Every now and then I like to go to my local library and check this out. For some reason this is in the non-fiction section so it is free to rent. I watch it and almost like it but it always leaves something to be desired. The idea is cool. A younger brother trying to get his older brother to go on a mission after his older brother left the MTC because he is was not ready. The younger brother and him play basketball as a metaphor for life and is the thing that brings them together. There is a short moment that is almost touching where the younger brother tell him about an experience he had in the MTC about a Sister missionary telling him that she began to feel thing with her heart rather than her mind.
This is not a terrible movie just something is missing when the older brother finally gets converted you just don’t quite feel it. The passion is not there. Both actors have let some people down with their choices and you might think that is why I feel the way I do it is not, people are human and make mistakes and I don’t condemn them at all.
It is weird even though this movie is not on my A list I still enjoy watching it every once in a while.
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When I was a missionary in Florida, I found a tape of this group Two Five Nine. I absolutely loved the album, the music was a bit of a change from the hymns I was used to, however, you can now purchase the album on MP3 on Amazon. I was at the BYU bookstore about a year after my mission and found the CD, since I prefer CDs over digital downloads. I am glad I did since it is now out of print.
The song list is as follows:
Abide With Me – A variation the Hymn from the LDS Hymn book
Press Forward – Really nice song to listen to on a quiet Sunday afternoon
Sweet is the Work – Another variation of our Hymn
Peace I Leave With You – This is a song based on the word of the savior found in the book of John 14:27
I Need Thee Every Hour – Another Hymn Variation
A Mother’s Eyes – A tribute to mothers
These Are Angels – This is a great song that helps remind us that the Lord is watching out. This gave comfort to my wife when she was struggling
I Know That My Redeemer Lives – Another Hymn variation
Watch The Lamb – A beautiful song that that helps us remember the Savior, it is like watching a movie in your mind
Where Can I Turn For Peace – “. . . He understand me . . .” I love this variation of the popular hymn
O Lord, My Redeemer – Great song to remind us of the Savior
Two Little Boys – A lesser known song about two boys who grow up playing soldiers and become soldiers themselves. This song is fun to listen to
Amazing Grace – Not sung very often in our church meetings but beautiful none the less.
Little Innocent Lamb – Sounds like a Bible belt song to me but is really really great to listen to
There is a Meetin’ – Sounds like another Bible belt song really great
Some of the songs are a bit out of the ordinary LDS mold but I really enjoyed listening to this on my mission and really enjoy listening to it now.
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This painting entitled “When I Have Grown a Foot or Two” by our newest artist Chris White is a fantastic painting for, baptisms, birthdays, priesthood ordinations etc. You could also put this painting in your child’s room to help them remember the missionary service they will be asked to serve in the years to come. We are pleased to have Chris White as part of the ProphetPaintings.com family.
Witness For His Name – Doc Christensen
We Need more sister missionaries!
Sister missionaries are amazing and now with the lowering of the age of sisters being able to go out at age 19 we need as many as we can. I had a missionary companion that used to say that the reason that sisters served for 18 months instead of 2 years is because they did twice as much as the elders in the shorter time. This painting is available at ProphetPainting.com