Overrated by author Eugene Cho – Develop True Passion To Make A Difference

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*Special Thanks to Family Christian for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review plus a copy to giveaway to my readers!

Today’s society is in love with the idea of heroes. I love the concept too! Yet, all too often we miss our own personal opportunities to be heroes to the people that matter in our daily lives – in our homes, our communities, and in our church. It baffles my mind sometimes to think of how many ways we think about and talk about wanting to go through life trying to make a difference – finding a purpose, and yet many never end up doing anything about it at all. Wouldn’t it just be the coolest to actually see our thoughts and heart-felt intentions get put into action? Being the hands and feet of Jesus is not as hard as it sounds – God just asks us to take a step of faith and try. He doesn’t expect us to have some amazing skills to use to serve – He just wants our able and willing bodies, hearts and souls to prepare to take on any task He brings our way. Wouldn’t you love to serve among God’s people on a regular basis – seeing REAL change at work?

All too often you hear people say that lending a hand for a charity, or helping out at the church, or giving to the poor sounds good – and they would like to help, but then they don’t act upon it. I challenge you today to make an effort to read Eugene Cho’s book: Overrated. I believe there is a lot of good content here that needs to be shared with many. The more people who start with who they are inside and make a decision to take a serious look at how they can personally impact change in this world for good – the more we can truly accomplish as the hands and feet of Jesus as part of the body of Christ. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on his book.

Will You Move From Talk To Action?

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“Many people today talk about justice but are they living justly? They want to change the world but are they being changed themselves?
Eugene Cho has a confession: “I like to talk about changing the world but I don’t really like to do what it takes.” If this is true of the man who founded the One Day’s Wages global antipoverty movement, then what must it take to act on one’s ideals? Cho does not doubt the sincerity of those who want to change the world. But he fears that today’s wealth of resources and opportunities could be creating “the most overrated generation in history. We have access to so much but end up doing so little.”
He came to see that he, too, was overrated. As Christians, Cho writes, “our calling is not simply to change the world but to be changed ourselves.” In “Overrated,” Cho shows that it is possible to move from talk to action.”
Softcover book. 240 pages. Retails for $15.99. You can purchase Eugene Cho’s book “Overrated” Here.

GIVEAWAY TIME

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Prize: One winner will receive a copy of Eugene Cho’s new book, “Overrated”.  $15.99 value.

Sponsor: Family Christian Store (affiliate link)

Location: Open to the USA.

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Dates: Starts Oct 15 and ends on midnight 10/31.

 

 
Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. Love2EncourageYou and the other bloggers sharing this giveaway are not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. Special thanks to Family Christian for providing a sample copy in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own. However, I only share items that may be of interest or value to my family and my readers.
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Veggie Tales New DVD: Beauty and the Beet #Review and #Giveaway

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A big thank you to Flyby Promotions and Veggie Tales for providing a copy of the movie in exchange for an honest review.

A Lesson In Unconditional Love

Beauty and the Beet is the newest DVD available from the beloved children’s animated story creators – Veggie Tales! My two kids were SO EXCITED about this particular DVD coming out as we are big Disney fans, and love the Beauty and the Beast story. To no surprise, we were very pleased with the outcome of Veggie Tales version of the story called Beauty and the Beet! Veggie Tales always does a superb job of finding just the right amount of witty humor to entertain the adults watching with their kids as well as having funny, silly, crazy, laugh-out-loud moments to thrill and delight the kids. We love all the Veggie Tales shows and this one is going to be a new favorite.

Our desire to instill morals and values in our children’s hearts and minds comes with careful choosing in what we let them  read, listen to, and watch on TV. If you are as cautious as we are, you will be more than happy to know that we give the Veggie Tales Beauty and the Beet (and every Veggie Tales film for that matter) a huge thumbs up for family friendliness and helpful life lessons in the show. Probably our favorite parts of this film were the silly song with Larry (about Mac N Cheese!) and the adorable songs in this film. The songs “Show You Love” and “Deck the Halls” song are very contagious and my kids hit the replay button on the sing-a-long songs at the end over and over to sing and dance along with them. The cd to accompany this film will be releasing soon too and we will be sure to grab one for our listening (and sing-a-long) enjoyment.

