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Friday, April 17, 2015

MY gMovies review with 2 week free trial period plus one 6 month trial code winner
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Well I had never heard of gMovies before this review opportunity came along.  After accepting the tour I started looking and found many movies that I want to watch.  I don't know if my 6 month free code will be long enough time to get them all in.  gMovies seems like an excellent way to go.  You can monitor the movies your kids, preteens, etc are watching.  You'll find all kinds of fun, family friendly, Christian based movies.  It's a wonderful place to hang out and have a family fun night.  Best part is the price, under $5 a month.  Many families send over $5 in a weekend on red box movies.  There are over 300 movies at your finger tips to choose from.

I watched ......

Finding Normal
In a town with no wi–fi, lattes or credit cards, Dr. Lisa Leland (Candace Cameron Bure) begins to discover what a meaningful life is all about.

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Want to win????  Visit here and tell me in a comment which would be your first movie you'd watch?  or which movie category you are most excited to watch from?  I'll draw a winner for the 6 month Free code May 1st.   Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you.  Giveaway is open to US & Canada residents only please.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Grace of God DVD movie review with giveaway


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.

Starring: John Ratzenberg, Erin Bethea, Lorenzo Lamas
Studio Name: Phase 4 Films
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Run Time (in minutes): 99 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: Digital Sound
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.15

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This movie was totally not what I was expecting.  The sub title is A story of Easter Traditions.  There was nothing about Easter in this movie.  The theme of redemption, love, grace, and forgiveness is there.  Also says it is based on the Ten Commandments.  ok maybe thou shalt not steal, love thy neighbor, shalt not covet.  We are really stretching it I think.  I can't say the acting was the best I've seen in Christian movies.  My daughters would say it was cheesy. The story plot could have been better developed. Yes, it is a family movie.  No bad language, scenes, etc.  I'm going to give one reader a chance to see for themselves.  You may like the movie.  FlyBy Promotions has a copy to send to one of my readers.  Tell me an Easter Tradition you and your family share.  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you.   Giveaway valid in US & Canada only.  I'll draw a winner on April 25th. 

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty by Babara L. Roose

Enough Already by Barbara Roose | Blog Tour and Weekend Getaway Giveaway

Learn how to recognize your own outer and inner beauty as defined by God, not the media or others, in Barbara Roose‘s new book, Enough AlreadyWhat would it take for you to believe you are enough already? Most women know God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe? Well, maybe God doesn’t care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn’t kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up.

Barbara is celebrating the release with a giveaway! One reader will receive a cash card and writing supplies for her own inner-beauty weekend getaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A $100 cash card for your own inner-beauty weekend getaway
  • A notepad/pencil set for your inner-beauty quiet time
  • A copy of Enough Already
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 12th. Winner will be announced April 13th on Barbara’s blog.


{More about Enough Already}

Enough Already (Abingdon, March 2015)

Recognize your own outer and inner beauty as defined by God, not the media or others.
Most women know that God loves them, but might he love them more if they finally lost that last ten pounds, or got their hair to lay right, or finally found a pair of jeans that looked good and let them breathe? Well, maybe God doesn’t care about jeans, but women do, and all the talk about inner beauty hasn’t kept all of us from staring into a mirror and taking an inventory that never quite measures up. Enough Already will:

—Elevate the soul-freeing, spiritual truth that God is the Creator of beauty and that women are called to appreciate and care for themselves as his own.
—Enable women to accept God-given beauty so that when they look in the mirror they see his handiwork, not their flaws.
—Equip women to win the ugly struggle with beauty once and for all.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Barb’s website.

Barb is honest, candid, and down-to-earth in her book Enough Already.  Everything she shares with her readers is most helpful.  Enough Already isn't a hurry lets get this read kind of book.  You want to have time to digest what is being said.  It is more of a Bible study type of book.  A book you can use individually or in a group setting.  Each chapter ends with group discussion questions and personal reflection journal questions.  It is a wonderfully, insightful book that women of all ages, young and old alike, will find helpful in more ways than one.  Roose equips the reader with knowledge of God and His Word to win the inner struggle and battle for beauty and help you become God's beauty in our world today.  The author shares stories of her own personal struggles with beauty.  I'd advise you to pick up a copy of Enough Already and begin your journey to inner healing. 

