Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracts

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Let The Little Children Come aims to provide effective gospel tracts and evangelism tools and resources for children.
It is the hope that these tools and resources will help you in conveying the powerful gospel message to children.
these gospel tracts are all specially designed to capture and hold the attention of children, while not distracting them
 from the core message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Wonderful tools to use in Sunday School, VBS and  outreach programs.  Easy for children to understand and talk about
to their friends!


Sharing from my heart:

What a fun review, it brought me back to my childhood and teen years.  You see my mom was a children's minister and we all helped her with the ministry.  For many years I helped in children's church, volunteered where I was needed at VBS and even went to Mexico on a mission trip when I was 15.  On the mission trip we did medical missions and hosted VBS for the children living in the desolate villages outside of Acapulco.  When I say desolate I mean they lived in huts made from cardboard boxes or tin when it was available. It was eye opening to a young teenager from the USA.  I'll never forget sharing the gospel with those children by using evangelism tracts, puppet shows and hugs.  We gave a lot of hugs to those precious little ones during that week. I'll never forget this little guy coming up to me and showing me the lightning bugs and I just hugged him so much, he was starved for attention.  Later on he brought me a picture of himself and I still have it today, he also sparked a little seed for adoption and of course today I have two children that I was blessed to adopt.

I really wish we would have had all of these fun gospel tracts that Let the Little Children Come sent to me. I was pleased to see they offer Chinese and Mexico evangelism products as well.  Here's a brief rundown of what they sent: 

Pop-up tracts
 Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracks
The most amazing house pop-up tract or 

The Lost Easter egg pop-up tract

These use a pop-up to relay the salvation message.


FlipAbouts

 Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracks

Gospel Button FlipAbout or

John 3:16

These flipabouts are a great tool for sharing the message of salvation to children of all ages, from all backgrounds.
Animated Tracts
 Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracks
John 3:16 animated tract

The True Story of Christmas

 These animated tracts help you capture the attention of children as you share the gospel message with them! By placing the striped plastic sheet over the images and slowly sliding them from left to right you can see the images move!

The Colors of Salvation
 Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracks

Wordless Book

Salvation Bracelets


Here's a picture showing everything you receive in your

Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack

 Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracks


Social Corner:

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Let the Little Children Come website

Google +



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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.

Family Honor Plate

About the plate:

Step #1 MOM AND DAD - BE THE EXAMPLE. BE THE ROLE-MODEL:
The virtues are listed in the center of the plate for mom and dad to use as their anchor, their moral compass to guide them in how they need to show up for and to their children.  This is how our children learn what character (Christ's Character) is, what it looks like, what it feels like. Our children are watching us and learning from us. 

Step #2 BE ON THE LOOKOUT:
Look for the good choices and attitude your kids/spouse are making and showing throughout the day. Track it back to the virtues and character it shows.

Step #3 CELEBRATE THEIR CHARACTER:
Turn dinnertime into a celebration when you catch someone making good choices and showing good character and present their meal on the FAMILY HONOR PLATE.  This is when you:
·      Talk about the choices they made and the virtues and character that it showed (Be specific).
·      Talk about how they made everyone involved feel and the impact they had on people and how that is POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL.

About the cards:

Every question is followed up with "Why?" to take everyone's answers to a deeper more intimate level.  That's where the magic is and the real conversation starts. So now when even a simple question such as..."What is your favorite dessert?" for example, rather than someone answering "Apple Pie" and then moving on to the next person, the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with them when they came to visit." Her house always smelled of fresh baked pies and she gave the best hugs when we walked in the door." 

Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships.  When we are raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.

Sharing from my heart:
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This is what the kit looks like when it arrives and you can see the Table Thyme discussion cards in the right corner.

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The 8 paint pots, 3 paint brushes, painter's palette and the plate stand.

I really wish we would have had this Family Honor Plate earlier in my children's lives, they're now 16 and 17 so I wasn't sure if they would appreciate it as much as a younger child would.  Clearly I was wrong.  They love it and I'm always watching for a reason to serve them dinner on this plate and they've started watching to see who should receive the plate next.  Dad and mom have even gotten it!  This is a great family gift...hint, hint Christmas is coming soon.