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 Beauty and the Beet Details:

(Sept. 11, 2014) – Take the timeless and enchanting story of “Beauty and the Beast,” toss with the unique flavors of VeggieTales and blend in the sweet voice of country music superstar Kellie Pickler – and the result is BEAUTY AND THE BEET, a brand-new VeggieTales musical that premieres Oct. 14 exclusively on DVD and digital download.Pickler (American Idol, Dancing With the Stars) brings her unmistakable voice to the role of Mirabelle, a sweet-potato singer whose family band is on the brink of superstardom. BEAUTY AND THE BEET blends the irresistible charm and appeal of VeggieTales with a heartfelt message about the importance of unconditional love.A BEAUTY AND THE BEET companion CD, featuring 10 brand-new songs – including an all-veggie rendition of the classic Christmas carol Deck the Halls – will also be available in stores and on iTunes to coincide with the release of the movie on Oct. 14.”All my nieces and nephews grew up with VeggieTales, and when they heard I was going to be in a VeggieTales movie, I immediately became the coolest aunt in the world!” said Pickler, who joins the VeggieTales cast on eight of the 10 songs on the BEAUTY AND THE BEET soundtrack. “Mirabelle may be a vegetable, but she’s beautiful through and through, especially her ability to show grace and compassion for everyone she meets. “Mirabelle’s kindness extends to Finnegan J. Beet, the bitter and lonely owner of a rundown mountaintop resort where Mirabelle’s family breaks down en route to their biggest concert ever. Matching the Beet’s heartless actions with her own genuinely sweet nature, Mirabelle proves that just as God loves us all whether we deserve it or not, unconditional love is its own reward.In addition to Mirabelle and Mr. Beet, the zesty supporting cast includes Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Jimmy the Gourd, the French Peas and a host of other favorite veggies.

Both the DVD and the CD also include Mac and Cheese, a giddy new “Silly Songs With Larry” segment in which Larry the Cucumber reveals the surprising and heretofore untold history of his family’s unexpected contributions to Italian cuisine.

BEAUTY AND THE BEET is just the start ofVeggieTales In the House the fun in store this fall for VeggieTales fans, because Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and their friends will also star in a brand-new Netflix original series, VeggieTales In the House, which premieres Thanksgiving weekend exclusively on the streaming platform.

Kellie Pickler appears on the BEAUTY AND THE BEET soundtrack album courtesy of Black River Entertainment. She grew up immersed in the country life of small town Albemarle, N.C. At age 19, she gained fame as a contestant on “American Idol,” followed by a move to Nashville where she has recorded four critically acclaimed albums (Small Town Girl, Kellie Pickler, 100 Proof, and her current album The Woman I Am), performed for fans around the world, and made countless television appearances, including a 2013 win on Dancing with the Stars.

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We are sure you’re family will love this delightful new DVD from Veggie Tales! Beauty and the Beet shares such cute musical songs that sound 50′s era …it reminds me of the movie That Thing You Do. Just precious how they make it all so much fun for the kids to watch and sing-a-long to. My daughter has been singing the “Show You Love” song from Beauty and the Beet all day – practicing to sing it for her brother and father when they get home today! Too cute! Your kids should enjoy Beauty and the Beet too. You can purchase it today by clicking on the image below. (affiliate link)


Buy the newest Veggie DVD: Beauty & the Beet, available October 11

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: One winner will receive a new copy of Veggie Tales: Beauty and the Beet on DVD!

Location: Must be a resident of the USA or Canada.

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Date: Starts 10/14/2014 and ends at midnight on 10/27.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.” This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or other social sites. Giveaway Tools will automatically choose a random winner at the end of the giveaway. Winner has 48 hrs to respond by email otherwise a new winner will be drawn.

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MEET and GREET Book Signing Event with Dr. David Jeremiah for Agents of the Apocalypse

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Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times

Family Christian Presents:

A Meet & Greet and Book Signing Event

with author Dr. David Jeremiah

When:

Wednesday, October 15th at 6 pm

Where:

Family Christian Store

13601 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33181-1649

Hi Friends and Fans!

