Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Blast: Richard Capriola's A Nation Under Judgement + $50 Amazon.com GC Giveaway!

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A Nation Under Judgment By Richard Capriola

About the Book:

A Nation Under Judgment defines wisdom as "the ability to see things from God's point of view." It reviews our nations social polices, including hunger, poverty, the environment, marriage, homelessness as well as others, from a Scriptural point of view. It empowers readers to consider if our nation is moving away from being One Nation Under God.
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Richard Capriola spent many years as a hospital chaplain. He completed four years of Clinical Pastoral Education in preparation for becoming a chaplain. In addition to his pastoral care experience, he has served as a ministry outreach leader for a Midwestern church and has been a mental health counselor at both a regional crisis center and psychiatric hospital.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The LEGO Movie - App + Giveaway!

I almost watched The LEGO(r) Movie on our plane trip a few weeks ago, but forgot my headphones and didn't want to pay for a set! LOL! 

 But now I'm pretty excited because I'll be getting a copy of this movie and perhaps you could win a copy for yourself - keep reading!

 

In case you haven't heard, here's some details about The LEGO(r) Movie: 

The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

 Chris Pratt(Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president's powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

 Starring as Emmet's fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC's Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

Check out the The LEGO Movie App:

• Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME" at the same time to really get crazy with it!

 • Press the "record" button and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!

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DISCLOSURE: I will receive a copy of The LEGO Movie in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. I was sent these assets as part of a promotional program.

Book Blast: Service Station Angel + $50 Amazon GC Giveaway!

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Service Station Angel By Lisa J. Schuster

About the Book:

Sometimes God places you in a situation of great perplexity, but you perceive His intentions are premeditated and purposeful. Do you trust His lead? "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." - Psalms 37:7 (NIV)

Ernie Price is a middle-aged, humble-hearted man who owns and operates a service station in a rural Midwest town in Upper Michigan, back in a time when full service was the only service, and you got your windows cleaned and your tires pumped for free. Ernie's life has been a reflection of God's love, giving of himself fully and graciously to people in the community and his church. As music director for the children's choir or hosting the yearly Christmas party for the less-fortunate children in town, Ernie impacted lives and was loved by many. When trouble rocks the small town and Ernie is physically incapacitated to offer his help, the community is left to pick up the pieces, mourn, and move on, while Ernie wrestles with the spiritual questions of his accident:
My glimpse of heaven is for what purpose on earth?
Why do I feel compelled to help this stranger know the love of the Lord? Who is this stranger anyway?
This heartwarming story of love, faithful forgiveness and following God's perfect plan, will inspire and delight!
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Faith, family and friends inspired Lisa J. Schuster to write again and God nudged her to publish her first novel, Service Station Angel. She believes the words in this book are her service to others, so that they may find joy and comfort during a season of time when they need it most. "May your hand reach up towards His so that you may touch another with Jesus' abundant love," prays Lisa. Lisa lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband and two children. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, working with inner city youth, bible study groups, singing and theater.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Book Blast with Amy von Borstel + $50 Amazon Giveaway

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By Amy von Borstel

About the Book:

If you knew that your prayers could change the lives and futures of your children or grandchildren, would you pray regularly? Prayers of a Mother’s Heart: For a Chosen Generation is a hope-filled resource for those desiring a life of prayer and for those seeking God for miracles.

 In the Prayers of a Mother's Heart eBook, there are several personal stories that reveal the power of prayer, a collection of heartfelt prayers that address a wide range of concerns many mothers have for their children, along with over ninety-five Scriptures, simple guidelines for preparing the heart for prayer, a chapter on prayer journals, and a chapter on the importance of generational blessings.

 Be inspired by Prayers of a Mother’s Heart to begin trusting that Jesus truly holds the answers to the challenges in your children’s lives. Jesus promised He would do the impossible if only we would believe (Mark 9:23).
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Amy von Borstel is a passionate follower of Christ, a wife and mother of two—one adult child and one teen. She attributes her twenty-eight year marriage and happy home to the love of God and living a life of faith-filled prayer. She’s been a writer since she was a little girl, writing poetry and keeping journals as a way to find peace and rest in her soul.

