Saturday, October 29, 2011

What if there was a Pinoy version of 3 Idiots? Who would play who?


After watching the great Bollywood movie, 3 Idiots with the kids and family for probably the gajillionth time, A peculiar thought popped into my head:

What if there was a Filipino (Pinoy) version of 3 Idiots?  Who would play who?

That would be fun, wouldn't it?  Who would play Rancho, Raju, Farhan, Virus, Chatur, and the rest of the zany cast?  Feel free to light up my comments section with your thoughts.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, my apologies (and you have my pity, too...do yourself a favor and buy this wonderful movie right away).  3 Idiots is an Indian comedy made in 2009, starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi as the said three, well, idiots.  The movie broke all opening box office records in India, eventually becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.

It's a lighthearted story about three young college students who are trying to survive their Engineering course, especially the terror-teacher of a dean, nicknamed "Virus."  Hilarious hijinks and heartwarming adventures abound, and viewers are sure to be glued to every minute of their (mis)adventures.  I'm not into Bollywood, but I loved 3 IdiotsYou will too.



So, anyway, I'm not really well versed with the styles and idiosyncrasies of our local Pinoy stars, so I can't really add much to the question I posted for this blog.  But maybe I can vouch for three characters:

Rancho:  Luis Manzano.  The guy can look both deeply serious and impish at the drop of a hat, he's perfect for the role.

Pia -- Anne Curtis Whoever would play Pia's character would need a whole lot of beauty and a whole lot of attitude.  Anne Curtis has both in spades.  She's not too bad behind the mic, either.

Millimeter -- Jovit Baldivino Well, um, he's not that tall.  He's got average looks.  But he's got the name to make people want to see the movie.  Oh, and if he would really play the role, he most definitely must have a larger cut in the songs.  His voice is fantastic.

I can't think of the others.  But I'm sure you can.  So,  what if there was a Filipino (Pinoy) version of 3 Idiots?  Who would play who?  Looking forward to your responses.

A Halloween constume that disturbed me, but admittedly made me chuckle.

Remember, dads, our kids hero worship us and consider us their heroes.  We should do our utmost to be models and mentors to our children, positively influencing them to be great adults themselves one day.

Then I see this Halloween costume that disturbed me, but admittedly made me chuckle.


What in the world was he smokin' (pun intended) when he thought of this getup for him and his son?  I saw this on Facebook and most of the comments were praising the dad for his creativity and...well, the over-all cuteness of it.

I was not pleased. 

Our kids are like marble, and we, dads, are like artists armed with hammer and chisel.  We could either make a masterpiece, or make a mess.

Sure, this is really creative or really cute...and you may think I'm overreacting; but please know that children copy what we do, they'll love what we love, they'll think the way we think.  Our influence is that great.

And another thing...if we do some naughty things behind their backs, they're also bound to find out:



Happy Halloween everyone.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

In regards to your parenting style, balance discipline with love

Here’s one lesson that struck me recently, during one of our parenting studies, in regards to disciplining our children.  It goes something like this:

a. Discipline without love leads to REBELLION.  
b. Love without discipline leads to ANARCHY.  

Regarding Filipino families' parenting style, we seem to err on the first one, discipline without love.  Many Filipino parents, those I’ve seen anyway, seem very autocratic, and raise their kids by what I called the PBA method (Parenting By Anger).  I see it all the time, Pinoy parents tend to shout, yell out vicious threats, spank out of anger.  

When we discussed this part of the lesson with my young couples group, most of them confessed that they followed their parents out of fear, not out of love and respect.  They talked about the threats, the negative reinforcement (constant correction, rarely any praise), not being allowed to reason with them because they weren’t allowed to talk back, and the little emotional connection they had with their parents.

It proved quite detrimental.  Some of them harbor feelings of resentment to this day.  There was also talk about rebellion at the first sign of freedom, such as college.  Some young people I know swear that once they leave home for college, they’ll follow the same route.  The values of parents were never internalized, all they know is the discipline…but it’s hard to discipline if there’s no good relationship.

Now, I grew up in America, and King Edward VIII has been famously quoted to say this about the parenting style of its locals: 

“The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.”  

