Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hope and Fellowship with #HomeRunMovie

A few years ago, a couple of close friends of mine started a small group at our church called Celebrate Recovery. I had heard various things about this ministry by them and was invited numerous times to visit, but I never did.

Then this past year, several people from the group stood before our congregation giving their testimony about how Celebrate Recovery had changed their lives. It was at that point I decided I needed to join. Unfortunately, my ex-husband decided to join the group the very same week. He had no idea that I had planned on going since I hadn’t told anyone.

I never went.

As soon as I heard about Home Run and that it incorporated Celebrate Recovery with it, I knew I had no choice but to see it and get involved with getting this movie into theaters.
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My first attempt at the movie didn’t work because of technical issues. What can you do, right? My second attempt involved a snowstorm that shut everything down and no one went anywhere. Third time was a charm! The neighbor family from church who hosts a small group in their home came and another family with the gal who leads a women’s bible study came to view it with me.

Do you ever worry about the quality of certain movies? How are the actors going to be, will the cinematography seem low-budget, will it feel like it was made by a bunch of interns? You know what I mean!
Home Run Movie
THIS was not that movie! The acting was believable and really good, the cinematography was good, although the speeding car scene was too fast, and you could tell it was made by people who knew what they were doing!

I set up a baseball themed dinner and the adults sat down to watch the movie while all of our kids went downstairs to hang out and play.
Celebrate Recovery
I have to say, throughout the movie, I could’ve used a tissue. It has a powerful message of hope, restoration, and forgiveness. I don’t know if this is the case, but I felt like the people who were sharing about their experience with Celebrate Recovery weren’t actors.

It never ceases to amaze me how differently people react to the circumstances that life hands us. I truly believe none of us comes out unscathed, even if it appears like some do.
Home Run the Movie
After the movie was over we talked a little bit about it. Here are some of our thoughts…

“It was nice to have a Christian movie present the gospel. Sometimes movies are nice and family friendly, but you would never tell that it’s Christian.”

“I’d never heard of Celebrate Recovery before, so this gave me a better insight as to what it was. It encompasses so much.”

“Movies don’t usually keep his attention, but this one certainly did!” and her husband agreed!
And I’d say if you see this movie and you think that it doesn’t apply to you or someone you know, I suggest you watch the credits and the posters people hold up. Celebrate Recovery can touch the lives of everyone.
Having seen this movie, and knowing first hand how life changing this Christian 12 Step program is, I have made an agreement with Sarea and we’re going to hold each other accountable for finding a group and getting involved.

Now, we need to get this movie into theaters across the country. You and your church can get involved. I remember hearing churches and radio stations promoting Courageous when it was coming into theaters and it was amazing the support they received from the community. I hope Home Run the Movie will even surpass that attendance!
Home Run Viewing
There’s all kinds of awesome gear at the Home Run Store like the shirt I’m wearing and the book in the photo with all of the food, as well as many other items!

You can learn about that with the Batting 1000 program. This program allows people to sign a petition to get ‘Home Run’ in theaters near them. I know I have a few phone calls to make to pastors that I know, ones who can make a huge impact in their communities by helping get this movie into theaters!

You can keep up with the movie here:

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BrettBMartin said...

I'm glad it finally worked out for you to have the party. I love the themed goodies :)

Sounds like a great movie. I'd like to see it

Amanda @ Mommy of Two Little Monkeys said...

I'm not sure what celebrate recovery is but this sounds like from you that it is a great movie. I will spread the word for you and tweet this out. Thanks for sharing!

Jamie L. said...

Sounds like a great movie. I'll have to check it out!

Kelly said...

This sounds like a great movie. I would love to see it.

Unknown said...

Sounds fun and sounds like a great movie.

Laura Grace Andry said...

I love themed parties! How fun. This would be great for this spring... you know - spring training and all :) How fun. Now I want hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great movie with a great message!

Sandra VanHoey said...

I'm with ya and sharing this to try and help get the word out.

Julie Wood said...

Thank you for sharing this movie and this is a movie that I would like to see. We need good movies that show a story where there is hope and forgiveness displayed. I like the comment where you say that people do not go away unscathed from their experiences in life. Some people will deal with it differently if they do not know Jesus. It really helps to have a strong faith in Jesus to help with problems.

Christy Maurer said...

That sounds wonderful! I love that good Christian movies still are being made.

Bo said...

That sounds like a great movie! I'm going to have to track it down!

Andrea said...

What a great sounding movie! I'm so glad that they make movies like this and I hope they continue to do so.

Amy Orvin said...

I haven't heard about this movie, but it sounds like one I'd like.

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

The themed party setup you created around the movie looks great, and I'm glad that everyone had a great time.

Unknown said...

Now that my grandkids are living near by it's more important then ever that we find more family friendly movies and if they have a true Christian message all the better. I love your baseball themed table and your homes beautiful! I'll be watching for the movie to come out.

OOO's...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Unknown said...

At first when I heard about this movie, I really didn't think it was for me. After all I've been reading, I'm crossing my fingers it comes to Houston because I totally want to see it now.

apple blossom said...

sounds like a good movie

BethElderton said...

Sounds like a fun movie and movie party!

Heather Hayes Panjon said...

I'm So Excited To See This Movie! So many Great Lessons To Be Learned :)

Madonna said...

I am not sure what celebrate recovery is but it sounds a lot like a program a church I used to attend had that was called RA. Love the hot dogs.

DShope said...

Looks like a fun time! I love having viewing parties.

Jennifer Young said...

Sounds like you had a fun time at the movie party!

Jenn Hiles said...

I've never had a themed movie before but it sounds like a lot of fun, I will have to check out Home Run!

Maryann D. said...

This movie sounds great and produced a lot of emotions! Sounds like a fun day at your viewing party.
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lmurley2000 said...

would love to see this movie and the food looks great

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