Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Marriage Ark

By: Melissa Baker

I have read that 50 percent of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. 50%!! Literally half of the couples that vow to be together "until death do us part" end up throwing their marriage away. That statistic is truly heartbreaking to me. Marriage tends to be something people chose to end nowadays instead of putting in the work to fix it. Please don't misunderstand, I am not in any way judging those that have had a divorce. Sometimes, its unavoidable and out of our hands. But what if every couple had more resources at their disposal? What if they had another perspective? Maybe marriage counseling was not an option for some couples. Maybe they didn't think anything in the world could help their situation. Are you in this situation right now? What if I told you that there is help. There is hope! There is a book that can provide resources to have a lasting and forever marriage with your spouse! If you are in need of a little extra help in your marriage, look no further! In the Marriage Ark, Margaret Phillips puts things into perspective, and offers tools that you probably didn't know were available from a book. You will learn how to build intimacy, as well as dig into other topics and issues that may arise in marriage. The Marriage Ark will give you the building blocks for restoration and teach you how to love your spouse like God loves us. Marriage is not for the weak. It takes work. It takes mutual respect. It's not always easy but it will ALWAYS be worth it. Give your marriage a chance to survive the storms and grab a copy of the Marriage Ark TODAY!


About the book:

Married couples are an at-risk population. Thousands have been shipwrecked and did not survive. Of those that survived, not all are thriving by any means. Experts are now predicting a coming tsunami. The Marriage Ark is a definitive blueprint that can equip couples to build a vessel or examine their existing vessel that is capable of enduring high winds and lashing waves.

Through the story of Noah, enduring principles are found that provide vital elements for an intimate and lasting marriage. The tools for building the marriage ark, the pitch that holds the planks together, building intimacy in stressful times and conditions, and learning to appreciate the differences in our maleness and femaleness are a few of the topics addressed.



About the Author:

Margaret A. Phillips, M.S., holds a master's degree in clinical psychology. She is a clinical fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and has completed 30 years in private practice as a licensed Marital and Family Therapist. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband where they enjoy their children and 13 grandchildren.



If you would like to experience The Marriage Ark for yourself, you can grab a copy here.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Overcomer the movie!


I wanted to share with you about an amazing movie that will be available to you in December 17, 2019. You will not want to miss out on this inspirational movie! Read on to learn more! I can’t wait to watch this movie! 


“Will Have You Cheering…” -- The Dove Foundation

powerful, family friendly film!” – Christian Film


ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 26
COMING TO BLU-RAY™ AND DVD DECEMBER 17

EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT INCLUDES EXTENDED AND DELETED SCENES, MULTIPLE FEATURETTES, DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY 
AND LIP SYNC MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING MANDISA

DVD GIFT SET FEATURING SIX OF THE KENDRICK BROTHERS’ MOST ACCLAIMED FILMS COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO WALMART


CULVER CITY, CALIF. (NOVEMBER 4, 2019) – Award-winning actor/writer/director Alex Kendrick (WAR ROOMCOURAGEOUS) delivers aninspirational victory in the family-friendly sports drama OVERCOMER debuting on digital November 26 and coming to Blu-ray and DVD December 17, from Sony Pictures Home EntertainmentAFFIRM Films and Provident Films. 

The third Kendrick Brothers film to earn a rare A+ CinemaScore®, OVERCOMER also stars Priscilla Shirer (WAR ROOMI CAN ONLY IMAGINE), Shari Rigby (OCTOBER BABYWILDFLOWER), Cameron Arnett (MEET THE BROWNSSTAND YOUR GROUND) and newcomer Aryn Wright-Thompson.

OVERCOMER is from the creators of the #1 box-office hit War Room. Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison (Kendrick) after he loses his basketball team and is challenged by the school’s principal, Olivia (Shirer), to coach a new sport he doesn’t know or like. As John questions his own worth, he dares to help the least likely runner take on the biggest race of the year. Filled with a powerful mix of faith, humor and heart, this inspirational story will have you on the edge of your seat. 

The Blu-ray, DVD and digital release come with an extensive array of bonus material, including 10 minutes of extended and deleted scenes, fun bloopers, exclusive commentary by the Kendrick Brothers, moving in-depth looks at the power of forgivenessidentity and more.
A special Kendrick Brothers Six Movie DVD Gift Set will also be available exclusively at Walmart beginning December 17. The set will contain fan-favorite films OVERCOMERWAR ROOMCOURAGEOUSFIREPROOFFACING THE GIANTS, and FLYWHEEL.

OVERCOMER has runtime of approximately 119 minutes and is rated PG for some thematic elements. 

BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIALS
● The Heart of Overcomer: See how the heart of Overcomer is grounded in personal growth, faith and identity.
● Creating the Opening Drone ShotSee how the stunning opening drone shot of the film was realized with a lot of ingenuity and a well-organized crew.
● Working with the Kendricks: Watch how Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick found their path to filmmaking through authenticity and faith.
● Looks Behind-the-Scenes ofEditing, Composing, Coloring and Sound Design
● “Enough” (Lyric Video) Featuring Koryn Hawthorne
● Don’t Mess with the Editors: Check out what the editors of Overcomer created on the side for a little fun.

BONUS FEATURES AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL
● Feature Audio Commentary with Director Alex Kendrick and Producer Stephen Kendrick
● Bloopers & Outtakes
● 10 Minutes of Additional Scenes with an introduction from the Kendrick Brothers.  
● The Making of Overcomer: Learn about how the crew worked together with faith and prayer to create this incredible film.
● The Theme of Identity: In this piece the cast and crew discuss what the theme of identity means to them.
● The Power of ForgivenessDescribes why forgiveness is such an important theme of this film. 
● “Overcomer” (Lip Sync Music Video) Featuring Mandisa
● Overcomer in 60 Seconds: a quick fun film recap.
● Overcomer Resources Video: Learn more about accompanying resources to help you grow in faith.

CAST AND CREW
Director: Alex Kendrick
Screenplay By: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
Producers: Aaron Burns, Justin Tolley, Stephen Kendrick
Executive Producer: Shannon Kendrick
Cast: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett and introducing Aryn Wright-Thompson

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Hashtag: #overcomermovie

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is 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. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
ABOUT AFFIRM FILMS
AFFIRM 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, WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER, RISEN, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, PAUL APOSTLE OF CHRIST, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT and ALL SAINTS. Additionally, AFFIRM Films partnered with Columbia Pictures on the release of HEAVEN IS FOR REAL and MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, and THE STAR with Sony Pictures Animation. AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE) company. AFFIRMFilms.com
ABOUT PROVIDENT FILMS
Provident Films develops, produces, and markets movies that inspire viewers to receive God’s truth and love. The company is part of the Nashville-based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Provident Films has been a pioneer in faith-based films since 2006, and has a history of industry-leading partnerships including Sherwood Pictures/Kendrick Brothers (OVERCOMER, WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, and FACING THE GIANTS), The Erwin Brothers (WOODLAWN, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, and the $83 million box office hit I CAN ONLY IMAGINE), Kirk Cameron (CONNECT), and Graceworks Pictures (INDIVISIBLE). For more information, go to ProvidentFilms.org.

ABOUT KENDRICK BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS
Kendrick Brothers Productions is the company of brothers Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick that exists to honor God and share the truth and love of Jesus Christ through movies, books, curriculum and speaking. By blending engaging stories with doctrinal integrity, the Kendrick’s seek to encourage and inspire audiences with resources that positively impact their lives and strengthen their faith, families, and personal relationships.


Monday, October 7, 2019

FabFitFun Fall Box

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By: Melissa Baker

I am so excited to share with you about fabfitfun! I absolutely LOVE a good deal! And I am pretty sure that I’m not alone. If you are like most women, you are always looking for new and exciting products to enjoy. Well, you certainly came to the right place. Because I have a deal for you!



If you have never heard of fabfitfun, let me tell you about it. Fabfitfun is a ccompany that offers a  seasonal membership to send you seasonal boxes (4 boxes a year) full of goodies. There over $200 worth of products that you can get for only $49.99.That’s NOT a typo! $49.99!! There are so many amazing products in each box! You will receive 8-10 FULL size products for you to enjoy. They have everything from beauty products, fitness products, jewelry, clothing, items for your home, you name it! You can also customize each box to your liking, or keep it a surprise! With your membership, you can workout anywhere with FabFitFunTV, shop exclusive member sales and join an amazing fabfitfun community!



The boxes are exactly as they are named: fab, fit, FUN! I highly recommend that you give it a try! Click here to get your box NOW!! You will not regret it!




Saturday, May 25, 2019

BookBrush Imaging Tool Website




As a blogger, I am always looking for new and creative images, templates, and imaging tools. I have come across a website called BookBrush (www.bookbrush.com), and I have found it extremely helpful! If you have a job where you need images or video effects, this is a wonderful website for you! You can create ads, images, videos, and more to add to your website, blog, or anywhere you need them.  I would highly recommend that you check it out! It is amazing and I absolutely love using it. It is a great tool for so many things. Try it now!


