I visited the Christy awards site to see the  recently released list of nominees for the 2012 awards. I am blessed to have been taught by some of them at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.

While visiting the site, I came across the keynote  from last year’s ceremony.

I was “touched” by the moving speech by Randall Wallace, author of The Touch, a finalist for the award this year.

He is a Hollywood Screenwriter, Director, Producer and Songwriter of movies such as:

Braveheart

Pearl Harbor

We Were Soldiers

Man in the Iron Mask

Secretariat

Even with all those credits, the man is humble enough to make fun of himself.

He is not ashamed of the Gospel. He is Baptist and studied at Duke Divinity School.

He made me laugh and cry as he talked of the power of story. Well worth the time to watch:

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Braveheart comes on AMC on April 28th at 8:00 pm (I have my DVR set)