Friday, September 23, 2016

The Afters CD- "Live On Forever" Giveaway!!

By: Melissa Baker

The Afters new CD "Live on Forever", is a great album! It has kind of a rock edge to it, so I think it will appeal to teens and young adults the most, however, my nine year old son loved it, and I did as well! It has an upbeat sound that will pick you up out of a gloomy mood. The lyrics really inspire and encourage the listener to keep going during their struggles. It is a great album to listen to if you are going through a hard time or feeling down. The songs really encourage you to trust God and to not give up. This is such a fun album with catchy songs and I really enjoy listening to it. I highly recommend anyone who needs inspiration or encouragement to look into getting this CD. You will love it!


The Afters - Live on Forever Bio:
It’s easy to assume stories of trial and triumph are just for the Bible or the history books. But
miracles still happen, even when adversity hits hardest. Just ask Josh Havens, guitarist and lead
vocalist of The Afters. He relates how the band’s latest effort, Live on Forever, began during a
season of tragedy.
Just as the band regrouped to record, Havens witnessed the wife of a close friend contract
cancer. Drummer Jordan Mohilowski (who produced the new album) had a brief health scare,
and a close companion in his church—part of the worship team—was hit and killed by an
impaired driver. She was a young woman, Havens says, who had unlimited potential.
But Live on Forever–the band’s fifth with the Fair Trade label-still took shape as a celebration of
faithfulness, protection and promise—one that shimmers with strong rhythms, undeniable
energy and compelling pop hooks. The album finds Havens in strong, soaring voice as he invites
listeners to find shelter and strength in God. “If any theme has emerged, it would be
‘inspiration and motivation,’” Havens says.
Havens himself felt a deep need to hold on after another loss struck: The band’s longtime
soundman, Anthony Martinez, saw his newborn daughter die in infancy.
Ask Havens to pick out a song that sums up the spirit of the album, and he chooses “Battles.” “It
was the last song we wrote and the fastest we wrote,” he says. “We don’t typically write songs
fast; we’ll change lyrics and melodies and craft our songs carefully. But ‘Battles’ poured out, the
music and lyrics, in one day. It’s about standing up against fear and knowing God is always with
us,” Havens explains. “It’s one of the takeaways we hope people get: ‘Don’t give up to fear.
Havens shares how, half a world away from his home in Phoenix, he caught a small glimpse of
heaven’s reassurance. The place: downtown Amsterdam. The occasion: a dinner between
shows with band members and spouses—including soundman Martinez and his wife. For their
baby daughter, the Martinez couple had chosen an unusual moniker with an unusual spelling:
Pieper. Against all odds, it also happened to be exactly how the intimate restaurant they dined
at spelled its name. Still, no one was prepared for what happened at the end of the meal. “We
were talking about baby Pieper, and as we got up to leave, we noticed that the only thing on
the walls—the only thing—was a framed document, an award for hospitality. And the date on
the award—the only date in the place—was Pieper’s birthday. Her mother just started
bawling.” Havens sums up the reassurance all took home that night: “We thought, ‘This is
where God’s angels fly: right in the middle of the loss.’ God gives us little glimpses to show us
he’s here.”
“We worked on this record for almost two years and over those two years, it was a real season
of loss,” Havens recalls. “But in the end, Live on Forever is about moving us to trust God, to
stand up against fear. It’s an ‘ante up’ record, an anthem for people’s lives: ‘God you are with
me in all this. I’m not alone.’”

Buy-links:

Get Connected with The Afters:
Official website: www.theafters.com

Music Videos:
Battles (Official Lyric Video)
Battles (Heart Of The Song)
Live On Forever (Heart Of The Song)
Live On Forever (Official Music Video)
And Now for the Giveaway!


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Night Night Farm: Review and Giveaway!!

By: Melissa Baker


Night Night Farm was such a cute book. My youngest son, who is an animal lover, really enjoyed seeing all the baby animals with their moms on the farm. It shows us the animals that God has made and tells us that God made us and loves us too! I would highly recommend this book to children newborn up to about 4 or 5. It's a really sweet book and the illustrations are adorable. As a mom I enjoyed reading Night Night Farm to my son.

About the book:
Moo moo, cows!
Baa baa, sheep!
When the sun sinks low down on the farm, the animals are all tuckered out from the day’s adventures. Join these adorable farm animals in pajamas as they say night night to the farm, to their mommies and daddies, and to God.
Your little ones will sleep until the rooster crows knowing that the God who made them loves them too.
Night night, farm!

About the author:
Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 800,000 copies including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.

Social corner:
Official website to purchase – http://bit.ly/Blogging-NNF
Facebook @AmyParkerAuthor
Facebook @TommyNelsonBooks
Twitter @AmyParker
Twitter @TommyNelson
Instagram  @TommyNelsonBooks
Pinterest Tommy-Nelson-Books

And now for the Giveaway!!



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Monday, July 25, 2016

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Review and Giveaway!

By: Melissa Baker

All Things Bright and Beautiful is a wonderful children's book that captures the beauty of nature and all things created By God. The colorful pictures and vivid detail really describe the awesomeness of God's creation, every single one of them! My kids loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone who has kids, especially those that are learning about God's beautiful creations!

