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Faith, Hope & Love with Peta Murgatroyd

From Dancing with the Stars to America’s Got Talent, everyone enjoys watching dancers compete. Faith, Hope & Love takes that love for dance and couples it with an inspiring story. The movie comes to theaters March 15 and follows the story of two vulnerable, heart-broken people who have each suffered deep losses.

“Faith Turley”, who is healing from the divorce from her unfaithful husband, is on the verge of losing her dance studio. She enlists the help of “Jimmy Elpidas”, a widower with two daughters. When they enter a “pro-schmo” dance contest, their lives connect, and they begin to discover new perspectives on life, love and faith. Audiences cheer on the couple as they overcome personal obstacles, relationship resistance and discover a renewed passion for their lives, their dreams and their faith through the beauty of dance.

The film stars Peta Murgatroyd (Dancing with the Stars), Robert Krantz (Back to the Future), Natasha Bure (daughter to Candace Cameron Bure), Corbin Bernsen (L.A. Law), Ed Asner (Lou Grant), Nancy Stafford (Matlock), AriaWalters (“Malibu Dan the Family Man”) and Maks Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars).

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13

For more on Faith, Hope & Love, visit  www.FHLMOVIE.COM

Risen Reflections

Grab a group of friends and enjoy a night out. Get tickets together to Faith Hope & Love as a small group, group of friends or make it a moms night out. Movies like this are also a great opportunity to invite a friend that you have been trying to share your faith with or is open to spiritual things. Grab dinner, dessert or coffee together afterwards and share your take on the movie. It can also be a good chance to just catch up and get to know one another outside of small group. Maybe someone has experienced loss or heartbreak and is open to sharing their story of how God helped them. Ask them if they would be willing to share with the group. If you have invited someone that does not know Christ, ask them what they thought of the movie. Pray and as the conversation permits, share your faith journey and how you made the decision to trust Christ as your Lord and Savior.

Serve one another. Each of us has been through a difficult time in life. It could have been for a couple of days or for a long period of time. God gave us a family through Christ so that we could help one another through difficult times. Pray and ask God to show you someone that you could help and encourage this week through the gift of service. It could be making a meal for someone. It could be babysitting so that they can go to a doctor’s appointment or counseling. It could be dropping off groceries or a gift card for a family that is experiencing financial difficulties. While prayers and encouragement go a long way, it is often acts of service that speak volumes to people who are going through a difficult time.

Find an outlet. Whether it is dance, art, cooking or another hobby, find something that you are passionate about. It might help you take your mind off a troubling situation. It could help you process something of difficulties you are experiencing. Check with your local church as many have ministries that combine a faith-based lessons to these activities It could connect you with others who are like-minded and can encourage you in your journey. It can often be helpful to pray and journal about the situation too. Take time to connect with a pastor, small group leader or trusted friend that can help you process the situation as well. Often times, people have been through similar situations and can offer perspective, prayers and encouragement.

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