Just today I was reading Psalm 37 and thinking about how your ministry provides ways to 'dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.' We have two teenagers and an 8-year-old in our household...
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When I had children, my children were going to know who their father was." So vows Chris Gardner, an earnest salesman and father desperately struggling to make ends meet on the hard streets of San Francisco in the early 1980s.
But his chosen vocation, peddling expensive bone-density scanners that most physicians don't want, has left him and those he loves hovering on the brink of disaster.
Predictably, she doesn't think much of his latest brainstorm: securing an internship at the stock brokerage firm Dean Witter.
Linda's bitterness and negativity may wear on Chris, but they can't dampen the weary salesman's delight in his son. Then Linda leaves Chris (and their son) for a job in New York. Despite the financial risk, Chris decides to go for it, frantically juggling his schedule to get Christopher to and from day care each day.She's barely out the door when Chris learns he's been offered the coveted internship. But dwindling savings quickly result in an eviction from their apartment. Soon, father and son are homeless, staying in city shelters on good nights and in public restrooms on the worst.As his desperation mounts, Chris clings tenaciously to the hope that his hard work will eventually pay off.The prof said that she was impressed by my stand and decided to poll the whole class and give us a choice.We overwhelmingly voted to watch a G-rated movie instead!I’m a college freshman and I recently had a confrontational disagreement with my English professor regarding an R-rated film.It is her favorite movie and she wanted to show it in class.Plugged In exists to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving you and your family the essential tools you need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which we live.Through reviews, articles and discussions, we want to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.""I am at a loss for words to adequately express how much it means to my husband and me to know that there is an organization like Focus that is rooting for us.And his dogged pursuit of a better life forges a powerful father-son bond that no misfortune can destroy..Chris isn't perfect, but one emotional scene after another clearly demonstrate his drive to protect and provide for his son.