Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Hope

I've been watching another movie called New Hope. I really liked that baptism was included in thecredits, altought it wasn't included as requirement for Salvation. However, the Bible says it is required (Acts 2:37-28)

I reall liked it because it reminded me of my book in a way. However, with a book you knowwhat a character is thinkign better. In my book, "Crowded," I write in Josh feeling sorry for the way he treated Cole and wanting to stop but feeling like he can't.

Ben Davies (Lucas did pretty good with facial expressions. With the look on his face in the scene where Samuel Davis (Mike) apologizes, you can see on Lucas face he is sorry for bullying Mike. Of course it gets followed by Lucas being cocky but you could tell his cockiness was faker than earlier. Earlier in the movie Lucas was just cocky and a jerk. In that scene it looked as if he felt a need to "Keep it up".

In my book, "Crowded" Josh stands up to Cole's abusive dad just to talk bad abotu him a few sentences later.  Josh shows vulnerablity in most parts of my book, while Lucas shows vulnerabilty after he manhandles  Jasmine (Perry Frost).

I really enjoyed Lucas' emotional scene where he was hitting baseball bats against a tree. Ii showed how he really felt and he was not taking it out on another person in that scene. I also liked Lucas' vulnerability in the roof scene and when he tells Mike God doesn't want anythign to do with him (Lucas). Those scenes remind me of Josh in "Crowded" who feels the same way and does attempt suicide as well.

Mike's sister Faith was adorable. She was great comic relief and said probably what most kids are thinking "I never get to hear the good stuff" and calls ppl "meaner".

New Hope was a great movie about loving the unlovable and forgiving others. I really liked it. Some of the ending pictures were cheesy but I liked some of the pictures. I like Beastly and some ofthat was cheesy too.


Saturday, December 22, 2012


Today I watched a movie from the Family Christian store called, "Pivot Point."  It basically is about a boy (Sam)  struggling with homosexuality, a girl struggling with her mom's death, a girl who lost her virgnity and a boy (Lucas)  who is planning a school shooting.

Okay the school shooting at the beginning, that's what would have happened if  Sam  had not picked Lucas up on the way to school on a rainy day.  However, the boy was still bullied and still felt left out. He also liked a girl Sam was close with.

So, what really happened is the shooting was stopped and he got arrested.

He was stopped by the kindness of the Sam  who overcame  his struggle with homosexuality by telling his parents what their neighbor did. The girl whose mom died told on Lucas for bringing a gun to school.
Also, his unloving dad also started to show him love and that's what stopped him

I really think you should watch this, as it puts things into perspective and that's wha tI'm trying to do with my book.

Only the school shooting in my book took the lives of other characters and the characters dying in the beginning of "Pivot Point" was a what-if sort of deal.

I also want to let you know, even though homosexuality is a sin, you need to love people who are gay. Speak to them with gentleness and respect. That's how the Bible says to preach the Word. Only use "strong stuff" when necessary. That means NO WESTBORO BAPTIST methods.  There are so many thing out there that are sin. Homosexuality is NOT the only sin.
Also, just because you think somone of the same sex is good-looking, or got raped by same sex person or just because someone calls you gay does not mean you are.

Somestimes, it's better to just listen. When you've said all you said about any point in the Bible and especially if you've shown verses and people still don't agree, just be patient and keep loving them.

As a young lady who talks way more and inserts foot in mouth or keyboard WAY more than I should, I  still agree that at times it's better to just listen. That's what Job did.