Happy Monday! We have a very special reason to feel happy this Monday. The Patriots lost the Super Bowl last night. If that’s not a reason to be happy, I don’t know what is. But if that doesn’t do it for ya, maybe something here can give you the jumpstart you need to get through today. Welcome to another Monday Musings.

Weekly Resources:

Luther - I love the movie Luther. It’s a great movie that tells the story of the reformer Martin Luther. Joseph Fiennes embodies the passion, drive and struggles that this reformer dealt with as he fought against the atrocities of the Catholic Church. It is a powerful and amazing movie that gives the viewer a great appreciation for the life and work of Martin Luther.

MoviePass - If you’re an avid movie goer, or simply a casual theater attendee, MoviePass might just be the ticket for you. (See what I did there?) MoviePass is a subscription-based service that gives you the ability to see as many movies as you want, as many times as you want to see them, all for $9.95/month. That’s right, just $9.95! How it works is you download the MoviePass app on your phone and they send you a card. You simply open the app, select the movie you wish to see in theaters, click check-in, and the app loads the amount for the ticket onto the card. Then you simply hand them the card for payment and that’s it. No other fees, no hassle, just unlimited movies for $9.95/month. Great deal and worth checking out.

Quote Of The Week:

“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.” - Charles Spurgeon

Verse Of The Week:

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

Thought Of The Week:

I touched on this in the last blog, but I truly believe there is a wonderful peace and rest that comes from keeping our eyes on eternity and the everlasting hope that is before us in Christ. It is amazing what we have been saved from and what we are able to call our true home. Heaven awaits us after this short time here. Christ awaits us in all His glory. When we think about the wonder of Heaven, the small sufferings and pain we find here on earth can seem very small. I think this is the point. When we think about Heaven and things that are eternal, we are removing our minds from this physical realm and opening up to something larger and more wonderful. We get out of the fog that this world brings and into the clear, fresh air that come from the reality beyond this one. Our hearts and souls are linked to Heaven. That is home. That is where we truly belong. One day, because of Jesus, we get to return to paradise and live in the light of our God. This is the future and perspective every Christian should strive toward.