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In A Still Small Voice

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Interviews with Christian artists, filmmakers, actors, and dancers sharing their insights into how art ultimately points to God and makes the invisible, visible.

The inspiration of the beauty around us, and that which comes through us, dictates there must be a God. What instills in each of us the ability to do what we do, individually or as a group? THAT created beauty implies there is a God, a Creator of all things, a Grand Inspirer of all things. Therefore, such beauty created through such inspiration therefore infers the existence of a God of beauty!

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Doc Murf

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Dead Man Rising

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When Daniel, a death row inmate, hears the horrors of previous executions using new experimental drugs, he pleads for access to information on how to best face his own, upcoming demise.  What this faithless and hopeless prisoner finds instead, will shake up everything he has ever known, ever believed.

Parental Warning: Mild Language

*****

This was one of those movies I was not so sure about going into it, but afterward was glad that I did not bypass it. A man on death row finally starts looking into what happens when he dies. He has a debate of sorts with an (apparently) atheistic fellow death row inmate. Toward the end, everything comes into perspective. Well worth the time to watch.

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Test Of Faith

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A college student’s faith is tested when his professor bases his final grade on a paper that contradicts his beliefs.

You might consider this the very first, or the springboard for, God’s Not Dead movie series. It was very good and interesting and only lasted about an hour.

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Alison’s Choice

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Alison, a teen, is facing pregnancy. With nowhere to turn, she finds herself in a ‘clinic’ about to end her baby’s life. Suddenly a man appears. His mop tells her he’s the janitor. Conversation begins and it quickly becomes clear that this man is no mere janitor, but Jesus manifest. And he’s come to save the life of her baby.

 

 

When young Alison finds herself pregnant by a dead-beat boyfriend, she turns to abortion. There in the clinic, as she waits for her name to be called, she encounters a cast of extraordinary characters; a flamboyant counselor, a suburban mom, a heart-weary receptionist, an inner city counterpart – And more than anyone, a gentle-faced janitor with mop “eternally” in hand. The two begin to talk and it quickly becomes clear he is no mere janitor, but the living God manifest – and He’s come to plead for the life of her baby. With the clock ticking precious minutes away, it is a fight for life or death. Suddenly a nurse appears, “Alison, we’re ready for you.” What will Alison choose.

*****

An excellent movie depicting the struggles of a young women in the throws of love and the torment to abort their baby…all for the thought of love.

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A BLEEDING FLOWER

Female genital mutilation FGM is still ongoing in this modern era. It is about time this outmoded and inhumane act is brought to an end in Africa and beyond.

Synopsis: A young couple is being harassed by the husband’s mother to have their daughter circumcised. The grandma is finally able to craft a plan to get the granddaughter circumcised without her son and daughter in-law’s knowledge. Will the daughter survive the circumcision or not? Watch out.

CAST Isatu M. Bokum – Mary Emmanuella Ikomon – Grandmother Joy Elomena Akpoviri – Chidinma Ekene Odigwe – Okoro Ogunbamwo O. Bukola – Monique Olivia Enyioma Onuoha – Circumciser Emmanuel Eroh – Doctor Patience Elendu – Nurse Valentine Anthony Ndukwe – Police Officer Oladele Adeyemi – Police Officer 2

A YALI NIGERIA COHORT 4 MOVIE. Movie project headed by Miguel Peters.

#Endfemalegenitalmutilation
#endchildabuse
#Childabuseawareness

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This was powerful video of that which happens more commonly, than one would think within Africa. for which it’s purpose is to control women’s sexuality, and ideas about purity, modesty and beauty. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. It is unbelievable that this continues to happen. Although, people are of the mind that the “old ways were best!” is not always a factual truth in society.

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Paul, Apostle of Christ

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PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.

Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.

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By the time you read this blog post, it will be weeks later. I took my wife to see this movie. I found it to be a bit slow going, but very powerful in it’s messaging and telling of the story of Paul the Apostle and Luke, one of his followers. I don’t have problems with slow running movies, provided the spirit of the film is strong and powerful. This is a moving film of the heart and spirit. It was well worth the time and cost. I always liked Jim Caviezel, but both he and James Faulkner, played outstanding roles in this movie.

See The Trailer, the Heart of the Story

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God Where Are You?

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Sonny Boone was a fighter who had everything, then lost it. He blamed God for all of his troubles and asked WHY bad things happened to him? His ultimate question: God Where Are You?

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An interesting movie that I found on Amazon Prime. Below is the trailer for the movie. A great illustration on how people can go astray when things are going right and lose sight of God and all the good He does in our lives. When times are truly tough, is when we slow down enough in order to take the time to see that God has been with us every step of the way! Good and bad! Every choice we make has consequences, free will, and the problems and consequences only increase exponentially when others make their choices.

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I Can Only Imagine

 

About The Movie

It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.

Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn), I CAN ONLY IMAGINE stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.

A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.

*****

My wife, my mother in law, and one of my daughters in law, and myself went to see this movie. I was skeptical, as this is not my genre of movie…BUT IT WAS GREAT & POWERFUL & INSPIRING! The changes that occur to others when they encounter Jesus in their turbulent lives is an amazing touch of grace. You can only describe it, and really just barely describe it because words cannot truly capture the sense and feelings that occur during that time. This was a powerfully inspiring movie and is worth the time for the whole family to see!

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Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea

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Steve, Carrie, Cooper, and Gameboy are looking forward to their youth group trip. But when a confrontation occurs between Carrie and Ashley—a newcomer with a bad attitude—the spirit of fellowship is broken. Seeking a resolution, their leader Stuart (Sean Astin) shares the story of the prophet Hosea. Will the powerful tale of love help heal the girls’ resentment? Dove approved.

*****

An interesting portrayal of the book of Hosea. The love story between God and Israel, Hosea & Gomer…it is only through such messages that we can truly learn and appreciate the love God has for us.

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He Knows My Name

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Jesus knows each of us by name. He loves us all so much to submit Himself to His Father’s rule in order to die for our sins.

Truly powerful! And the impression He made upon a little girl!

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