A Christmas Movie that Is Changing Lives

My article about The Farmer and the Belle and interview with Jenn and Jim Chandler posted today on www.HeadlinePrayer.org. A link to our interview is embedded in the article. 

I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

"The Covenant Keeper" on Sunday

There are many Scriptures from the Old Testament that anticipate the Lord stepping down to earth to be born in a manger. "The Covenant Keeper" dramatizes one of the lesser known passages, Genesis 15, when Abram (before God renamed him Abraham) cut a covenant with the Creator of All Things. When I understood its meaning during seminary, the profound foreshadowing took my breath away!  

It's one of the pieces that's a part of my one-man play Views of the Manger, and I'll be performing "The Covenant Keeper" at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on December 26 at the church I grew up in, Medford Friends. You can attend the service if you're in the area, or watch the live stream from www.MedfordFriendsChurch.org.

In the meantime, have a merry Christmas!

I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

Christmas' True Meaning: Pictures of Courage

Joyce presents Part II of her Christmas message with pictures of servants from the gospels of Luke 1:26-56 and Matthew 1:18-25 who rallied to the Lord's mission to seek and save the lost.  Joyce also cites John 10:15-18. 

If you missed Part I, you can click here to listen or visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Christmas (12/15).

Click the arrow below, or if you're reading this in an email you can click this link, to play the service. Here's Pastor Joyce's introduction:

Then I present two sketches, "Guess What," and "What!?" from my one-man play Views of the Manger originally performed at New Dawn Church in Florida.

The rest of Pastor Joyce's sermon is followed by Tamara W. praying for those called to join Jesus in His Mission to seek and save the lost.  

The audio portions of this service are available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

Rally to Seek and Save the Lost!

Joyce teaches Part I of Christmas's True Meaning -- to seek and save the lost -- in a message from John 10: 1-18 at Wednesday evening's "Praise, Prayer and Proclamation of the Word."  She will share Part II of Christmas's True Meaning on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, and we'll share two stories from my one-man play Views of the Manger.  

Click the arrow below, or if you're reading this in an email you can click this link, to play the service:


This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you want to know more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.

Join us for Part II of Joyce's teaching, which will include two elements of Rich's one-man play Views of the Manger. It will be over Zoom only on Sunday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. Eastern. Contact us via the form at the very bottom of the page to get the login info. 

The Adventum, Volume 4

I was able to return to The Adventum, on Volume 4, reprising my role of Camsis, the advisor to Pharoah. You'll have to hear Volume 3 to understand why Camsis makes a return visit. 

Camsis was the husband of a character played by Melissa Disney, the voice of Ginger in As Told by Ginger on Nickelodeon. What a joy to work with her again!

See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance.

Yuri Gagarin

In our Bible study this morning one of our pastors, Randy Solomon, who worked as an engineer for NASA told this story: Yuri Gagarin, First Human in Space Was a Devout Christian Says His Close Friend.

Joyce and I performed the rolls of Ferris and Danae Chapman in this outstanding film shot in and near Calgary: www.RichDrama.com/MayflowerII.

Hannah's Dream

Here's an interview I did with Hannah Ratnam, the screenwriter for the upcoming film Hannah's Dream, which will bring attention to the persecution of Christians and spiritual gifts that are operating today, especially as we move into the greatest revival and awakening in world history. The script has won 22 awards. 

Here are links to things I mentioned in the interview:

Helping the persecuted church in Afghanistan
www.Faith2Action.org (Earmark gifts "Afghanistan Relief") and 

Helping fortify Christian children against persecution

Films and an audio drama about the persecution of Christians:
The Diary of Perpetua (www.RichDrama.com/TheDiaryOfPerpetua)
William Bradford and the American Pilgrims (www.RichDrama.com/Freedom)

I didn't have time to talk about them, but my friends Lori and Wadud had to flee their town because Muslims were stirred up by the "success" of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan: www.RichDrama.com/WadudAndLori

If you'd like to give toward Hannah's Dream and/or be considered for the upcoming production reach out to Hannah through Facebook.

I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

A Blessed Christmas Season to You and Yours!

One of the scenes we filmed this year in the sitcom What's a Girl to Do is my new favorite scene. I can't tell you much about it until after that episode is released, but it makes it clear that Christmas is not a generic holiday about giving gifts, putting trees in our living rooms and wearing red and green. It's a celebration of the moment God sent his only begotten Son to earth. One of the gifts the wise men brought was myrrh, an embalming spice. Right from the start of time it was clear that Jesus would come to die, that we might live forever

Merry Christmas! 

