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Review & Giveaway Spirit of God

Review & Giveaway Spirit of God

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Review & giveaway Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help readers understand that God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today. From the glory of creation through the powerful letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will appeal to both children and parents alike.

Author Bio 

Doris Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles. Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She is surrounded by her books, her flower gardens, and her family and friends.

Illustrator Bio

Spanish artist Fernando Juarez illustrates children’s books and works as an art supervisor at the Madrid studio Ilion Animation. The company produces 3D feature films for children. Fernando has three kids himself.   If he has any time left after work and family, you might catch him playing guitar in a rock band.

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Spirit of God Illustrated Bible  On this page, you will find a free sample of what this Bible has to offer.

Enter to Win  

A winner will be drawn, randomly, on September 27, 2018.  Please subscribe, like, and comment on this post, on FACEBOOKPINTEREST, and TWITTER for a chance to win!

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Review & Giveaway: Unbroken: Path to Healing and Redemption

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Unbroken:  Path to Redemption is IN THEATERS OCTOBER 5, 2018.  This movie is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION.  It begins where the hit movie Unbroken concludes.  This movie is continuing the unbelievable true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.

SYNOPSIS:

After surviving a plane crash, weeks of floating on a makeshift raft in the Pacific, and then years of torture as a prisoner of war, Louis Zamperini finally returns home to California, seemingly unbroken.

When the war ended, his battle began.

Because he was haunted by nightmares of his torment, Louie sees himself as anything but a hero. Despite battling demons, anger, and alcohol, Louie feels obligated to participate in an Army tour to raise money for War Bonds. But as he focuses more on hotel bars than his public appearances, Louie is ordered to take R&R on the beaches of Miami. There, he meets Cynthia, a young woman who captures his eye — and his heart. After a whirlwind courtship, the couple weds and moves to Los Angeles.  While pursuing every avenue of hope he can find — from trying to reestablish himself as a world-class runner to get-rich-quick investment opportunities — Louie’s wrathful quest for revenge drives him deeper into despair…and the bottle.

Even more, he was hopeless and on the brink of divorce, Cynthia experiences Billy Graham’s 1949 Los Angeles Crusade where she finds faith in God and a renewed commitment to her marriage and her husband. Now, her most fervent prayer is for God to help Louie find the peace and forgiveness he so desperately needs.

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UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION brings to life the rest of Louis Zamperini’s powerful real-life story.  This story is about forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.

This movie is from the producer of Unbroken and the writer of A River Runs Through It.

Starring

  • Samuel Hunt
  • Merritt Patterson
  • David Sakurai
  • Will Graham (as his grandfather, Billy Graham)

OFFICIAL TRAILER

PRESS RELEASE

A winner will be drawn on September 18, 2018.  The lucky winner will receive 2 Fandango tickets to this fantastic movie event (all about date night!)

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Review & Giveaway: Tori Kelly CD: Hiding Places

Tori Kelly CD Giveaway

Tori Kelly CD giveaway is a new CD, by Tori Kelly, called Hiding Places.  This CD is up for grabs. This L.A.-based singer/songwriter honors her deepest musical passion and delivers an R&B infused, infectiously melodic take on a classic gospel album. She has teamed up with Kirk Franklin on this one, and the first single features him.

Tori Kelly was the 2016 Grammy Award nominee for Best New Artist.

I love new music, but it is rare that I can listen to it before Big Daddy grabs it from the mailbox.  He is a music lover.  He travels, often, for his job, so listening to uplifting songs makes his traveling more bearable.

This CD fits right into his wheelhouse!

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Never Alone

A winner will be drawn on Sept 14, 2018.  This is a QUICK chance to win an awesome CD!

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Review & Giveaway of the Movie Healed By Grace

Review & Giveaway of the Movie Healed By Grace

Review & giveaway of the movie Healed By Grace is a sweet little movie that is good for the whole 
family.  It is all about grace, love, forgiveness, and mercy. I will say, the acting is raw but once 
you get past that and get into the flow of the movie, it really is sweet.  There are some parts in 
it that involve possible illness, death of a beloved "fur-baby", humor, pride, and forgiveness.

I'm excited to be adding this to our CLEAN movie library.  It is so nice to be able to watch a movie, 
with the WHOLE family, and all enjoy it.  It is also *very* nice to have a movie where there is no 
language, sex, booze, drugs, or violence.

Enjoy!

Review & Giveaway of the Movie Healed By Grace

Jesse is approaching her 15th birthday and the only gift she desires is a horse. Unbeknownst to Jesse, her mother Brandy is in the throes of a cancer diagnosis which has Jesse’s father jumping through unexpected obstacles.  He signs Jesse up for summer camp, but when summer camp falls through he decides to have her stay with her estranged grandfather, an old gruff horse trainer named Gauff. Gauff, still recovering from the death of a special horse named Grace, now faces the challenges of teen negotiation. Gauff finds he must swallow his pride and ask his daughter Brandy for forgiveness.  A humorous and inspiring story of how God’s grace works in mysterious ways.

