2018 Dec 04 By Saul Staples 0 comment

Local Charlotte Church Released A Christmas Video That’s Going Viral With Over 4 Million Views   The Christmas season can often make people feel pressured to give the perfect gift or feel let down when we don’t receive what we were hoping for. One local church in Charlotte tried to combat those feelings with a simple message – be grateful for the gifts you already have. Forest Hill’s creative team produced a video released on Facebook last month to introduce the new message series and recently it started to go viral. It’s now been shared over 100,000 times and viewed over 4.9 million…

Instant Family – My New Favorite Movie
2018 Nov 28 By Saul Staples 0 comment

5 Reasons to Go See ‘Instant Family’ I walked out of the theater surprised after viewing the new movie “Instant Family,” starring silver-screen heavyweights Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as foster parents.  It was not what I expected. The film features Wahlberg as Pete and Byrne as Ellie, an upper-middle-class married couple who decide on a whim to foster three children—Lita, Juan, and Lizzy—played by Julianna Gamiz, Gustavo Quiroz, and Isabela Moner. As someone who has volunteered with multiple adoption and foster advocacy organizations over the years, I have learned a lot about the challenges of bringing foster children into…