Friday, January 28, 2011

TWEM Update 147/158 = 93%

11 MORE! I am almost to the single digits!!!!
EARLY MODERN (1600 – 1850)
1776 Decline & Fall Roman Empire Gibbon (Through Volume I!)
1835 Democracy in America Tocqueville 
MODERN (1850 – present)
1860 Civilization of Renaissance Burckhardt 
1904 Protestant Work Ethic & Spirit of Capitalism Weber 
1937 The Road to Wigan Pier Orwell
1938 The New England Mind Miller 

1973 The Gulag Archipelago (only Autobiography left)
1974 Roll, Jordan, Roll Genovese 
1978 Distant Mirror Tuchman (January 2011)
1987 All the President's Men Woodward & Bernstein 
1990 A Midwife's Tale Ballard
1992 The End of History & the Last Man Fukuyama 

It is Well With My Soul

I have had a phenomenally good week. I have been sick, but it has been a moderate sickness. So, I have been able to pull in socially and ministry-wise which was good since I had been having too much time with people lately. Two weekends in a row of conference was too much. Praise God we didn't go to the conference from Wednesday - Saturday that we had originally thought we would go to up in Seattle! That is the wisdom and foresight of my sweet, George. He takes such good care of us.

So, I sit here in the sunshine of another beautiful day in Oregon. I am soaking in the rays of Friday. I will go for another walk at the warmest part of the day since I am better. Yesterday was really good for me to get outside.

I have prayed and prioritized in prayer those things that are most important. I am praying "bigger" prayers lately, but I want to do it corporately. I am praying for some partners in "regions beyond" rather than the prayer for Aunt Lilly's big toe surgery. I don't want to downplay the importance of that kind of prayer, but I don't want that to be the only type, and I want focused time with others where that is the only intention.

I am loving Bible Book Club this time around. I am proofreading and editing the previously posts and writing new ones when others wrote to give me a break. It is not as much time, but it is so rewarding to reread all that I learned over that three year adventure. I will never regret the commitment, and I am thankful that others (especially Becky and Katrina) could help me out during the first round. Writing everyday would have really killed me!

I haven't been exercising as much as I would like but that will change when I get back to 100% wellness. I have been eating more than I would like, but I am finishing up my 1/3 fast for 2011 by four more days at the end of January.

Oh this sunshine is beautiful.

I am also plugging along on TWEM. I finished A Distant Mirror and am through the first volume of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. I really liked the chapter on early Christianity. It is very much like what Gary Ferngren taught on at Beth's Bible Study a few years ago.

George and I are "dating" by watching Lost together. I love that ClearPlay takes out the racy parts for us because it is a great Sci Fi story that would have been spoiled by the raciness!  YEAH CLEARPLAY!

Michael is growing by leaps and bounds. He is "increasing in wisdom and stature with both God and men" (Luke 2:52). I see him worshiping and digging in Scripture and hanging out with godly people. I am also encouraged by Paul as he asks the tough questions about grace and Jesus' blood. I don't think this is scary at all. He wants to know why. He is a great kids. Still waiting to blossom, but he has some more time in our nest to do that.

I love the ladies I am meeting with too: Jen, Jane, and Elizabeth. I meet with others infrequently. I want to meet with Samira more regularly, and I need to pray abut that today. I also need to see about another Prophets study as N is not able to meet anymore.

Well, I need to get to more prayer to "regions beyond"!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