We've also enjoyed using the Let's Talk Table Thyme discussion cards as well. We aren't a typical family of teens because they always have something to say and rarely stop talking (which I love) but when we're in the car they don't talk as much so I tucked the discussion cards in the cup holder for the night we were going to look at Christmas lights. Great idea!  We had the best discussions about favorite songs, what we wanted to be when we were kids and what our teens want to be, would we choose $5,000 cash or a week long dream vacation among many, many other questions. It was a blast!


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Find out more about Michelle (https://honorplate.com/pages/about-us)


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I may have been compensated for an honest review of the promoted products.


Friday, December 01, 2017

Adored 365 Devotions for Young Women



About the book:

In an ever-changing world, we can be certain of one thing: we are beloved by God. Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women tackles tough topics girls face, from bullying and social media to friendships and dating, all the while showing readers how infinitely precious they are in God’s sight.
Each day features an easy-to-read, relevant devotion paired with a scripture verse and journaling space to help readers reflect on the day’s message. With honest, poignant, and sometimes humorous text, every page will speak to the pressures and changes girls face, giving them real-world applications to find God in their hearts and in their lives. Perfect for everyday use, Adored will resonate with girls searching for truth and guidance. Gift givers will love this highly designed book featuring a beautiful, foiled cover, and two-color interior pages.


There is no specific author. It will be listed as Zondervan.
$14.99, Hardcover, pFor ages 13 & up.

Sharing from my heart:

I enjoyed browsing through this beautiful devotional but felt this might be more for a younger audience since the devotions are short, sweet and to the point. The recommended age is 13 and up but I see this more as a tween devotional for 10-15 year olds. I asked my 17 year old her opinion and she said yes it's beautiful and well written but she feels it's much to short for those that are 16 and up and really want to dig into the word of God.  It starts with the day at the top then the scripture and moves on to a short devotional and then leaves a few lines for you to write in your own thoughts. The blue and white colors are quite lovely and make the book beautiful to look at.

Social Corner:




Giveaway:

Leave a comment telling me your favorite scripture and you'll be entered to win your own devotional for that special young lady in your life.


Thanks for reading,
 

“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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kutless Alpha/Omega CD

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About Kutless:
Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits "Strong Tower,” "What Faith Can Do" and "Carry Me To The Cross.”
After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation that is searching for answers.
“We really believe that music can make a difference in people’s lives,” shares Jon Micah Sumrall. “Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people who may not listen otherwise. We are still recording and performing because we really do believe it makes a difference. We hear stories all the time from people who share with us how a concert or a song has radically impacted their life, and it’s these types of testimonies that keep us going year after year.”
In 2012, Kutless formed EOTA Ministries (End of The Age) to expand their evangelistic outreach around the globe. EOTA is the non-profit arm that aids Kutless in hosting large, free outreach concerts and events. In 2015, they partnered with other organizations to bring concerts to Kiev, Ukraine and other cities for six events - the largest of their kind in that country. The next year, Kutless returned to 11 cities in Ukraine as well as in Belarus, a communist country, where more than 100,000 heard the Gospel and over 40,000 commitments to Christ.

With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core - rock and worship. ALPHA / OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”
Sharing from my heart:

As I started listening to the CD I realized that I know all of the songs.  We sing them in church and my children are in sign language at our home school co op and they signed Great Are You, Lord at our last semester showcase. Our semester showcase is a time of sharing what the kids have learned in our home school co op.  When they signed Great Are You, Lord it was so powerful and the words just spoke to my soul.

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only
Great are You, Lord
All the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sign
Great are You, Lord


They were so beautiful and a delight for everyone that saw them.  I was so excited that this song was on the CD.  I also love Your Great Name, You Are Love, Strong Tower, King of My Heart, Cornerstone, Your Love Awakens Me, Shepherd of My Soul, Gave It All, and No Wonder.  Ok, so I actually love ALL the songs on here! If you're looking for a great praise and worship CD then this is the one for you.  I can already tell it's going to be a favorite as I'm driving down the road praising the Lord.