I’m sure he said that in jest, but still, I guess you can say that many American parents tend to err on the second one, love without discipline leads to anarchy.  Do you agree? 

Growing up, I remember being a bit bitter towards my parents for being a lot stricter than the parents of my friends.  They (my friends) seem to be allowed to party all the time, allowed to have really late curfews (or curfews don't exist), had credit cards free for the charging, and basically just had much less restraint and much more freedom than I had.  

Furthermore, an article I read had this to say about today’s American fathers:

“… the image of the perfect American father, 2011-style, seems fuzzier than ever. The classic pop-culture archetypes — silver-templed sages in cardigan sweaters (Ward Cleaver, Cliff Huxtable) — seem as outmoded as rabbit ears in an era where fathers would rather act like their children’s best friend than square-jawed authority figures. 

“Today’s Generations X and Y dads are closer in spirit to Will Arnett in the new NBC situation comedy ‘Up All Night’— potty-mouthed guys in pocket T-shirts and stubble...Overgrown boys themselves, they may not feel ready for the responsibilities of co-parenting, but they feel obligated to fake it mightily.” 

That scares me, because I feel that children do need authority figures; they need guidance; and they have to get all that from the home.  But if “square-jawed authority figures” in parents, especially in fathers, has become passé, the kids will grow up having a real hard time respecting any authority, be it school authority, or government authority, etc.

“Sow a thought, reap an act.  
 Sow an act, reap a habit.  
 Sow a habit, reap a character.  
 Sow a character, reap a destiny.”

The right type of parenting should be a healthy mix of both love and discipline. 

Hebrews 12:6 – “For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives."

Parents should be authoritative, but not authoritarian.  Meaning, parents have, and show, real authority at home, but do so through positively influencing their kids…especially by means of modeling and mentoring.  

For parents who err towards the first point, remember that trying to discipline your kids without a good relationship will bring about much more frustration that you’d like.  We can only earn the right to discipline them when they feel loved.

When my kids and I really tight in the tribe, disciplinary action is easy and painless.  When I get into negligent parent mode (which happens, occasionally) and I try to correct them, it’s not as effective.

For parents who err towards the second, it’s great that you want to be friends with your kids, but it’s more important that you be their authority figure, their parents.  Disciplining your child is one of the most important parenting jobs there is.

Hebrews 12:7 – It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 

Proverbs 13:24 – He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him diligently. 

I truly hope this article helped.  To get our parenting style on the right track, we truly need to balance discipline with love.  Speaking of love, I’d love to hear your comments.  Oh, and I would consider it an honor if you subscribe to my site as well (see right margin).  

Oh, and here's a list of good parenting-related books for dads to read.  They can help immensely.

Monday, October 24, 2011

How Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 SHOULD'VE ended.

A big congrats to Maansinhon Trio for winning Pilipinas Got Talent season 3.  Without a doubt, this nation makes some of the greatest singers on the planet.

However, Pilipinas Got Talent is not only a singing contest, and, personally, when I watch the show I look for unique talents, not just singing.  That’s why I was rooting for Ruther Urquia and his puppet Titoy during the first season of PGT (I didn’t see season 2, unfortunately). 

If you were reading my previous blog, I was also rooting for the non-singer in this contest, El Gamma Penumbra.  They ended up 4th place, as you can see by the opinion results below:

1. Maasinhon Trio
2. Khalil Ramos
3. Bringas Brothers
4. El Gamma Penumbra
5. Synergy
6. Sandugo Band
7. Twin Divas
8. Renagine Pepito
9. Loverkada Kids
10. Muriel Lomadilla
11. Kiriko
12. Lucky Twins

I did not agree with the results, but this is what the nation feels, so what can I do?  If you ask me, here’s how the top 3 of Pilipinas Got Talent should’ve been.

1.  El Gamma Penumbra.  As I said, my pick, especially after watching their awesome performance on the Grand Finals night.  Their final piece reeked of Pinoy pride, and I hope the Department of Tourism will get these guys and put them to good use ASAP.

