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Bible Review ~ NIV Kids’ Bible: Polar Express Adventure

Category Religious/Christian Genre Bible/Kids Rating 4 Stars Review Using illustrations of the polar world, the NIV Adventure Bible highlights special themes from the Word of God in a fun and simple language that children can understand, which is paramount in setting children on the right path to finding God and building a relationship with Him. Such beautiful themes include: the ABC of giving your life to Christ and becoming a Christian, the Ten Commandments, What is Love?, How to Pray, What Jesus Taught, Jesus’ Life Path etc.—with the aim to open the Word of God to children in such a way that with little or no guidance, studying the Word of God will not only be enjoyable and a fun experience, but will also be a profound spiritual journey through the eyes of a child. A truly fantastically themed Bible put together for the benefit of the spiritual growth of children! Advertisements

Busy Signal

When God gives you a call, does He get right through? Or does He get a busy signal? Keeping the line clear takes work sometimes. Decluttering of noise, of distractions and desires, and thoughts vying for our attention. Too often the urgent overtakes the critical. Spiritual triage falls forgotten in the wasteland of looming work deadlines and constant barrage of social media notifications. And our souls shrivel. But Busy Is Good! Western culture reveres busyness as the measure of success. The laws of supply and demand insist that the less time someone has for us, the more it is worth pursuing their attention. The heavier someone’s workload, the better their skills must be. And the more exhausted we are chasing our version of a dream, the more applause we should earn. Because, busy is good! But is it really? Our excuses make sense. I mean, especially in the entertainment and film industry, you gotta hustle. Gigs often present themselves at the last minute, requiring shoving everything else to the side in a sprint to prepare …

DOVE. ORG FOUNDER, DICK ROLFE, JOINS ‘THE FARMER AND THE BELLE TEAM.’

New York, NY (January, 2018) – The #2Actors production team of Jenn Gotzon Chandler (Oscar-nominated “Frost/Nixon”) and Jim E. Chandler (“Stranger Things”) is thrilled to announce the addition of Dick Rolfe of rolfeconsulting.com as their newest team member. Rolfe has joined to assist them in networking for financial partnerships in production and distribution for “The Farmer and The Belle.” “Dick’s expertise, faith and public relations serve our movie franchise with a unique approach as our producer’s rep,” Gotzon Chandler states. A veteran of the media and entertainment industry for over 25 years, founder and former CEO of The Dove Foundation, Rolfe is a highly sought-after resource for networking and brand marketing. Now Rolfe is uniting his thousands of media contacts with his extensive experience in film, television, publishing, and digital media to aid professionals in taking their businesses to the next level. “The film’s story reflects the best of human nature and how we should all relate to the true meaning of Christmas. It appeals to me because its focus on family and faith is …

Album Review ~ Hold the Light By Bread of Stone

Album Photo Genre Funky Pop/Rock Release Date July 01, 2016 Rating 4 Stars Review This lovely 10-track album begins with the upbeat, faith-refreshing song, (Hold the light) I’m Not Afraid (anymore), which is positively medicinal to the soul. This headnodding, melodious,  flow continues into track 3. Of applaudable mention is the style/formation of the lyrics—quite poetic and figurative, which intensifies the message in the songs in such an organic way, it’s almost tangible. This is really what rock was designed for! There are moments in the album when the tempo is reduced/low,  which is good  because low-tempo, slow-paced music distracts less, anyway, from the gospel theme of the songs. Also, a bit of hip-hop was interwoven with the alternative of track 3, Parachute, which was supercool in a unique sort of way. The rock in this album isn’t so different from the conventional kind we’ve come to know  (and love), but it isn’t everyday you find one where you LOVE half the songs the instant you hear them without the need to have them grow on …

The Writer’s Inspiration Checklist by Bryan Cohen

Hello friends! It is my pleasure to introduce to you today Bryan Cohen, an author, creative coach and actor. Bryan recently released a new book, 1000 Creative Writing Prompts, Volume 2: More Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More. Bryan will be guest blogging here today. Please, join him below: How do you get inspired to write? Do you have your best ideas right before you go to bed, while you’re in the shower or at another inconvenient time? Is there a way to channel your creativity so that it comes when you’re ready to put it to paper? When you’re having a hard time getting inspired to write, this handy little checklist may help you. Below, you’ll find five yes or no questions related to your inspiration. If you answer no for any of the questions, take the action necessary to change your answer to yes. The Writer’s Inspiration Checklist 1. Is every non-creative item checked off your to-do list? Sometimes, it’s difficult to write if you have other things on your mind. Try …

Cover Reveal~Forget Me Not. Yay!

Here we are again with another book cover from Amber Stokes! Lovely, isn’t it? I know! All kudos to Lena Goldfinch (cover illustrator) and Amber Stokes (Author). In case you want a cover for your book as charming as this one, just scroll down a bit and you can see Lena’s details. My Thoughts On The Cover Aside from the fact that it is gorgeous ….  😉 There is something soft and sensual about it. The blue draws you into the emotional world of the character, as though a beautiful bright day struggles against a rainy one. It’s the same with the gold of the earth. The gold wants to promise a better world, against a brown that speaks of a foreboding one. You can see the intense emotion on her face. It is as though she struggles with a tough decision, but chooses love and is determined to hold onto it. She holds the flowers in her hand—forget-me-nots—in a precious manner, as though drawing faith from what it represents—Forget-Me-Not. She wraps her arms around …

Book Review ~ For Every Season (Amish Vines & Orchards Series, Book #3)

About the Book Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together. But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of …