Bully

Bully

    This documentary addresses a huge issue in many young peoples’ lives. It is not a fun movie to watch, but it is worth seeing. The movie starts out showing the case of a young man who took his life because of bullying, and then follows several other young people who are suffering from […]

Author Nicholas Sparks Puts Faith Into Action

Author Nicholas Sparks Puts Faith Into Action

I’ve enjoyed practically all the movies that were based on novels by Nicholas Sparks, but I didn’t know until yesterday that he is Catholic and that his faith is very important to him. I guess that explains in part why he is so fascinated by human love. Love is what makes the world go round. […]

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

The movie version of the Hunger Games is about to hit the theaters. It will be a huge event. Let’s take a moment to look at this story and see if we can draw any lessons from it for our own lives.   Scary World   Katniss Everdeen lives in a very cruel world. She […]

Jeremy Lin: humility with success

Jeremy Lin: humility with success

It was an incredible eight days of basketball last month as newcomer Jeremy Lin rose from nowhere to stardom. Undrafted, cut from several teams, brought in just to shore up a temporary problem at the New York Knicks, Jeremy was a very unlikely hero. Yet when he got his chance he played like an all-star; […]

Elizabeth: From chronic pain to Miss Michigan

Elizabeth: From chronic pain to Miss Michigan

I don’t know if this young woman is a woman of religious faith, but I was very inspired when I happened to read her story yesterday. Here are the basics.   Elizabeth Wertenberger loves to dance, in fact it seems that may have been what helped to overcome a childhood disease that doctors said should […]

Kylie Bisutti: From Victoria's Secret to Role Model

Kylie Bisutti: From Victoria’s Secret to Role Model

Model Kylie Bisutti had the dream job, yet last month she surprised the fashion world by  leaving her position as the top model for Victoria’s Secret. She said her faith was key in this dramatic decision. Let’s take a brief look at Kylie’s life and the reasons for her decision.   Kylie Bisutti had always […]

Good Deeds

Good Deeds

  A movie about trying to do the right thing. But what is the right thing? Especially if all you have ever done is do what other people tell you is the right thing? That’s a question that the hero of the story faces. Many teens ask the same question: “I’ve always tried to do […]

Undefeated

Undefeated

You gotta see this one. Moving documentary about a high school football team in a very rough neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. A volunteer coach is in his sixth season with the team, trying hard to help these young men, who have the odds in life stacked against them. We follow the coach and a few […]

The Vow

The Vow

Definitely a movie that the girls will love. Guys can learn a few things from it as well. A young married couple are deeply in love, but a sudden car accident wipes out the young woman’s memory of the last few years of her life, including how she met and fell in love with her […]

Act of Valor

Act of Valor

Powerful war movie that started out as a documentary. (Spoiler alert!) I always have trouble watching good war movies (like Saving Private Ryan) because I end up feeling totally crushed when the hero or heroes die. This is one of those. This movie will make you think a lot about war and terrorism. It will […]