I am so happy to be back linking up for Five Finds Friday! I love rounding up and sharing something that could give you a good laugh or a lovely purchase! And anytime I can unapologetically talk about the last time I cried (see feels section), I am there.
Over this past week I realized that my family is still subscribed to Hulu — the evil second cousin of Netflix that has commercials, but extra perks because they have more regular updated episodes.
I spent every spare moment over last weekend watching New Girl and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon clips. Between the fictional Jessica Day, and the hysterical one-and-only Jimmy Fallon, the comic relief was guaranteed.
Here is one of my favorite Tonight Show clips I found:
This adorable and meaningful tank from If:Gathering.
Greek yogurt, with honey and blueberries. Simple as that. It’s the perfect late-night dessert right now to satisfy my cravings when I am trying to stay as healthy as possible. If I have a boat load of calories left for the day, I add a spoonful of peanut butter as well. So yummy and filling.
I have just finished translating the Sermon on the Mount from Greek to English, and as of this week I am setting up camp in Ephesians. As I was reading through a sermon on Ephesians by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones in his book God’s Ultimate Purpose: An Exposition of Ephesians 1, I found this quote on Ephesians 1:1 (“…to the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: . . . “) deeply convicting and inspiring. Spread it like wildfire, friends.
How was it that that the early Christians, who were but a handful of people, had such a profound impact on the pagan world in which they lived? It was because they were what they were. It was not their organization, it was the quality of their life, it was the power they possessed because they were truly Christian. This is how Christianity conquered the ancient world, and I am more and more convinced that it is the only way in which Christianity can truly influence the modern world. The lack of influence of the Christian Church in the world at large today is in my opinion due to one thing only, namely, (God forgive us!) that we are so unlike the description of the Christians that we find in the New Testament. If therefore we are concerned about the state of the Church, if we have a burden for men and women who are outside the Church, and who in their misery and wretchedness are hurdling themselves to destruction, the first thing we have to do is examine ourselves, and to discover how closely we conform to this pattern and description. — D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, emphasis mine
The movie Dear John, based off the novel by Nicholas Sparks. I watched this movie over the weekend, since I had owned it for awhile. I swear I cried for two hours straight. Hence, I had to watch an hour of Jimmy Fallon for some much needed laughter after the mental exhaustion that was brought on by this movie. If you haven’t seen it, you have no room to judge. When Channing Tatum cries, you cry. Enough said.
P.S. Has anyone else noticed that almost every movie Amanda Seyfried is in there are letters at the foundation of the plot? (i.e. Letters to Juliet, Mamma Mia, and Dear John)