Her first published short story, A Divine Hair Appointment, was released in the 2013 Thomas Nelson book, When God Makes Lemonade. She is passionate about helping orphans and seeing people find abundance through an intimate relationship with Christ.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

FertilityBlend Supplements + Giveaway (3 Winners!)

As someone who's struggled with fertility issues, and tried a lot of remedies - everything from special diets, to supplements, to medical procedures, I'm happy to bring you this post from the Daily Wellness Company, the most trusted natural supplement company on the market.

While not all fertility issues can be helped with supplementation, using natural supplements is a great place to start if you're hoping to boost your fertility - and, even if you have no known fertility issues, they're a great way to enhance your overall reproductive health!

 ABOUT FERTILITYBLEND: 

Created by leading researchers, FertilityBlend is the first nutritional product to synergistically combine key natural ingredients to prime the body for conception, with individuals formulas tailored to the different needs of men and women.

FertilityBlend for Women and FertilityBlend for Men were developed based on published scientific literature on nutritional components that benefit fertility and have a safe history of usage. In studies conducted with Stanford University Medical School, each formula has shown excellent results in both efficacy and safety. 

Key ingredients in FertilityBlend For Women:
  • Chasteberry (natural herb that supports good hormone balance and normal ovulation)
  • L-arginine (amino acid that helps maintain healthy uterine lining)
  • Green tea, vitamin E, and selenium (antioxidants that help enhance reproductive health by repairing oxidative damage due to aging and environmental toxins)

Key ingredients in FertilityBlend For Men:
  • L-carnitine (amino acid that has been shown to be critical to the formation of healthy sperm)
  • Vitamins C and E, green tea and selenium (all potent antioxidants that help improve sperm counts and quality)
  • Ferulic acid (antioxidant that has been shown to improve sperm quality)

Have you ever tried fertility supplements? 

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DISCLOSURE: I was not compensated in any way for posting, but may receive samples from the brand. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CrossReads Book Blast With Lillian Duncan + $50 Amazon GC Giveaway

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By Lillian Duncan

About the Book

Witness Protection Program claims they can keep anyone safe if only they follow the rules so Maria follows the rules--every rule. She's given up everything--her friends, her family, her past, even her name to ensure her daughter has a future. Reborn as Veronica Minor in the sleepy little town of Sunberry, Ohio, she struggles to rebuild their life amid the beauty of her flower shop. A life where her daughter can have a happy normal childhood. A life where her daughter will never know that her father was a monster. When a child disappears, Veronica prays it has nothing to do with her past, but what if she's wrong? Not knowing who to trust, she trusts no one...and that's her first mistake
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Lillian Duncan
Stories of faith mingled… with murder & mayhem.
Lillian is a multi-published writer who writes the type of books she loves to read—suspense with a touch of romance. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: www.lillianduncan.net. She also has a devotional blog at: www.PowerUpWithGod.com as well as her personal blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at www.lillian-duncan.com
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted! Paper Puppet Craft + Movie Review

The next big thing - the Muppets' new movie Muppets Most Wanted has hit theatres everywhere!

I had the chance to attend a pre-screening a short time before the movie opened, which was pretty exciting!


Movie Synopsis:
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais.

The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

My thoughts: 
If you're a Muppets fan, you'll really seeing all those goofy Muppets back on stage putting on a show!

I appreciated that the movie definitely was clean, without even any potty-talk I often see in kid movies today. The characters are hilarious as usual!! There's your typical Muppet-antics going on, and the eternal love affair between Piggy and Kermie which we all enjoyed!

I did think it ran a bit long for the younger crowd (nearly 2 hours long), and some of the pop culture references I didn't even catch so I'm sure they'd be over the little kids' heads. But besides that, there's plenty of giggles for everyone, and the kids I sat with enjoyed the show!

Muppet Craft!
And now, a craft for you to do with the kids either before or after going to see Muppets Most Wanted!!

This Muppets Paper Bag Puppet Craft is easy to do and kids can have a lot of fun trying different looks for their character! Would make a great Muppet Party activity! (Click here to get the full PDF for printing!)


For more information, visit Disney.com/Muppets

Are you a Muppets fan? Have you seen this new movie yet!? It's in theatres now!!!

I was provided free admission to the prescreening event in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own!