Any of you who live in or near the Miami, FL area or who will be visiting that area on October 15, CHECK THIS OUT! There’s a VERY EXCITING Event taking place at the local Miami area Family Christian Store that day!

Stop by Family Christian Store at 13601 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, Florida this Wednesday, October 15th at 6:00pm and you’ll get to meet the author: Dr. David Jeremiah! Woo-hoo! Wish I lived closer! What a neat opportunity you will have!  Dr. David Jeremiah will be signing his new book, “Agents of the Apocalypse”,  which will be available for purchase right there at the Family Christian Store.

Want to learn more about Dr. David Jeremiah’s latest book?

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“In Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah does what no prophecy expert has done before. He explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players–the exiled, the martyrs, the elders, the victor, the king, the judge, the 144,000, the witnesses, the false prophet, and the beast.

One by one, Dr. Jeremiah delves into their individual personalities and motives, and the role that each plays in biblical prophecy. Then he provides readers with the critical clues and information needed to recognize their presence and power in the world today.”

Pages: 304
Release: 10/2014
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Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times

GET A SNEAK PEEK AT CHAPTER ONE!

For those of you unable to attend the author meet & greet and book signing event that day, you can still purchase Dr. David Jeremiah’s new book, “Agents of the Apocalypse” at Family Christian online.

Will you be attending the Dr. David Jeremiah Book-Signing Event on October 15? Let me know in the comments below! Invite your friends and take them to meet author Dr. David Jeremiah too!

You can follow Dr. David Jeremiah and Family Christian on Twitter:

@davidjeremiah & @familychristian

They’d love for you to let them know how excited you are to be attending! Have a fantastic time! Wish I could go with you too! :)

Visit our FAMILY CHRISTIAN SALES page to keep up with the latest sales going on throughout the Family Christian Store online and in stores.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a gift card in exchange for posting on behalf of this event. However, this info is something I feel is of value to my readers.

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Review and Giveaway of the Highly Anticipated Book: A.D. 30 by TED DEKKER

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Ted Dekker, A.D. 30: PreBuy now at FamilyChristian.com

Special thanks to Family Christian Stores for the opportunity to review a pre-release copy of Ted Dekker’s new book: A.D. 30.

This is a really exciting moment for me – to be able to share with all of you this highly anticipated new book from Ted Dekker releasing on October 28! A student from the school my husband teaches at is a huge Ted Dekker fan. When she heard I was getting to review his newest book, she told my hubby how lucky I was. She can’t wait for the release! I’m happy to tell you that her enthusiasm will not be let down.

A.D. 30 is going to surprise you. The very heart of its character development and attention to detail in the story all draw you closer to the surprise guest that appears. I’m sure you can guess who it is just based on the title! A.D. 30 will make you embrace every moment of each page. Filled to the brim in Biblical facts and laced with emotional turmoil, courage and strength of heart  – A.D. 30 is going to capture your attention and not let go. You won’t want to put the book down!

A.D. 30 recreates a real impression of what life was like in Biblical times while helping you see it through the eyes of a woman. Keep in mind that this story is taking place during a time period when a women’s opinion was not valued, so the events that unfold are sometimes intense and keep you on the edge of your seat.

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“In A.D. 30, you’ll step back into the year of our Lord, and dive head first into a war that is raging between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father’s warriors–Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars.

From there, Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews. It would be a journey filled with great danger. If they can even survive the vast trek across the desert, they will enter into a brutal world run by kings and emperors.

On the way, Maviah crosses paths unexpectedly with another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people–and herself.”

Pages: 432
Release: 10/28/2014
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If you are a fan of Ted Dekker’s other novels, I’ve been told this book is on a totally different pace than his others, yet completely captures the essence of Ted Dekker’s compelling and entertaining writing style. You will not be disappointed.

