Friday, September 14, 2012

Introducing Zachary Horner!

We've shared about the Horner family and how much they helped us in our last minute efforts to finish on time. Zachary was especially helpful. He added extra music and was our sound editor for the music. We think he did a wonderful job, all at the young age of 16! He writes and performs music, plays several instruments, and sings as well. To sample and purchase some of Zachary's music, visit:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Coming Attractions!

Well, after praying and waiting, and praying some more, we believe we have our next project. We will be sharing the story of a family we have been blessed to get to know over the last year. The D'Amatos have four children, but the youngest, Ethan, was diagnosed with a chronic disfiguring disease. Though to many, this would be a tragedy; the D'Amatos, through God's grace, have used this as an opportunity to share the gospel with those who are first curious about Ethan's disease.

We hope to be filming soon. We'll be sharing clips and behind the scenes footage as well. Please stay tuned!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thanks for being patient

OK, so we now have the kinks worked out of the download. If you wish to purchase a download, on the left side bar of this blog, there is a Paypal button. Once you have purchased a download, we will send you a password, and a link to our Vimeo page. Then have the option of streaming or downloading. We hope you will be blessed!

Stay tuned for a special announcement tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Thank you to everyone who took part in our free online streaming of Grafted. We were amazed and blessed at the response. We appreciate all who referred others through blogs, Twitter, FB, and any other method. Thank you to those who watched for the first time, then shared it with others. We were glad to hear that it made you laugh and cry, and that you were encouraged.

While it's no longer available for free, you can purchase the DVD (see right side bar). In addition, we're working out the kinks to make Grafted available as a download as well. We hope to have that up very soon. Finally, if you would be interested in hosting a showing for your church or group, you can email us at

Also, stay tuned for an announcement regarding our next project, which is currently in the pre-production stages!

Sola Deo Gloria!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Meet the Rectors!

Meet our music composer and his family, the Rectors: Richard, Laura, Ethan, Emma, Noah, Luke, and Libby (more on her in a moment!) Richard blessed us and Grafted  with his composing and playing much of the theme music. That powerful opening piece? Richard's composition. That joyful homecoming piece? Also Richard's composition. He was so flexible as he worked with us on our very limited time schedule, which if you remember our posts from last fall (see here and here) quickly became even more limited. He worked many nights until the wee hours of the morning trying to finish his part. Grafted would not be the same movie without him. Did I mention his precious wife, Laura, who encouraged him, prayed for him, listened to his compositions from beginning rough drafts until final piece? She was so supportive of both him and us through this whole project. We were blessed to have them both on board with us for this film. I'm sad to say you didn't get to meet any of their children in the film; you would love them.

Back row: Luke (in Richard's arms), Richard, Laura, Libby (in Laura's arms), Emma,
Front row: Ethan and Noah

Now for the rest of the story... (as the late Paul Harvey would say). Like most of our families, the Rectors started the film with 4 children and ended with one more. In October of 2011, they began their own adoption journey that led them to Libby on the other side of the world. Through Reece's Rainbow, who also helped the Fryes find Alice Faith, the Rectors found, adopted, and brought home sweet Elizabeth Joy, nicknamed Libby. You can read all about their story here. Now months later, Libby is a growing, thriving member of the Rector family, and another blessing to our church family.

Sweet Libby!

We cannot praise and thank God enough for the way He has blessed our church through the addition of so many children through adoption.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Meet the Beaches!

Meet the Beaches: Chris, Amy, Ethan, Hannah, Ben, and Ellie! They have our local record for the longest adoption journey, as well as a precious faith-building testimony of the Lord's provision. Listen as they share what the Lord taught them about their own adoption in Christ.

Meet the Beaches! from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Introducing the Greens!

Meet Dr. Greg and Cara Green, along with their sons Justin and Peterson. They offer some insights into the everyday adjustments of children who were recently adopted.

Meet the Greens! from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Around the World in 81 minutes!

Well, sorta. Our film is 81 minutes, and yesterday, before we went to bed at 11 pm, Grafted had been loaded in 19, yes, 19 foreign countries!  We had hits from every continent except Antarctica! As the time of this post, people in 25 countries were accessing Grafted. There have been over 2200 hits.

We could not even believe our eyes as we saw the numbers increasing. To God be all the glory. May He use this film to transform lives, unite forever families, and most of all, to exalt and magnify His name.

