30 Day Christian Music Challenge Day 1-Hillsong UNITED Scandal of Grace

I Love Love Love Christian Music, and to be honest everyday I find “contemporary” music to be more and more offensive these days. I walked into a store a few days ago to find a 5 year old singing out loud “My Anaconda don’t want non unless you got buns hun” Really! I know we kinda listen to music sometimes mindlessly,and than find ourselves repeating a catchy tune in our heads at bedtime (I hate when this happens) only to realize how bad That song really is.

Sing to the Lord a new song;psalm 96

So the idea behind taking this challenge is to listen to nothing but Christian music for 30 Days! Well, I want you to REALLY listen to the music,and the sentiment of the lyrics. I want you feel it! Than I want you to come back and share your thoughts.I chose to share “Scandal of Grace” by Hillsong United cause I love all their music and cause I’ve got them fresh on my mind, having attended a local church service that a member of the group Jonathon Douglass preached at yesterday. You can see our picture on my Instagram. So come back everyday this month to view my pick of the day video.

 

“Scandal Of Grace”

Grace, what have You done?
Murdered for me on that cross
Accused in absence of wrong
My sin washed away in Your blood

Too much to make sense of it all
I know that Your love breaks my fall
The scandal of grace, You died in my place
So my soul will live

Oh to be like You
Give all I have just to know You
Jesus, there’s no one besides You
Forever the hope in my heart

Death, where is your sting?
Your power is as dead as my sin
The cross has taught me to live
And mercy, my heart now to sing

The day and its trouble shall come
I know that Your strength is enough
The scandal of grace, You died in my place
So my soul will live

Oh to be like You
Give all I have just to know You
Jesus, there’s no one besides You
Forever the hope in my heart
[x2]

And it’s all, because of You, Jesus
It’s all, because of You, Jesus
It’s all, because of Your love
And my soul will live

Oh to be like You
Give all I have just to know You
Jesus, there’s no one besides You
Forever the hope in my heart
[x2]

 

THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC

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Hosted by Josh Gad, the Voice of Olaf

All-New Exclusive ABC Special Features Interviews with Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad as well as John Lasseter and the Frozen Filmmaking Team

AN UNPRECEDENTED BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE MAKING OF A MODERN MOVIE BASED ON A TIMELESS TALE, “THE STORY OF FROZEN: MAKING A DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSIC” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 8:00-9:00 PM ET, WITH A LOOK TOWARD THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR ANNA, ELSA AND FRIENDS

FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF “BIG HERO 6,” WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’ NEXT COMEDY ACTION ADVENTURE & MORE

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film “Frozen,” now the biggest animated feature of all time. A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought “Frozen” to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter—the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big-screen animated musical. Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.

This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of “Frozen” and a never-before-seen preview of “Frozen” characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit “Once Upon a Time.”

The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure “Big Hero 6,” currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios –under wraps until now – as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is hosted by star Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and features interviews with “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, Academy Award®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of “Big Hero 6” is presented by the film’s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer and Rudy Bednar is director of “The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.”

Click here for an interactive experience:
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/fullpage/story-frozen-making-disney-animated-classic-movie-25150046

“DWTS” Season 19 add Christians Sadie Robertson and Antonio Sabato Jr.

I can tell you that I would not mind seeing my ONLY “Celebrity Crush” ever,  Antonio Sabato Jrstrut his stuff on season 19 of “Dancing with the Stars“. The former General Hospital heartthrob & Calvin Klein models name was added to the rumored list of celebrities joining DWTS in September. Also on that list was A&E star from Duck Dynasty Sadie Robertson. 

Last season we saw devout christian and former child star on Full House Candace Cameron Bure dance her way to the finals with partner and professional dancer Mark Ballas, but not without many saying she was unfairly judged due to her faith. Antonio shared with The Blaze the importance of faith in his own life, which he shares daily on his Facebook page. Which in my opinion is super sexy!

 

ABC told US WEEKLY that 17 year old Sadie Robertson would be joining the cast, the Duck Dynasty teen whose family is unashamed to share their faith,as seen in the Hit A&E show has said in the past she wanted to be on the show.

Korie gave a hint earlier this year, saying: ”I think that our kids are really natural in front of the camera and they have fun with it,” the A&E star said when asked if she thinks her and Willie’s kids will continue with careers in the entertainment industry.”

“Sadie I think wants to maybe be on a talk show and she wants to be on Dancing with the Stars!” she added.

 

Olympian Lolo Jones and Janel Parrish, whose character Mona was just killed off on Pretty Little Liars have been confirmed as part of the cast by multiple media outlets.Lori Loughlin of Full House fame, singer Shania Twain, and Smith from The Office are also among the rumored cast members, reported Glamour.

The full list of competitors will be revealed live on Good Morning America on Thursday, Sept. 4, less than two weeks before the premiere on Monday, Sept. 15.

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I’m loving “Dancing with the Stars” Candace Cameron Bure Unashamed Faith!

