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Unbroken: Path to Redemption (Review and Giveaway)

Everyone knows the movie Unbroken about Louis Zamperini’s that came out in based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand. If you only saw the movie, you may not know is there is more to his story, Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a look at what happened next. On September 14th, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION by Pure Flix films hits the big screen. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only watch the movie early but also give away Fandango movie passes for some of my readers to get to see it for free between now and Oct 14th or until UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is no longer in theaters whichever happens first. Honestly, I was not sure what to expect from a follow up film to one that was so epic in the lives it impacted as Unbroken. I will say (without giving too much away), that this film can stand on it’s own merits. Even for those that somehow missed the first film, they will be able to dive right into where the film picks up. By the end of the film will likely want to see the first one if they had not yet. Those that saw the first installment of Unbroken, know that this is a different chapter in Louis’ life that might catch some by surprise. The battles and demons that he fought as a POW carried over to when he is home. During his time of fame and what should have been the best years of his life, he […]

Alpha/Omega by Kutless (Album Review)

Kutless has released a new album by the name of Alpha/Omega. You likely have heard some of the tracks as they have put together a collection of original and cover tracks that they feel are core to the type of worship and rock band they have been for over fifteen years. I had the opportunity to preview the album before its release by Tooth and Nail Records. As a fan of Kutless for many years, I can say this album does not disappoint. From remakes of familiar songs like Strong Tower and great covers of songs like Your Great Name to original tracks never heard before such as Shepherd of My Soul and Gave It All. You likely have heard their newly released track King of My Heart, that you cannot help singing along with as it plays on stations like AirOne and KLove. Alpha/Omega covers many years and talents of what has made Kutless a household name for many years when it comes to worship bands. Is it an album that has more than one hit on it, I think quite possibly. If nothing less it is a great album to turn to if you want to listen to familiar songs sung by the ever so talented Jon Micah Sumrall brings everytime he steps up to the microphone. “We really believe that music can make a difference in people’s lives,” shares Jon Micah Sumrall. “Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people […]

Pitter-Patter Paw Prints Across My Heart

Have you ever lost a pet? Or better yet have you outlived your pet? If so then you know the empty hole that they can leave. As a pet owner since early childhood, I have endured living beyond their time all too many times. It never gets easier, and you don’t miss them any less. I woke this morning to a quiet house. Well, as quiet as a house with three large, needy rescue pups can be. It was quiet as I did not have the motion detected Hue light come on before I entered our front room. Quiet, without a hungry, sleepy “meow” to greet me under my bare feet. No pitter-patter paw prints across the floor leading me to the kitchen to his bowl. Last evening I placed my furkid kitty of thirteen years in the ground. He had lost his battle with age, kidney failure, and more. I left yesterday morning to go to work knowing he was not doing very well. Before I returned home he crawled into the bed that up until recently he rarely used and went to sleep. Looking as if he had gone peacefully to join all my pets before him. (Yes I firmly believe that animals also go over the rainbow bridge and await us playfully in heaven.) A good fight had been fought. He allowed myself and my wife our own personal moments over the last few days to love on him. We knew his precious time with us was near, we prayed over him, […]