2.  Muriel Lomadilla.  Yeah, she’s a singer, and her voice was amazing during the duration of the contest.  Her final performance, in particular, was fantastic.  She comes from a family of great singers, in case you didn’t know.  Her cousin is a friend of ours…and is a tremendous singer in her own right.

3.  Renagine Pepito.  Ok, I’m biased on this one, because she’s from my hometown, Cagayan de Oro City.  But, seriously, how many 11 year olds do you know can sing like that?  Her final piece was a bit of a let-down because it’s unfamiliar to most people and it didn’t showcase her vocal prowess as it should’ve.  Her semi-final number was better, and after she performed it, I thought in my heart that she’d not only be in the finals, but she’d be the one to beat, if not the dark horse of the contest.

Special mention goes to Synergy.  They were also a very colorful and entertaining group and my 2nd favorite non-singing entry in the contest. 

The other groups were also good, and worthy to be on the final stage of this country’s most popular talent show…but these 4 contestants were the strongest in my opinion.  Oh, and Loverkada Kids?  Man, their performances were too scary to watch sometimes, especially when they swing that kid around.  Yikes!!

Hmmm…what were your pics for the PGT3 plum?  Do you agree with me?  Comments are welcome!

(I hope you enjoyed this article.  I don’t usually talk about these things, since this blog is mostly about parenting, with a bit of Christian living and ministry, marriage, Pinoy patriotism, and others topics aimed to develop the reader's mind, body, and soul.  If you would like some good, helpful articles on these topics, I would consider it an honor if you follow or subscribe to Lessons Of A Dad.  You can also go to my Facebook page here, and I’m also on Twitter at @lessonsofadad)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My favorite of the Pilipinas Got Talent season 3 grand finals...El Gamma Penumbra

The Grand Finals of Pilipinas Got Talent is going on as I type this.  Whatever happens, all 12 Pinoy acts are awesome, and they deserve to go as far as the moon with their amazing gifts.

I have my pick, my favorite, out of the twelve.  It's El Gamma Penumbra.  They are truly fantastic, and their final piece for the show reeked of Pinoy pride.  See for yourself.

(UPDATE:  It seems like the video below may have been banned, by youtube, to show worldwide.  Goshdarnit! It's all good, if you can't see it here, you can see it on my facebook pageAnd, well, like my page while you're at it.) 




Good luck to everyone, but especially so to El Gamma Penumbra.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

God's trials in your life = mmmm, adobo!

Raw meat tastes gross. Garlic tastes nasty by itself. So does suka. So does toyo. I'm sure you can't put pepper corns or bay leaves in your mouth and smile.

But if you put them all together in the hands of a master chef...mmmm, adobo.

That's the way you should look at the trials that God puts in your life. Each one may be very unpleasant by itself, but leave them in the hands of the Master, and you'll get something great in the end.



Just something I learned today in my young couples group.  Cheers!

--  Lessons Of A Dad

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Casting Crowns’ new album, Come To The Well is out…read this great review on it.

Casting Crowns' hot new album

I’ve posted many Casting Crowns videos on my blog, and for good reason.  They are among the best CCM bands out there, with some of my favorite hits of theirs being, Who Am I?, Voice of Truth, American Dream (which figures prominently on this blog), Life of Praise (probably my all-time favorite youth worship song)…and now, Courageous which I featured on a previous blog entry and which headlines the fatherhood-themed movie of the same name.


Well, Casting Crowns’ highly anticipated album that features the song, Courageous is newly out in stores.  It’s called Come To The Well, and according to this review, it is one great album (rated 4.5 out 5).  Hey, it’s no surprise, because Casting Crowns is one great band, winning several GMA Dove Awards and a Grammy Award  to boot. 

So, Casting Crowns’ new album, Come To The Well is out…read this great review on it.
If you live in the states, buy it today!  I'll have to wait a little longer over here in the Philippines.  Oh well, good things are worth waiting.

OMG!

Here’s a post in the site that I guest blog in.  It’s called OMG and you may appreciate it if you’re a Christian who uses this phrase often.  

