Saturday, January 23, 2016

CAPTIVE Movie Review + Giveaway


What a powerful story! I went through so many emotions watching this film. I found my self feeling bad for the criminal here. What happened in his life to drive him to make the choices he did? It just really makes you realize that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US needs Jesus in our lives. When I do something wrong, no matter how big or small, I have that hope in Jesus. He can restore me! 

The actors in this film did such a great job telling the story and portraying the characters. You can see the loss of peace and hope in their lives. 


About The Movie
Based on a miraculous story about the power of faith, Captive is an "amazing, inspiring" drama about the spiritual collision of two lost souls, Brian Nichols (Golden Globe Nominee David Oyelowo), on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kata Mara) hostage in her own apartment.  Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life for guidance.  Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair in the moving film that Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation hailed as "powerful." 



This DVD just released Jan 5th and I noticed my Target Cartwheel had a discount savings of 20% off as well. I think that's an awesome deal!


Movie Details
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse) 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Passion: Salvation's Tide is Rising 2016 CD + Giveaway


I am too excited about the newest Passion CD!
 This brand new Passion album contains new studio recordings from best-selling artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill.  It features new songs written specifically for Passion 2016.  

Release Date is January 29, 2016

Where did Passion find its beginnings? 
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God.  From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others.  Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA. 

Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like "Our God", "Holy Is The Lord", "How Great Is Our God", and "God Of This City".  Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single "Even So Come", which went Top 5.

This masterpiece of anointed, Jesus music is a must for any music library. If I had to pick a favorite on this album...hmmm....for right now...Remember. I love so many of them, but that one really speaks to me at this time in my life.  Here's a track list for your reading pleasure.


1.  Salvation's Tide is Rising - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2.  My Victory - Passion featuring Crowder
3.  Remember - Passion featuring Brett Younker &Melodie Malone
4.  God & God Alone - Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5.  Simple Pursuit - Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6.  I Turn to Christ - Passion featuring Matt Redman
7.  Your Grace Amazes Me - Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8.  All We Sinners - Passion featuring Crowder
9.  Surrender - Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill 


Check them out so you can read about them and listen for yourself!


Now you have a chance to win your own copy of this CD!

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"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification."

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sweet Stocking Stuffer + Discount & Giveaway



mmmmm...that's a good orange gum pop!

I love Glee Gum products and was thrilled we had a chance to try out these newbies! 


These delicious 100% ALL NATURAL Glee gum pops would make a fabulous stocking stuffer for those special people in your life!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Lollipops with a sweet surprise: there's gum inside! Glee Gum Pops are the world’s first and only 100% natural gum pops. Each bag contains a mix of three tasty flavors with bubblegum centers: Sweet Strawberry, Crisp Green Apple, and Juicy Orange. Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, certified kosher, and vegan. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives! Glee Gum Pops are sold online at GleeGum.com, in select Whole Foods Markets, and at specialty stores throughout the country.



You can purchase this deliciousness online here, or see if there's a store near you that carries it. 

There are more ways to keep up with these guys!


This is how sweet our Glee Gum folks are: You, the reader can now get receive 15% off EVERYTHING on your next order! Just enter code: HGG5DEC in the lower left side of your shopping cart. AMAZING!!! 

Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win your own bag of gum pops.

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Thanks to the folks at Glee Gum for this review and giveaway.
Prize will be shipped within the month with no guarantee of Christmas delivery.
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Monday, October 19, 2015

Busy Minds



OH! Did my kids love this set?! The ideas are endless with gears. My kids were very excited about the mail the day we got this box. 

She finally got that box open!


Then it was time to dig in the recycle bin we keep by the door. Every box they could find had some potential. The creativity began to flow!


Zo decided to add a little blue tissue paper.


Lani wanted to use every gear Zo didn't use to create her machine.



Al created a pretty cool looking crane vehicle.

They were busy for a couple hours and they enjoyed it.

You can create anything and everything your heart and mind can come up with.


Maker Studio™ inspires imagination and a love for engineering. In this set featuring gears, you’ll be able to build a racecar, a cable car, a 3-wheeler and a motorcycle. For each build you’re given Engineering Challenges – experiment with friction, torque and propulsion as you engineer your solutions. Once you’ve mastered all four builds, get creative and design something that’s all your own!

Details
Ages:  7 to adult  
Players:  Single Player
Features:
1 Spool
2 Long Connectors, 3 Medium Connectors
1 Large Gear, 1 Medium Gear
2 Large Wheels, 2 Medium Wheels, 2 Small Wheels
3 5.5" Rods, 3 1.5" Rods
13 Hub Caps
1 Hole Punch
3 Rubber Bands
10 Engineering Challenges


Thanks to the folks at Think Fun for this awesome product to review.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Code Master by ThinkFun




Such a fun game for the kiddos when they just want to play by themselves. The age suggestion is 8 yrs-Adult.