2010 - Movies, Series, and Documentaries


1. Inn of the Sixth Happiness
2. Beyond the Sea
3. The Other Boleyn Girl
4. Love Comes Softly
5. Love's Enduring Promise
6. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
7. Love's Long Journey
8. Love's Abiding Joy
9. Love's Unending Legacy
10. Love's Unfolding Dream
11. The Last Holiday
12. Emma (Kate Beckinsale)
13. Invictus
14. The Rookie
15. The Inheritance
16. Little Women
17. The Last Sin Eater
18. Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning
19. Elizabethtown
20. Little Dorrit
21. Avatar
22. Emma (Ramola Garai)
23. Mad Men I
24. She Stoops To Conquer
25. Mad Men II
26. Grizzly Man (intense!)
27. Ruth Rendell Mystery: Master of the Moor
28. Young@Heart (sweet documentary)
29. The Nativity Story
30. Lark Rise to Candleford: Series 1
31. Lark Rise to Candleford: Series 2
32. Glee I
33. Lark Rise to Candleford: Series 3
34. Book of John: Part Two
35. Food, Inc.
36. Miracle at Midnight (awesome!)
37. This is It
38. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (first time!)
39. Annie
40. Life After Tomorrow
41. Mad Men 3
42. Road to Avonlea 2
43. Rick Steve's Iran (great!)
44. Father Brown Mysteries Series 2
45. Ivanhoe
46. The Fantastic Four: Silver Surfer
47. The Merchant of Venice (Al Pacino rocks but put it on Clear Play!)
48. Newsies
49. Being Julia
50. The Producers (Wilder, Mostel)
51. Fireproof
52. Toy Story 3
53. Fantastic Four
54. The Producers (Lane, Broderick)
55. Precious
56. The Art of Reading (Teaching Company)
57. Capote
58. The Princess Bride
59. An Education
60. Junebug (see it in ClearPlay - not worth the hype)
61. War and Peace (Anthony Hopkins rocks)
62. The White Countess (beautiful film)
63. Charlie St. Cloud
64. 10 things I Hate About You
65. Hamlet (Branaugh version)
66. Frost/Nixon
67. Henry V
68. Hairspray
69. Save the Last Dance
70. Persuasian
71. Rick Steves' Europe: Germany, Benelux, and More
72. Emma (Ramola G. version)
73. Ella Enchanted
74. The Longest Day (Classic!)
75. Valkyrie
76. Rick Steves' Europe: Greece and Turkey
77. Rick Steves' Europe: France
78. Rick Steves' Travel Tips
79. The Old Curiosity Shop (Ustanov)
80. Hornblower: The Duel
81. Hornblower: The 
Fire Ships
82. Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil
83. Hornblower: The Wrong War
84. The Magic Never Ends: The Life and Work of C.S. Lewis
85. Rick Steves' Europe: England and Wales
86. Rick Steves' Europe: Ireland and Scotland
87. Rick Steves' Europe: Scandinavia
88. Rick Steves' Europe: Austria and the Alps
89. Bright Star
90. Facing Ali
91. The Social Network
92. Malcolm X (Clear Play)
93. Good Hair
94. Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging
95. Waiting for Superman
96. Band of Brothers (oh my. so good with ClearPlay)
97. Dorian Gray (don't watch it without filtering on ClearPlay! Scary!)
98. A Single Man
99. Enchanted
100. The Crash of 1929
101. Elf (first time - so funny!)
102. Pride and Prejudice
103. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
104. A Christmas Story (so stupid!!!)
105. Lost: Season 1
106. The King's Speech
107. Voyage of the Dawn Treader

2010 Reading List (includes individual poems and books of the Bible)

"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" was one of the poems I read.

