EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Celebrate Family this Christmas Season with "Lifemark" on Pure Flix, November 22nd, & Enter our Giveaway! #PFChristmasMIN #PureFlixVIPAmbassador #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

Celebrate Family this Christmas Season with "Lifemark" on Pure Flix, November 22nd, & Enter our Giveaway! #PFChristmasMIN #PureFlixVIPAmbassador #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

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I was able to preview the movie "Lifemark", which is based on a true story from the documentary “I Lived on Parker Avenue.” David, the adopted son of Jimmy and Susan, is celebrating his 18th birthday, senior year of high school and preparing for his upcoming state wrestling championship where college scouts will be watching. David’s birth mother updates her address and his family needs to decide if they want to make contact or not. Flashbacks show Jimmy and Susan processing the death of their two young sons while trying to adopt another child. Flashbacks show Melissa and her boyfriend Brian making the decision to put their child up for adoption.

About the Show
David’s comfortable world is turned upside down when his birthmother unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the 18-year-old son she’s only held once. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, David embarks on a journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth from his past.

My Thoughts
This movie tells the story of a young couple's difficult decision-making when they find themselves pregnant as teenagers. The fact that it's based on a true story makes it that much more interesting and heartwarming to watch. Adoption situations vary so much, it's nice to see more films being made about this topic. David is truly blessed to have such a beautiful and ideal adoption story. While it is not the experience that our family has had with adoption, we would love for it to have been so.

Cast List:
  • Kirk Cameron, Jimmy
  • Raphael Ruggero, David
  • Rebecca Rogers Nelson, Susan
  • Alex Kendrick, Shawn
  • Justin Sterner, Nate
  • Dawn Long, Melissa
  • Marisa Hampton, young Melissa
  • Directed by Kevin Peeples

"Everyone has a calling from God and Charley’s purpose is to help people transition from this world to their forever home. Watch this heartfelt series that will inspire you to think deeper about your relationships and how you can live well with the time we’re all blessed with. God gives everyone a calling – and for Charley, it’s to help families during one of the most difficult times of their lives. Stream this powerful and moving show about family, faith and salvation as one journey ends and another begins.“Going Home” is a show that follows an inspiring team of nurses who help guide patients and loved ones on the ultimate journey – one of transition from this world to their forever home."

The themes that run through this episode are strong ones: Forgiveness, Value of family, Beauty of Adoption, God’s plan for our lives, Trusting God is in control, and Being grateful for what you have.

You'll likely connect with these Bible Verses throughout the show:
  • Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. – Luke 12:7 (NIV)
  • And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3:17 (NIV)
  • Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. – Psalm 106:1 (NIV)
  • For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – Ephesians 1:4-5 (NIV)
  • Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27 (NIV)
  • Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. – Psalms 82:3 (NIV)
  • Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. – Proverbs 31:8 (NIV)
  • I imagine you'll be just as intrigued as I am to finish the series once you've watched episodes 1 and 2. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Instagram!

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Disclosure: Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.