Message from movies

For those who doesn't know it yet, I am a freelance translator. And lately, I was lucky to get Christian movies that I had to translate. The first one was 'Second Chance', starring Michael W. Smith. Then I got a movie called 'Flywheel'. I was working on it when I suddenly remembered it was a movie that Ardy at The Solidrock (http://solidrock1611.blogspot.com) talked about in one of his posts. He was totally right, it was a wonderful movie with a powerful message. Do we dare to walk in faith? Do we dare to do whatever necessary to please God, even though it may mean going bankrupt and having no money? It was something to think about.

And the last movie, the one I'm still working on, is a movie called 'The Pistol'. This movie is about a great basketball player, Pete Maravich, when he was still in 8th grade. In the movie, it was told that it was Pete's dad who made him like he was. Pete never gave up and fought against the odds. And he finally made it. His dad supported and encouraged him all the time, gave him words of wisdom, and told him that with patience and perseverance, dreams can come true. And his dreams did come true.

This movie makes me want to be that kind of parent. You know, not limiting a child's dream. Being supportive all the ways even when the roads are not smooth. To be able to give my child the confident she needs to do whatever she wants. And I pray that God will help me raise a good person.

God teaches us using so many things. Even simple movies can be good reminders.


  1. Hi Jan, good to see you. I'm not familiar with the first too movies but the third sounds interesting. I remember watching Pistol Pete play for LSU back in the seventies (if I'm remembering right). He was a great player and gave a good show on the court. His dad was a former pro player turned coach and helped pave the way for Pete. Hollywood probably sugar coated it a little bit but it should still be a good movie. Pete died at suddenly at the age of forty.

  2. I watched Flywheel after reading it here, good movie, will watch 2nd chance in due course. You've got an interesting job, Jan! :)

  3. SQ:
    You really got to watch Pistol Pete? Must be a memorable experience :)

    Yes, it is an interesting job. Especially when you got movies that you really like :)