Former Hollywood Cameraman Exposes His Behind-the-Scenes Lifestyle

Hollywood Insider: Ep 18

Many teens today want to become famous and get rich quick. Former Hollywood Cameraman Joe Sanchez gives an in depth look at the reality of show business.

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I met Joe Sanchez while working on one of my first movie sets back in 1999 called “Bowfinger” starring Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Heather Graham. We were shooting a stunt scene involving a helicopter which landed countless times at the Griffith Observatory in the Hollywood Hills. It was so neat to be in a movie shoot and I remember soaking up as much knowledge as possible about the film industry every time I stepped foot on set.

On the first night of the shoot, during a short break, Joe and I sparked a conversation that has turned into a great friendship 18 years later. I remember telling him about the Lord and his disinterest, but today, Joe is a whole new man in Christ and this reunion below explains his journey from the facade of the Hollywood glitz and glamour to the excitement of living for the Lord daily.

(above photo: Joe shooting footage at the highest waterfall in the world – Angel Falls, Venezuela)

Episode 18: Former Hollywood hypocrite leaves show business to do God’s business. (those were his words – not mine!)

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Why the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter Are a Must See!

Hollywood Insider: Ep 17

Needing ideas for a last minute summer family vacation? Check out the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum for an eye-opening educational experience.

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Ken Ham, President and CEO of the Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis, was a school teacher for years. His parents raised him grounded in the word of God. When he saw that evolution was corrupting our culture and teaching lies to children, his ideas for Answers in Genesis was birthed. Soon after, came the plans for the Creation Museum, where every day thousands of people take a journey through the Seven C’s of the Bible by walking through this museum. The Bible comes to life when viewing these displays.

The Seven C’s, which are the foundational events of biblical history, are the following:

  • Creation
  • Corruption (the Fall of man)
  • Catastrophe (Noah’s Flood)
  • Confusion (the Tower of Babel)
  • Christ
  • Cross
  • Consummation (the new heavens and new Earth)

This museum ties all of scripture together in a simple, cohesive way, making it easy for even children to remember God’s word and be excited about learning more about His truth!

Episode 17: Exploring the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter and why these are the top two destinations for parents to take their kids!

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How to Teach Your Kids Manners in a Fun, Impactful Way!

Hollywood Insider: Ep 16

Are you needing help on how to teach your kids manners? Judi The Manners Lady has great books and songs that make learning manners easy, memorable and fun!

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International speaker, author, TV personality, The Manners Lady – Judi Vankevich is the President of The Manners Club & Life Skills International and Executive Director of the International Center for Manners & Civility. She’s been speaking around the globe for 24 years on how to raise Godly children in a fun, impactful way. Watch this clip and you will know why she’s called The Manners Lady!

Episode 16: Inspiring and equipping this generation of kids, teens and parents to live with character, integrity and respect.

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Why We Competed in the Miss America Pageant!

Hollywood Insider: Ep 15

Do you have a daughter interested in competing in pageants? Learn about the ins and outs of pageantry and the many benefits of being a contestant!

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Randi Kathryn-Harmon former Miss America pageant contestant and current recruiting coordinator for Mississippi State University College of Education gives tips and tools on how the pageant system helped catapult her career. Being a former Miss America pageant contestant as well, I will weigh in on what I’ve learned first hand and how competing in pageants helped spark my 14 year speaking career.

Episode 15 – Exploring the world of pageantry – the many benefits, expectations and how to best prepare.

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How to Raise Honorable, Courageous and Compassionate Boys!

Hollywood Insider: Ep 14

Want to raise your boys to be courageous Godly men? Join the Chivalry Movement and apply Heather Haupt’s excellent parenting advice!

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Are you mamas raising boys? If so, you will not want to miss this week’s Hollywood Insider episode! It’s time to join the the Chivalry Movement and help our boys become Godly men!

Guest Author/Speaker Heather Haupt and I will discuss the importance of embracing our roles as parents to raise children who will change the world – specifically in regards to our boys. How do we embrace how they are wired to help prepare them to thrive in adulthood!

Episode 14 – How to raise honorable, courageous and compassionate boys!

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