ABOUT THE GAME:
The Ultimate Coding Adventure! In Code Master, your Avatar will travel to an exotic world in search of power Crystals. For all 60 levels, you'll have to use programming logic to help your Avatar collect the Crystals and land at the Portal. Think carefully, in each level, only one specific sequence of actions will lead to success.


Enjoying himself


Having a game that makes you think is important for my children. With this game, the player is the computer. You set up your game board and figure out the sequence that helps complete each map. It gets a little more difficult as you so proceed in the game. If the program you played doesn't work you will have to rewrite it and try again. 




My son had no issues catching on, but he did have to explain it to me because I'm slow with some of this technological genius stuff. Guess what? You don't have to be a genius. It's a fairly understandable game once you learn how to play.

Find this game exclusively at Target Stores.


Thank you to the folks at thinkfun for providing this game for review. All opinions are my own.




Wednesday, September 9, 2015

90 Minutes in Heaven *Book Review* + Giveaway


ABOUT THE BOOK
Pastor Don Piper died January 18, 1989 when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car.  Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don's body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes.  Don's soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he'd never known before.  Don was in Heaven.  

When another pastor's prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle!  Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened.  Heaven's bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil.  With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids, and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights to regain a semblance of his previous life.  The Piper family's incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life - and death - will bring hope and encouragement to all who see it. 

Many of you have probably already seen the previews to this movie. I just saw one myself a couple nights ago. I MUST SEE THIS MOVIE! Especially now that I've read the book! Such a moving story. The strength and courage this human being needed to get through a horrifically painful event in his life was only by the grace of God.

ABOUT THE MOVIE
This book is based on the movie so it's all in there.




The Cast
Starring Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), Kate Bosworth (Remember The Titans, Blue Crush) Michael W. Smith, Fred Thompson, Dwight Yoakam, and Jason Kennedy, 90 Minutes In Heaven is based on the inspiring New York Times best-selling book that has sold 7 million copies.  

ABOUT GIVING FILMS

Giving Films is passionate about sharing hope-filled movies and donating ALL of their profits to charities and ministries who serve those in need.  Beginning with their first film, 90 Minutes In Heaven, Giving Films is allowing all of us to be a part of making a difference.  Anytime you go to a Giving Films movie in theaters, visit http://www.givingfilms.com and select which charities you want to receive the profits from your ticket.  Their charitable organizations are Christian Alliance for Orphans, Faith Bridge Foster Care, Hire Heroes USA, Hope International, LifeWater, Street Grace, and World Vision. 

90 Minutes in Heaven hits theaters on September 11, 2015! Check and see if it's playing in a theater near you.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus DVD + Giveaway


I love everything about history. Patterns of Evidence: Exodus was   a very informative documentary and was produced with great quality and a beautiful soundtrack. While doing some reading and research I learned that filmmaker Timothy Mahoney spent twelve years making this documentary. I must admit it was a little slow for me at the beginning but all in all I got a lot of information out of it.

About the Film

For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world's most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible.  In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible's account.  This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world.  The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction.  Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, "Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?"  He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach.   After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand.  The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film.   This scientific documentary's goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.  

The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.



Now, this is just what he thinks the truth is of this biblical period in time. He's presents some good evidence as well. We all come to our own conclusions of what may have happened, but just make sure you're reading God's word. That I can say with a fact is absolute truth. My take on this is that God doesn't want us to get hooked up on the specifics of when and where everything happened. IT HAPPENED! God is faithful to fulfill His promises. Some people need actual evidence and we can learn some things in the process. I Mahoney lots of credit for going on this journey and sharing with us.

This was something I read and I thought this was a great comment and I share his sentiment. 


"Mahoney’s “pattern of evidence” suggests the events of Exodus likely did not occur in the Egypt’s New Kingdom under Pharaoh Ramesses II. Instead, Mahoney makes the case that the modern view of the chronology of Egyptian history is off by about 200 years. Once that gap is corrected, the evidence (scarce though it may be) lines up more closely with the Biblical account. If that description doesn’t make you want to rush to the theater, then this may not be the film for you. The languid pacing, two-hour runtime, and scenes of Egyptologists skeptically shaking their heads will bore many viewers who aren’t enthralled by Old Testament historical controversies."   -Joe Carter

You can purchase your copy on Amazon or the official website.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.