Wednesday, March 17, 2021

My Brother's Keeper Review + Giveaway

 


What a powerful film! Being an Army brat, and still part of that military life as a wife, I feel the very real struggles portrayed in this film in the depths of my heart. PTSD is serious, and many of our returning vets struggle daily. We must remember that we all have struggles, and those struggles look different, but God is there to help us through. We must call upon Him and cast our burdens upon Him. We are not struggling alone in this world! Hallelujah!



SYNOPSIS

"MY BROTHER’S KEEPER shares the story of returning war veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) who has one more battle to fight - PTSD. Fox and his best friend SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) are in their 6th combat deployment when Preach and his entire Ranger platoon are killed in a deadly improvised explosive device attack. Travis returns to his hometown to settle the affairs of his parents who had passed away years before. In searching for answers about his parents, he also discovers a new obstacle in PTSD. He finds support from church counselor, Tiffany Robertson (Keshia Knight-Pulliam) and slowly begins to rediscover his faith in God, until he discovers a secret. Travis uncovers a secret hidden by his best friend Donnie Berry (Robert Ri’chard) that threatens his new-found faith, restores his guilt, and causes him to consider the unthinkable."

This film was directed by Kevan Otto (A Question of Faith, Forgiven) and written by US Army Veteran Ty Manns (Question of Faith, The 5th Quarter). The film stars TC Stallings (War Room, A Question of Faith), Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Hawaii Five-0), Robert Ri’chard (Coach Carter, Empire), and Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show).


I urge you to take some time to go see this movie. 

Check HERE to see if it's playing in a theater near you!

Your church may even be able to host a viewing through the Faith Content Network. Check HERE for that information.



There is an exciting opportunity that you can be a part of! 
There's an open social campaign where you can enter to win a warrior Bible! In addition, you can be entered to win a grand prize Zoom call with the lead actors in the film: T.C. Stallins, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and Robert Ri'chard! Check out the link below and good luck to all of you who enter!

Contest Link


GIVEAWAY TIME

Many thanks to Collide Distribution for providing this product/product information for review. 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 North American winners). Note: Since this is a theatrical release, the digital code will not be available until the film is released on home entertainment. 



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Friday, March 12, 2021

Church People Review + Giveaway



My husband and I had the pleasure of watching Church People. I must admit, I did not know where they were going with the storyline. It was very funny and by the end of it, I had tears in my eyes. What a powerful ending that brought everything back into focus.

This movie hits theaters and churches on March 13th so make sure to go and see it!



SYNOPSIS

"Weary from the showiness and materialism that has overtaken his ministry efforts, Guy (Ramsey) goes on a journey to get back in touch with the heart of ministry and be a real role model to his youth group kids. He makes the difficult decision to cut short his speaking tour managed by his money-focused agent (Faison) after realizing that his reputation has become more fame based than Gospel-driven.

But when Guy attempts to return to regular youth ministry, he is thrust into the throes of dissuading the youth group from performing a strange and potentially blasphemous stunt for the upcoming Easter service, starring a young, zealous new Believer, Blaise. In attempting to manage his youth group while navigating an unexpected love interest in the Senior Pastor’s daughter (Cahill) and being a new father to his grown daughter (Manfredi), Guy ultimately rediscovers and puts on a powerful presentation of why we all need to put our hope in Jesus and not in ourselves."


There is also a downloadable 5-session discussion guide.



GIVEAWAY TIME

Win a free digital copy of Church People

Many thanks to Collide Distribution for providing this product/product information for review. 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. One digital code (only valid for winners in North America).


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The promoters will be sending you the digital code as soon as it is available!

Thank you everyone for entering!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Cubekins Review + Giveaway

 


I recently had the pleasure of watching an episode of Cubekins.

I thought it was super cute! I don't have toddlers or little ones anymore, but this would have been great to watch with them. I love that there was prayer throughout the episode. If they had any questions about what to do, mom and dad took it to God.