 

 

 

 

Amazing! US EBOLA Patient Dr. Brantly Released

An Amazing recovery by Dr. Kent Brantly, the American Doctor infected with the Ebola virus disease. Dr. Brantly and Nancy Writebol both working for Samaritans Purse in Liberia, both infected with the Ebola Virus, were transported to Emory University earlier this month to undergo experimental treatment.

“I serve a faithful God, who answers prayers”


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Emory’s staff is confident that the American patients’ discharges pose “no public health threat,” said Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit.

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2014 Fall Preview of 6 Upcoming Faith-based Films

Many big Christian or Faith-Based films have already been released in 2014. Here is a list of a few more Christian movies that will be released before the end of this year. One of the things that I love about faith-based films is that most of the films offer additional resources and curriculum based on the films message. These resources are unique to faith-based films and are a great contemporary way of exploring, the Bible as the original source of guidance for modern day issues.

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When The Game Stands Tall In Theaters August 22, 2014

“When The Game Stands Tall” is a true story sports movie about teamwork, perseverance, and identity. WTGST tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, Clancy Brown and Laura Dern.

This Film is Rated PG

For more information, visit http://whenthegamestandstall-movie.tumblr.com/

Watch the movie trailer below:

The Identical

 The Identical In Theaters September 9, 2014

The Identical” movie stars Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Blake Rayne, Seth Green and Joe Pantoliano, Loosely based on the story of the King of Rock N’ Roll Elvis Presley, who in real life had a stillborn twin. The film is set during The Great Deppression, a poverty stricken couple are forced to give up one of their twins for adoption to a loving pastor’s family. As both boys grow, so does their passion for music. Drexel Helmsley and Ryan Wade unaware of the other, are living parallel lives.Drexel on the rise of musical fame while his devout Christian brother Ryan battles with pleasing his minister father. But when the two mens destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers Drexel is more than an inspiration: he’s his identical twin. Ryan is left to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family and himself.

Produced by Mark G. Mathis, Yochanan Marcellino, Matthew Dean Russell, the film also features over 20 original songs by Yochanan and Jerry Marcellino.

For more information, visit http://www.theidenticalmovie.com.

Watch the movie trailer below:

 

Dolphin Tale 2 In Theaters September 19, 2014

Dolphin Tale 2” a true story inspired by Winter the dolphin, whose miraculous rescue and recovery—thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail—made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world. Dolphin Tale 2 tells another true story inspired by the life of Winter and introduces a new baby dolphin named Hope, rescued by Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2010. The firstreal life sequel in the movies industry, the full cast from the original Dolphin Tale film returns Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Kris Kristofferson.

The film is Rated PG

For more information, visit http://www.dolphintale2.com/index.html

Watch the movie trailer below:

 

The Song In Theaters September 26, 2014

“The Song” is a film inspired by the life and writings of Solomon.THE SONG tells the story of aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Powell),  as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father. When he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed meets the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose (Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, in the form of fellow-performer Shelby Bale (Nicol-Thomas), Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart.The film stars Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner, and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas.

This film is Rated PG-13

For more information, visit http://www.thesongmovie.com

Watch the movie trailer below:

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Left Behind- Releases In Theaters October 3, 2014

Left Behind” is among the most highly anticipated faith-based films to be released in 2014. The film is based on the New York Times bestselling book series of the same name, co-authored by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Based on the Bible its been published in 32 different languages, the series has sold more than 65 million copies and is one of the best-selling fiction series of all time.

Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) a commercial pilot, tries to navigate the world hours after the Rapture. A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray & Lea Thompson

For more information, visit http://www.leftbehindmovie.com

Watch the movie trailer below:

Exodus: Gods And Kings: – Releases in Theaters December 12, 2014

Exodus: Gods And Kings”  From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes the biblical epic film. It is an interpretation of the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Old Testament Book of Exodus.The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul,Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.

For more information, visit http://www.exodusgodsandkings.com

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TARGET’s Fall “14” Designer Look-Book: JOSEPH ALTUZARRA

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If by chance your not familiar with Joseph Altuzarra, he just happens to be this years CFDA Award winner for best womenswear designer. The luxury label from designer and creative director Joseph Altuzarra is creating a limited-edition fall collection for … Continue reading

Fall Preview Of Upcoming Disney Films

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Disney’sAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.

Directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber.The film is Rated PG and hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

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BIG HERO 6 (In 3D)

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

For more information, check out
http://www.Disney.com/BigHero6,
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6,
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.

MCFARLAND

Inspired by the 1987 true story, “McFarland” follows coach Jim White(Kevin Costner) whose job-hopping leads him to a predominantly Latino high school where he struggles to find common ground until he notices his students exceptional running ability and forms a fledgling team of unlikely runners who bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.
The film is Rated PG and hits theaters on November 21, 2014

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Into The Woods
Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.This film hits theaters Dec. 25, 2014

For more information
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Twitter: @DisneyPictures