{More About Barb Roose}

Barbara Roose is an African-American, wife, mother, and pastor with a passion for creatively communicating God’s truths in a manner that is relevant and easy for people to apply to their lives. In February 2002, she joined the staff at Cedar Creek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Currently, she is the Directional Leader and Pastor of Spiritual Formation. For the past eight years, she has had the privilege to serve as periodic teaching pastor to 10,000 (average) weekly attendees. Since 2010, she has spoken at various women’s conferences in the U.S. and Honduras. In October 2012, she was a guest speaker for best-selling author and former Women of Faith speaker, Nicole Johnson’s Seasons Weekend Experience. Barbara and her husband, Matt, have been married 21 years and live in Toledo, Ohio.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Character naming contest

CONTEST TO HAVE A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU IN A BOOK!! Here's a chance to win a character named after you in Julie Lessman's next book, a signed copy, and your choice of any of Julie's books or Seeker books PLUS choice of top CBA book from Julie's library. Here's the link:

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Mist of Midnight
Howard Books (March 10, 2015)
Sandra Byrd


After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published more than forty books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012. The Tudor series’ end cap, Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I published in April, 2013.

A life-long lover of Victorian Gothic romances, Sandra’s new series, Daughters of Hampshire, weaves elements of that mystical, traditional genre with inspirational and literary threads. Mist of Midnight, the series’ first book, debuts in March, 2015.

Sandra has also published dozens of books for tweens and teens, and is passionate about helping new authors develop their talent and their work toward traditional or independent publication. As such, she has mentored and coached hundreds of new writers and continues to coach dozens to success each year.


In the first of a brand-new series set in Victorian England, a young woman returns home from India after the death of her family to discover her identity and inheritance are challenged by the man who holds her future in his hands.

Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon her return, people are surprised to see her...and highly suspicious. Less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca's name, but her home and incomes.

That pretender died within months of her arrival; the servant fled to London as the young woman was hastily buried at midnight. The locals believe that perhaps she, Rebecca, is the real imposter. Her home and her father's investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield, who quickly took over. Against her best intentions, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives—does he love her or does he just want Headbourne House? If Luke is simply after the property, as everyone suspects, will she suffer a similar fate as the first “Rebecca”?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Mist of Midnight, go HERE.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Close but not completed...Bummer!

Well, I did get some sewing done last night.  I was hoping to get a tote bag, that I started for the We Support You blog hop in Feb., completed.  But it just didn't happen.  I came close.  I have to get some more hot pink thread to finish tacking the straps and then it will be done.

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Friday, April 3, 2015


What did I sight????  Glad you asked.  I sighted my sewing machine.  ;P  WooHoo!!!  it is time for FnwF and I get to participate tonight.  Yeah, ME!  I haven't been able to set down at the sewing machine in a forever long time.  I'm sew looking forward to this sewing time.  Also....a sweet little robbin was sighted in Grand Forks, ND today...... Yes!  Spring!  Bring it on.  Now I'm off to get a few things accomplished before I set down at the machine. 

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Easter Stories and Prayers by Kathleen Long Bostrom

Celebrate the real meaning of Easter with your kids. This special edition of Little Blessings books includes four books in one: Who is Jesus, Why is there a Cross, What about Heaven, and What is Prayer.

Each title is designed to help kids learn more about Jesus and his sacrifice for us. This volume includes a special note from author Kathleen Bostrom on how to help kids understand the meaning of Easter and the good news of Jesus’ resurrection.

Full-color art of the adorable characters draws kids in and makes them want to hear the stories over and over again. Scripture references support each answer to the questions so parents can study more.

Make Easter about Jesus this season.

This is a lovely book of rhyming stories and prayers to answer your littlest ones questions about Easter.  Four chapters with Bible related themes.  Why is there a Cross?  Who is Jesus, What is Prayer, and What about Heaven.   Wonderful teaching tool.  Each page has beautiful rhyming meter with scripture references to look up about the theme.  I like that fact that they provide just the reference for you to look up in the version of your choice.  The illustrations are adorable in soft pastel colors.  They set the mood perfectly.  Only one part I didn't agree on was the fact of Good Friday tradition.  Many do celebrate Good Friday as the day Jesus died, but there are some that hold to His death on Thursday.  That is the only thing I did find.  Wonderful stories for youngsters to be exposed to.  This one will go into the church library.  

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