Thought-Provoking, Amazing, Passionate, Emotional, Scripture-based, Moving, Entertaining, Courageous, Well-Developed, Intriguing, Applauded, Intense, Inspirational, … my list of words to describe this incredible new book coming out by Ted Dekker could go on and on. I encourage you to buy the book and read the message behind the chapters and see how many other positive, descriptive words you can come up with to share about Ted Dekker’s new novel: A.D. 30. It’s a must read!

AMAZING book? YES!

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Pre-Buy Special saves you $10 off! Order Today!

Visit our FAMILY CHRISTIAN SALES page to keep up with the latest sales going on throughout the Family Christian Store online and in stores.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

PRIZE: One winner will receive a copy of the Ted Dekker’s newest book: A.D. 30

LOCATION: Must be a resident of the USA

AGE: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

DATE: Starts 10/10/2014 and ends at midnight EST on 10/28/2014.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I was given a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from others. However, I only share items I feel are of value or interest to my family and my readers.

This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site.

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See Lives Changed! Holy Ghost DVD Review and Giveaway! Special Guest: Michael W. Smith

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 Watch the Trailor for Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost DVD is a rare glimpse at what it’s like to follow life each day while being led by the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit).  This film was created by Darrel Wilson (director of Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights) with no script, no plan – just trusting God to lead the way as he and his friends embarked on an incredible journey around the world to see prayers answered and lives changed through the guidance of the Holy Ghost.

I enjoyed seeing the events unfold and observing the passion in which they prayed, the different types of people they interviewed, and just how God’s hand moves in each circumstance. I think after you view the film yourself you’ll see and feel the magnitude of what they accomplished during the making of this unique Christian film.

Michael W. Smith is a Christian music singer/songwriter that I’ve enjoyed listening to over the years. He appears as a guest during the film along with other top star names in various areas such as Phil Vischer from Veggie Tales, members of the secular rock band Korn, and many pastors and writers.

This is not necessarily a film I would have my younger children watch yet, but it is completely appropriate for age 10 or older, or teens and adults wishing to be inspired by what an individual or group can do when they trust in the Holy Ghost’s leading and give their lives and their choices completely over to His will and guidance. It can be exhilerating to watch!

Product Details:
Not Rated
Run Time: 115
Released: 09/2014

Purchase the Holy Ghost DVD HERE.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

PRIZE: One winner will receive a brand new copy of the Holy Ghost DVD!

DATE: Starts 10/09/2014 and ends midnight EST on 10/30.

AGE: Must be 18 yrs or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

LOCATION: Open to residents of the USA.

Sponsored by: Family Christian Stores

 

Disclosure: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own. However, I only share items I feel would be a good fit for my family and my readers. Special thanks to Family Christian Stores for allowing me to review the DVD Holy Ghost.

This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social site.

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Holiday Gift Guide is Coming! Enter to #win Helicopter Micro Kite! #giveaway

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Get the scoop on how to get your product advertising here at Love2EncourageYou for 2 months with our Holiday Dreams Gift Guide for 2014! Plus, enter to win a brand new giveaway for a Kid’s Micro Kite Toy in a helicopter design!

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE SUBMISSIONS

Sponsors and business owners: You can still submit products or services for review, giveaway, or just inclusion in our 2014 Holiday Dreams Gift Guide. But hurry, our Holiday Dreams Gift Guide starts October 15 and you’ll want to have your product spotlighted for the full 2 months if you can! We will still be happy to consider products after the October 15 start date, but priority placement will be on a first come first serve basis. Any family friendly products are welcome. Contact Rebecca at love2encourageyou@icloud.com for more info.

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ENTER TO WIN A MICRO KITE TOY WITH HELICOPTER DESIGN!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: Micro Kite Toy with a helicopter design!

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Dates: Starts October 6th and ends at midnight EST on October 27.

Location: Open to residents of the USA.

 

 

Love2EncourageYou is sponsoring this giveaway. Bloggers and website owners: If you’d like to share this giveaway with your readers, please feel free to link to our post.

Sponsors – giveaways are a great way to gain social media followers, bring attention to a product/service and get to know the desires of your customers/readers better. Feel free to contact Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou to get started advertising your product on our site with a product review/giveaway or sponsored post or sidebar ad.

