Finding Noah in Theaters October 8th

The search for Noah's Ark is on in this documentary.

We were recently given the opportunity to watch the documentary Finding Noah before it hits theaters this Thursday. I love documentaries and especially enjoy those that are trying to prove that the Bible is historically accurate. While I don’t think Noah’s Ark needs to be found in order to prove the Bible, I think that it is an amazing search.

About the Documentary

Genre: Documentary
Rating: NR
Runtime: 116 minutes
Release Date in Theaters (ONE NIGHT ONLY): October 8th Purchase Tickets Here
The search for Noah's Ark is on in this documentary.
For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah’s Ark.  Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat.  Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or “The Painful Mountain” is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable hot spot.  With constant threats of deadly rock slides, hidden crevasses, and glacial ice falls, the Kurdish Rebel held mountain poses great risk to any explorer, let alone those performing a thorough scientific investigation.
Join director/producer Brent Baum and the FINDING NOAH film crew as they follow an expedition of intrepid explorers on a perilous trek up to Mt. Ararat’s desolate summit.  There, using state of the art technology and real-time satellite imagery, this team of archeologists, scientists and professional mountaineers will begin a grid work of exploration unlike any before, hoping to finally resolve the age-old question:  did Noah and his Ark actually exist?
Shot in never-before filmed locations in the harshest of conditions, this unprecedented feature-length documentary shows just how far men are willing to go to discover the truth.  Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, FINDING NOAH is more than a quest for answers, it is a testament of the human spirit, where belief and the need for exploration transcend risk and limitation.

What We Thought

While I was captivated from the beginning, AJ(12) lost interest about five minutes in. The film starts off a little slow giving quite a bit of background information about the numerous searches for Noah’s Ark. I never realized how many people claimed to have seen the Ark, or how many different civilizations believed in a world wide flood.
About fifteen minutes into the story it starts to get very interesting as you follow along with a team who goes on a search for Noah’s Ark. The images and scenery were breath taking on my small computer screen, so I could only imagine how amazing they would look on the big screen.
It has you on the edge of your seat as they encounter new findings, I really wondered if they were going to find the Ark. The group of men who went on the excavation went through a lot to try and find an amazing piece of history.
If you are interested in the search for Noah’s Ark, I would highly recommend watching Finding Noah!

Discovery Education Streaming Plus – FREE for the Summer!

AMAZING Deal! Free Discovery Education Streaming for the Summer!

Are you looking for a way to keep your kids engaged and learning this summer? Discovery Education Streaming Plus is the answer! Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a comprehensive, educational digital streaming service that has over 12,300 full length educational videos, plus tons of other educational content including games, interactives, images and more. There are topics for every grade from kindergarten through high school.

I love free stuff, and I am pretty sure just about everyone does too!  The great news is that you can get a FREE subscription to Discovery Education Streaming Plus from June 1st through August 31, 2015.

A 1 year subscription retails for $375, so this is AN AMAZING DEAL!

Here are some of the wonderful features of Discovery Education Streaming Plus:

  • Thousands of full-length videos from scores of producers, segmented into tens of thousands of content-specific clips tied directly to state and national standards.
  • Supplemental resources such as Assignment Builder, Quiz Center, Writing Prompt Generator, lesson plans, and more
  • Hundreds of games, skill builders, and body atlas interactivesThousands of self-paced math tutorials spanning concepts from basic addition to calculus
  • Thousands of audio files including podcasts, classic literature audiobooks, children’s literature audiobooks from Scholastic, and numerous supplemental study aids for auditory learners

Learn more about the Discovery Education Streaming Free Trial. I signed up and am sure that AJ is really going to enjoy iall that it has to offer this summer.

You can see what other homeschoolers had to say about it here.



Sovereign CD Giveaway

Michael W. Smith released his newest album Sovereign earlier this month! Today, May 27th he is released a brand new video of a single from the album, “Sky Spills Over.”
See Michael W Smith's newest video from the album Sovereign!
Here is the video………….

If you enjoyed that video, you will love the fact that I am able to give away a copy of the CD “Sovereign” to one of my readers. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the CD yet, but with songs like the one in the video, I am sure it will be great!

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a copy of the CD! Please read the rules below. Unfortunately if you have won a giveaway from FlyBy promotions I the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.