Social Corner:
Landing page to buy/stream the record: http://smarturl.it/kutles


Giveaway:
Leave a comment telling which of these is your favorite and I'd love to hear why it's your favorite too please.
Thanks for reading, 

“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.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Star Movie

THE STAR MOVIE


In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.



Sharing from my heart:


Many people have heard the Nativity story but have you ever heard it from the animals point of view? I have a feeling this will be a huge hit with children and adults this holiday season. The characters are adorable, lovable, fun and will easily capture your heart. I was a little nervous that the animals might take over the story and take away from the story of Jesus's birth but that was not the case. The director was Tim Reckart and when he was interviewed he said, “The goal was to create characters that were based on clues we have in the Bible that also gives each character an opportunity to have an arc.”
Reckart did take some creative liberties because it's an animated film but he was very cognitive of the Biblical story and stuck with it. After watching The Star I feel it really does portray the true meaning of Christmas in a clever way that's endearing and relatable to children.

Opening in theaters today November 17th, 2017 you won't want to miss this one. Take your children or grandchildren and enjoy a PG movie that's sure to become a classic must see Christmas film.

I was impressed with the all star cast and thought I'd share some of those famous names so you can pick them out as you're watching the movie. I was driving myself crazy trying to place several of the voices so here's a cheat sheet for you.


STEVEN YEUNBo the donkey
GINA RODRIGUEZMary
ZACHARY LEVIJoseph
KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEYDave the dove
KELLY CLARKSONLeah the horse
ANTHONY ANDERSONZach the goat
AIDY BRYANTRuth the sheep
VING RHAMESThaddeus the dog
GABRIEL IGLESIASRufus the dog
PATRICIA HEATONEdith the cow
KRISTIN CHENOWETHAbby the mouse
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMERKing Herod
and TRACY MORGANFelix the camel
and TYLER PERRYCyrus the camel
and OPRAH WINFREYDeborah the camel

SOCIAL CORNER:
click on any of the links below to be directly taken to the websites.

Activities

Animated Coloring Book

The Star Movie official site 

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram


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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”   I was compensated in exchange for an honest review and post. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Patterns of Evidence Exodus giveaway and review


About the author/filmmaker/producer
Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the Biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth. 

About the film
·       Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
·       Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), home school curriculum and others.
·       It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
·       The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.

 Sharing from my heart
    Personally, I do believe in the Biblical Exodus and after watching the video it's even more cemented into my heart and mind that it did indeed happen.  I do wonder about the time frame now and think some of the scholar's could be off, but that does happen.  The part that really resonated with me was when they were talking about the battle of the ancient city of Jericho and how the archaeologists found that the walls really did fall down except in one small area.  This area would line up with what the Bible talks about with Rahab taking in the spies and how they tell her that she will be saved.  I was fascinated because I had never heard that an area of the wall had not fallen or maybe in my mind I just didn't see it.  Anyway, this part really intrigued me and I went back and watched it several times to get all the details. Does Biblical history engage you? If so, this is a must see film!

Social Corner
*Main website for people to watch movie trailers and see more info is www.patternsofevidence.com

**If you want to offer a discount code for your readers to put in when purchasing the DVD at our store, they can use MK1 for $3 off the DVD price which retails for $19.95.

Comment on my Facebook post or on this post and tell me if you believe in Exodus, yes or no and you'll be entered to win! Winner will be contacted in 2 weeks by Sept 13th, 2017

“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.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Chore Wars

I had forgotten about Chore Wars until a friend was asking me how I trained my children to do their chores without complaint.  We started ours doing chores when they were about 5, found the game when they were about 9 and 10 and now that they are 16 and 17 they just do their chores without playing the game and without complaining. It's a fun way for younger kids that like to compete to get their chores done. We played with other home school families when my kiddos were younger and made prizes once the whole group reached certain levels. It takes some work to get a group going but is fun and the kids are really helpful once they realize they're competing against their peers or even siblings.  If you're looking for a fun way to get your children involved in doing chores this could be just what you're looking for!  Here's my post from 7 years ago when we first started playing chore wars http://www.justwedeminute.com/2010/10/chore-wars.html







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Monday, July 31, 2017

Every Mile Mattered

About Nichole Nordeman:

Nichole Nordeman was born on January 3, 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a Contemporary Christian recording artist and songwriter and eight-time Dove Award winner. Her music has been featured in the movie Facing the Giants (2006) and Tribulation (2000). She resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her two children, Charlie and Paige.

