Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery

(Disclosure:  I will receive compensation for this post.  All opinions though are my own.)


I'm sure everyone has heard of the term, "Doubting Thomas".  Some people do not know that it is actually based off of a man named Thomas that was one of Jesus' disciples.  Have you ever had a doubting Thomas moment?  I have had a few.  My health is one.  Being diagnosed with heart disease, I have  my moments of doubt of healing and I have to rely on my faith stronger in those moments.  Also, in the situation of finding a house in a new city and state can really make someone rely on their faith.  Trying to find a house in a good neighborhood with good schools and a good church and friends can test your faith.  I have had a few doubts that we will find what we are wanting but also what God's will is for our family.

About Finding Jesus.

In case you didn't get an opportunity to check-out the first season of this hit series, Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery captivated audiences as well-known Pastors, theologians, and archaeologists, examined famous religious artifacts, and brought to life the places, pilgrimage sites, and people from the Bible and ancient world.

This seasons, one of our episodes focuses on Jesus' disciple Thomas-or you may have heard of him as "doubting Thomas."  But there is so much more to his life story.  His journey to overcome his doubts and fears, and to redeem himself by spreading the Gospel and message of love to a faraway place is an inspiration!  It's also something we can all relate to-as each of us at one point in our lives have had to struggle and overcome our own doubt and fears in order to fulfill a great challenge in our lives, or even during our faith journey.

Finding Jesus premiers on March 5th on CNN

Check out this trailer:




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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Race to Win

(Disclosure:  I received a copy of this dvd in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.)



I recently had the opportunity to watch this movie, Race To Win.  This movie is a great inspiring movie that you can watch with your family.  The country scenes are beautiful.  The horse is gorgeous. The actors all did well in telling the storyline.  I love movies that we can watch as a family without worrying about lots of cussing, immodesty, violence and more.  This is one of those movies my kids could safely watch.  This movie touched a lot of my emotions.  Some parts I teared up in, chuckled at other parts.  All around this is a feel-good movie that you should check out.

Click here to check out a scene from the movie.

Hannah Rhodes is faced with the biggest decision of her life when she loses her father, Gentry Rhodes.  After Gentry suffers an apparent heart-attack, the Rhodes family is left to pick up the pieces and continue running the horse ranch Gentry had worked his entire life to build.  Meanwhile, a local resident claims Gentry owes him thousands of dollars which the family does not have.  Hannah and her family quickly become overwhelmed with the financial crisis that is upon them and unsure how they will pay off the debt without having to sell the ranch.  She must find the strength to face her fears and compete in the race of her life or her family will lose everything.

This movie comes out on dvd February 14th..just in time for a Valentines Day!

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Dog's Purpose

(Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  All opinions I share are my own and not persuaded in any way.)




With the new movie coming out January 27th, A Dog's Purpose, I wanted to share some reasons my dogs had purpose with us.  We moved cross country so we had to re-home them before moving.  We have a big hole in our hearts and miss them dearly.  When we start missing them, we like to reminisce about how they brought joy into our life.  Like Cosmo, the white and brown mix, loved to spin around in circles all over the house.  It would make my kids laugh hysterically.  He was also afraid of water.  Everytime you brought out the hose he would run and hide.  Jynx, the brown dog, was a good hunter.  She would bring us dead raccoons and possums.  She loved to jump.  She could jump up and look over our 6 foot fence.  When the boys would play in the pool she would come in and join them.  These 2 dogs brought a lot of happiness to our family and I can't wait to get another dog.

The movie, A Dog's Purpose, reminded me of our dogs.   Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose, is a sweet and lovable family film that shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.  Told from the perspective of "everybody's best friend" the film highlights the importance of familial bonds, and the unconditional love we have for our best friends.  The movie starts Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, and John Ortiz.

Check out the trailer below:


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Race To Win

(Disclosure:  I will receive a copy of this movie in return for this post.)


I love watching wholesome movies with my kids.  Movies that have meaning and values without the content that we don't agree with, are what we choose to watch with them.  I can't wait to show them this new movie Race To Win.

About this movie:
Hannah Rhodes (Danielle Campbell) is faced with the biggest decision of her life when she loses her father, Gentry Rhodes (Luke Perry).  After Gentry suffers an apparent heart-attack, the Rhodes family is left to pick up the pieces and continue running the horse ranch Gentry had worked his entire life to build.  Meanwhile, a local resident claims Gentry owes him thousands of dollars which the family does not have.  Hannah and her family quickly become overwhelmed with the financial crisis that is upon them and unsure how they will pay off the debt without having to sell the ranch.  She must find the strength to face her fears and compete in the race of her life or her family will lose everything.

Check out the trailer:







Race To Win will be available on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on February 14th for the suggested retail price of $22.98

Thursday, January 5, 2017

3DLightFX

(Disclosure:  I will receive a 3DLightFX in return for this post.  All opinions shared are my own.)


We just moved and my kids have been looking for some fun things to put on their walls.  I think I just found something really awesome for each of them!  3DLightFX are just the thing they would love.  These lights can be purchased at Target and www.Target.com.  There is a whole line of characters to choose from.  These cordless lights come with the cracked sticker for the really cool effect.  They are cool to the touch so you don't have to worry about little hands being burned and they are battery operated.  

3DLightFX 3D Deco Lights are the perfect gift this holiday season.  They have a full range of comic book, superhero, Disney Princess, sports and car lights that look as thought they are popping right out of the wall!  They are battery operated and cool to the touch so you can place them anywhere in the room!  Your kids will love having these in their rooms and they're also the perfect editions to a den, family room, man's cave or office!  Find all of these amazing products here:  Target


With so many to choose from, it will be a hard decision.  Which one will you chose?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What does Christmas mean to you?

(Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.)




As we come close to the Christmas holidays, I want everyone to stop the chaos and take a moment to think about what Christmas means to you!

Christmas to me is a wonderful time of the year.  It means beautiful christmas lights on Christmas trees and throughout neighborhoods.  We love driving around looking at light displays.

It means live Christmas trees.  I absolutely love live trees.  The pine smells amazing and they are gorgeous to look at.

Christmas means music.  I love Christmas music.  I could listen to it year round.  I love all the singers different renditions of the traditional songs.

Christmas means family.  Family get togethers around Christmas dinner is a lot of fun.  That's where lots of memories are made.

Christmas means my children's faces as they open up presents and make a mess with the wrapping paper and packaging!

But most of all...to me, Christmas means Jesus.  It is a reminder that God sent his only son, Jesus,  to us.  He sent him so that we can be saved and spend eternity in Heaven with Him.  You can read the story of Jesus' birth in Luke 2.  It means that I have hope.  I have hope that my loved ones, who have asked Jesus into their hearts, are going to heaven.  I have hope that when I pass away, I will be with God!  That is the best Christmas present that anyone could ask for!  I love being able to take the time and worship God for all that He has done.

I received the DVD  HILLSONG-LET HOPE RISE.  This has helped me get to know the band a little bit more as well as get into the worship setting!








I also received this movie GREATER.  This is by far one of the best movies that I have seen.  I watched it with my kids during our weekly family movie night.  This movie is so inspiring.






Both films highlight the perseverance people can have when they lean on their faith and when they do that-God enables them to do extraordinary things in life.  Both of these DVD's would make great Christmas presents.   They both released on DVD December 20th.  So you have time to pick them up still.



Merry Christmas to all of my readers!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Clean up with YouCopia products *giveaway*

(Disclosure:  I received the items for free in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.)


I don't know about you but I used to have cluttered cabinets.  It drove me crazy.  Things would fall down anytime I reached for anything and I would end up shoving things into the cabinet and shut the door quickly hoping for the best.  It was a disaster!  I live in a small apartment with a tiny kitchen so organization is an important factor to less chaos!

I was given the opportunity to test out a few products to help with that chaos.  YouCopia products are amazing!  The products that I received really were an asset to my kitchen!  The products are super simple to assemble and set up.  Took less than 5 minutes to clean up some of my cabinets!

The first product I'm gonna talk about is the StoreMore Lid Holder.  Use this to store your lids to all of your pots.  You could store up to 7 lids in this organizer.  The dividers are adjustable and you can move them to the distance that you need.  This keeps your lids standing upright so that they are easy to find and get in and out without the other lids spilling out!  I love this product!  You will too.  Purchase it at Target for $14.99.






The next product I am going to introduce you to is the Drawer StoraStack.  This organizer is amazing for your containers.  It is meant for the drawers but I placed mine in the cabinet.  It really is a helpful product.  Really easy to assemble.  I love the extendable part to make it a little bit longer for bigger containers.  This makes it easy to grab your container and lid.  The lids fit perfectly into the slots.  This is another must have for the kitchen.  Purchase it from Target for $14.99.





The final product that I'm going to share with you is the SpiceStep.  How many of you have a spice cabinet and you can not find the spice you are looking for?  I was one of you.  In fact, while I was organizing my spices on this I realized I had 4 jars of black pepper.  This organizer holds up to 24 spice bottles.  It comes with labels for you to put on the top of the bottles for even more easy to find spices!  you can purchase this on Amazon for $15.99.  






My kitchen just got a good organization day and it is thanks to YouCopia.  I love their products now and you will too.  What area of your kitchen needs the most help?


One lucky winner will get to choose their own YouCopia product. (product value up to $40)
How awesome

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