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Product category: film
Title: HEALED BY GRACE 2: TEN DAYS OF GRACE
Studio: Blended Planet
Genre: family/ drama
Rating: NR/ Dove Approved: All Ages (see Dove review below)
Runtime: 1:32
Talent: Sean Young, Kennedy Martin, Natalie Weese, David Matthew Weese
Campaign focus: home entertainment release

Release dates:

  • 8/20/18 Digital
  • 9/18/18 DVD
Themes
  • Forgiveness
  • Reconciliation
  • Faith
Available now on digital. Available on DVD on Sep. 18.
This movie can be purchased at either of the following online retailers:

Clips:

Ten Days of Grace – Trailer

Clip “I’m your son in law”

“I want you to meet Grace” Clip

Drawing:

  • A contest winner will receive 1 HEALED BY GRACE combo pack; 2 DVDs.
  • *The HEALED BY GRACE combo pack includes:
    • HEALED BY GRACE 2 DVD (the new release/ sequel)
    • HEALED BY GRACE DVD (the original film)
  • Only 1 winner will be chosen by September 10, 2018.
  • DVDs to be shipped directly from the studio to my winner
Giveaway, Inspirational Thoughts

Free E-Book: Goggles for Gratefulness

Who DOES NOT want their child(ren) to be grateful?

Not me.

We want to teach our children the beauty of being grateful, from the smallest moment to the hardest moment.

See, it says in Scripture “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess 5:18.

Gratefulness is being thankful for those things….even when they are bad things.  When a child can see their parent be grateful, then they will learn to be grateful.

These are character traits that we must have, as a believer, in Christ.

Having a relationship with Jesus is not a walk in the park.  It is hard.  We are faced day in and day out with trials and tribulations.

In knowing Him, though, we will have peace in those hard situations.  We can still have joy, in those situations.

Gratefulness.

What a beautiful word.

Here is a link for your FREE copy of this sweet little E-book Goggles for Gratefulness.

I encourage you all to get this FREE gift!

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Paul, Apostle of Christ Review

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PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST​ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.

Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to ​live out ​the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.

 

Here is the website to view the trailer(s):  http://www.paulmovie.com/site/videosphotos
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I have been excited about this movie since I saw the trailer.  Jim Caviezel is one of my favorite actors.  It is not because he played Jesus in the Passion of the Christ (though WHOA wasn’t that a movie…..that part where he is a little boy, running through the alleys and he falls and hurts himself…then you see Mary yell “Yeshua” and run to Him to comfort Him….oh, my mama heart strings).  Honestly, it is because of his strong faith in Jesus, and the fact that he has adopted three children, from China, and they all had a form of cancer.  Adoption is so incredibly close to my heart, especially, special needs adoption.  I’m also a fan of his films 🙂
Anywho, this will be a great addition, once it comes out, to add to our movie collection.  We are slowly moving away from secular films into films that are uplifting, Biblical, and wholesome for our whole family to watch.
I encourage you all to get out there and see this film!  You won’t regret it!
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The Star DVD

The Star

I love this movie……I was able to take ALL my kids plus my youngest son’s biological brother and sister.  Most small kids worm and have the attention span of a gnat.  These kids never moved.  They sat, mesmerized…..you would see their eyes light up and then hear those sweet giggles, in the dark.  It warmed my soul.  My other younger children asked questions because this perspective is unique…coming from the animals.  The dialogue was awesome and I’m THRILLED to be able to watch this movie and listen to the soundtrack (mind blowing) as much as we want….I’m actually anxious for my husband to watch it LOL

Please, take the time to check out the links, below….listen to the soundtrack and prepare to be amazed…..you will be glad you did!

THE STAR DVD PROMO

THE STAR is now out in digital format and next week it will be out in DVD and BLU-RAY format.
There are many bonus features, one of which is a Devon Franklin Bible study!

