Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Family Honor Plate & Discussion Cards Review

About the plate: Step #1 MOM AND DAD - BE THE EXAMPLE. BE THE ROLE-MODEL: The virtues are listed in the center of the plate for mom and dad to use as their anchor, their moral compass to guide them in how they need to show up for and to their children. This is how our children learn what character (Christ's Character) is, what it looks like, what it feels like. Our children are watching us and learning from us.

 Step #2 BE ON THE LOOKOUT: Look for the good choices and attitude your kids/spouse are making and showing throughout the day. Track it back to the virtues and character it shows.

Step #3 CELEBRATE THEIR CHARACTER: Turn dinnertime into a celebration when you catch someone making good choices and showing good character and present their meal on the FAMILY HONOR PLATE. This is when you: · Talk about the choices they made and the virtues and character that it showed (Be specific). · Talk about how they made everyone involved feel and the impact they had on people and how that is POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL. About the cards: Every question is followed up with "Why?" to take everyone's answers to a deeper more intimate level. That's where the magic is and the real conversation starts. So now when even a simple question such as..."What is your favorite dessert?" for example, rather than someone answering "Apple Pie" and then moving on to the next person, the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with them when they came to visit." Her house always smelled of fresh baked pies and she gave the best hugs when we walked in the door." Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we are raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.

Okay, these are my two young children. I have a girl who is 21, but she is in college. Khloe is the artist in the family and she painted the Family Honor Plate. We actually made sure mom didn't see it and it is her present for Christmas from her children. This honor plate gave us a chance to give mom something special for Christmas. My kids are in Catholic school and they actually do some things like this in their school. Different, but somewhat the same. My son and I went to Metropolitan Ministries and worked all day. It was actually was hard work, but we helped people in need. The plate is special because what it says, but also because of what you do with it.

The discussion cards are cool because my children and I go through them and talk to each other. I was the stay at home (working father) who has spent a lot of time with his children, but as they get older, it is nice to talk to them, have questions that interest them and know what they are thinking about life. For instance what do you like most about summer vacation? My daughter it would be drawing pictures and reading. My son the answer would be he's out of school and he gets to play video games. The surprise this year is I changed their gifts for Christmas. Since children love video games and computers, I bought a bunch of board games to force the family to come together and spend time with each other. As we play, those discussion questions will come in handy. It is always good to know what and how other members of your family are feeling.

In conclusion, I do some of what this plate was meant to do, but it is always good to have a reminder the importance of your every day life with your children and your entire family.


I'm sure you've been there, walking down the street and somebody hands you a tract. Most of the time it's cool, except when you receive something from Jehovah Witnesses, making believe they are trying to bring you to Jesus. I have never seen tracts for little children. I was interested in seeing what these gospel tools looked like.

# gospeltracts
Let The Little Children Come aims to provide effective gospel tracts and evangelism tools and resources for children.
It is the hope that these tools and resources will help you in conveying the powerful gospel message to children.
these gospel tracts are all specially designed to capture and hold the attention of children, while not distracting them
 from the core message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

What I noticed about these gospel tracts for children is they remind me of tools teachers use for Vacation Bible School. They are cute and simple, any child can show them to their Christian or non-Christian friends and introduce them to Jesus. Below is how the tracts look.

This gives you some idea what i'm talking about. You can also buy the TRACTS HERE.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

A Florida Millipede Walking Down The Sidewalk

ESV ILLUMINATED BIBLE Review & Giveaway 12/1/2017


I had the chance to review the ESV Illuminated Bible.The thing I like best about this Bible is the messages on the side of the pages which tell you what the text is about. For instance, "Seek The Lord Your God." I just think it's cool to have a reminder about what you read before you read it. This Bible is illustrated with cool pictures and is what I call kind of fancy. The one thing I would like is larger words, but then the Bible would be huge. It would help us fifty and older people who have to (and would rather not) wear reading glasses. I was going to give this Bible for a gift, but like it so much, that I decided to keep it for myself for my Bible. I have another Bible that is mine (given to me by a friend who died many years ago), but it's falling apart and has seen better days. 

Information about this fantastic Bible:
ESV ILLUMINATED BIBLE: The ESV Illuminated Bible places the full ESV text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi. Printed on thick cream-colored paper, the Bible's single-column text setting and wide margins provide generous space for additional notes, prayers, and designs—inviting readers to creatively engage with and reflect on the beauty of God's Word. • 9-point, Lexicon • Black letter text • 2-color printing • 64 full-page, custom book opener illustrations • 50 full-page verse illustrations • 250+ hand-lettered margin verses • 100+ other illustrations throughout • Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street Journal, Random House, USPS, and Target • Thick, cream-colored paper • Wide margins • Single-column, paragraph format • Smyth-sewn binding • Packaging: Permanent Slipcase • Dana Tanamachi is an American lettering artist, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals ignited the worldwide chalk-lettering trend. She has been commissioned by clients such as Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, and West Elm. Learn more at

You Can Buy The Bible Here or you can enter this contest for your chance to win your own copy.

