Tuesday, July 25, 2017

All Saints movie

ALL SAINTS, based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), is the story of a faithful few working together to save their community. Assigned to a small church with only a dozen members, Spurlock has also been given the task of finding a buyer for the prime property and closing the church. But his plans to complete the deal and be transferred to a growing church hits a snag when a group of refugee farmers from Burma arrive to make a fresh start in America.

As the church welcomes the newcomers, a fresh vision is unveiled. Working together, the congregants persevere to turn the land into a working farm that will feed the flock and support church expenses. The film delivers an incredibly relevant and timely message of faith, hope, community and the power of the church.

The film reunites Corbett with his former "Northern Exposure" co-star, Barry Corbin. Other featured stars of All Saints are Chonda Pierce, Cara Buono, Nelson Lee, Gregory Alan Williams, and Myles Moore. Written by Steve Armour and directed by Steve Gomer, the film, released through
Sony AFFIRM (Sony Pictures), will open in theaters on August 25, 2017. It is rated PG and running time is 108 minutes.

The trailer looks amazing. Wonderful actors, the cinematography is great, and more importantly, I love the inspirational feel to it. We all need faith... as well as something to hope for and a dream to achieve.

Be sure to check out the website and follow on the All Saints social media platforms. For easy access, click on links below:

Buy Tickets HERE

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In compliance with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines, as a Featured Contributor of Sony’s ALL SAINTS Influencer Program, I received the value of two movie tickets in exchange for an honest review on my blog. I am part of a Blogging Partnership/Marketing Campaign with LEV3L Digital Marketing. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Content17 Film Tank Contest

Do you have a Short Film or Trailer? This includes Narrative Film, TV/Web Programs, Docs, Bios and Music Videos. It could be worth up to $20,000 in cash and prizes if entered in Content17 Film Tank Contest! Sponsored by CONTENT17 and Upliftv (which airs in millions of homes reaching every city in America), this is an opportunity to have your project viewed by attending distributors and win an Upliftv Network marketing campaign and cash.

*DEADLINE TO ENTER JULY 31, 2017... and you MUST be registered to attend Christian Media Association Content 17!

Here’s a Summary of How it Works:

  • The Top 3 submissions in each Category will be chosen and will be displayed at Judging of the “Film Tank” Contest at CONTENT17.(Distributors will see your trailer and or short film. You might even get a call from one of them before the conference).
  • The Films will be voted on by the attendees (audience). The Top Short Film/Trailer in each category will WIN a “CMA Upliftv 2017 Film Award” (plaque), AND be honored at the Concluding Awards Luncheon Session.
The Winners will then go to the Final Judging to Win the Grand Prize.


Prizes and Recognition:

BEST ALL AROUND SHORT FILM (of all categories)
Prize: $15k value

  • $5,000 in US Funds
  • Marketing Campaign w/Upliftv (valued at $5k)
  • CONTENT17 Promo Package (valued at $5k)

BEST ALL AROUND TRAILER (of all categories)
Prize: $5k value

  • Marketing Campaign w/Upliftv (valued at $5k)

Recognitions Plaque Awards will be decided upon by judges before the conference & will be awarded a plaque at the final awards general session.





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Swipe Right - Levi Lusko

Swipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance (Thomas Nelson) by Levi Lusko: Love, sex, romance and relationships are powerful, but too often are treated as trivial and disposable in today's society. In this book, Lusko, pastor of Fresh Life Church, a multisite church in Montana, and the founder of Skull Church and the O2 Experience, shares how to go beyond meaningless sex to a lasting relationship that is much more fulfilling.

Some of the things Levi Lusko shares with honesty from both his own life experiences and God’s Word are:
  • regret-proof your marriage bed and your deathbed
  • resist settling for instant pleasure by discovering what your heart really longs for
  • learn how to avoid and treat sexual scars by careful living today
  • turn the clumsy “sex talk” with your child into dialogue that leads to wise choices
  • transform a stagnant marriage by trading predictable nearness for mind-blowing intimacy 
God created sex, so His plan is for sex to be a pleasure, but also a part of a committed relationship between a husband and wife. Lusko has written a powerful book that is honest, relatable, and often funny. Going beyond the physical act, he also speaks on emotional intimacy, porn, and how we sometimes block God's best for us by answering the voice that yells, "NOW!" rather than waiting.

This is also a book for those who are thinking, "Too late for me now." Yes, this book is better to read when you are young and willing to commit to God's standards, but there comes a time when you recommit to a standard and set out on a new path. "Sampson's Hair Began to Grow" is one of my favorite chapters. Sampson's story has always been one of my least favorites, but I have been learning a lot lately from this man who was one of God's chosen...yet chose his way over God's every time. Yet, in the end, God was able to use him. 

 My only issue with the book is also one of the reasons I will absolutely recommend it to others. Sometimes I simply did not have a clue what the man was referencing! I am a Pop Culture illiterate. I have never heard of dating apps like Tinder...and I certainly was not going to Google it. I don't watch television, seldom see secular movies, don't play computer games and rarely use my phone. So, I was often puzzled, but have no doubt my children and grandchildren would totally understand. I also loved the section, "Things I Really, Really Want You to Remember." Perfect...even for those who don't like to read. 

I received a copy of this book at no cost to myself for review purposes. I was only required to give an honest review.