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Motivate Your Child Action Plan – Giveaway

A few months ago I was given the chance to review the amazing, eye opening book, Motivate Your Child. It really changed how I thought about discipline and motivating AJ. After reading it I changed some things and honestly life has been a little bit better. We still have issues, but not as many as before. When I was recently given the chance to review the Motivate Your Child Action Plan, I was sure it would be amazing. It is like a workbook to help you make changes. It helps you focus on your child’s strengths and areas that need improvement. You will be able to read my full review in a few weeks, but until then, enter this giveaway and join me at the Facebook party!
Motivate Your Child Action Plan Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Motivate Your Child Action Plan, we are joining other members of the Launch Team in a wonderful giveaway filled with an iPod Touch, $50 iTunes Gift Card and several biblical parenting products! A value of nearly $350!

Here’s what you could win:

Apple iPod touch 16GB Black/Silver  ($195 value)

  • In the Box – iPod Touch, Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB cable, QuickStart guide
  • Brilliant 4 Retina display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
  • Front-Facing FaceTime camera with 1.2MP photos & 720p HD video recording.
  • iOS 6 features – Siri, Apple Designed Maps, Integrated Facebook, Shared Photo Streams, Passbook & more

iTunes Gift Card ($50 value)

Because you’ll need apps and music for that iPod Touch!

The Christian Parenting Handbook and Companion Guide ($56.95 value)

The Christian Parenting Handbook contains nuggets of parenting wisdom condensed into 50 short chapters, each one biblical, practical, and relevant for parents of children ages 2-18. Learn appropriate ways to correct, instruct, and set limits. Glean wisdom for dealing with emotions, conflict, and developing closeness in your family… and much more. These 50 strategies provide you with hands-on tools for parenting children of any age.

The Companion Guide is a workbook of 50 lessons along with 50 audio tips to take you through The Christian Parenting Handbook step by step. Each lesson contains advice from Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller in a 5 minute audio tip and then offers teaching, an assignment, a Bible verse, and a prayer to help you apply each idea or strategy in your family. The tips are available to you as MP3 downloads and access to them comes in the workbook.

Family Time Activities Book Bundle ($45 value)

Your kids will have fun learning about God’s Word and how it applies to their lives. Science experiments, art activities, and games are all designed to reinforce spiritual truth. Each lesson is clear and simple, yet profound even for parents! You’ll teach kids how exciting it is to learn about God and his ways. Your kids will love these books, but more importantly you’ll build spiritual memories of Family Time in your home. Titles in this giveaway include:

Seeing Is Believing 

Playing for Keeps 

Running the Race

Enter the Giveaway using the Rafflecopter below! This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY to those 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law.

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Join us for the Action Plan Facebook Party on Wednesday, May 20 at 9:00PM ET. There will be even more prizes and giveaways there and the authors of Action Plan will be present to answer your questions! The winner of this giveaway will be announced at the Facebook party!

RSVP here for the Party!

Action Plan Facebook Party

When Calls the Heart Giveaway

I love it when I can find good wholesome television! Hallmark created an amazing series, When Calls the Heart. It has it all, and best of all it s a show you can watch with your family!  As fans are aware, the long awaited season 2 premier is airing this Saturday, April 25 at 8/7c. It is a two hour premier and you don’t want to miss it! I was given the amazing opportunity to watch the second season premier early. The two hours are full of wonder, and I wish I could tell you all what happens, but I can’t.

When Calls the Heart - Giveawa. Enter for a chance to win a dvd copy of season 1!

In case you are not familiar with the show, here is a little bit more about it.

The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. “When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

Season one left us with a lot of questions! Season two starts off by answering some of those questions, but creating even more. Elizabeth Thatcher’s mother has taken ill so she has to return home for a while. After visiting home, will things change between her and Jack? Was their kiss in season 1 a sign of a prospering romance, or just a moment of passion? Will Elizabeth have to leave her home in Coal Valley to stay and take care of her mother? The trial is finally taking place for the wives of the deceased coal miners. Will the new judge be bought off? What is the truth, and who’s fault was the mine disaster? There is also a mysterious man who appeared in town. Who is he and what does he want? There are so many questions that we have all been waiting a long time to find the answer to.

This premier is going to be BIG! Be sure to follow along with other #Hearties on Facebook and Twitter.

Now for the best part! Thanks to Word Films I am able to gve away 1 set of Season 1 When Calls the Heart. This is a $60 value. Enter the Rafflecopter below to enter!

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, 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.

