Family Movie Night – This Saturday!

Once again Wal-mart and P&G is sponsoring another Family Movie Night.  It premieres on FOX this Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7 pm CST.  If you enjoyed Secrets of the Mountain, The Jensen Project, or A Walk in My Shoes you will probably want to mark your calendars for their newest addition of family friendly movies – A Change of Plans.

Our society appears to tear apart the seams of families.  Busyness takes away family meal time.  Separate lives take away family unity.  The culture weakens families as a whole.  Change of Plans is a refreshing reminder of what life looks like when we make family a priority in our lives.  It brings to light that sometimes life does not play out exactly the way we plan it.  And in the end that really does not matter if we will simply embrace what is truly important.

As a believer, my faith in Christ Jesus is the foundation on which I stand and the filter in which I view life.  While this movie is a secular movie, it is family friendly.  I have said for years that Christians in this country need to stop tolerating foul language and filth from Hollywood.  The reason the movie industry is what it is today is because of the 80+% of Americans that profess Christianity yet supports, encourages, and enjoys filthy movies.  I have tried to express this in a more palatable form but truth is truth.  I understand this culture.  I was once a part of this culture.  At one time in my life my professed faith did not influence what I watched.  The Lord is opening my eyes.  With all of that said, I am on board with what Wal-mart and P&G are doing.  I pray that as more and more Christians take a stand and refuse to allow the dirty tentacles of Hollywood to reach into their living rooms, that more movies like this will be made and aired on TV. 

Click here to watch the trailer and enter to win a 55″ flat screen TV and other great family entertainment prizes!

Keep reading for a brief synopsis of CHANGE OF PLANS…

Sometimes Life Gives You More Than You Bargained For

Up to this point, Sally Danville’s life has played out just as she hoped it would. A beautiful and free-spirited musician, she and her fighter-pilot husband, Jason, live life on the go, free of domestic responsibilities. But with a single phone call from Child & Family Services case worker, Dorothy (Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show), she learns that things don’t always go according to plan. Sally (Brooke White, American Idol) is met with the news that her best friend from college has died in a tragic accident on a Peace Corps mission and has named Sally the legal guardian of her four kids – 3 of them adopted from third-world countries. Now Sally and Jason (Joe Flanigan, Stargate Atlantis) must quickly learn to parent this instant family and help the kids deal with the culture clash of life in America. The story is both humorous and heartwarming, revealing how fulfilling life can be when you look beyond your own plans and invest in the lives of others.

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