Be sure to visit our Giveaways Page for more great contests and giveaways to enter each week!

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Buddy’s Halloween Adventure – Dinosaur Train DVD by PBS #Review

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As a homeschool parent, I absolutely adore anything that allows my kids to learn new things, creates an atmosphere of interest and curiosity, and gives them a desire to explore and ask questions.  In this most recent Dinosaur Train DVD release from PBS called “Buddy’s Halloween Adventure”, I was pleasantly surprised to find lots of great educational info and not just spooky Halloween type stuff. My kids were completely engaged and entertained throughout the entire DVD learning about nocturnal animals, pumpkins, gourds, and other appropriate things that would fit in an educational Halloween/Fall themed cartoon for kids.

DETAILS ABOUT THIS DVD:

Buddy and his family take a special trip on the Night Train to learn about animals that are nocturnal. They take a fun nature walk under the full moon where they discover an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur. They visit a “haunted house” for a spooky party. Then learn all about “Gourd Day” – a Mesozoic Halloween where Larry Lambeosaurus shows the Pteranodon family how to hollow out the gourds and carve faces into them.

Episodes include…
Night Train – Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.

Fossil Fred – Buddy, Tiny and Don play “detective” and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.

Haunted Roundhouse – Dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a “haunted house” for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature – a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep.

Big Pond, Pumpkin Patch – The Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them.

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I am just thoroughly impressed each time I receive a PBS show to review. No joke! They do a fabulous job creating kid-friendly content that teaches helpful lessons in life, education, and friendship and invites children to want to learn more. I hope your family will enjoy them and get as much educational value out of each episode as we do. A big five stars for a safe, and family-friendly Halloween episode filled with educational value.

You can purchase Dinosaur Train: Buddy’s Halloween Adventure for $7.99.

Looking forward to bringing you more family friendly product reviews real soon! Thanks for visiting!

- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items I feel are a good fit for my family and the interests of my readers.

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All New Giveaways, Writing Contest and Intro of New Printables Product

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What a privilege it is to have all of you following the blog and supporting me in this way. I wanted to express a deep heart-felt thanks for all those who voted for Love2EncourageYou recently. I’d like to share my appreciation for helping me reach the Top 15 Review blogs around the globe! Yay!

In honor of the occasion and as a special thank you gift to all of you, I’ll be posting 3 brand new giveaways this weekend!

Please have fun playing a part in our writing contest too! This is supposed to be a fun and humorous way to enjoy a contest/giveaway. I encourage you to go enter HERE. There are no wrong answers in this contest. Everyone has a chance to win! If you love pets, fall season, or just love to write, please take a chance and have fun posting an entry. I can’t wait to read them!

I’ve already listed one of the three new giveaways here for you to enter: A Personalized Kid’s Printables Pack!

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In case you are an educator, homeschooler, parent or grandparent that loves to have extra quiet time activities on hand, Love2EncourageYou is now offering Personalized Printable Packs as a new product/service to our readers!
Take advantage of our Introductory Offer for just $2 per pack! Printables will be a mix of already prepared worksheets with fun seasonal or child-friendly themed crossword puzzles, mazes, and word searches, plus we will ask you to fill out a form listing your child or grandchild’s name, siblings, friends or family members, favorite color, toys, foods, movies or characters, etc. to create some fun personalized activity sheets to include in your Personalized Kid’s Printables Pack!

Birthday Printables & Scavenger Hunts

Kid’s love having printables at parties too so you can pre-order printables with your birthday boy or girl and the guest list of who RSVP’s to your party. Not sure who’s coming? No problem – just tell me what theme your party is and we will create printables to match the theme. Birthday printable sets are $5. Scavenger Hunt Packs also available for an Introductory offer of $5 per set. Please allow 48 hrs for delivery as some items must be custom created. All packs are delivered by email as a downloadable item.

Giveaway Time!

Enter for your chance to win a Free Personalized Kid’s Printables Pack!