Dropbox linked here with a slew of social assets, images, posts, along with a link to various banner images and sizes:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qg2m2wpobmmarja/AABaBGHYxtYowXyXi1yiJYgZa?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ztbrrfq0uurdgi/TheStar-Banners.zip?dl=0

 

Buy Link:

WEBSITE

There is a LIVE GUIDED BIBLE STUDY w/ DEVON FRANKLIN is “interactive and super engaging”.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Full of humor and heart” – Huffington Post
“The Star is destined to become a classic!” – The Dove Foundation
Golden Globe® Nominated for Best Original Song by Mariah Carey & Marc Shaiman

THE STAR

The Tale of Faith and Friendship Includes Six Sing-Along Videos from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, A Great Big World, and Kirk Franklin
Includes a Dance Along, “How-to” Crafts Video and Much More Available on Digital February 6 and On Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20

CULVER CITY, Calif. (January XX, 2018) – From the studio that brought you MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN & CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR arrives for the first time on Digital on February 6 and on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital February 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The heartwarming animated comedy follows a small but brave donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”), who 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 (voiced by Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”), a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key, Friends From College), a dove with lofty aspirations, along with three wisecracking camels voiced by Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Bo and his new friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told.
Rounding out the all-star voice cast including Gina Rodriguez (“Jane The Virgin”) as Mary, Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as Joseph, Grammy® Award-Winner Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse, Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) as Zach the goat, Ving Rhames  (Mission Impossible) as Thaddeus the dog, Gabriel Iglesias (Coco, Ferdinand) as Rufus the dog, Patricia Heaton (“The Middle”) as Edith the cow, Emmy® and Tony® Award-Winner Kristin Chenoweth as Abby the mouse, and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) as King Herod.
THE STAR is filled with more than an hour of engaging bonus materials including the “Star-aoke: Sing Along with Bo & Friends,” a dance along to “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World, plus a collection of fun lyric videos that will have you singing along to the inspiring music from THE STAR.  Families can enjoy crafting and baking with “how-to” videos “Star Mason Jar Votives” and “Sweet and Sparkly Stars,” and they also can go behind-the-scenes to explore the amazing talent who bring these characters to life.  In “Faith All Year Round,” renowned pastor and motivational speaker, DeVon Franklin delivers a fun and engaging children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and keeping the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day.
THE STAR is directed by Academy Award® nominated writer/director Timothy Reckart, screenplay by Carlos Kotkin, and story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin. The film is executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, and produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook. The Star is presented by AFFIRM films and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Walden Media, Franklin Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company. The uplifting theme song, “The Star” by Mariah Carey and veteran songwriter Marc Shaiman was also nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. “The Star” song is now available on The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which assembles new music from a bevy of powerhouse superstars.

Bonus Materials Include: 
* Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels * “Life Is Good” Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along* Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists* “The Star” by Mariah Carey* “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony* “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini* “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin* “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World* Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round * Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft* Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day* An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life
THE STAR has a run time of approximately 86 minutes and is rated PG: for some thematic elements
GOLDEN GLOBE® is a registered trademark and service mark of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world.  The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the record-breaking monster comedies Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies—with the fully animated reboot Smurfs: The Lost Village available on digital and Blu-ray now; a surprising and comic take at the secret world inside our phones with The Emoji Movie now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD; the inspirational The Star currently in theaters.  Next will be Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation from director Genndy Tartakovsky in July 2018; and the groundbreaking animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from the minds of Chris Miller and Phil Lord in December 2018.  The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films:  the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.  In 2007, Surf’s Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film; a sequel entitled Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania is now available on digital and DVD.  The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise including the brand new Open Season: Scared Silly now available on digital, DVD and Blu-ray, was founded in 2002.  Sony Pictures Animation is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group.*

Website:

http://www.sonypicturesanimation.com/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonyPicturesAnimation* Twitter: http://twitter.com/sonyanimation* Tumblr: http://sonyanimation.tumblr.com/ * YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SonyAnimation

ABOUT AFFIRM FILMS 

Films produces, acquires and markets films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences around the world. Since releasing its first theatrical film-The Kendrick Brothers’ drama, Facing the Giants in 2007, AFFIRM Films has released numerous quality faith-based films including Soul Surfer, based on the inspirational true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton; When the Game Stands Tall, the sports drama inspired by the story of the De La Salle Spartans; War Room, which hit #1 on the domestic box office chart; Risen, which followed the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer; and was the faith-based marketing partner with Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures for their films Miracles from Heaven and the #2 faith-based film of all time, Heaven Is for Real. AFFIRM Films also released All Saints in August of 2017. In partnership with Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures AFFIRM Films released the animated film The Star on November 17, 2017, the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of the animals in the stable. AFFIRM will next release Paul, Apostle of Christ on March 28, 2018. AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. AFFIRMFilms.com

CONTACTS:

Staci Griesbach Jamie Falkowitz-TancrediSony Pictures Home Entertainment Falkowitz PR(310) 244-6903 (818) 606-2652Staci_Griesbach@spe.sony.com Jamie@FalkowitzPR.com
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Book Review: Always Fall Forward

 

I was anxious to receive this book, to review, because the movie is *such* a hit with my family.  I have 4 sons and 3 of them love sports (the fourth is only 4), so my hope was that my husband would interact with the boys because, he too, is a sports fanatic.  What a good way to bond, dig deep in the Word, and relate about similar “sporty” analogies.