About the Show

"Cubekins is an award-winning, wholesome, small-town tale of a rambunctious, seven-year-old boy named Kip exploring his ever-changing world, while learning more about his never-changing God.

This is a new Christian “Faith-based” show for the kids, like Veggie Tales set in Mayberry. It's fun, family-friendly, and faith-based content is for children ages 3-8!

Cubekins was created by two homeschool dads and their families.


Viewing Options

You have the option to buy or rent Episode 01: Invasion of the Cubecumbers on the Cubekins website (or other available streaming platforms).

Check out the trailer below!


Cubekins Member Content

Check out exclusive member content, like coloring books, bonus videos, and more by becoming a fan member at cubekins.com

It includes… a link to watch/stream the 22-minute Cubekins pilot and bonus songs content, a digital download of our "Kip Loves God" coloring book. a digital download of their full color "Kip Loves God" reader, access to our Members Only section of the Cubekins website, and access to future membership perks.


Dove.org Review

 “Cubekins is a great kids show—children will be entertained while learning morals from a Christian perspective. Parents need not worry about negativity or inappropriate themes. When looking for a wholesome way to teach and occupy their children, parents can trust Cubekins to fulfill those needs.”


GIVEAWAY TIME

Disclosure: Many thanks to Brainy Pixel for providing this product/product information for review.  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. Winners must be in North America.


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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Before the Wrath *Review + Giveaway*

SYNOPSIS

Bible scholars continue to debate the timing of the Rapture, but why is such a mysterious event prophesied to happen in the first place? Is there a deeper understanding surrounding this occurrence that we've lost over the millennia that those living in the first-century clearly understood? Althgough most people today no longer believe that Jesus is coming back, newly discovered ancient anthropological evidence from the time of Christ finally reveals unprecedented findings that could prove the upcoming Rapture is not only real, but why this event must soon some to pass. Regardless of your end-times views, Before the Wrath will captivate believers and non-believers alike; revealing new depths of theological understanding regarding what Jesus revealed to the ancient Galileans about the end of the world in ways you could never have imagined.

 


What an amazing and informational docu-drama! This is the #1 Christian movie in America and I can see why! After I sat and previewed it I wanted my children to see it. Maybe other Christians already understood what Jesus was talking about when He told his disciples He would be back for them. When I finished watching this film I had a much better understanding of the meaning of it all. 


This movie highlights the importance and impact of Biblical prophecy. The church has a responsibility to inform anyone who walks through their doors about the prophecies in the Bible. Rapture is one of those topics. We must also understand the culture of the time to understand the parables.


I highly recommend this to every person I know. 

Jesus is coming back for His people! Be ready!




Before the Wrath is narrated by Kevin Sorbo and features:

                  ○ Jack Hibbs - Theologist and host of “Real Life” on SiriusXM 

            ○ Amir Tsarfati - Founder and President of Behold Israel 

            ○ Jan Markell - Founder of Olive Tree Ministries 

            ○ JD Farag - Theologist and Eschatologist 

            ○ Scott McConnell - Exec. Director of Lifeway Research 

            ○ Jay McCarl - Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist 

            ○ Lizette Dillinger - Qualitative Director of LifeWay Research 


There is also a YouVersion 5-day reading plan available - 

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/20059-before-the-wrath


Check out their website: Before the Wrath (Official Film)


PURCHASE YOUR OWN COPY

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GIVEAWAY

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Ingenuity Films 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 FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, from the same blog, 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.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Beloved *Devotional Review* + Giveaway


I love devotionals! I have several of my own and I purchase a new one for my children every Easter. I'm not sure why that became an annual event for me, but I can't help myself. This is something that our family enjoys doing. Zondervan has done it again with this one! The greatest little devotional for the young woman in your life.

BACK OF THE BOOK

Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women uses the inspiring stories of girls and women in the Bible--such as Ruth, Esther, Mary, and Abigail--to encourage you in your faith as you build confidence in yourself day after day. Relationships, inner beauty, and chasing dreams are just a few of the topics that will help you navigate the things that matter most in your life.

