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  • dreams

What Pixar Taught Me About Dreams

We all have dreams: to start a business… volunteer in a third-world country… write a book… Dreams are important. And then God answered: Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. – Habakkuk 2:2 (The Message) I’ve recently learnt a valuable lesson -- to not get too attached to my dreams. Let me tell you my story… ...

By |2022-11-08T18:45:06+10:00November 8th, 2022|FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • blood is thicker - custody

Blood is Thicker Than Water

The family law system is unfairly stacked against separated fathers who simply want joint custody of their children. "Custody -- Blood is Thicker Than Water" is an inspiring true story of a loving father who fought the system so that he could be a dad to his son. As Dads, we are all our brother’s keepers. In this case, Single Dads are our brothers. We must all do our best to ...

  • LIFEMARK

LIFEMARK: Must-See Movie

LIFEMARK is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Furthermore, it is definitely the Kendrick brothers’ greatest movie yet! That’s why I am writing to you to encourage you to see LIFEMARK at the movies this week before it disappears from the big screen. Thankfully, LIFEMARK has only dropped down from 74 screens last week to 54 screens. Sadly, in some of those cinemas, it is only showing once ...

By |2022-10-22T09:34:23+10:00October 22nd, 2022|FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

A Magical Movie Honouring Fatherhood

Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010) is the third movie in the Disney Fairies series. It follows the adventures of Tinker Bell (of Peter Pan fame) and her fairy friends on their summer sojourn in the human world. As the fairies do not reproduce but are born of a baby’s first laugh, one would not expect the series to touch on family matters. However, by venturing among humans, the ...

By |2022-10-19T10:55:47+10:00October 19th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • living

10 Secrets of Long-Living People

Laughter, Sex, Vegetables and Fish -- 10 Secrets of Long-Living People is definitely a book title that is going to grab your attention. Many years ago, I was standing in a bookshop in Tasmania, trying to find my credit card so that I could invest in a book on how to live longer. It was a long-life investment! Dr John Tickell is a medical doctor, international speaker, bestselling author, and television ...

  • The Adam Project

The Adam Project: Time Travelling to Dad

From Frankenstein to Star Wars, science fiction is always so much more poignant and relatable when the story tackles issues surrounding family, identity and morality. Netflix’s recent release, The Adam Project (2022), blends these elements with swashbuckling fight scenes and the wondrous concept of time travel to produce a (mostly) family-friendly film that is a paean to fatherhood, love and self-sacrifice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE8HIsIrq4o Fighting for Love Fighter pilot Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds, ...

By |2022-09-21T07:38:57+10:00September 20th, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • Hostile Territory

New Western is a Fitting Tribute to Dads in ‘Hostile Territory’

Hostile Territory, the latest offering from actor, director, and writer Brian Presley, has all the right dads-for-kids ingredients. Set in Missouri in the mid-1860s, the 2022 film is an award-worthy western with a crisp contemporary edge. The well-thought-out script follows battle-hardened Union army Captain Jack Calgrove, who, at war’s end, finds his kids gone and his wife dead. As he was presumed KIA, Calgrove’s children were dispatched by the US Army ...

By |2022-09-08T14:07:14+10:00September 8th, 2022|Dads, FAITH, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD|0 Comments
  • Fatherhood

‘Fatherhood’: Touching, Hilarious Film About a Single Dad

Recently on a flight -- my first flight with my baby son -- I was able to catch the 2021 comedy-drama Fatherhood, starring the irrepressible Kevin Hart of Jumanji fame. The film centres on single dad Matt Logelin, left alone with his baby daughter Maddy after Matt’s wife Liz unexpectedly dies following childbirth. It is based on a true story by the real Matt Logelin, published under the title Two Kisses ...

By |2022-06-27T08:14:33+10:00June 23rd, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, HUMOUR, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • Top Gun Maverick

‘Top Gun – Maverick’ is Action-Based “Dad Cinema” At Its Very Best

Top Gun: Maverick is smashing box offices, and it’s easy to understand why. The film is spectacularly outpacing its weak-because-they’re-woke counterparts, because the film’s unapologetic dad themes resonate. Alongside the gutsy F-18 camera shots, audiences are in love with the Tom Cruise/Joseph Kosinski sequel because its father-son backstory hits home. Even the, “it’s all flag-waving, MAGA propagandist tripe” critics are applauding the sequel for keeping to the consistency of the first film’s ...

By |2022-06-25T03:05:37+10:00June 23rd, 2022|Dads, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|2 Comments
  • Father Stu

Father Stu: Marvellous Movie with a Fatherhood Theme

"Father Stu" is not a movie for the fainthearted, but with the true story of a man who overcame his trauma and his failures to become a solid spiritual father, it has an inspiring message for us all. I go to movie theatres these days in fear and trembling. I just don’t know if I am going to like what I see. Sometimes it is like buying a ticket in a ...

By |2022-05-21T07:35:38+10:00May 21st, 2022|Dads, FAITH, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
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