Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Pilgrim's Progress :: Teaser, Trailer, and Giveaway


The Teaser...

Faithful Pathfinder has gone missing! He has ventured beyond the borders. Everyone is alarmed as they are ordered to collect the notes and drawings that he has left behind. Perhaps to find clues as to where he has gone and why.

Why? Why would anyone go beyond the borders? Obstinate expresses his opinion about anyone who would do such a thing. He must be mad!

"... only a madman would be foolish enough to venture beyond the borders! Nothing good comes from veering from the rules, I always say. Nothing at all."

But as Christian Pilgrim begins to clean up what Faithful has left behind, he wonders what Faithful was thinking. And what was this book he left?
"It has been said that no one just finds the book, but rather the book finds them."


And so Christian began to read the book, and he read and he read until... in the reading... he begins to feel a heavy burden. He knows what he must do.

And the journey begins.

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The storyline above is just a teaser of my review for the upcoming movie, The Pilgrim's Progress.

Coming to theaters Easter Weekend! April 18 & 20.  

If you are looking for movies that give your children the courage to do the right thing...to stay true to the path that God has laid out for them, take them to see this movie.

This film is based on one of the most popular books of all time, The Pilgrim's Progress written by John Bunyan, a pastor who was imprisoned for his faith. And is second only to the Bible in total copies and translations printed.

I'll be doing a full review closer to the release date and doing another giveaway...possibly involving movie tickets and a book!

In the meantime, I would encourage you to make sure you get your tickets early and bring a group. You can visit this page to find a theater near you and get your tickets now: Pilgrim's Movie Tickets


The Trailer...



The Giveaway...


And don't forget to enter my giveaway.
I'm giving away a Digital Interactive Storybook, a $20 value!
One each for three separate contest winners! So be sure to enter on the rafflecopter below!! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Note: only US-based giveaway winners are eligible due to Fandango limitations in Canada and outside the US.

WINNERS!! Congratulations to Ashley Ivey, Martha Mason, and Alona Beech. I will be contacting you shortly about your prize! 

See you at the movies!
#PilgrimsProgressL3

Friday, March 15, 2019

Place :: Five Minute Friday

It's been a while since I've joined the Five Minute Friday writer's in the FMF Link-up. It's a weekly link-up where we write for five minutes flat on a one-word prompt. This week's word has resonated with me so I'm joining in. 


Place


"Hold my place."

"It's not your place!"

"Whose place is it?"

"My place."

"My place in this world." 

 "A place in my heart."

"A place of worship."

"A place to belong."

"My favorite place to be."

"A place to call home." 

 "I go to prepare a place for you..."

"...but I can't be in two places at once." 

"Feeling out of place."

All familiar phrases ... how many times have I heard them? Or said the words?

We all long to find our place in this world. We long to belong. To have a place to call home...a place to come home to.  

Our true home is one where we are known, loved, accepted. Where we belong.  

So where do we belong?  Is it home? 
For some, home is a safe haven. A place to return. A place to just be.

For others, home is a place to escape from. Because deep in the core of their heart they know that their home is nothing but a dark shadow of what a true home should be. 

In place of being known, there is ignorance. 
In place of love, there is resentment. 
In place of acceptance, there is rejection. 

But there is hope. 
He reached down from heaven and rescued me: He drew me out of deep waters. He delivered me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was weakest, but the LORD upheld me. He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me.   
~Psalm 18:16-19
This earthly home is only temporary...and yet even here you can experience home in its truest sense. For those who choose to accept the heart of Christ will find their home in Him. 

His grace provides a safe place. 

A place where we are known...truly known. A place where we are accepted just as we are. A place where we are loved so much that we are not left there...at the point of acceptance...but are led to realize the fullness of who we were created to be. A place to be. A place to belong. A place in this world and the one to come. 
And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. ~Jesus, John 14:3
That's a promise I can take hold of. A sure hope in the One who holds the future and the present. 










This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up. Join us!