Click here and enjoy…and don’t get mad at me if you somehow get a guilt trip.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Only 18 & 12 slots remain for THE STORY OF US couples retreat, one of the best events to enhance your marriage and family life

If there’s anything that CCF-Cagayan de Oro, the community I belong to, does excellently, it’s their strong advocacy in enhancing marriage and family life (which includes development of the youth and single professionals as well). 

I blog often about our parenting seminars and study series, but we also have almost yearly marriage seminars as well.  Occasionally, like every few years or so, we throw in a couples retreat that enables married couples to get away for a weekend to enhance their union.

This year is one of those years, and so here’s THE STORY OF US, a weekend getaway in the beautiful Dahilayan, Bukidnon. 


I first blogged about this great marriage retreat in this article, and I’ll say the same thing here:  whether your marriage is rock solid or is on shaky ground, attending events like THE STORY OF US is very highly recommended.  You’ll learn principles on communication, commitment, and so much more. 

CCF’s marriage and parenting events (CDO or otherwise) are known for having excellent speakers and content, and therefore garner large draws.  THE STORY OF US will not be any different.  Knowing this, we’re having the event twice, November 5 & 6 and December 3 & 4, with room for only 41 couples per event.

As of the last time I inquired, there’s only room for 18 more couples in the November couples retreat, and only 12 couples in the December couples retreat…and these slots may go fast. 

If you would like to join one of the best events to enhance marriage and family life, do yourself and your spouse a favor, and attend THE STORY OF US.  It’s a weekend marriage retreat you won’t forget. 

For details, you can click on the picture on this blog.  You can also contact:

Christ's Commission Fellowship – Cagayan de Oro
Papa Juanito’s Square, Limketkai Drive
857-3000 (PLDT/Philcom)
09175976574 (globe)
09228223236 (sun)
09209386766 (smart) 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Excuse me while I geek out over the new Avengers official movie trailer

Just like what the title says: excuse me while I geek out over the new Avengers official movie trailer.  Here it is below:



AAAAARRRRRRRAAAAAAGGGGHHHHH!!! (That's me geeking out) Summer 2012 is going to be comic book movie heaven, and this will be top on my list for must see movies. The Avengers movie trailer makes me wish that time travel was possible.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Casting Crowns lead singer, Mark Hall talks about their new song, Courageous.

I heard that Courageous did very well in its opening weekend.  According to the FB wall of one of pages I’m a fan of, the opening weekend of Courageous looked like this:

1) More than 1 million people saw COURAGEOUS this weekend. That's a lot of lives changed!

2) Total box-office was $9.0 million, $2.2 million more than Fireproof on opening weekend.

3) It was the #1 new movie of the weekend! Per-screen, COURAGEOUS averaged $7,752, almost doubling everyone else!

Wow, well done.  Now, I really can’t wait until I see that movie on Philippine shores. 

What makes me even more excited is that one of my favorite Christian bands, Casting Crowns (known most for, “Who Am I?”), did the theme song for the movie, titled (what else?) Courageous. 

The band’s lead singer and songwriter, Mark Hall, talks about the meaning behind this wonderful song.  He’s a pretty funny guy, yet this video short hits home.



Now, I’m proud to present the official video of Courageous.  Enjoy!



I truly can’t wait to see this movie.  For those of you who have already seen it, and would like to mentor others on the principles featured in it, I suggest you purchase the Courageous Campaign Kit .  It has clips from the movie and a good study guide to mentor the dads in your life to raise their kids in a Godly way.

Casting Crowns also placed out a parenting-based song a while back, and I featured it in one of my articles for Father’s Day.  Check out the article here, while I repost the video below.


Anyway, thank you Mark Hall and Casting Crowns, for making a great movie even greater, thanks to your song, Courageous.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Funny Facebook status messages (spelling FAIL). This is funny stuff.

The teacher in me is sometimes compelled to correct my students' Facebook message spelling errors.  I'm sure they get irked sometimes, but I can't let them get away with common Filipino mistakes like confusing "his" and "her" (the Filipino counterpart has no gender); you're vs. your; their vs. there vs. they're; and so on.

