Scene from Evan Almighty:
[Rita voices her disbelieve in Evan's ark]
Rita: Look, I go to church every Sunday.
[Evan doesn't believe her]
Rita: Every "other" Sunday.
[Evan still doesn't believe her]
Rita: I've been to church!
Me too, Rita, me too. And I don't blog about my religious beliefs much either.

But as I was flipping through the channels one morning last week I turned on Evan Almighty. And Pete help me, I couldn't turn it off. I had to watch it. Yes, I saw it at the movie theater last summer. And I'm not embarrassed to say I liked it, as did my kids and my parents. Now that's unheard of. Personally I find the animals following around Steve Carell HI-larious. And my love for Lauren Graham knows no bounds.

But it's the general idea behind the mom praying for the family to be closer and God's answer not being what she expected that intrigues me. It reminds me of one of my favorite songs of all time, Garth Brooks, "Unanswered Prayers". Because although I wish life was as simple as having Morgan Freeman in a pristine white suit to hand out sage advice when needed, it's not.

But I can't help but think it would be nice if were always this easy:

12 comments:

I loved the movie as well...hubby did too. Love the dancing. That should be put in the commandments....or at least the constitution. ;)

October 6, 2008 at 9:40 AM  

Somehow I missed this movie. Now I think I need to watch it!

October 6, 2008 at 12:17 PM  

My family hated the movie, but I thought it was really cute. And how good life would be if everybody did the dance!

October 6, 2008 at 12:52 PM  

Know what's really funny? I was watching this movie over the weekend too.. and I was like, DANG... It's deeper than I thought.

October 6, 2008 at 12:52 PM  

We were also watching Evan Almighty. We all like it, and I love the dancing the best. Dancing solves all problems.

October 6, 2008 at 1:59 PM  

Never saw the movie, but there it is on youtube - I rest my case!

Speaking of which - how did you get the video on your blog? I could only link mine? I need a manual...

October 6, 2008 at 8:20 PM  

Haven't seen the movie, but I am thinking now I must!

October 7, 2008 at 8:15 PM  

When we went up to North Carolina last time The Man had this movie loaded on my iPod for car viewing. I hadn't watched it yet but he watched it one evening while I worked or blogged or something on my laptop and he was literally laughing out loud as he watched it. I watched it on our ride back and thought it was hilarious. :)

Life is unpredictable. We can try to make plans, we can try to follow a guideline... but there's always curveballs in there, yanno? Just gotta do the best we can and learn to deal with the decisions we make.

October 8, 2008 at 10:16 AM  

That last clip was a wonderful way to start my morning! Who knew Morgan had more moves?

October 8, 2008 at 12:10 PM  

Susie on youtube just below the code to link there is a box with code to embed. But I'm finding more and more that artists, movie companies and tv big whigs are blocking the embed choice. HTH

October 8, 2008 at 12:34 PM  

What is this you start working and slack on your blog? :)

October 9, 2008 at 11:07 AM  

BTW, your comment on SD Blog Bitches? One of my favorites evah!

October 9, 2008 at 7:42 PM  

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