Friday Night Movie – Pete’s Dragon. This is a classic film featuring Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons and Shirley Winters with Jim Dale. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. This is a nice family flick.


How did you enjoy the Giver film after reading the book?


It’s been awhile since reading the book but “The Giver” is a story that resonates with me on many levels. The book has the three main characters as much younger but the film has matured them a little which makes sense for dramatic and thematic purposes. The movie is a visual feast for the senses. It tells the story of the book faithfully without betraying the basic emotional feel of the story.

The casting was great and anytime you get Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges on board then you can’t go wrong. Both the book and movie make significant social and cultural statements that are important. They remind us of our humanity comes with pain. Good movie, I recommend it for anyone.


Movies In The Park at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga. Watching the sing-a-long version of Disney’s cult classic “Frozen”. This will be fun. Lot’s of activity here on the North Shore of America’s Scenic City. Thanks to First Things First.

Movies in the Park 2014 | First Things First


The 12th annual Movies in the Park at Coolidge Park will be here before you know it! First Things First, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, is proud to once again offer area families this popular movie series each Saturday night in July.

This is our Saturday date night activity. We enjoy these events put on by First Things First of Chattanooga.

Movies in the Park 2014 | First Things First


Jersey Boys, A Great Film – Clint Eastwood took this hit Broadway musical to the silver screen and took us back to the early days of rock and roll to bring us the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The story of this group of guys from New Jersey is one of rags to riches to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. This group of didn’t have it easy and had to fight their way to the top of the charts. Friends this group produced some amazing hits over the years that have stood the test of time. My wife and I loved it and you will too.

BBC – Science & Nature Programmes – Hawking   


Hawking stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the young Stephen Hawking who, as a bright and ambitious 21-year-old PhD student at Cambridge University, is diagnosed with the debilitating motor neurone disease and given two years to live. Against the odds, he goes on to achieve scientific success and worldwide acclaim, in particular with his best-selling book A Brief History Of Time.

Note: We saw this on Father’s Day (at my dad’s request) and it was a really good movie. Benedict Cumberbatch does a great job of portraying Stephen Hawking who is one of the world’s most famous men of science. I think Hawking has some good things to say but as a man of faith I believe that God is responsible for creation, however I see there is some things about time and space that can be divinely created. I came away from this with a new respect for the contributions of Stephen Hawking.

BBC – Science & Nature Programmes – Hawking