Click here for Joyce's two Christmas messages and my two excerpts from my one-man play Views of the Manger. My performances will be available through Christmas. 

I'm so grateful for all of your prayers that have gone up for us throughout 2021! This year I performed and/or taught in nine states, and Joyce and I both have become contributing writers for Intercessors for America's www.HeadlinePrayer.org

Here are a few highlights:

January: Rich performed in Washington's Armor and served as dialect coach. 

February: Rich performed in Three Days Later.

March: Rich co-led a Graceworks workshop for Princeton University.

April: Rich and Joyce started as contributing writers for www.HeadlinePrayer.org

Rich won Audience Choice Actor of the Year at the International Christian Film and Music Festival. Rich performed two roles in Jonathan Park, Season 18.

June: Rich taught, coached and performed at the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp. Rich performed in The Adventum, Volume 5.

July: Rich performed in The Diary of Perpetua and taught and directed at the Lamplighter Guild

Rich performed in Prison Letters. Rich performed in a teaser for the upcoming animated sitcom A Few Good Miles. 2nd Chances, in which Rich plays the mentor of the lead character, was released. Rich performed in a trailer for the upcoming cartoon A Few Good Miles.

September: Rich performed and helped on crew for What's a Girl to Do? where we prayed a three-year-old boy back from the dead! Rich led an Actors Boot Camp at the Content 21 Film Festival and Media Summit and was a keynote speaker at the Pensacola Christian Theatre Festival.

Rich performed and served as acting coach in "Bunker." Rich and Joyce participated in the Global Hymn Sing. Rich performed two roles in the audio drama Titanic Waif.

November: Rich performed and served as acting coach on What's a Girl to Do? in Ohio and Florida. Freedom: William Bradford and the American Pilgrims Part 1 was released, featuring Rich as two characters.

December: Joyce attended events hosted by Intercessors for America as the Supreme Court was considering the case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Rich, who was on the set of What's a Girl to Do in Florida, prayed that Joyce would run into Dutch Sheets, a prayer you can see was answered in the photo to the right. Dutch and Greg Hood were on the steps of the Supreme Court when Joyce connected with them.

Have a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year! 

I play a quirky clerk in Christmas Grace. It's a wonderful story of forgiveness and... well, grace.

Pray with Others Live: The Matter of Life

Joyce on the steps of the
Supreme Court with Greg Hood and 
Dutch Sheets. This connection with
Dutch was a specific answer to prayer.
Joyce and I typically are on Pray with Others Live on the second and fifth Tuesdays of the month, but last week, Joyce was traveling to Washington DC to be an onsite intercessor during the Supreme Court hearings on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health, which could overturn Roe v. Wade, and I was working on the sitcom by Janet Porter, architect of the Heartbeat Bill (www.RichDrama.com/WhatsAGirlToDo).

I reviewed Tracy Robinson's documentaryThe Matter of Life, and Tracy was able to take my place on the program. 

Judy McDonough, who hosts the program, read from a prayer Joyce submitted by our pastors, Jim and Dr. Linda Warren

You can watch the program by clicking the image below:

Here's the interview I did with Tracy Robinson: 

Joyce also wrote an article based on interviews she did with the two men who drafted the amicus brief filed with the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health. It's on the second page of the December issue of The Connector

Dutch Sheets (in the photo above) read another article by Joyce (The Heart Behind Mississippi's Abortion Law) on his program Give Him 15.

While in DC, Joyce attended an event where intercessors prayerfully listened to the opening oral arguments in the Supreme Court. If you haven't heard them yet, you can listen here. The arguments begin at 32m 13s. 

I posted it earlier, but because it fits the theme for the battle for life, here again is the link to Joyce's article The Lord Is Calling the Supreme Court Back.

To get reminders of when we'll be on Pray with Others Live in the future, sign up at www.RichDrama.com/Prayer.
I Dreamed I Was Free tells the story of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman, who spoke against slavery a century before our Civil War.

Joshua and the Stones of Remembrance

Trevor the Treasure Seeker reflects on Joshua leading the people of Israel across the Jordan River.

You can watch other episodes of Treasure Seekers at www.RichDrama.com/TreasureSeekers.

I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.