However, if the following funny Facebook status messages (spelling FAIL, actually) were done by any of my students, I don't know if I'd fail them on the spot, or I would perform hara-kiri.  Any way you look at it, it's funny stuff...unless you're their English teacher.



















Let's hope I don't see any of my students, or any of my readers for that matter, make unintentionally funny Facebook status messages like these.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Show everyone that you're The GoodFather

What better way to tell the good fathers in your life that they are just that, a good father, with The GoodFather t-shirt?

I'm a guy who wears my heart on my sleeve, in more ways than one, and so if I have a chance to show the whole world that I love being a dad, then why not do so?  That's why I love dad-shirts, dad-mugs, and many things dad (and Christian, too).  I'd like to sell and advertise daddy merchandise one day, but I don't have a pay-pal yet (and I'm still waiting for the ability to get it).

But the GoodFather t-shirts are really hard to resist.  I'd love to sport me one of those.  It puts some tongue-in-cheek humor to role I take very seriously.

Get yours today!

The return of “Please don’t tease your dog;” Lessons Of A Dad now on twitter; and other site updates.

I didn’t know until yesterday that for the longest time, the video that made “Please don’t tease your dog” my most popular blog post was taken off the internet.  So, I went looking around for the same video elsewhere, and I finally found it.  So, the cute (well, he’s not cute…his actions are) little pooch is back, ready to be teased once again.

There have been many other updates that have happened to Lessons Of A Dad since it was put up earlier this year in June.  Here they are, ladies and gentlemen.

•    I joined the blogging bandwagon and signed up for twitter.  I hope to connect with you guys better through that medium, so if you also have a twitter account and would like to add me, feel free to do so by clicking on the twitter button on the right margin.

•    I was able to restore the Google Friend Connect, which conked out a while back.  I had a feeling that it was related to me putting my feeds in Feedburner (and doing it wrong), so I retraced my steps and fixed the problem.  So, those who’d wish to keep themselves updated this way may do so.

•    I signed up for Alexa and downloaded its toolbar.  If you’re a blogger, a serious one, you should too…at least that’s what I heard.  For those of you who joined Alexa, did it benefit you?  I hope it will, because, gosh, it hurts to see that my rank is so low.  I hope by this time next year, I’d be way up into the 100,000 mark.  That is my goal. 

•    I joined a several blog directories, as you can see (the several directory buttons on the right) in the hopes that doing so would increase traffic.  One of these needs some participation from you, where it says “vote for me.”  I’d be honoured if you do, in fact, vote for me.

I’d like to ask the fellow bloggers reading this post, what were the best ways for you to get traffic into your blog site?  Pls. comment, I surely would like to find out.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The reason I do what I do, part 2...and HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY

The first reason I do what I do is my family, and you can see that here.

Well, here's my 2nd reason I do what I do, as told very well by the young Dalton Sherman in the inspiring video below.

HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY to all the fellow teachers out there.  May we continue to work tirelessly for the next generation.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Do you want to discipline children without shouting? Teach them one-command obedience

Many households with children are very loud.  Parents often have to shout to get their point across to their disobedient kids.  Sometimes, some math is accompanied with the shouting (“Little Johnny, go brush your teeth!  NOW!!  One!  Two!!  Three!!!...”)

Do you want to discipline your children without shouting?  Teach them one-command obedience.  What’s that, you ask?  Read on.

Below is a humorous, yet powerful parenting illustration featuring the speaker Peter Tan-Chi and two volunteers from the crowd.  It was part of the 3rd lesson of the Parenting That Makes a Difference study series, titled HOW TO EFFECTIVELY DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILDREN.  My young couples group took up this study series last Friday, and so here’s a part of what we saw/learned:



That’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?  I hope my wife and I can fully apply this…as well as all the other stuff we learned in the study.  Actually, it’s starting to happen, which is awesome.

Now, some of you may be against spanking…and for good reason, too, because it can easily lead to abuse.  However, just because it can easily be abused doesn’t mean it’s bad.  In fact, I feel that good parenting is impossible without the proper application of spanking.  The Bible has this to say:

Proverbs 13:24 – He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

Proverbs 22:15 – Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will remove it far from him.