 

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way related to Facebook, Twitter, or other social sites. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Starts 10/3 and ends at midnight EST on 10/24.  Open to World Wide.

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Harvest America: Proclaim the Gospel LIVE Across the Nation with Greg Laurie

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You’re Invited!

ONE DAY EVENT – Sunday, Oct 5th at 6pm

LIVE Broadcast with Pastor Greg Laurie

at Calvary Chapel

in Rockford, IL!

Harvest America presents:

Proclaim the Gospel LIVE Across the Nation with Greg Laurie

Harvest America is an annual live nationwide event, streamed to thousands of host locations across the country—including churches, theaters, and living rooms.

Featuring top Christian artists and a clear gospel message by Greg Laurie, the goal of Harvest America is to impact a nation desperately in need of hope. This year the event will feature top music artists, Mercy Me and Phil Wickham!!


Be part of this incredible experience by attending Calvary Chapel in Rockford, IL  on October 5th, or view at another broadcast location nearest you. This event will be broadcast nationwide at many different locations.

Wouldn’t it be terrific to be blessed over and over by hearing from more great speakers like Greg Laurie with the iDisciple App?  You can learn more about it HERE. There’s so much to enjoy and be inspired with through this app. It’s worth the time to check it out.

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Don’t miss the Harvest America LIVE Broadcast Event  with Greg Laurie at:

Calvary Chapel Rockford

7281 Olde Creek Rd

Rockford, IL 61114-6619

We hope you will tune in at a broadcast event near you to hear Pastor Greg Laurie on October 5th at 6pm and experience this exciting Harvest America Event with us! If you live anywhere within driving distance of Calvary Chapel in Rockford, IL  – please don’t hesitate to go and join them! They would love to have you as their guests. Have fun and be blessed!

What do you think? Doesn’t it sound amazing? Will you be attending a Greg Laurie Harvest America broadcast event this weekend? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to mention what state you’re in. Come back to this post and share with me about your experiences during the event after it’s done too. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Be sure to follow on Twitter and interact before, during, or after the event:

@harvest_org

@familychristian

@iDiscipleApp

- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received compensation by way of a gift card from Family Christian Stores for sharing this post. However, I only share items that are of interest or value to my family and my readers.

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OLYMPIC FUN with Dinosaur Train: Classic In the Jurassic #PBSKIDS #REVIEW

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Competitions Filled With Jurassic Fun

I think just about every kid I’ve met love competitions, races, and simply having fun game time in the great outdoors. The little ones in the Pteranodon family are no different! They are  super excited to be traveling to an Olympic style competition called the “Classic in the Jurassic” where different dinosaur teams representing the three Mesozoic time periods get to try their hand at competing in various contests and races. There’s lots of fun in store for the Pteranodon family and the many friends they meet in this action packed episode filled with lots of Jurassic details about dinosaurs of varying nature.

PBS Films Inspire Imaginative Play

After watching the first episode or two on the DVD, we pulled out all the dinosaur toys that my son has in his room. I had the kids help me make little numbered squares to tape on the dinosaur figures and created a “Classic in the Jurassic” of our own – right in our living room! The kids loved role playing Olympic games with the dinosaurs during and after the DVD episodes had ended. We had lots of fun and enjoyed the “Classic In The Jurassic” DVD even more the next time when the kids came up with even more fun ideas of how to set up their dino figures for the movie. :)

I always love to support educational products. As a homeschooling mom, I choose carefully what my kids view on TV. PBS films never disappoint. Five stars from this family!

Dinosaur train: Classic In The Jurassic is available for purchase for $9.99.

Episodes include…
Classic in the Jurassic: Turtle and Theropod Race
Hungry, Hungry Carnivores
Classic in the Jurassic: Air Obstacle Race
King & Crystal Live!
Classic in the Jurassic: Air, Water and Land
Desert Day and Night
Classic in the Jurassic: Ultimate Face-off
Back in Time

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Be sure to check out all the latest episodes from Dinosaur Train on DVD by PBS including the upcoming Halloween episode! Be on the look out for our review on that one coming soon!

- Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

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