then you probably know it is Emma (2009).  No question.  It is the best.  But, Pride & Prejudice (1995) is an extremely close second.

2. What's your favorite period drama series?

     Assuming 'series', in this case, equals TV show and is different than the mini-series I count as movies... Downton Abbey.

3. Which Period Drama do you dislike the most?

     Honestly, I can't think of any I dislike.  Oh, wait...Gone With the Wind.  Yikes!  I know, I know.  But it is true.

4. Anne of Green Gables or Little Dorrit?

     I adore Anne of Green Gables, anyway, but I have actually yet to see Little Dorrit.  (It's on my To-Watch list, since I do like Charles Dickens.)

5. Your favorite period drama dresses?

I think I should stop now, but there are many more.
   6. Who's your fav…

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Read Historical Fiction

I love to read.  Especially books that take me far away to a new place.  Historical fiction is probably my favorite genre.  I include books that were written in historical times about the present situation and books written today about times gone by.  (Typically, the former tend to be the best.  I mean, Jane Austen wrote historical fiction a thousand times better than those who try to imitate her.)

     I realize there are people out there who do not prefer reading about history -- or even reading at all.  So today, I give you 5 Good Reasons Why You Should Read Historical Fiction.

   1. To learn

     Sometimes the best way to learn about history is reading about more than just the bare facts.  Historical fiction gives insight into the possible feelings and thoughts of those who lived back then.  Take learning to a whole new level.  History will have a deeper meaning if you read about people who might have lived in that time period.  I suggest historical fiction as an enhancement to…

Hello, 2017

Well, it's a new year, and I, personally, am excited about it!  I have a few goals for the year -- doesn't everyone? -- and I am determined to continue growing.  Obviously, not physically.  (I've leveled off at 5'1'', and I believe that's as tall as I'll ever get.)  But spiritually.  Emotionally.  Mentally.  I want to grow into even more of the lady I am trying to become.  I'm still learning, and my thoughts are always changing.  But one thing I'm sure of is that God is not done with me yet.  He has a purpose for me in 2017.  There are many things I know I'll do, many mistakes I'm sure to make, but I know that He will be right with me to guide me along, catch me when I stumble and encourage me to keep on through whatever new things this year holds.
   The new year is still fresh with no mistakes in it yet.  (At least for me.) There are a lot of things I am looking forward to, and some things I don't even know will happen.  I am exc…