Friday, October 6, 2017

Same Kind of Different as Me trailer

“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.” Words of wisdom from a homeless drifter; words that never would be shared with the world if not for a wayward husband, a forgiving wife, and an unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together.

With more money than they could ever possibly need, Ron and Debbie Hall have everything they could ever want … except for a loving marriage. When Ron’s unfaithfulness is brought to light, Debbie invites him to stay—as long as he remains truthful and does what she asks of him. But when her request includes serving the homeless at an inner-city rescue mission, Ron would prefer to write a large check instead.  Guided by her faith and spurred on by the dream of a homeless man she senses will change their city, Debbie befriends a disenfranchised man named Denver. More surprisingly, so does Ron. Despite vast differences, their lives begin to intersect and they all are changed … forever. (description provided by LEV3L Digital)

Same Kind of Different as Me, based on a true story, s
tarring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight opens in theaters October 20, 2017. The movie is an inspirational look at the difference a person can make when reaching out to find common ground and the impact we can make on matter who you are. More than the story of how one couple helps a homeless man, it's also the story of how he helps them. Make sure you explore their website, Like/Follow their Social Media, and Mark Your Calendar for October 20, 2017!!

GIVEAWAY!! You can Win 2 FREE tickets to see Same Kind of Different as Me at your local theater!! Leave a comment on this blog or on 1 of my posts about the film to be entered. Deadline to enter is 11am CDT on October 16, 2017. USA Residents Only for this giveaway.

Friday, September 22, 2017

All In - Matthew West cd

Matthew West wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme, Matthew launched a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18. Each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?

My Review: Overall, I really liked the CD. I do believe the title song will become a fan favorite; Not a style I am as fond of, but that's okay. "Broken Things" was really good, but I fell in love with the CD over "Mercy is a Song." "Amen" was another upbeat song that I found my toes tapping to, and enjoyed hearing a bit of Matthew's story in "A Life Worth Changing." "Something Greater" really was great...and "Jesus and You" was amazing; I could have hit replay several times. But then it would have delayed, "The Beautiful Things We Miss" and that's definitely a song I am happy I didn't miss. "1 Song" was good and I loved "Power of a Sound Mind." "Never Give Up" is likely to become a 'power anthem' for in "Dream Again." I really liked "Becoming Me" and "You Are Known" was a perfect, encouraging end. There is also a Bonus track that made me laugh out loud---literally.

I confess, I was having a frustrating day, and reviewing a CD was just one more task to check off my to-do list. But, the more I listened, I could feel my tension easing. I was drawn away from my problems into a less self-focused attitude into a reminder that my life is about so much more than little frustrations. I give All In a solid A.


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