We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the response to Grafted. First, thank you to everyone who knows us who has posted here, or reposted a link to our site. And a special thank you to those who don't even know us who have posted this on their blogs, FB, or Twitter. A very special thanks to Pastor Voddie Baucham who posted on FB and Twitter to his several thousand world-wide followers. We have appreciated your kind words of encouragement as well. We cannot express what an honor and blessing it has been for our family to be privileged to work with these families and on this film.

If you would like to contact us, you can either post a comment on our blog or email us directly at

Meet the Loyds!

OK; so there has been a theme with these first four families. They started filming with a certain number of children, and now, a year later, the Lord has blessed their families again! The Loyds are also a part of that tradition. Introducing the Loyds: Josh and Janiece, Aiden, Isaac, Roshanna, Nathan, Malachi, Mikayla, and Adelynn, who was born this spring. Josh and Janiece have some wonderful encouragement for adoptive parents in this clip!

Meet the Loyds! from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Meet the Shiflet Family

Here are the Shiflets: David & Gina, Emily, J.Michael, Andrew, Kathlena, Calvin, and Bella! Bella was born a few weeks after filming the Shiflets, but before we finished editing. So, sweet Bella makes her film debut at just a few weeks old. Emily and J. Michael share the "Kablooey" story about life in a Russian hotel. Enjoy!

Meet the Shiflets from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Introducing the Bauchams!

Here they are, the Bauchams: Voddie, Bridget, Jasmine, Trey, Elijah, Asher, Judah, Micah, Safya, and Amos. Did you notice? In the intro, we claim that the Bauchams have 7 children. Well, in February, the Lord blessed them with Amos, who became the eighth Baucham blessing. Enjoy the story of how the Lord has blessed their family through adoption.

Introducing the Baucham Family! from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.


OK, slightly belated, but we hope no less exciting:

We are pleased to tell you that Grafted will be available for FREE on our blog during the month of July! That's right! We would love for as many people as possible to hear the wonderful stories AND the great theology that drove them. Would you help us get the word out? Please tell all your friends, neighbors, and relatives; put it up on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or anything else you can think of.

And most important, please pray for all those who will watch. Thank you!

Sola Deo Gloria!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Introducing the Fryes

We have some exciting news coming this afternoon, so please check back today for our update! In the meantime, we'd like to reintroduce you to our families, including some clips. First, meet the Fryes: Erin and Emily, Lizzie, Mary, Charlotte, Tom, Henry, Alice Faith, and Beatrice (well, you won't actually see Beatrice in the clips-- she wouldn't be born for another 4 months.)

Meet the Fryes! from Journey Pictures on Vimeo.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pastor David on Spiritual Preparation for Adoption

Most of this clip is in the film, but was broken into pieces for editing purposes. Here it is in it's entirety:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

This house is not lonely!

Art Linkletter and Bill Cosby each hosted shows where they interviewed children on live TV. The results? Usually hilarious, touching or both. This was also one of the blessings of doing Grafted: interviewing the children. Part of this clip survived the brutal editing process, but part did not. We wanted you to see it all:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Well, we are indeed still here. And, at long last, we have the DVDs (email us @ printed and ready... and boy do they look good!

In addition to that, we have a Vimeo account. The first taste of HD Vimeo uploaded goodness is right here:


Friday, January 13, 2012

God is Still Good

It is with a mixture of sadness and rejoicing that we share the results of our entry into the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. We were not accepted as a semi-finalist in the film festival, which means our film will not be shown at this year's SAICFF in San Antonio.

We are sad that it did not make it into the SAICFF, but we rejoice in so many things. First and most important, we rejoice in the providence of God; although we don't yet know the future of this film, we know God does. This seeming defeat just reinforces that this film is NOT about how good we are at anything, but rather that this film is and always should be about the gospel. Then there are our earthly blessings: hearing all the adoption stories, rejoicing and crying through each one; working with each of the families; watching and enjoying the creative talents of our composers and artist; learning so much about the film making process, working together as a family; seeing God's providence through the wildfires and helping us complete the film; and growing in myriad other ways. We are grateful that you were willing to share this journey with us; your prayers kept us going and helped us complete this film.

We would ask that you continue to pray for us. We plan to enter this film in other festivals, and more importantly we are seeking other avenues where the message of sharing the gospel through adoption can be heard.

To God alone be the glory.

Randy, Pat, Caleb, and Lisa