Monthly Archives: March 2018

Help Cheryl Baranski defeat Acute Myelogenous Leukemia-AML!

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Please share my blog post. I am trying to help spread the word about my fundraiser. My dear friend Kelly started this fundraiser for me to help with the overwheming medical expenses that I have. A big thank you to everyone that donates or shares. Blessings

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THE APOLOGETICS STUDY BIBLE

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The CSB Apologetics Study Bible helps today’s Christians better understand, defend, and proclaim their beliefs in an age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. This revised and updated edition includes new articles and extensive apologetics study material from today’s leading apologists to reflect and provide deeper understanding of the relevant apologetics issues and questions being discussed today.

Includes commentary from over 90 leading apologists, including: Ted Cabal, Lee Strobel, Chuck Colson, Paul Copan, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, J.P. Moreland, Ravi Zacharias, and many more — plus a lead article by Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ).

Features include: Presentation page, Book Introductions, Study Notes, Apologetics articles from leading apologists, “Twisted Scripture” explanations for commonly misunderstood passages, Profiles of Christian apologists, Two-color interior, Two-column text, 9.75-point type size, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, Full-color maps, and more.

The CSB Apologetics Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Review: The CSB Apologetics Study Bible is absolutely wonderful. If you are looking for a bible that is easy to use and easy to understand than this is the Bible for you. It is easy to read for me with the font size, lots of other bible have print that is so fine that I can’t read it. The pages are easy to turn. The two colors are great. Love the commentary that is included in it. The two color interior is very nice. Full color maps and much, much more. I received a complementary copy of this Bible. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!

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The Star Movie (A TALE OF FAITH AND FRIENDSHIP) #TheStarMovie & #FlyBy

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“Full of humor and heart” – Huffington Post 

 

The Star is destined to become a classic!” – The Dove Foundation 

 

Golden Globe® Nominatefor Best Original Song by Mariah Carey & Marc Shaiman 

 

THE STAR 

 

The Tale of Faith and Friendship Includes Six Sing-Along Videos from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini
A Great Big World, and Kirk Franklin 

 

Includes a Dance Along, “How-to” Crafts Video and Much More 

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Available on Digital February 6 and  

On Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20 

 

 

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (January XX, 2018) – From the studio that brought you
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN & CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself. 
AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR arrives for the first time on Digital on February 6 and on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital February 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The heartwarming animated comedy follows a small but brave donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”), who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth (voiced by Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”), a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key, Friends From College), a dove with lofty aspirations, along with three wisecracking camels voiced by
Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Bo and his new friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told. 

 

Rounding out the all-star voice cast including Gina Rodriguez (“Jane The Virgin”) as Mary, Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as Joseph, Grammy® Award-Winner Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse, Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) as Zach the goat, Ving Rhames  (Mission Impossible) as Thaddeus the dog, Gabriel Iglesias (CocoFerdinand) as Rufus the dog, Patricia Heaton
(“The Middle”) as Edith the cow, Emmy® and Tony® Award-Winner Kristin Chenoweth as Abby the mouse, and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) as King Herod. 

 

THE STAR is filled with more than an hour of engaging bonus materials including the “Star-aoke: Sing Along with Bo & Friends,” a dance along to “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World, plus a collection of fun lyric videos that will have you singing along to the inspiring music from
THE STAR.  Families can enjoy crafting and baking with “how-to” videos “Star Mason Jar Votives” and “Sweet and Sparkly Stars,” and they also can go behind-the-scenes to explore the amazing talent who bring these characters to life.  In “Faith All Year Round,”
renowned pastor and motivational speaker, DeVon Franklin delivers a fun and engaging children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and keeping the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day. 

 #TheStarMovie & #FlyBy

THE STAR is directed by Academy Award® nominated writer/director Timothy Reckart, screenplay by Carlos Kotkin, and story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin. The film is executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson and Lisa Henson, and produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook. The Star is presented by AFFIRM films and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Walden Media, Franklin Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company. The uplifting theme song, “The Star” by Mariah Carey and veteran songwriter Marc Shaiman was also nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. “The Star” song is now available on The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which assembles new music from a bevy of powerhouse superstars. 

Bonus Materials Include:  

 

  • Star-aoke: SingAlong with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels  
  • Life Is Good” Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along 
  • Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists 
  • “The Star” by Mariah Carey 
  • “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony 
  • “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini 
  • “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin 
  • “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World 
  • Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round  
  • Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft 
  • Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day 
  • An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life 

 

THE STAR has a run time of approximately 86 minutes and is rated PG: for some thematic elements 

 

GOLDEN GLOBE® is a registered trademark and service mark of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  

#TheStarMovie & #FlyBy

 

ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., 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. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com. 

 

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION 

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world.  The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the record-breaking monster comedies Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance ofMeatballs movies—with the fully animated reboot SmurfsThe Lost Village available on digital and Blu-ray now; a surprising and comic take at the secret world inside our phones with The Emoji Movie now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD; the inspirational The Star currently in theaters.  Next will be Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation from director Genndy Tartakovsky in July 2018; and the groundbreaking animated feature SpiderMan: Into the Spider-Verse from the minds of Chris Miller and Phil Lord in December 2018.  The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films:  the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The PiratesBand of Misfits.  In 2007, Surfs Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film; a sequel entitled Surfs Up 2: WaveMania is now available on digital and DVD.  The division, whose first feature film Open Seasonled to a very successful movie franchise including the brand new Open SeasonScared Silly now available on digital, DVD and Blu-ray, was founded in 2002.  Sony Pictures Animation is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group. 

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Keturah (The Sugar Baron’s Daughter) by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Book Blurb: In 1772 England, Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters find themselves the heiresses of their father’s estates and know they have one option: Go to the West Indies to save what is left of their heritage.

Although it flies against all the conventions for women of the time, they’re determined to make their own way in the world. But once they arrive in the Caribbean, proper gender roles are the least of their concerns. On the infamous island of Nevis, the sisters discover the legacy of the legendary sugar barons has vastly declined–and that’s just the start of
what their eyes are opened to in this unfamiliar world.

Keturah never intends to put herself at the mercy of a man again, but every man on the island seems to be trying to win her hand and, with it, the ownership of her plantation. She could desperately use an ally, but even an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend leaves her questioning his motives.

Set on keeping her family together and saving her father’s once-great plantation, can Keturah ever surrender her stubbornness and guarded heart to God and find the healing and love awaiting her?

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Review:  Keturah is book one in the Sugar Baron’s Daughter series by Lisa T. Bergren. Travel back in time to 1772 with this good read by Lisa T. Bergren. Watch as these sisters set our to make it on their own. A story of struggles, determination and much more. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 3.5 stars!

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Action Packed! Treacherous TRAILS by Dana Mentink

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Book Blurb: Falsely accused…

Can she escape the real killer?

In this Gold Country Cowboys story, farrier Ella Cahill is accused of murder—and only former marine Owen Thorn, her brother’s best friend, can help clear her name. Now with someone trying to kill Ella, Owen must protect her…despite his promise to her brother to stay away from her. But can they work together to find the true killer before she becomes the next to die?

Review:  Treacherous TRAILS is a Love Inspired Suspense book by Dana Mentink. It is book two in the  Gold Country Cowboys series. Treacherous TRAILS is a action packed book. Gripping, heart pounding excitement right from the start. There are so many twists and turns. I devoured this book in under three hours. If you love Love Inspired Suspense then you are going to love this book. 4.5 stars!

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