Monday, October 29, 2012

Watch "Agenda" online for FREE!

We posted about "AGENDA - Grinding America Down"
 at the beginning of 2011 when we first watched it.

Here's a quick synopsis:
"When Idaho legislator Curtis Bowers wrote a "letter to the editor" about the drastic changes in America's culture, it became the feature story on the evening news, people protested at the capitol, and for weeks the local newspapers were filled with responses. He realized then... he'd hit on something. 

Ask almost anyone and you'll hear, "Communism is dead! The Berlin Wall came down." And though the word communism isn't used anymore, this film will show the ideas behind it are alive and well. 

Join Bowers for a fascinating look at the people and groups that have successfully targeted America's morality and freedom in their effort to grind America down. It's not just another conspiracy theory. It's a well documented agenda."

(only until the election! After that, it's only available for purchase on DVD)

Hope you take advantage of this great opportunity to watch
"AGENDA - Grinding America Down" for free!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Movie time!

Hi all!

Some of you have probably heard of a movie that is currently 
in production here in SE Michigan called "Beyond the Mask."


It is being produced by Burns Family Studios, who made 
"Pendragon, Sword of his Father" a couple of years back.

We have known the Burns family for several years, and have
played with them in different orchestras, etc..

Here's a little bit about the movie's storyline:

Beyond the Mask is an action-fused historic adventure, set in the international turmoil of the mid 1770′s. Running for his life, an East India Company assassin buried his past in a quiet English village, assuming the mantle of an Anglican priest. But this disguise won’t last for long when a woman he loves and a war he no longer wants force him to confront the question of who he really is. In the face of a looming global conflict, he discovers for himself the meaning and source of true justification and freedom.

They have several big-name actors involved - the most well-known would probably
be John Rhys-Davies, who played Gimli the Dwarf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

John Rhys-Davies as the villain, Charles Kemp

Anyways, Joseph and Jon were asked to be extras in a couple of 
scenes as members of a colonial string quartet for "Beyond the Mask."

Here we are at a night shoot - it was really cold!

The ball scene

Here's one of the production updates - 
one of the scenes we were in was shot at this location:



-UPDATE 11/1-
None of the scenes we were in were filmed here, but I thought
this would be of interest to the SE Michigan people;
The BTM team did a day or so of filming at Meadowbrook Hall!

It will be so neat to see the local landmarks in this movie when it comes out!

We had a great time, and can't wait until 
"Beyond the Mask" comes out in December, 2013!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

This summer in Lansing...

Hi all-

For those of you that haven't heard, I have started a new position as a
legislative aide in the office of Rep. Tom McMillin!

It was a wonderful opportunity that came up suddenly, and 
it has been a great blessing so far!

Rep. McMillin is a great conservative, and hails from 
the Rochester/Rochester Hills area.

My old boss, Sen. Green and I on the Senate floor

With Michigan Senate Majority Floor Leader Arleen Meekof & Sen. Green.

My mentor, Kendall Wingrove, has been putting on some great lunches
and events with informative speakers throughout the summer.

With the executive director of Michigan Family Forum, Brad Snavely

All work and no play makes Jon a dull boy!
During the summer, I have had the opportunity to hang out at
 a good bit at the Wingrove's house!

 Favorite activities include:
Eating
Playing pool
Eating
Miniature Golf
Eating
Cheering on the Tigers
Eating

.... You get the point :)

Miniature Golf with Zach

It was great to visit with friends home from college during the summer!

Our most recent lunch featured Eric Doerr, associate director of the 
Lear Corporation Career Services Center at 
MSU's Eli Broad College of Business.

He gave a very informative talk on resum├ęs and how to 
make a good first impression on a potential employer.

-The group-

Well, that's all for now!

~j

Friday, October 19, 2012

Joseph's first deer!

Joseph shot a nice doe out back a couple of days ago!'

He shot her from a tree-stand we have in our woods.
It was a 15 yard shot, and she only went about 40 yards...

The fist of many from our property!

Now that's local produce, ultimate organic, and all with no preservatives!!!

We enjoyed some delicious tac-does last night!!

Congrats Joe!

"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. 
And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea 
and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock 
and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.'"
Genesis 1:26

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bible Bee Concert 2012 Invitation!

Just wanted to let you know about an upcoming concert 
our family is doing to support Melody and Anna at our church,
First Baptist Church of Troy, on November 3rd, at 7:00 PM. 

See flyer below for more details:


Feel free to invite others, and hope to see you on November 3rd!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Melody sings the National Anthem at Paul Ryan Victory Rally

Melody was asked by the Michigan Republican Party to sing the 
National Anthem for the Paul Ryan Victory Rally
 at Oakland University, October 8th, 2012,

Here are a couple of pics and a video from the event:


The next Senator from the great state of Michigan, Pete Hoekstra!!!


Melody did a wonderful job



The next Vice-President of the United States, Paul Ryan!!!!
Melody is grateful to God for this opportunity and gives
Him all the praise and glory!