So, what is the proper application of spanking, then?  My far superior short answer will be: take up the Parenting That Makes A Difference study guide with us and hear it from Peter Tan Chi, himself.

My long answer would be me listing down some of the things we learned from the study when it comes to spanking.  Here they are:

•    EXPLAIN to your children why they are being spanked.  It would be terribly unfair to the child if he is spanked for an offense that he has no idea he committed.  Clear rules have to be established before you earn the right to spank your child.

•    Don’t ever spank in ANGER.  It is SELFISH. This is where the abuse can come in, spanking out of anger.  Discipline is out of love for your child, for his own good.  It is not a means to vent your anger.

•    Don’t use your HANDS.  Use a belt or switch.  As what Peter Tan-Chi said, hands are for loving and hugging; use them only as such. 

•    Don’t INJURE your child, but make it HURT.  Spanking to the point of injury is abuse.  But don’t also do a wimpy little slap on the wrist and expect the child to learn his lesson.

•    Don’t spank in PUBLIC.   Do it in private.  Discipline is again out of love for the child.  Spanking in public will embarrass him, which brings emotional injury.

•    Don’t spank UNCONTROLLABLY.  Do it in love.  Probably the most whacks Peter’s kids got out of a single spanking session are two or three.  Rarely was it more than one.  Spanking uncontrollably is another sign that this is not out of love, but out of selfishness and rage.

•    HUG them after you spank them.   Tell them that you LOVE them. Reinforce it in them that this discipline is out of love, not out of anger.  My boy told a relative that I spank him “so that I will remember.”  After I spank my kids in the method above, we often walk out of the spanking room as good friends, walking hand in hand.

Next session is our second to the last one, which is SOME BASIC PRINCIPLES TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN.  Based on the basic outline given in the material, children need to learn principles about:

1.    Themselves
2.    Their Family
3.    Their Friends
4.    Their World
5.    God

Exactly what that would be…well, you’d have to join us to find out.

Anyway, I hope you learned something about how to discipline your children without shouting.  It’s very difficult to do, but if you take the time to do so, the benefits in your children’s lives will be great.  Your children will learn how to respect authority.  You’ll save yourself from frustration and sore throats.

Do you want to know how his kids turned out?  You can see an example of his 2nd child, Joy here in this post (scroll down a bit and you'll see a video featuring her); and this one is a post I did featuring his son, Paul (scroll down again, and you'll hear a podcast featuring the young man).  Not too bad, Peter Tan Chi, not too bad at all...and thank you for sharing with us what God has done through you in the area of parenting.

Comments, of course, are welcome.

Recommended reading:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A film after this dad’s own heart. Courageous is showing in theaters today.


As a dad blogger whose main goal on this site is to challenge and equip fathers, especially the fathers of this country, to become more involved with their kids, I cannot be more excited that the makers of the very successful Fireproof and Facing the Giants are releasing their latest movie, Courageous, in American theaters today. 

I believe this movie will hit me harder than all the other movies that Sherwood Pictures has put out.  It deals with parenting, fatherhood specifically.  Here’s an excerpt from the film’s website:

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.



Surely, faulty fathering is one of America’s biggest social problems, and it’s probably even more so in my country, the Philippines.  I'm sure this is why my church, CCF, is so big on mentoring men to follow the route of the honorable, hands-on dad. 

Too bad it’s showing in only 1,126 American theaters today, as I’m sure fans from this side of the world will have to wait until places like House Of Praise will put the DVD on sale.

I truly can’t wait, more so than any other Sherwood film.  If you’d like, you can also read Courageous: A Novel by Randy Alcorn.  I heard it’s a great read and an excellent companion to the movie.


If you're a small group or bible study leader, and you'd want the men in your group to father like true men should, then you can also get the awesome Courageous Campaign Kit which has clips of the film, lesson outlines, and the whole bit.

So, if you're blessed to live on American soil near any of the theaters where Courageous is showing, please do see it.  Today.  Then feel free to get the items above as well. I'm even more excited to get my hands on the Campaign Kit than I am of the movie itself...and that says a lot.

Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.

Truly, honor begins at home.

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