Check it out Here

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Buy Planet Friendly Baby Products

Buy Planet Friendly Baby Products

More people than ever are environmentally conscious. There are many ways to save the planet from man made ruin. New parents have the opportunity to help ensure that the world remains the same or better for the new generation that they are raising. Everyone is encouraged to buy planet friendly baby products. Parents want better for their children. Staying true to environmental practices is one way to ensure that our world will be there for those that will follow us. More companies are using green manufacturing processes and obtaining woods from forests that are being sustained.

It may seem simple, but making small efforts to further environmental progress does help. If everyone would do these small things the world and its natural resources will continue far into the future. Our children will soon be in charge of this planet. Our example when they are young can instill a sense of global responsibility. There are superior baby products made with all natural materials like gorgeous woods. Buy teething baby rattles online that are made from sustainable wood and have an environmental impact when more people decide to buy them. These items have practical uses, and it just feels good to purchase products known to be environmentally crafted.

Teething toys enable babies to have something safe to gnaw on. It is best to use something that won't injure sensitive skin, face and tender or sore gums. These preferred baby toys will give hours of comfort and good feelings. Parents interested in buying green products for their babes have a lot to choose from currently. These items can be readily found with a short computer search. There are also natural material baby covers, clothes and play mats that make excellent baby shower or Christmas gift selections.

Remember to consider selecting these items that have bright color options and fanciful design patterns. Babies are nosy, and they love nothing more than to discover new places and things. Baby products that don't harm the environment are worth looking around for. Look up baby product retailers listed under green or environmentally conscious businesses. Their products give back to the earth as well as provide happy entertainment for your precious young one. Always go with online retailers if they are ethically motivated. Search out the ones known for their superb customer service and unusually beautiful products. Online baby shopping saves tired parents needed energy, and provides more change to stay in the bank accounts.

Baby rattles that have attached ring grips that double as a teething toy are phenomenal purchase choices. Look for animal shapes and festive decoration details. Parents should search for baby supplies that use water based dyes and gentle fabrics. A baby has exceptionally delicate skin, and even small roughened or coarse materials can cause redness, rashes and skin tenderness. Beech wood is an excellent choice for baby teething products. With patience, the world will become even more beautiful. Monitoring your everyday purchases is one way to stay conscious of the need for planet protection.

There is nothing more cherished than a baby. They deserve the finest products and a safe environment. Make a responsible statement by purchasing only products for baby that are made using environmentally safe processes and materials. Your precious baby is worth the tiny effort.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kutless CD Alpha/Omega Review and Giveaway 12/01/2017

I woke up this morning and I had a small package right in front of my door. It was 7 AM, so UPS must have delivered late the night before. Sure enough it was the Kutless CD I was expecting. I spent the entire day (while working in my car) listening to the CD three times. I recognized 4 or 5 of the songs including Strong Tower and Cornerstone. This is my kind of music, enough rock, so you can turn it up and get loud, but filled with worship music, where you can sing along and worship God. This CD made my work day go faster and it was more enjoyable.

About Kutless:

Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits "Strong Tower,” "What Faith Can Do" and "Carry Me To The Cross.” After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation that is searching for answers. “We really believe that music can make a difference in people’s lives,” shares Jon Micah Sumrall. “Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people who may not listen otherwise. We are still recording and performing because we really do believe it makes a difference. We hear stories all the time from people who share with us how a concert or a song has radically impacted their life, and it’s these types of testimonies that keep us going year after year.” In 2012, Kutless formed EOTA Ministries (End of The Age) to expand their evangelistic outreach around the globe. EOTA is the non-profit arm that aids Kutless in hosting large, free outreach concerts and events. In 2015, they partnered with other organizations to bring concerts to Kiev, Ukraine and other cities for six events - the largest of their kind in that country. The next year, Kutless returned to 11 cities in Ukraine as well as in Belarus, a communist country, where more than 100,000 heard the Gospel and over 40,000 commitments to Christ. With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core - rock and worship. ALPHA / OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”

Go HERE if you want to listen to the music
"I am the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

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 a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Here is your chance to win this CD by entering this giveaway