Each day features relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse about a biblical girl or woman you can look to for wisdom and inspiration, as well as journaling space to help you reflect on the day's message. Each devotion speaks to the pressures and changes girls like you are facing right now, giving you real-world applications to find God in your heart and keeping Him in the forefront of your life. 

There is one thing that I love about this devotional. It isn't written as January 1st and so on. I love devotions that are just Day 1, Day 2, etc. We all get busy and dated devotionals stress me out! I am hard on myself if I get too far behind. This one is great. I also love that there are lines at the bottom of each page for extra insights or lessons we may have gained from the reading.

 The cover is so beautiful as well are the pages in between. Each page starts with a scripture verse and then has a meaningful and timely devotion that goes along with it. 

Take a look inside the devotion HERE and order a copy for yourself and the young woman in your life. There is great encouragement and hope between the pages,

GIVEAWAY TIME
“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 on the same blog, 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.Winners (from the continental U.S. and Canada only)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ellie Claire Art Journal Review



I've always been a little intimidated by all that fancy journaling I see on Youtube and my artistic friend's bible pages. I bought myself a journaling bible just so I could be motivated to learn and start studying like all the journaling pros out there. I still haven't put ink to paper in that bible! I'm truly scared I will make a mistake and my Bible will be ruined! I jumped at the chance to check out this set of three art journals from Ellie Claire. They are all beautifully bound with thick pages as to prevent leakage from most markers. The pen loops, keepsake pocket, foil and embellishments on the cover make for long-lasting treasures. Such a gorgeous set of art journals! 

JOURNAL 1


The first journal I looked at was Illuminate Your Story. The first few pages contain information about the history of illuminated letters. It includes the different styles of lettering, the supplies you'll need, and how to use this particular journal.


                 


I included two of my favorite letters in this journal. This beautiful A and the intricate and delicate letter F. I love that it gives step by step instructions and then the blank grid for you to try it yourself. Several of the pages are adorned with inspiring quotes as well.


JOURNAL 2


This journal will ignite and inspire the bible journaling artist within you. There is plenty of space within the pages to practice and try out different styles. There are many pages to practice some basic hand-lettering techniques. This will be very valuable for me. 

I tried my hand at the tracing. I have a lot of practice ahead of me, but I found the tracing to be very enjoyable.


 I like how this journal included pages with grid and graph to practice on. There are several beautifully illustrated pages for practicing.

This journal also includes some professional tips to help improve your calligraphy.


JOURNAL 3


This journal is your coloring journal. Included in this journal, you will find full-color illustrations from the archives of the Museum of the Bible along with the line drawings for you to color yourself. You can create your own masterpieces within these pages as well.

These would make beautiful gifts for the art journaling friend who has the skills and wants to learn some new techniques, and also for the beginner who wants to start journaling and studying the word of God. Check out the links below for purchase options of all the journals reviewed above. Happy Journaling!

FAITH & LETTERING
Amazon 
Barnes & Noble 

THE ILLUSTRATED WORD
Amazon


ILLUMINATE YOUR STORY
Amazon
Barnes & Noble





Thursday, November 1, 2018

Holy Roar *Chris Tomlin Album Review + Giveaway*



Chris Tomlin is one of my favorite writers of worship music. His music expresses God's word with so much power.



About the Album
Holy Roar: The freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It's every voice together, changing the way we worship.

About Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. He has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 #1 singles. Chris is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull, and Garth Brooks. The Grammy® winner’s list of music awards includes an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Chris’ concert tours have sold-out venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks in Denver, among others. This spring, Chris marked another career milestone by launching his own imprint record label, Bowyer & Bow, in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group.



This is one of my favorites on this album, along with 
"How Sweet It Is." These songs really get your mind focused on worship.

You can order your own copy of this CD on the Chris Tomlin site at this link.

GIVEAWAY TIME
“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 on the same blog, 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.  The winner is subject to eligibility verification.