If GOD asks you to be his FB friend, would you…A) Confirm or B) Ignore His Friend Request
This September, a new and uplifting television series premieres on CBS.
GOD FRIENDED ME is a humorous, uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. Miles Finer is intelligent, hopeful and optimistic, but he doesn’t believe in God. This puts him at odds with his father, Reverend Arthur Finer, a beloved preacher at Harlem’s Trinity Church for 25 years who is stung by his son’s strong rejection of his faith. Miles feels he’s found his purpose in life hosting a podcast where he’s free to speak his mind, but that changes when he receives the ultimate friend request. After repeated pokes by God, Miles’ curiosity takes over, and he accepts the request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist suffering from writer’s block. Brought together by the “God Account,” the two find themselves investigating God’s friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Joining them on their journey are Miles’s supportive sister, Ali, a doctoral psych student by day and bartender by night, and his best friend, Rakesh, a sometime hacker who helps Miles and Cara research the enigmatic account. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he’ll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.
The series premieres on Sunday, September 30 on CBS Television.
Brandon Micheal Hall (Miles Finer)
Violett Beane (Cara Bloom)
Suraj Sharma (Rakesh)
Javicia Leslie (Ali Finer)
Joe Morton (Reverend Arthur Finer)
I’ve always loved animals and dreamed that one day I’d own a whole farm full of them or maybe a zoo, who knows. However, that dream changed drastically when I had kids. I went from wanting a house full of animals to wanting a clean house with less fur and mud tracked throughout. I really thought my family was complete. I had 2 kids, fish, a cat, and a dog. What more did I need?
Turns out, God had other plans for us! We’d been running around trying to find a training collar for Rocco for a few days, but weren’t having much luck. We got up early Saturday morning and decided to make a last minute trip to our local pet store. The store was busy, but we didn’t plan to be there long considering we only needed 1 item. However, as we were picking out the collar and making sure it was the right size, we heard an insane amount of barking. As we rounded the corner, we saw so many puppies and dogs in crates. They were all there for an adoption event from a rescue shelter. I really enjoyed petting the puppies. Puppy breath is my favorite. I couldn’t help but notice this one adorable dog, Xena, sitting off to the side patiently waiting her turn and watching my husband’s every move.
She didn’t bark when all the other dogs would. She wasn’t bouncing all over the place. She was calm, collected, and super patient. She had her eye on the prize and she wasn’t taking her eyes off him. My husband finally made his way over to her and you could see the light in her eyes light up. She enjoyed his tummy rubs and all the attention he was giving her. The undeniable connection was immediate. She was meant for him. I was reserved about bringing another dog home. Afterall, Rocco had been the only dog for almost 3 years. He has a tendency to be protective and I just didn’t know how he’d react. I didn’t want to bring this beautiful dog home only to have to take her back if it didn’t work out. Before we left we asked a lot of questions and got a business card. I told the owner that we’d think about it and let her know.
The 45 minute drive home was hard. We went back and forth for about an hour after we got home and finally decided to go get her. We arrived back at the pet store with just a few moments left before they were done packing up. I signed the adoption papers as quick as I could and brought Xena home with us.
The first few weeks were rough because Xena, who is over a year old, wasn’t house trained and she had bounced around so much that her stomach was a nervous wreck. We took it slow and I stayed in contact with the rescue owner to learn as much about Xena’s past as I could. Things finally settled down and she realized that we weren’t going to give her back like so many others had. She realized that she finally had a home full of hope and love.
Before meeting Xena, I really thought my family was complete. I didn’t walk into that petstore thinking I’d be bringing a new dog home or even giving hope to a dog that had already been through so much. I didn’t realize that one small decision could save a life and change ours too. I didn’t realize that I had room in my heart to share with another dog. Xena has really taught me a lot and shown me that sometimes giving someone else a chance can be just as rewarding to you as it is for them. Xena and Rocco are now inseparable and chase each other around all day. It warms my heart to know that Xena now has a safe place to call home with a family that loves her and another pup to play with too!
Speaking of pups, have you heard the new movie called Dog Days? It’s an adorable movie that the whole family will love, especially those that are pup lovers! Check it out!
Nina Dobrev stars as “Elizabeth” in director Ken Marino’s DOG DAYS, a LD Entertainment release. Credit : Jacob Yakob / LD Entertainment
DOG DAYS is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals. When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected. This is a sweet film about the joy our furry friends bring into our lives and what they can teach us about treating people with kindness and compassion.
DOG DAYS releases in theaters on August 8, 2018!
Vanessa Hudgens stars as “Tara” in Ken Marino’s DOG DAYS, a LD Entertainment release. Credit : Jacob Yakob / LD Entertainment
1 lucky TCMS reader will win a $50 Target gift card! Simply comment below and tell me if you have a four legged friend and how they’ve changed your life if so. Giveaway ends on August 10, 2018!
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It’s tax free weekend in Tennessee, which means many of us are out shopping for all of our back to school needs!
There are a ton of Printable Coupons that will help you save with your back to school shopping. Below are a few of my favorites. Make sure to print them out and plan ahead of time!