I got the following in my Christian Movie Newsletter today:
This week, I was asked to share my bravest moment with a group of ladies. I chose the day that my heart raced with fear and my stomach turned with the prospect of what lay ahead. At the top of beautiful mountain in Alaska, my sister and I learned that the only path to the bottom was down a huge (I mean huge!) gravel mountainside. How do you hike down that? Well…you don’t. You run. My experienced friend told us, “It’s the only way to keep from falling.”
Sometimes with God, we have to run when we only ever wanted to walk. He calls us to things that are too big for us to handle on our own. It’s part of the privilege of living life WITH him and not FOR him. Kind of like prayer. If God knows our need and can answer with a thought alone, why pray? Is it that he can’t do it without us? Or is prayer the way He chooses to live WITH us, instead of FOR us? We are on a journey with a father that would rather know his children than write a check to solve their problems. So next time something seems too big, be brave and run down that gravel mountainside with Him. He will keep your foot from falling.
From the screening room,
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2014 – From sports legends, to coaches, to entire sports teams excitement and praise continue to roll in for WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL in theaters nationwide now.
Across the country as football season gets into full swing, jersey-clad teammates are seeing WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL together. The film features Jim Caviezel (THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, Person of Interest) as Coach Bob Ladouceur, who led his De La Salle High School Spartans to the nation’s longest win streak with a focus on commitment, character and giving a “perfect effort.”
“Coach Lad’s” teams posted a 151-game win streak that shattered all previous national records. Yet their toughest challenge was overcoming loss and tragedy to “stand tall.” Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL is a film about brotherly commitment besting adversity that inspires audiences of all ages.