Several times during my Bible Journaling Workshops this past fall, a participant would ask if I had seen the War Room movie and highly recommended it. They said the story line had great examples of some of the themes I used for my devotionals, especially mentoring and prayer. However, we never found time to get out to see it at the theater. The DVD released in late December, and Robbie ordered us one. This weekend we watched it FOR THE FIRST TIME. (Warning: there are a few spoilers in my review below.)
Robbie and I both thoroughly enjoyed this story of how elderly widow Clara mentors Elizabeth, a wife and mom who finds herself in an argument almost every time she and her husband are together. Clara shows Elizabeth her "War Room" - a closet she uses for prayer. Although Elizabeth is skeptical at first, she eventually creates her own war room. Elizabeth's husband, Tony, is a top pharmaceutical salesman who is flirting with the temptation to cheat on his wife while padding his samples reports, eventually resulting in the loss of his job.
While this is a movie with a deep theme (fight in prayer and let God do the rest), there are lots of light, funny moments (some of them relating to the way Elizabeth's feet smell) and a great scene with a jump-rope competition (wow, I don't remember doing all that with my jump rope!). I highly recommend it!
Joining in today with Sian's Memorandum Monday meme sharing something NEW (Something you did over the weekend FOR THE FIRST TIME or something you learned and DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE).