Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Movie Review: Grace of God Available @Walmart #GraceofGodMovie

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I love it w hen the family can all sit down together and watch an uplifting movie without fear of inappropriate words or content.  The Grace of God movie provided our family with a nice afternoon movie.

According to the cover, the book is based on the Ten Commanments, but it doesn't feel like the highly religious Easter movies that most Christians have been watching recently.  This movie features real people living normal lives and how faith in God can change those lives.

The movie released on March 24th and lasts 99 minutes.  Here is the summary I was provided and I can not think of any way to describe the plot any better. 

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.

I was provided a copy of the movie to review and have one to offer as a giveaway.  





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BE BLESSED ~~Janet

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Blog Hop: Join Me on Bloggy Mom's April Blog Hop

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Bloggy Moms - Bloggy Conference

Bloggy Moms has been a favorite place to hang out for a long time.  I often join their blog hops, Twitter follows, Instagram link-ups and more.  I have also had the pleasure of attending two Bloggy Conferences.  

Below is the April Blog Hop.  If you are looking for some new blogs to follow, check out some of the ones on the list.  Don't let the name fool you, Bloggy Moms is not simply a bunch of blogs about kids; you'll find all sorts of fun stuff.


  BE BLESSED ~~Janet

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Becoming Myself Youth Lessons

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When I saw the book and DVD Becoming Myself, I immediately thought of our church youth group.  Middle and high school students are constantly seeking to discover who they really are and what is God's purpose for their life.  

While I will admit that the video would be much better suited for a ladies Bible study group, I was still able to use brief clips of the video with the youth.  I personally enjoyed the video series very much and even found myself wanting to watch the next session before I even read the chapter.

The book seamlessly blends life experience stories with biblical examples, prayer thoughts and scripture.  As a group leader, I also appreciated the leader's section for group planning.  

For the youth, we studied the first 3 chapters pretty in-depth and then I summarized the remainder of the book for them.  Due to snow and the busy nature of our Spring season, we would not have gotten through the book any other way.  I look forward to the possibility of facilitating the study of the entire book and DVD series with our ladies group sometime soon.  

All young people desire the hope that God has a special plan for them.  The young men and ladies in our church group were hungry to be "Embracing God's Dream of You".  We looked at "Does anyone ever really change", "Looking back with mercy" and "The landscape of our lives".  They learned that God loves them.  

One of the most important lessons was that although our childhood (or teenage) experiences shape we, God give us the power to "Be More".  What an amazing truth for anyone!

Another important reminder was that no matter what happens, no matter the evil we face in the world, God is for us. 

No matter the age, Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldredge provides a faith-filled look at how God can work to bring us to a life of wholeness in Him.  Just like the book says, "God has dreams just for you".  Check of this amazing study and other great resources at Family Christian.  

BE BLESSED ~~Janet

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I'm Going to See Gaither Vocal Band in Murray, KY 3-14-15

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Last year I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Dove Awards with other Family Christian bloggers.  We had an wonderful time and many awesome experiences.  One of my favorite parts of the evening was seeing Bill Gaither and later having my tweet about him re-tweeted by Gaither Music Group.  

Now, less than a year later, I have the opportunity to see Bill Gaither again, along with other members of the Gaither Vocal Band.  And the best part?  They will be right in my backyard, well, almost...  The Gaither Vocal Band is coming to Lovett Auditorium in Murray, Kentucky on March 14, 2015.   

Not only will I get the opportunity to hear Mr Gaither share his musical gifts, but he will also be joined by David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles, along with special guests Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams.  

To say I am excited about another great night of Christian music would be an understatement.  Of course I will be posting photos on Instagram and Facebook and live tweeting some during the event.  

If you are in the area and are interested in getting tickets to this event, visit the Gaither Tour page.  

BE BLESSED ~~Janet

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Identical: Movie Review and Giveaway #TheIdentical



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The Identical starring Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta and more

There were so many things that appealed to me about this movie.

CHRISTIAN FAMILY FILM  What a pleasure to sit down on a Sunday afternoon with a big bowl of popcorn to enjoy a movie that my entire family could enjoy watching.  There were no worries about language or other issues, just wholesome entertainment.

GREAT MUSIC Who doesn't love the sounds of the 60s?  Upbeat tunes and toe tapping music abound in this movie.  Everyone at my house from teenagers to a senior adult enjoyed the music in this movie.

KENTUCKY GIRL You can't live in Kentucky and not be a fan of the Judds.  From Country Music mavens to movie superstar, many of those born in the Bluegrass love them all.  Watching Ashley Judd in this movie was a delight, even if she was not a major focus of the show.  

MOVIE WITH A MESSAGE This movie provides a positive, uplifting a message to believe in yourself and follow your dreams. 

More about the movie and the giveaway...