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The Story of King Jesus – Giveaway

I love to find new children’s books that teach a message, and The Story of King Jesus by Ben Irwin looks like it will be a great book! It is the Gospel told in a single story designed for kids 4 to 8 years old. It has been vividly illustrated by Nick Lee, and from the looks of it, it will be a great book! The best part is that 4 people are going to win an autographed copy of the book!
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This giveaway is only open to US residents and will end on April 20, 2015. Enter below for your chance to win!

Disney’s Hop to the Music


affiliate1I love Disney! The theme parks, the movies, and even the music. When I heard about this fun Disney giveaway I was excited to share it with you.

April over at Pixie Dust Savings had the chance to review four great Disney music CD’s! You can see her full review of all the CD’s here. She is also giving away a prize pack including all the CD’s to one lucky winner!!

The prize includes:

Giveaway ends April 4th, 2015. If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.

Pixie Dust Savings and the participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Good Luck! This looks like an amazing prize pack.

Family Christian Bible Sale December 5th – 24th

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 There are so many different types of Kids Bibles available now compared to when I was a child. They have the very basic Bible with cute pink covers, Bibles covered with pink or purple glitter, and even some with fun animal shapes. There are Story Bibles and Devotional Bibles. With so many choices, Family Christian has the right Bible for you and your family.

Christmas Bible Sale

From December 5th until December 24 select Kids Bibles and Devotionals are 50% off! Almost all of the Kids Bibles are on a sale of some kind right now, but there are way too many to list them all here, I thought I would share a few of my favorites.

Bible Sale
I had a Beginner’s Bible when I was little, but it was nothing like this. This Bible is for 2-6 year-olds. Not only can they read the stories and look at the pictures, but they can listen to the stories! There is narration, music and sound effects for more than 90 stories. It has 512 pages and is hard covered, Originally $24.99 it is now on sale for just $9.99. When you look at the website it has a 5 star rating from everyone who rated it.
Bible Sale

Looking for something for a little girl? How about this amazingly priced Little Purse Bible? A great deal at the original price of $16.99, but a steal at the current price of just $5.99. It is not a full Bible, but it has all of the New Testament and Psalms and Proverbs. Great for a little girl who wants to carry her Bible to church.

Bible Sale

Is your child a little bit older and looking for a full Bible, but they still want some fun pictures and a little bit easier to understand vocabulary? Check out the Berenstain Bears Bible!It includes the entire Bible along with book introductions. a dictionary, larger font, and 18 full color pictures. This Bible looks like a fun transition Bible. It retails for $24.99 but is on sale for only $9.99.

Bible Sale

My all time favorite Bible, the Bible you see in all of the posts about AJ’s school work is the Deep Blue Kids Bible. It is not one of the Bibles on sale for 50% off, but it is on sale for 32% off. It retails for $18.99 and is on sale for only $12.99. It is an AMAZING Bible. It has notes, devotionals, trivia, reading challenges, and so much more. The version is easy to understand even for a struggling reader.

No matter what kind of Bible you are looking for, Family Christian has you covered! Don’t forget to check out all of the wonderful sales that are going on now!

Dress Like a Veggie Event

Are you looking for something fun to do this Halloween? There is a fun event being held nationwide in all of the Family Christian Stores. It is the Dress Like a Veggie Event. It is more than just a fun event though, it is a contest too!

How does it work?
It’s simple! On October 31st bring your kids to your local Family Christian Store dressed as a veggie. Any type of vegetable will do, but you can add to the fun and have them dress as their favorite VeggieTale. There are a variety of costume choices, but if you need some Pinspiration check out this board on Pinterest. It has so many cute ideas for numerous creative costumes. 
Once you’re in the store snap a photo of your kids dressed up as their favorite veggie. Then simply upload the picture to Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure to tag @Familychristian in your post and use the hashtag #FCVeggies. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift card for Family Christian, and Five runner ups will each receive a $50 appreciation certificate.

All of the kids who dress as their favorite veggie and stop by the stores will receive a small goodie as well. 

Before you head to Family Christian make sure to print off this coupon that Family Christian is providing to my readers. It is good for 40% off one regular priced item in store or online. See coupon for details and exclusions.  

I have 2 different Family Christian Stores near me.

The Highland, California store located at 
  • 4060 Highland Ave # B, Highland, CA 92346
and the Fresno, California store located at
  • 3072 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
Check out to find a store near you.
Does this even sound like something you and your family would likely attend? What veggie would your kids dress up as?