About Book Brush:

Book Brush makes it simple for authors to make advertising and social media images. No more struggling with converting a book from a 2d image to a 3d image. Book Brush can also be used by Bloggers to easily create images for their blog posts and giveaways! Here are some of the features you will love….
✔ Book Brush can create ads with 3D cover images (30+ templates) in minutes
✔️ Book Brush will let you choose pre-made templates for Amazon ads, BookBub ads, Facebook ads, and more...
✔️ … which you can create with over 1 million royalty-free images and book stamps
 ✔️ It has a Video Creator to easily create Video Effects behind a Promotional Image







“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 the product/product information. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did/will receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.





Wednesday, May 22, 2019

More For Mom {GIVEAWAY}

By: Melissa Baker



Does it ever feel like, as a mom, or even a woman, that you give and give and never get anywhere? Like the world just keeps needing all that you have to give and more? Do you give all of your energy, time and every part of your being,  just to feel exhausted and empty handed? If so, you are NOT alone!  In Kristin Funston’s book “More For Mom”, you will learn how to start receiving and believing that God has more for you than what anyone can give back to you! In her book, she helps women and teaches us to live a whole and Holy life. I encourage you, if you have ever felt like you are giving and giving to no end, and feel ready to make your dreams a reality, this is the book for you! Get yourself a copy NOW!


About the book:



More for Mom will encourage women to stop believing the lie that more is needed from them, and start living with the truth that more is available for them. 
With real-life talk, humor and convicting biblical truths, Kristin Funston helps hard working mamas to look at each day and each facet of their life to discover what happens when they believe God has more for them than what they think the world needs from them.
And what He has available is a whole and holy life, just waiting to be claimed–a salvation and day-to-day reality complete just as it is. The pieces of each mom’s life–the work life, mom life, social life, etc.–are mended together through Christ to complete her one whole life, set apart because of Him.

This book is a stepp
ing stone to help working mothers reset their spiritual and emotional health, habits, and relationship with God. There are performance pressures at work, home, and mind-sets that affect a mom’s ability to feel complete and live more closely aligned with God. This book includes the beginning steps for moms to walk in wholeness and holiness by asking God for more. 

And now for the giveaway!!

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hotels Etc. Membership Review

By: Melissa Baker




Do you love to travel? Do you take a vacation with your family every year? Or can you never afford to take any vacation because of the pricey hotels? Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, I have some great news for you! Hotels Etc. is a website that allows you to find amazing deals on your travel accommodations. You can sign up for their membership and instantly have access to discounts as large as 70% off of the hotel costs. That, my friends is what I call a great deal!  It’s very easy to join, you just go to the website and sign up. That’s it! Instant savings at your fingertips! Check it out now! You won’t want to miss all the deals and savings! 

About Hotels Etc:

Hotels Etc. is a private membership club that was established in 1996. We offer the deepest travel, entertainment and recreational discounts on the net. 
Over the last 3 years we have invested over $9 million into our new system. We are taking everything that is in our members’ area and combining it to one system for user friendliness. However when you log into the system you will see several providers, please be sure to take the time to review all discounts in our system. We have spent 20 years negotiating these savings for members.


Click Here now to become a member and get your deals!!

If you would like to view a video about the amazing savings you can receive, click here.

Visit: https://www.hotelsetc.com/ for more information!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Keto BHB Max by Zen Naturally- Review

By: Melissa Baker

I wanted to share with you about a product called Keto BHB Max by Zen Naturally. I am not on the Keto diet, nor have I ever tried it. But I have had the opportunity to try this dietary supplement. It advertises that it will give you energy, assist with weight loss/burns fat, and has BHB Ketones. The directions say you are to take 2 capsules once a day, 30 minutes before a meal. This bottle has 60 capsules, which is a 30 day supply.
I have only been on it for about 2 weeks, so I haven't noticed any weight loss (or gain for that matter). But I have noticed a slight increase in energy. I used to absolutely have to have a nap with my 5 year old just about every afternoon. However, when I am on this, I notice that I don't even think about a nap. So it basically takes the edge off of my exhaustion.

Overall, nothing has changed except the little bit of energy I have noticed. Again, I have only taken it for the last 2 weeks, so if I continue to take it, it may produce the other results I was hoping for, and that this product is supposed to provide. And my body may react differently than others, so results may vary. Just for the energy factor alone, I would recommend at least trying it for a month or so, to see how your body reacts.


You can find out more or order your own Keto Max here or here.

Have a great day!






**I did receive this product in exchange for my honest opinion and review posts.**