Thursday, June 18, 2015

Adventures of Mickey Matson + Giveaway


What an action packed film!!

In this follow-up to Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, Mickey Matson is at it again; this time pitted against the evil Admiral Ironsides and his gang of pirates who are intent on destroying civilization.  Their new invention, the Tesla Coil, is a weapon of mass destruction that will send an electromagnetic pulse throughout the world, destroying every electronic device in existence.  With the help of a secret organization, Mickey and his best friend Sully embark on a mission to stop the pirates from taking over a submarine and stealing the last part needed to complete their devastating weapon.  If Admiral Ironsides succeeds in his plan, civilization will be sent back to the Stone Age.  It's a race against time, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.




You know how I love a good family friendly movie. We all sat down and enjoyed this film. My 6 yr old watched, but wasn't really into it. My 7 and 12 yr olds loved the whole thing and didn't get up once during the movie. This is a sequel, but we didn't watch the first one and still enjoyed this one. They are great as a stand alone movies, but I do want to see the first one now. I like details and I need to know more about Mickey Matson and his grandfather.

This DVD was released June 2nd so you can purchase on pureflix's website.

GIVEAWAY TIME
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Music for My Soul

A few years ago I headed to a MOPS Convention in Dallas. I was so happy and blessed that our worship leader happened to be Christy Nockels. I also had the pleasure of meeting her. She is such a humble person. Her music is anointed and moving. It really brings you to a place of worship and praise.


You can imagine how happy I was to get a chance to listen to her newest music! This isn't just feel-good music. This shouts JESUS from the mountain tops!


LET IT BE JESUS is my new favorite go to album. I have a favorite song (Everything Is Mine In You) when I wake in the morning before I pray. Later in the day I'm praising Jesus while doing all those loads of laundry and the dishes. Doesn't get better than that! No, it doesn't make me love doing laundry, but it does get me through it with joy and thankfulness.

About Christy:
As a worship leader for many years, she has been an integral part of Passion Conferences from its inception in 1997.  She's seen first-hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way.  A pastor’s kid, who was born in Fort Worth and raised in Oklahoma, she grew up singing in church. She met her husband, Nathan, in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Co. They recorded an independent record with fellow worship leader Charlie Hall under the name Sons & Daughters that led to an invitation from Louie Giglio to participate in the first Passion conference in Austin.  Christy’s voice gained a national platform when she and Nathan formed the duo Watermark, recording four acclaimed albums before that musical season ended, paving the way for Christy’s solo career. In 2008, the couple moved to Atlanta to become part of Passion City Church where she serves on the worship team with sixstepsrecords labelmates Chris Tomlin and Kristian Stanfill. The following year, Nockels released her acclaimed solo debut,  Life Light Up  and spent much of the next two years touring with Tomlin and Passion.


You can purchase her new album on iTunes


BUT WAIT!!!! You have a chance to WIN your own copy!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

gMovies...Say Whaaat?! + Free Offer & Giveaway

Where was this site years ago? We all like great family programming, right? Well, we have a place to turn to when we want some good family television shows and movies. My kids have enjoyed a few shows and I've watched one movie. Once I have a free weekend, we might just binge watch most of this site!



About gMovies:

gMovies offers instant access to almost 300 faith-friendly feature films of every genre, in addition to animated stories, television series and biblical documentaries. Always available on your computer or mobile device, gMovies also includes the bible-based animated series “Pahappahooey Island;” teen drama “Much Ado About Middle School” starring Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwether and Amanda Waters; and the “Left Behind” drama series starring Kirk Cameron and based on the New York Times bestselling books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. 

gMovies is operated by  UP, America’s favorite television channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, so rest assured that you are being offered the very best in faith conscious entertainment. The Parents Television Council™ has twice awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval™ to UP for being “an authentic family-friendly cable network.” UP is the only television network to be so honored.


Now, I had some issues with playback and I contacted them via email. I got troubleshooting instructions back right away! Below I will list what they suggested for a better viewing experience.

First please try clearing the cache and cookies from your web browser settings and see if you have the same issues. If that does not resolve the problem please ensure that you are up to date with all of your software. Please just verify by downloading the following:

Microsoft Internet Explorer:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx

Adobe Flash Player: 
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/

If these do not correct the problem, please try downloading and installing Google Chrome:
http://www.google.com/chrome

If you experience the same issues in Google Chrome please try the following.

Right-click on the video screen, and you should be given a list of Flash-related options. 
Please select "Settings..." from the list of options presented.
Along the bottom of the 'Settings' box, you'll see some tabs...
Click the 3rd tab over to the right (looks like a file folder with green arrow on top) and move the slider bar to the right until higher than 100 KB (1 MB is the next option to the right)
Next, click the tab on the far left (looks like a monitor) and then uncheck the box that says "enable hardware acceleration". (if the box is unchecked already, try 'checking' the box). 

Next, clear your browser cache and cookies and check for video improvement.

To maintain the highest quality stream, please ensure your internet download speed is at least 3.0 Mbps.


I am excited to share this experience with you all!

Free 2 Wk FREE Trial
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Check it out and share your comments with me. Let me know what you love about it. Now, how about a 6 month free trial?!


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Grace of God *Movie Review* + Giveaway

I'm always excited to find a new movie to watch that the whole family can enjoy. 

Great movie, great message, and a great cast


I really loved the message in this film. Just because you are a Christian doesn't mean you won't make bad choices and fail. The awesome thing is that God is there to pick us up when we do. People will disappoint and fail us, but God does not and will not. This movie is based on the 10 commandments. 

