Christian film gets Oscar nod

Nominated for best original song, as performed by quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada.

I’m especially excited about this, because I have been following Joni’s career since her first book came out. I remember my kids had a Joni tape when they were little and one of the songs was, “Wheels, I’ve got wheels, and they take me where I want to go.”

Her organization http://www.joniandfriends.org/ helped us out when we were at risk of losing the kids to foster care simply because my husband’s full time job didn’t earn enough to pay for all our expenses with full time day care. It wasn’t a huge amount of money, but it came at a critical time as we waited for our day care provider to get through the state approval process so the state would pay her.

Looking at the trailer, I’m astonished anyone in Hollyweird tagged this film for applause, rather than derision.

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