Why Nichole Wrote Every Mile Mattered

“For anyone who has been on a faith journey for some time, walked the long road with Jesus, the peaks and valleys, the deep joy and deep sorrows, the confusion and questioning, the moments of certainty and gratitude, every mile, every bump, bruise and beautiful encounter… these songs are for you. For both of us.
There comes a time in your life and in your faith where it makes sense to look back at what’s behind you. Looking over your shoulder at where you’ve been, what you’ve learned, what you thought you knew, but didn’t, what you’d change, and what you wouldn’t. That’s where I’ve been. Taking spiritual inventory.  Examining what I thought I understood, but didn’t, what I got right and what I might still be getting wrong.
In that moment, the looking back, it is easy for us to judge ourselves. To look at certain decisions or beliefs or experiences and feel regret. Wishing that a certain chapter ended differently. Wishing I’d taken a right instead of a left at that fork in the road. Wishing I could re-write history. Rewind the tape. It’s only natural to glance at the miles in the rear view mirror, and see all the “if onlys.”
Sharing from my heart

As I was reading and doing some research about Nichole I read that she considers each of these songs as mile markers.  I'm at a point in my life where I understand exactly what she's talking about.  Her song Slow Down is about kids growing up, but you want them to slow down and features her daughter Pepper singing with her. I can definitely relate since my children aren't kids anymore, they're teenagers now, Kenzie is in her senior year of high school and Kylan will be a sophomore.  This is a mile marker for our family, next year Kenzie is off to college and I will be homeschooling 1 child for the first time ever.  As a matter of fact, later on today Kenzie and I will be making a road trip to Oklahoma City to stay the night with friends and then head off tomorrow morning to tour the OU campus in Norman, you better believe we will have this CD playing!  Another mile marker is our 25 year anniversary is coming up on September 5th and we're celebrating by going on a cruise with our best friends and no children.  WOW, how times change. 
 In my spiritual life I can tell that I'm also at another mile marker as well and that's where Every Mile Mattered comes in and became personal to me.
God's endless love and protection has changed my life drastically over my 44 years of living. Nicole is correct in saying, "Dear me, you did not learn this in a day or two or three so ask a lot of questions." If I could go back and talk to my younger self I would say ask questions more often and learn from others, I was such a know it all and when I look back it was just grace that got me through.  As a traveler this CD speaks to my soul. I'm adding links to make it easy for you to download Every Mile Mattered.  
Just click on the links below and be sure to enter to win your own copy!


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Official website - http://nicholenordeman.com
Buy links – ITunes http://capcmg.me/emm?IQid=b
                      Spotify http://capcmg.me/emm.sp

                       Amazon http://capcmg.me/emm.am)

She also has a book “SLOW DOWN” coming out in August, pre-order here:



Song List for “Every Mile Mattered” CD

  1. Every Mile Mattered
  2. You’re Here
  3. Dear Me
  4. No Longer
  5. Lean
  6. Hush, Hush
  7. Listen to Your Life
  8. Beautiful Day
  9. Sound of Surviving
  10. Anywhere We Are
  11. Slow Down
GIVEAWAY
Please leave me a comment telling me what your mile marker is in life or leave a comment on the Facebook post and you'll be entered to win!
No Canadian winners please for this promotion.  Continental U.S. residents only. 


“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.

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Let the Little Children Come Gospel Tracts

Let   The Little Children Come  aims to provide effective gospel tracts and evangelism tools and resources for children. It is the ho...