Focus’ Latest Movie: Saving Babies in a Broken World

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Pastor Lee with children

Imagine you’re out walking one night. The cold wind penetrates your coat and you can see your breath in the air.

As you step forward under the moonlight, you stumble on a newborn baby that has been abandoned, alone and vulnerable, in an alley.

What do you do?

The scenario I laid out might seem improbable, but it’s exactly what happened to Pastor Lee Jong-rak of Seoul, South Korea.

Pastor Lee scooped up the baby, and the baby – and that experience – changed his life.

Encouraging Stories from “Bring Your Bible to School Day”

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Student holds Bible

A few weeks ago, I encouraged families to consider taking part in the first-ever “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” sponsored by Focus’ Day of Dialogue free-speech and religious freedom initiative.

Today I want to share with you three amazing things God did through the Oct. 16 event and the students – some just elementary school-aged boys and girls – who participated.

1. “Bring Your Bible to School Day” received positive media attention nationwide
With this being the first year we were sponsoring the event, we kept our efforts small, spreading the word mainly through our website and local Christian radio stations, so families could prayerfully consider participation.

One Practical Way to Prepare Your Teen for the College Years

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Teenage Girl Being Bullied By Text Message On Mobile Phone

Do you have a teen in high school who’s just beginning to think about and make plans for the future? There are a lot of factors to consider. Their talents, interests, and God’s direction all play a part. Do they have goals or sense of purpose? Will they strike out into the workforce or go to college?

It’s an exciting time. But so many changes looming on the horizon can be scary as well. And most teenagers will need their parents’ guidance to help them sort through their options.

Watch and Win: Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Glorious Unfolding”

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Steven Curtis Chapman in "Glorious Unfolding"

As we’ve been sharing with you for the past week, our friend Steven Curtis Chapman has released a powerful new song – “Glorious Unfolding”!

If you haven’t heard it yet (or seen the accompanying video), I’d encourage you to take a moment right now to enjoy it. I believe you’ll be moved as you pause and consider the larger story God is telling through your life.

Steven based his lyrics on Jeremiah 29:11: “‘I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to give you hope and a future.’”

At times, God’s story will lift us to glorious mountaintops.

Tears at Midnight

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Young boy waving American flag at sunset

Some time ago I found myself in Washington D.C. attending a series of meetings. After spending the entire day and evening inside several buildings, I was eager for some fresh air. What followed would be a night I’d never forget.

With me in Washington that evening was my friend, Roger Sherrard. Roger is a constitutional attorney and a dear man, now serving as principal at Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano, in the state of Washington.

It was 11 P.M.

The Best City for Love?

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Pursuit '14: A Boundless Experience

In a light-hearted article, the Wall St. Journal recently declared Colorado Springs, Colo., where Focus is headquartered, the top place in the U.S. to find love.

Seriously.

Here at Focus, we think that’s great.  In fact, we’re even holding a gathering event that might help cement that title: this Aug. 7-9 Focus on the Family’s Boundless ministry is hosting Pursuit 2014, a special weekend for single 18-39 year olds.

If you’re not familiar with Boundless, here’s a quick overview.

Last Chance to See Irreplaceable in Theaters – TONIGHT!

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Tim S on beach

I’m returning from Nashville this evening after having spent some time of rich fellowship with many friends of the ministry as well as listeners of our great radio affiliates in the Music City.

But before I jump on the plane, I wanted to remind you that tonight’s encore showing of Irreplaceable represents the last time the documentary will be shown in theaters.

To reserve your seat at a location near you click here.

Last week, over 113,000 people in North America viewed the film.

Nationwide Encore of “Irreplaceable” May 15!

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Tim Sitting

Last night’s premiere of Focus’ first movie, “Irreplaceable,” was a success in every way possible thanks to God’s grace and your support.

In fact, due to the overwhelming response and the fact that many were turned away last night, we have decided to schedule a national encore performance for Thursday, May 15. You can check local availability for these new showings and purchase tickets at www.irreplaceablethemovie.com.

We’re humbled by the way supporters of the family showed up for our film on Tuesday.

Tonight’s the Night to Stand for Family

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Tim Sisarich

Here at Focus, we’re all looking forward to tonight’s “Irreplaceable” movie premiere.

It’s been months of praying, planning, filming, editing and promotional work. By God’s grace, the final result is a film we are proud of – and humbled by.

God turned what started as an effort to highlight the cultural attacks on today’s families into a deeply personal piece for movie host Tim Sisarich. His emotional journey is one that will surely resonate with viewers, as we all have areas of our life that need to be tested and sanctified.

WATCH: Two Powerful Minutes of Must-See Video

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TimWatchingHisKids

Tomorrow Focus on the Family’s first movie, “Irreplaceable,” will debut in more than 700 cinemas across the country. Seats are filling up fast (with some theaters already sold out) – despite attempts to censor our documentary.

Just in time for tomorrow’s premiere, we’ve released a powerful new trailer for the film. Check it out below:

As you can see, “Irreplaceable” is far from just your average documentary. Yes, you will leave the theater empowered and equipped better to defend your Bible-based views.