When It's All Been Said and Done

I've listened to songs written by Jim Cowan over the years but didn't hear this song until last week when it was sung at the funeral of a much beloved priest - Fr. Bob Bedard, the founder of The Companions of the Cross. I'm so thankful for Fr. Bob teaching us by example the importance of living our lives surrendered to God's will and challenging us to "Give God Permission".

"Lord, whatever you want me to do, I will do."
Highly recommended prayer (caution needed)

Found this lovely performance of Cowan's song

When It's All Been Said and Done

When it’s all been said and done
There is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for truth
Did I live my life for You

When it’s all been said and done
All my treasures will mean nothing
Only what I’ve done for love’s reward
Will stand the test of time

Lord Your mercy is so great
That You look beyond our weakness
And find purest gold in miry clay
Making sinners into saints

I will always sing Your praise
Here on earth and ever after
For You’ve shown me Heaven’s my true home
When it’s all been said and done
You’re my life when life is gone

Inspirational Films

Here is a list of films (mainly period dramas but not necessarily)
which are inspirational or faith-based. (Most are Christian films.)
[Copied from my other blog "Enchanted Serenity of Period Films"]

Amazing Grace
Amish Grace (2010)
A Walk in my Shoes (2010)
A Walk to Remember
Barchester Chronicles
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Butterfly Circus (2009)
Change of Plans (2010)
Chariots of Fire
Christy (1994-95)
Chronicles of Narnia
Courageous (2011)
Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Creation (2009)
Facing the Giants (2006)
Fireproof (2008)
Jesus of Nazareth
Joshua (2002)
Katherine of Alexandria (2011)
Like Dandelion Dust (2010)
Love Comes Softly
Love's Abiding Joy (2006)
Love's Enduring Promise (2004)
Love's Long Journey (2005)
Love's Unending Legacy (2007)
Loving Leah
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999)
Magic of Ordinary Days
No Greater Love (2009)
Of Gods and Men (2010)
One Night with the King
Pay It Forward
Road to Avonlea
Seraphine (2008)
Simon Birch
Soul Surfer (2011)
The Book of Ruth: A Journey of Faith
The Christmas Cottage
The Gospel of John
The Grace Card (2011)

The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Lion of Judah
The Mighty Macs (2011)
The Mission
The Nativity (2010)
The Nativity Story
The Passion of the Christ
The Scarlett and the Black (1983)
The Second Chance
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
The Song of Bernadette
The Shunning (2011)
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Ten Commandments
The Vow (2012)
The Waltons (1972-1981)
The Way (2010)
There Be Dragons (2011)
Though None Go With Me
Tree of Life (2011)
What If (2010)

Links of Interest

The Christmas Cottage - Thomas Kinkade

"Returning home from college one Christmas, young artist Thomas Kinkade (Jared Padalecki) is dismayed to learn that attempts to promote local tourism have failed and his mother (Marcia Gay Harden) is dangerously close to losing the family cottage to foreclosure. Inspired by his mentor, Glen (Peter O' Toole), a famous artist who lives next door, Thom accepts a job painting a mural of his small, idyllic hometown. With Glen's help, Thom not only discovers his calling as the Painter of Light™ but also helps the town rediscover the true spirit of Christmas in this nostalgic, humorous and heartwarming true story destined to become a holiday classic."

Christmas with a Capital C

Quoted from ChristianCinema.com
(DVD to be released Nov. 1, 2011)

Christmas will never be Christmas again if Lawyer Mitch Bright (Daniel Baldwin) has his way.

Mayor Dan Reed (Ted McGinley) and the townsfolk of Trapper Falls face their toughest challenge in a legal battle with one of their former native sons as they struggle to keep fifty years of tradition and the spiritual fabric of this joyous season alive. In the heat of this legal battle the town discovers the secret behind Mitch's return.

Dan's wife Kristen (Nancy Stafford) and their daughter Makayla (Francesca Derosa) show the true meaning of Christmas by launching an inspired CHRISTMAS WITH A CAPITAL C campaign to keep the town together and remind them all that "with the arrival of God's Son, peace on earth and good will was given to all. Even to those whose heart seemed closed to Him."

Based on the hit song "Christmas with a Capital C" by Go Fish

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