Left Behind Movie 2014

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In an instant, millions of people around the globe disappear.

Those left behind, thrown into chaos, searching for answers.

My family and I went to see the new Left Behind movie with Nicolas Cage on opening night.

Full disclosure: I went as a Christian to support a Christian movie. That’s about it. I was skeptical. I have read the books and loved the videos based on the books starring Kirk Cameron. I wasn’t expecting much from this latest movie.

I wasn’t expecting to be blown away!

Seriously! I loved it. It made me laugh. And at times, cry. It was suspenseful to say the least. And the end?? It found me leaning back in my seat, white knuckles gripping the arm rests. My daughter reminded me, “Mom! You know how it’s gonna end!” Yep. I sure did. But still…my heart raced.

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I especially loved Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Hallmark’s Jane Doe) as Irene Steele. The cast did a great job bringing the characters to life. Read about one of the cast members wild past on The Blaze here. While it seems the movie received less than favorable reviews from critics, the movie goers themselves gave rave reviews on various websites.

Here’s what the Dove Foundation had to say: “Left Behind” (2014) has earned five Doves from The Dove Foundation, our best rating. It is entertaining, suspenseful, and will motivate viewers to examine their own lives.

Dear friend, I hope you will consider making the drive to the theatre nearest you showing Left Behind. I really don’t think you’ll regret it.

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I hope so friend…

God’s Not Dead

This headline from The Blaze does not surprise me one bit:
‘God’s Not Dead’ Rocking Box Office in Stunning Debut — Per-Screen Average Near Top of the Heap

It is expected to come in at #3  [UPDATE:#2] this weekend with only 780 theaters showing it across the country

Hel-lo???

Seriously. When will Hollywood get it that there is an audience for Faith-based Family-Friendly films??

Our family drove over an hour to the closest theater last evening to watch it.

It took me nearly TWO HOURS to get my online ticket order through.

I tried ordering through Fandango. My order kept voiding out as the theater continually updated the ticket count. I did this twice before engaging a Live Chat with Fandango. This prompted my bank to put a hold on my bank card! The representative suggested I call in my order. That didn’t work either. I then went through the theater’s website and successfully ordered through them. However, I had to wait to see this long time anticipated movie as the next available showtime was Saturday at 10 pm. The other showtimes were SOLD-OUT and they even added an extra time slot! When we arrived, the theater had a barricade section for God’s Not Dead patrons to wait for seating.

I imagine the “rush” is almost over now and you should be able to get a ticket easier than I.

This is a must see movie! Especially if you have children. And most especially if they are Middle School through College age. If you’re able, I would recommend allowing them to invite a friend.

God’s Not Dead exceeded my expectations in a big way.

There are four story lines we follow throughout the movie and those lives intersect. Characters are genuine with real-life problems. It was easy to step into their shoes and feel their emotions. The ending was unexpected and dramatic.

The theater was filled with laughter, tears, shock, and ended with a roar of applause.
God's Not Dead

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 I love the way the ending of the movie gives you a Call To Action. Which I did even though it was after midnight…

Well done Pure Flix! Well done.

2014: The Year for Faith Based Movies

Have you noticed how many movies are coming out this year with a Biblical theme?

It’s hard to keep track of release dates, so…

I thought I’d compile a list to keep track of them all.

In Theaters:

February 28th- Son of God 20th Century Fox

 

March 21st- God’s Not Dead Pure Flix Entertainment ***Now on DVD***


Continue reading~ 2014: The Year for Faith Based Movies »

Gravity

“Nobody will mourn for me,” Dr. Ryan Stone tells herself. “Nobody will pray for my soul.”

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Listening to In The Market with Janet Parshall, my daughter and I became intrigued with the newly released movie Gravity.

Ms. Parshall and her call-in guests raved over the Sandra Bullock film.

With great curiosity, we decided to check it out for ourselves.

The next evening, my family enjoyed movie night out and saw Gravity.

We chose to watch the budget friendly “regular” version rather than 3D. So glad we did!

My first words when the lights came back on, “If we saw this in 3D, I’m pretty sure I would’ve lost my lunch!”

Spectacular!

Lots of suspense! My palms sweaty and my body trembling throughout.

Not giving any spoilers away that aren’t seen in trailers, there was a lot of spinning.

Lots.

Hence, my losing lunch statement.

This movie fantastic, the acting superb. I was able to step right into the main character.

There were a few chuckles overheard. And tears shed.

The hands-down saddest moment in the film for me was when Dr. Ryan Stone lost all hope.

Desolate.

She muttered the following words to herself:

“I’ve never said a prayer in my life.”

Nobody ever taught me how.

I cried! How many people do I know who are in the same place?

Who have never said a prayer.

Simply because they were never taught.

Do I even want to know?

To know how many people are within my reach and have never been taught to pray.

Dear Reader,

Please know that there is no right nor wrong way to pray. No special words needed. No equipment. You don’t need to close your eyes. You don’t need to kneel. In the beginning it may feel awkward. You may question if anyone is listening. That is ok. The important thing here is that you try. You will find that the more you talk to God, the easier it becomes. Soon you will be talking to Him non-stop throughout your day. 

Speak to Him the same as you do your best friend. You can begin with  ‘Hey God,’ ‘Dear Heavenly Father,’ ‘Lord Jesus,’ ‘Father God’…however you are comfortable. Start out perhaps by thanking Him for your meals before eating. I like to finish up with ‘In Jesus’ name. Amen’

We were created to be in fellowship with God. He wants a relationship with us. He wants us to reach out to Him. Please don’t let another day go by without a conversation with Him. That is what prayer is after-all…a conversation. 

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference. ~Max Lucado

Here is a guide you can use when praying:

P – praise. Praise God for something good that happened in your life.

R – repent. Repent of something wrong that you did. Tell God you’re sorry and will try not to repeat the disobedience to Him.

A – ask. Ask the Lord for something you desire within His will for you.

Y – yield. Submit yourself to do the will of God for your life.

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Secret at Arrow Lake

Our family watched Secret At Arrow Lake last night for a movie night.
It was a touching feel-good kind of story.
It received the “Dove Foundation’s” Family Seal of approval,
awarded 4 out of 5 Doves and recommended for ages 12 and over.
There are valid reasons for the recommended age.
There is minimal drinking and an attempted rape.
Although not graphic, it is disturbing.
Secret At Arrow Lake has received mixed reviews.
It doesn’t have the strongest plot nor the best acting I’ve ever seen.
Yet, the story of young Mia tugged at my heart.
Raised by a single mother, she never knew her father.
After tragedy falls upon her family, a mysterious stranger walks into Mia’s life.
I loved the serene setting of the Texas Bed and Breakfast.
I  added it to my List of Family Movies. Have you checked out that page lately?
The days are growing darker. Cuddle up on the sofa and put in a good wholesome movie!
Tell me what you think of Secret At Arrow Lake.

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