About the book:
First published by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848, this favorite hymn has become a mainstay of
churches and Sunday school classes everywhere. Here artist Katy Hudson brings new joy to the
words with her fresh and bright watercolor style. Readers can join in the fun as they follow two
little girls and their brother on a day filled with the discovery of “all things bright and beautiful.”

About the artist:
Katy Hudson was raised in Middlesbrough, England, and started her career as a small child
drawing on freshly painted walls. Her parents quickly encouraged drawing with pencil and
paper instead. The idea stuck, and after earning a degree in illustration, Katy is now a freelance
illustrator. Katy works at a desk in a studio within Old London Library and likes to tap dance in
her spare time.

Specs:
Jacketed hardcover
Page count: 32
Reading age: 4-7
Category: juvenile fiction/Christian
Retail price: $15.99

If you would like to purchase this book, click on the link: All Things Bright and Beautiful


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer Blessing Givaway- $230 Paypal Cash!!

By: Melissa Baker

Summer is extremely busy for our family. Between baseball, family gatherings, kids activities and church events, we rarely have any free time. Sometimes we are so busy, the days and weeks go by in a flash and we wonder where the time has gone. So if you are as busy as our family is, I encourage you...slow down! Enjoy this time with your family, they grow up way too fast, and if you blink, you just might miss it. Take the time to soak up the sun, feel the summer breeze, and enjoy the sights and smells of summer. Before you know it, summer will be over, so don't miss out on the joy this season brings!


Participating bloggers:

Woman to Woman Ministries
Jenifer Metzger
Shari Miller
Live~Laugh~Love
Coupons and Freebies Mom
Write the Vision
A Delightful Glow
I Choose Joy!
Whole Family Strong
Beauty in the Mess
Do A New Thing
Rachel Britton
Rachael Gilbert
More Crunchy Beach Mama


And Now For The Giveaway:

One lucky person will be able to win $230 in PayPal cash! Just imagine what you could do with that extra money! Enter for your chance to win!! Just click on the link below!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Unashamed: Healing our Brokenness and Finding Freedom From Shame (GIVEAWAY!!)


Shame. It's everywhere! We all experience it in one way or another. We experience shame for many different reasons... sin, body image, failures, relationships, etc. In this book, the author explains different types of shame and how to overcome and heal in the brokenness and shame we face. Every chapter begins with a scripture, quote or phrase that pertains to the type of shame that the chapter is about. And at the end of every chapter, there are questions for reflection and discussion to help you better understand and work through what was just read. I found this book to be extremely helpful and it had great insights for someone who may be dealing with these issues. This is a great resource for healing and hope. I would encourage anyone who is experiencing shame or brokenness, for any reason, to read this book. 

About the book:
Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame offers hope to those struggling under the burden of shame. This book shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, directing our attention to the God who promises to forgive and restore us—no matter what.


About the author:
Heather Davis Nelson (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a writer, counselor, and speaker. Heather writes regularly at HeatherDavisNelson.com and has been a featured writer at the Gospel Coalition, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of Biblical Counseling. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in southeastern Virginia. 

If you are interested in reading this book, you can purchase it Here:


And now for the giveaway!!!
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Would a Worm Go On a Walk: Book Review and Givaway!!


I have had the privilege to read this book to my sons, and they loved it! They repeatedly asked me to read it again and again. It was a very cute book and I loved it as well. It is a great story with silly characters and bright colored pictures. In this book, we are reminded that God created each and every one of us to be unique and that we each have our own purpose, even the animals! We are God's masterpiece! It even has a scripture reference at the end which I love! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has kids, especially kids from ages 2-7. 

About the book:
“Would a worm go on a walk, if you could lead him down the street? / Would he wear his tiny tennies, if he had two worm-sized feet?”
So begins this humorous and imaginative picture book that introduces children to the idea that animals are uniquely created by a loving and wise God. Would a Worm Go on a Walk?, with its colorful, comical illustrations, is a fresh, fun way to teach young children that God created all things very good. He gave all the animals, and children, too, wonderful qualities and unique strengths. Children will giggle over the ridiculous scenarios presented, and they will come away with the knowledge that we all are loved and special.

About the author:
Hannah C. Hall is the author of best-selling children’s books, including God Bless You and Good Night and God Bless Our Christmas, as well as an award-winning blog, HannahCHall.com. Hannah lives in Prairie Grove, AK with her husband, Josh, a worship pastor, and their four children.

If you would like to purchase this amazing book for your family, you can do so here:


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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Phil Wickham- Children of God: CD Review

By: Melissa Baker

I Have recently had the privilege of listening to Phil Wickham's new CD, Children of God. I must say, I enjoyed it very much! My Three sons were listening to it as well and they were excited to hear it! My youngest son was even dancing around the room. Our family has always enjoyed Phil Wickham's music and with this album, it was no different. I really enjoyed this CD and any christian family would enjoy it as well.

Phil Wickham “Children of God”  CD

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