About the Movie

Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Bill Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of the local church’s collection plate. As he questions its various church members, rumors swirl as more congregants learn about the theft. When one unexpected church-goer confesses to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly’s views on God and helps him see that through faith and belief there really is rebirth and redemption.

You can get your own copy of this movie at your local Walmart. Just keep reading and enter to win yourself a copy!

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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. Residents in US and Canada may enter

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The 5 Love Languages For MEN + Giveaway

Many of you have probably read The 5 Love Languages. This is one for the men in our lives. 

At the heart of every man is a desire to master what matters. Getting a compliment at work or on the court is nice, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, "You make me feel loved." If you haven't heard that in a while or feel like you are not bringing your A-game into your relationship, this book is for you. The 5 Love Languages has sold 10 million copies because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of speaking their wife's love language. You'll learn each language, how to identify your wife's, and how to speak it clearly. Packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.




I enjoyed reading The 5 Love Languages before we got married. It was actually a requirement from our pre-marital counseling team. Which was fine with us, of course. We read the one for children and soon I will need to start reading the one for teenagers!

I gave this book to my hubby. He took his time reading it which I'm grateful for and I have noticed some great changes in our day to day conversations. I didn't read it, but I did take a gander through it just to see what it was all about. I must say there are some spot on topics that I was excited for my hubby to read! There's a part where Mr. Chapman talks about how the men say what they say. I have a very sarcastic husband. He's all about the good-natured ribbing. I've learned to let things roll off my back because that's just who he is. Just ask his co-workers! I can remember times when he's hurt my feelings and I would like to believe it wasn't intentional. I was very excited after he read that section because I have noticed a change in his tone when speaking to me about things. God is good!!!

I didn't personally read this book, but I think it would be a great gift for the men in your lives. Just make sure they read it! My hubby was a slow starter and every time I would look at the book he was a few more pages into it. I don't know if any of you have one of these, but my hubby is a bathroom reader. Just put the book in the bathroom. :)

There is a downloadable study guide to go along with this book!

You have a chance to win your own copy for free!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rasmus and the Vagabond *Book review* + Giveaway


Rasmus and the Vagabond is very popular in Sweden with the title Rasmus pa Luffen. This is just one of the timeless classics written by author Astrid Lindgren. I'm sure you heard of Pippi Longstocking.

About the Book
After running away from an orphanage, nine-year-old Rasmus finds the world a cold and unfriendly place until he befriends an extraordinary tramp called Paradise Oscar. Together they meet more adventure than they ever imagined, solve a mystery, and catch the culprits.
Rasmus dreams of finding a family and a home someday. But when he does, will he be able to part with his new friend and life on the road?

I had the pleasure of reading this story, originally written in 1956, to my children. Rasmus lives in an orphanage and has his daily chores. He hides from Miss Hawk whenever he can. He's not a bad boy, but he does get bored with the same old day-to-day. His little friend Gunnar says they always pick the girls with the curly hair. That leaves Rasmus a little distraught. He begins his plans to run away from the orphanage. 
He eventually runs into Paradise Oscar and the adventures begin.

Such a great book for your family's library.

About the Author



Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, Emil, and dozens of other world-famous characters, has thrilled three generations of children with her storytelling. She is the only children’s author with a literary prize, a theme park, a museum, a satellite, and a minor planet named in her honor. (After this last honor, she suggested changing her name to “Asteroid Lindgren.”) A jury appointed by Swedish Radio’s Culture Department to elect the “Author of the Millennium” voted Astrid Lindgren second after William Shakespeare. She was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and heaps of other awards and honors.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Roadmap Genesis *Movie Review* + Giveaway



About The Film

Roadmap Genesis is a film documentary that makes the case that the Book of Genesis is a roadmap containing guideposts on how to live a productive, fruitful, and fulfilling life that will help our society lift itself out of its current decline and return it to prosperity, promise, and accomplishment.

When Filmmaker Nolan Leibovitz found himself at a crossroads in his life, he knew he had to choose between continuing to make the Hollywood suspense thrillers that were his livelihood and trying to make the world a better place for his new young family. After much struggle, he found his answer in the Book of Genesis.
He decided to combine his love of the Book of Genesis with his passion for filmmaking and set out to travel the United States, interviewing clergy and public figures in order to build an undeniable argument about the continued importance of the Book of Genesis as guiding force in our Judeo-Christian country.

Roadmap Genesis invites Americans of all faiths to engage in a dialogue about the relevance of the Bible in the modern age. Lebovitz traveled across the United States. Through interviews ranging from Gov. Mike Huckabee of Fox News Channel to Rabbi David Wolpe, from Alan Dershowitz to the Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis George, from Erick Stakelbeck of the Christian Broadcasting Network to Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, and many, many more, Nolan explores the rules that God has set forth to help us maintain a successful and working society. 

The whole time I'm watching this documentary I'm shaking my head at the way the world is today, and nodding my head about all the truths these men and women were sharing about the Book of Genesis and how it is still relevant today. 

One of the gentlemen in the film stated that Genesis means more when we are the creator, like when we have children. It is all relevant today when you read it with that approach. There is a whole new perspective on the words written down. We should all use Genesis as our roadmap!


Lebovitz touches on topics that are valid in today's society such as faith, family, environmental issues, racism, and our relationship with God and the people around us.

This would be a great video for pastors to share with their congregations. I really enjoyed this film.

Don't forget the #RGChallenge

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, 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. ONLY IN US & CANADA