I can't believe I have waited so long to post this
1. "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" (short story)
2. Dinner with a Perfect Stranger
3. The Bad Back Book
4. Church Planting Movements
5. Houses that Changed the World
6. Sarah's Key
7. Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by Blake
8. Outliers
9. So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us
10."Composed Upon Westminster Bridge"
11."The Idiot Boy"
12."It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free"
13."I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
14."Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey"
15."Lines Left Upon a Seat in a Yew-tree"
16."Lines Written in Early Spring"
17."London, 1802"
18. "Lucy Gray"
19."Ode:Intimation of Immortality"
20."She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways"
21."Simon Lee"
22."The World is Too Much With Us"
23."How Much Land Does a Man Need" by Tolstoy
24."Enoch Arden" by Tennyson
25."The Eolian Harp"
26."This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison"
27."Dejection:An Ode"
28."Kubla Khan"
29."The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
31. Acts
32. Falling Leaves
33. Romans
34. 1 Corinthians
35. The Quran translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
36. The Prelude by Wordsworth
37. "Better Resurrection"
38. "A Birthday"
39. "After Death"
40. "A Christmas Carol"
41. "The Convent Threshold"
42. "De Profundis"
43. "Dream Land"
44. "Goblin Market"
45. "Good Friday"
46. "Maude Clare"
47. "Monna Innominata"
48. "The Prince's Progress"
49. "Remember"
50. "Sister Maude"
51. "The Three Enemies"
52. "Up Hill"
53. "When I am Dead my Dearest"
54. "Dying Swan"
55. "The Lotos Eaters"
56. In Memoriam A.H.H.
57. The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
58. "Hyperion: A Fragment"
59. Endymion
60."God's Grandeur
61. "Pied Beauty"
62. "The Caged Skylark"
63. "The Windhover"
64. "Carrion Comfort"
65. "No Worst"
66. "The Wreck of the Deutschland"
67. "A Prayer for My Daughter"
68. "The Cap and Bells"
69. "Down by the Salley Gardens"
70. "Easter 1916"
71. "The Coming of Wisdom with Time"
72. "The Lake Isle of Inisfree"
73. "Lapis Lazuli"
74. "Leda and the Swan"
75. "The Magi"
76. "Memory"
77. "Sailing to Byzantium"
78. "The Second Coming"
79. "The Secret Rose"
80. "September 1913"
81. "Three Things"
82. "The Wheel"
83. "When You Are Old"
84. "The Wild Swans at Coole"
85. "The Fiddler of Dooney"
86. "As I Walked Out One Evening"
87. "The Common Life"
88. "Compline"
89. "Epitaph on a Tyrant"
90. "The Fall of Rome"
91. "In Memory of Sigmund Freud"
92. "In Memory of W.B. Yets"
93. "Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love"
94. "Lullaby"
95. "The More Loving One"
96. "On the Circuit"
97. "Propero to Ariel"
98. "September 1, 1939"
99. "The Shield of Achilles"
100. "Under Which Lyre"
101. "The Unknown Citizen"
102. "Walk After Dark"
103."Annus Mirabilis"
104. "Aubade"
105. "Deceptions"
106. "Essential Beauty"
107. "Far Out"
108. "High Windows"
109. "I Remember, I Remember"
110. "The Importance of Elsewhere"
111. "Is It for Now or for Always"
112. "Long Sight in Age"
113. "Modesties"
114. "The Old Fools"
115. "Story"
116. "Since the Majority of Me"
117. "This Be the Verse"
118. "To Put One Brick Upon Another"
119. "Toads"
120. "Why Did I Dream About You Last Night"
121. "To My Wife"
122. "Blackberry-Picking"
123. "Bogland"
124. "Casualty"
125. "Digging"
126. "Death of a Naturalist"
127. "Field Work"
128. "Hailstones"
129. "The Haw Lantern"
130. "Lightenings"
131. "The Ministry of Fear"
132. "Mossbawn: Two Poems in Dedication"
133. "Personal Helicon"
134. "Poets Chair"
135. "Squarings"
136. "Tollund"
137. Idylls of the King by Tennyson
138. Journal of a Solitude
139. Essays of Montaigne, Screech translation
140. Ecce Homo by Nietzsche
141. The Communist Manifesto
142. 2 Corinthians
144. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
145. The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur
146. Galatians
147. Be Free
148. Ephesians
149. Be Rich
150. Philippians
151. Be Joyful
152. Surprised by Joy
153. Colossians
154. Be Complete
155. Holman New Testament Commentary: Galatians-Colossians
156. 1 Thessalonians
157. 2 Thessalonians
158. Be Ready
159. 1 Timothy
160. The Picture of Dorian Gray
161. 2 Timothy
162. Titus
163. Philemon
164. Be Faithful
165. Hebrews
166. James
167. War and Peace
168. The Art of Racing in the Rain
169. Captains Courageous
170. The Pursuit of God (a favorite)
171. The Longest Day (amazing book, must read)
172. The History of England: Volume 5
173. An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Gandhi
174. 1 Peter
175. Be Hopeful (1 Peter)
176. 2 Peter
177. 1 John
178. 2 John
179. 3 John
180. Jude
181. Be Alert (2 Peter, 2,3 John, Jude)
182. Be Real (1 John)
183. Mein Kampf
184. Seven Story Mountain
185. Revelation
186. Same Kind of Different as Me
187. Life Application Bible (NIV)
188. The Prewrath Rapture Position Explained: Plain & Simple
189. Final Questions:Vital Questions for Every Person on Earth
190: Be Victorious
191. The Worst Hard Time
192. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
193. Man's Search for Meaning
194. Picking Cotton
195. The Book Thief
196. The Veil
197. The Great Crash of 1929
198. Skeletons on the Zahara
199. Sing a Song of Gladness
200. God is Good
201. A Christmas Carol (audiobook)
202. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
203. Desiring God
204. Devil in the White City
205. The Help
206. Life is Good


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