Whew! We at the Homecoming offices are ready for fall temperatures--how about you? In this kind of weather (at least the 100-plus degree days we've seen in Nashville), sometimes it's nice to just stay inside and enjoy a good movie. 

We've heard from some Homecoming friends about their favorite movies: Judy Martin Hess loves Saving Grace; Wes Hampton enjoys Forrest Gump; and Sandi Patty can't get enough of Beaches and It's a Wonderful Life. Well, we have a great movie to give away this week; for details, keep reading!

A thought from the Word...

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

We have a new question for you, and you could win a copy of the family-friendly DVD, 25 Hill, starring Corbin Bernsen, who also wrote and directed the film. 25 Hill is a story of courage, redemption and faith, centered around the All-American Soapbox Derby. A young boy (Nathan Gamble of Dolphin Tale) and a grizzled fire chief (Bernsen) are both grieving the loss of a loved one. As they work together to build a soap box car and train for the upcoming derby, they learn that life isn't about the starting line or the checkered flag, but about having the courage to make the journey of faith in between. For your chance to win this heartwarming DVD, just click here and tell us about your favorite movie! A winner will be chosen randomly next Tuesday, August 14th.

Continuing the movie theme, we have some more great SocialCam videos for you! This time, our picks feature Mike Bowling driving Sheri Easter "batty"; Gene McDonald's adorable son Nathan showing off his new birthday present (hint: it has a wagging tail!); Karen Peck giving a look at the KPNR parking-lot "salon"; and--you'll never believe it--Mark Lowry, on a plane, not saying ONE WORD for 32 seconds! (But his face says it all...)  Enjoy these candid videos with Homecoming friends!

As you may have heard by now, we suffered a loss in the Homecoming family on Sunday, August 5th.  Stephen Hill was preparing for a solo concert that evening when he suffered a massive heart attack that took his life at the young age of 55. We are grateful that he is now with the Lord that he dearly loved, but he will surely be missed. Please pray for his wife, Kathy, and their children, Melody, Miriam and Caleb, as they grieve this sudden loss.  For more information, click here.

Tickets are now on sale for Gaither Fest Ft. Worth 2013! If you haven't ever been, it's a fantastic two-day event showcasing the Gaither Vocal Band and loads of your favorite Homecoming artists, as well as the great city of Fort Worth itself. If you've never seen a longhorn parade, now's your chance! Dates are May 3 and 4, and you can find more information here.