Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New God-honoring movie to be made: Beyond the Mask

A few years ago, I purchased a movie made by a couple of homeschooling families,  Pendragon: The Sword of His Father.  This was not your run-of-the-mill, movie-camera-in-hand, racing-through-the-backyard, this was full-length, feature film with hundreds of period-costumed actors and a great message ...... The One Who gives the vision, still calls......and He equips those whom He calls.   The kids did a great job with the movie!  Sure, there were a few, less-than-polished moments of acting, but WOW! It's amazing what they did.

Well, I'm happy to say that the Burns families are once again setting out to make another God-honoring movie, Beyond the Mask.    This time, they are hoping to attract the attention of some "big hats" to help finance the movie.  To help attract their attention, the Burns Family Studios needs 1,000 sponsors to each donate $20 (or more).  This will help them see that folks want God-honoring movies.  If you can, please considering pledging at least $20 to help them get this film going in full-force.  They need your pledge by August 31.  Visit KickStarter today to pledge.   Hey, you'll get your name in the movie's credits as a sponsor if  you do!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July weekend


We had two family reunions this past weekend.  We spent the latter part of last week getting The Pond ready for them.  It was nice to see family.   There were however several unable to attend this year, so we missed them.  And we did unfortunately have a close call with one child swimming in The Pond, whose father had to dive into rescue him.    \o/  he was only badly scared. 

As always, we had way too much food, and we all ate entirely too much.  The girls gave horse rides and trail rides.  They were beautiful as they galloped along back of The Pond, with their reflection in the water.

Then yesterday we spent the afternoon at a friend's house.  She was having a 4th of July picnic and had invited her family, friends, and church folk.   We ended up staying for their fireworks as well.   They own 600 acres, and we drove out into one of their fields atop a hill to set off the fireworks.  We often got "rained" on with the debris! :eek: Yeah, we were a little too close.

It was cool because their neighbors would set off theirs while ours were being set up, so we could watch back and forth between the displays. Kinda felt like "Dueling Fireworks" sometimes.   But what was even more cool is they are near the PA and WV and Ohio border, and out on the horizon we could actually watch the PA and WV fireworks going off at the same time. Watching fireworks in three states at the same time is pretty :cool:

Hope everyone had a blessed and safe holiday weekend.  Remember that freedom isn't free!  We've got a lot of men and women out on the line so we can be home enjoying America's freedoms.  Let's be sure to keep them in our prayers!

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. 

~Robert J. McCracken