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Happy 2015!

Book Giveaway! New from Ideals: "A Love Letter From God" picture book.

New from Ideals books: A love Letter from God is a fun and colorful book for Winter time reading!  Makes a great Valentine's Day gift! Share God's love for children in this picture book. Written by P.K. Hallinan who has written over 85 books on the topics of friendship, inspiration, love, and life values. Illustrated by Laura Watson who has been sharing whimsical drawings in books, magazines, educational material, and retail applications since 1995. Her illustrations are so adorable and colorful!!! The book has cut out heart shapes throughout the book's  pages, is made from heavy stock paper, and it perfect to read to your kiddos. The book reads like a letter God may have written to a child telling of his love for children. Read it to your child just like it's their own personal letter from God.   A good lesson and a good reading for parents and children to share their faith. Tuck your children into bed and snuggle them up with this bed time story of God's love an

Giveaway: THE GOOD LIE, a film of faith, friends, and family to feed your soul.

 THE GOOD LIE will be available for purchase on BluRay and DVD on December 23, 2104 so there is still time to give it as a gift for Christmas or for yourself!  Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy.  The film tells the true life story of the Lost Boys of Sudan lives that were torn apart by civil war.  Their parents were killed in the war and the boys grew up in refugee camps. By the efforts of church groups and other charities, the boys are able to start new lives in the U.S.A.   Carrie (Resse Witherspoon) meets them at the airport and from there she helps them get settled, and find jobs.  We See Carrie experience her own change that she has avoided for so many years as she interacts with the boys.  This heartwarming story of the hard lives of The Lost Boys of Sudan gives us a look into a different world we only can imagine.  The efforts of so many faithful people to bring these boys to America to help them find jobs and become part of society is such a inspiration fo

THE BOXTROLLS are coming to Digital HD December 23, 2014. See the trailer here!

THE BOXTROLLS ON DIGITAL HD  DECEMBER 23, 2014 ECEMBER 23, 2014    ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD  JANUARY 20, 2015   FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT   20, 2015 Pick up you copy on December 23 to watch with the kids over the holiday break! Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack  ·           PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES o      Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable o      Baby In The Trash o      Eggs In The Underworld o      Man On A Horse o      Trubshaw’s Inventorium o      Cheese Shop o      Tea And Cheese Bonus Features on  Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and DVD ·           DARE TO BE SQUARE:  BEHIND THE SCENES OF  THE BOXTROLLS o      VOICING  THE BOXTROLLS The tremendously talented cast members of  The Boxtrolls  discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.           o

The Franklin Institute will be showing the new film: JERUSALEM, opening on 1/4/15. See trailer here!

This is a breath taking video-the views, city, and people of Jerusalem. The film looks great and something we can all learn from.  Philadelphia release date at the Franklin Institute  in Philadelphia, PA, on January  4 ,  2015.  visit the web site find show times Facebook Twitte

Take a trip down a relaxing country road with, "All Of My Memories: The John Denver Collection"

JOHN DENVER –  All Of My Memories :  The John Denver Collection :   4 CD Box Set/DL   Are you a John Denver fan? Order today for yourself or gift giving! This is a huge collection of his music and it's wonderful.  John Denver’s recent release brought back tons of great musical memories.  The 4 CD collection of his life’s work expanded my appreciation of his career that spanned three decades.  Starting in the early 60’s with pioneering folk acts through later collaborations in his career such as Emmy Lou Harris and Placido Domingo, Denver sang songs that touched the soul of America and abroad. This 90 song collection is a great way to revisit or connect with one of the best folk singer songwriters of the last decades.  I would recommend it for holiday giving to a folkie or to introduce the next generation of John Denver fans to his life’s work. Here is one of my favorite songs in this video of  Sunshine On My Shoulders.  I also am pretty found of Take Me Home, Country Roads . His p

New trailer for Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT is here!

Inside out looks like a good film since it takes inside the mind! All those emotions! Watch as we see Riley and her parents emotions as they try to adjust to a new house and city. Riley is a young girl dealing with a new school and of course-the parents daily 50 questions! Coming to a theater near you on June 19, 2015, but for now watch the trailer!  From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco.  Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smit


Two books to help make your holidays a bit more meaningful with the classic story of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This book also includes the stories : "A Christmas Tree"  and "The Story Of The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton" and the second book:  A Treasury of Christmas Classics. STEAMPUNK: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Hardcover; $18.95 US illustrated by Zdenko Basic Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol .  Gold edged pages and a timeless traditional story makes this book perfect for the coffee table, reading nook, or spot on the couch. Take a break from shopping, baking, and wrapping and read!  Steampunk Illustrations of industrial London from  Zdenko Basic give a haunting feel to the setting of old London bringing the characters of the story to life.  Gift idea:  Teens, college age, adults Readers that like the classic stories Fans of Charles Dickens Teachers Relatives   The traditional Christmas tale of Scrooge and his ghosts. This book includes

From the producers on THE BIBLE, the first trailer from AD is out, see it here!

On Easter Sunday, 2015 on NBC tune in to watch the premier of A.D. from  executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. A.D. is 12 series event.  The first trailer from the series is just out, watch it below. When you watch this trailer, you'll see history. History of how Jesus died for us, and how he rose again! Set in the time of Jesus Crucifixion, Resurrection and the growth of the church. See the politicians that struggle to maintain control and try to prevent followers of Jesus to bring his message out into the world.  Season 1 of A.D. takes you through the first 10 chapters of the Acts of the Apostles and the world changing events that immediately followed the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.  For more information, go to .  The series premiers on Easter Sunday 2015 on NBC

Giveaway: Susie's Hope DVD. Her story of being attacked by an abused dog and healing while helping abused animals.

In this merry month of December the thought of animals out in the cold dark night lends itself to a prayer. I look at our cat cuddled up on his blanket, safe, warm, fed, and healthy.  That's not the case of so many animals. Inside and outside. Susie's Hope film brings attention to animal abuse.  Based on a true story, and also brought about Susie's Law in North Carolina that seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers. The film shows us the why and how Donna Lawrence found inspiration to helps abused animals. She was attacked by an abused dog she tried to care for, and then, during her healing days, on a walk with a friend they discover a severely abused pit bull-mix puppy that was left for dead in the park. She brought the puppy to the animal hospital, and with funds raised from the community the dog receives intensive treatment and therapy.  Donna and the puppy heal and forgive as they recover. The man that abused Susie was arrested, but at the time, the laws for such cr

Giveaway: Buck Denver asks...What's in the Bible, God's Perfect Timing. (And... it's a perfect Christmas gift!)

There are days we pop in a DVD for the kids to watch while we clean up the kitchen, or maybe this time or year to sneak off and wrap presents. But you know in the background of our chores  we can hear the DVD story, and that is a good thing. Buck Denver's DVD's are family centered and a wonderful series for Christmas gift giving. Visit What's in The Bible's web site for holiday savings  and free shipping on orders. (limited time offer) In Volume 10 , Buck Denver asks... What's in the Bible DVD includes two 25 minute episodes:  The first episode:  God's Perfect Timing where the the Old and New Testaments are talked about and how Jesus arrives at the perfect time. All God's plan!  The second episode:  The Messiah has Come! Children find out why Jesus died for our sins and how he rose again to save us from sin. While the kids are comfy watching Buck Denver it's nice to know we can learn and strengthen our beliefs right along with our children learning abo

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