One phrase that stuck out to me was “Make your mistakes at full speed.”  I tell my kids, often, that I would rather than try 1000x and fail then to never try at all.  They are so stuck on perfection and not screwing up, but that is not life.  Life is full of “making your mistakes at full speed” and then learning from them…..from there, you get better, you get wiser.

I encourage you to check out, not only the movie Woodlawn, but to read this 52 week devotional….whether you have children or not, there is so much that can be learned through life lessons from the field.

To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, please mention as part of every Web or Amazon review that Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book.

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Rose Book of Charts, Maps, & Timelines Review

ROSE BOOK OF CHARTS, MAPS & TIMELINES REVIEW

When I chose this to review, the reason why I wanted it, was because I homeschool.  I’ve been homeschooling for about 17 years now.  My kids, now, range from 22-3 and studying the Bible is always a priority on our to do list.

Let’s face it, though, sometimes when you are a kid…..the Bible can be boring.  It can drone on and on (the Book of Numbers……)….you haven’t gotten to a point where the verses and the stories leap off the pages.

My oldest girls have always devoured it.  My youngest daughter…well…she is getting there and my boys….well, its a struggle.  They do it and sometimes, when they have been particularly salty that day, I’ll pick a small book of the Bible to write.  Now, when that happens, I get flooded with questions like “what is this word, what does this mean, did this really happen, wow mom did you know this?”  I love it.  What was a poor choice and a discipline ends up being a good conversation and the kids can meet the Living God.

One year, I bought a Temple book so we could recreate it.  Little did I know that the pieces were the size of a snowflake….all tiny, all fragile, and none were the same.  That led to an intense try and then we all went a bit psycho.

This Rose Book of Charts, Maps, & Timelines was just what I was looking for.  It is full of colors and pictures…the area where it talks about Jesus is all bold and in red.  It is eye catching and my kids love it.  They can take it and relate what they are working on, in their history book to what was going on in other parts of the world.  There are 250 pages of history entertwined with more history and current pictures mixed in with drawings of the past.

My kids LOVE history but they never paralleled history with Jesus’ time.  For some reason, that set that time apart and then history happened in the like 40s.  I kid you not.  They also think I lived next door to Laura Ingalls :/  Whatever.

This has worked across the span of all our kids and I do have some with learning and cognitive disabilities.  Even those kiddoes can grasp the concept and I think a lot of that is due to the striking colors (I’m a sucker for how things are packaged and illustrated).

I encourage you to consider this as a supplement to your history, Bible, or just for the fun of it.  You will not be sorry.

 

 

 

 

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Family Honor Plate & Thyme Discussion Cards Review

My newest fun thing to do is at a place called the Funky Monkey.  I did my first, ever plate and I loved it.  To be able to hone in on that artistic side that I’ve pushed back for so many years was SO wonderful.  To create.  To look at it, displayed and see my favorite color, my favorite Bible verse…..brings me joy every single day.

This is why I jumped on this review.  In having 7 kids, it is hard to have one on one time with each one, daily…especially when you have 1 kid getting married, 1 finishing up college, 1 getting ready for college, 1 finding herself, 1 behaviorally challenged, 1 with hearing impairment, and 1 with OMS…..my days are filled with putting out little mini fires (figuratively and literally), trying to guide, plan, keep one from falling, and everything in between.  Plus….gotta throw in Big Daddy.

I’ll be honest, I have not had all my kids in a room where we can finish our plate, but when we do, it will be used exhaustively to celebrate any and everything possible.  I want to bring joy back around our table. and this is how we can celebrate.  I’m so excited about this.  My kids drew one of my tattoos.  It is of a daisy.  Each kid drew a petal and colored it in with their favorite color.  My artist added all the mistakes that were made when I told him he didn’t have too….he said these mistakes are what makes a family great.  So….I have some great ink with some awesome mistakes that make up my fantastic family.

I will most definitely be documenting, through pictures, next week, when I have everyone home.  Now, as for the Thyme Cards.  We use those ALL the THYME (get it LOL).  If I forget, a kid runs up to the mantle and grabs it and says “go, mom.”  We have laughed our tails off hearing all these answers to the questions that are presented.  The kids are learning about Big Daddy and I before we were “mom and dad” and we are learning about them and their oddities/joys/niches.  We, most always, eat around the table, but this brings fun to supper instead of stress.  When we have had long days, or when OMS flairs…..it can make dinner time stressful, sadly enough.  This takes the stress right out of it.

Talk to your kids.  Celebrate your kids.  Enjoy them.  This life is not a dress rehearsal for the “big event.”  It is a one time deal….live it up.

 

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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.

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Social Corner:
Here is a video that walks you through it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKmFVPbyfCg

Here is another video from the owner Michelle:

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