Category Archives: Uncategorized

His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray


His Risk (Avon Inspire, March 2018)

An undercover English DEA agent will do anything to protect the Amish girl he loves.

Calvin Fisher left the Amish community at fourteen and never looked back. Only his brother’s illness can bring him back to Hart County. Now, as Calvin works to make amends, he meets Alice, a local nursery school teacher, and falls hard for her. But he has a secret that could threaten the happiness he’s finally found.

Alice shouldn’t like—or want—Calvin. He’s English, has a questionable past, and an even more questionable job. Still, she can’t help being intrigued. Though Calvin assures Alice that he’s worthy of her, she’s torn between surrendering to her growing feelings and steering clear of him.

When a sudden surge of criminal activity alarms the community and even targets Alice, Calvin fears that his double life has put everyone he loves at risk. As for Alice, she can’t help but wonder if the brave and honorable man she’s lost her heart to is far more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

Learn more and purchase a copy.



Shelley Shepard Gray is a “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Review:  His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray is book four in The Amish of Hart County. Shelley has written a captivating story that grabs you right from the start and doesn’t let go until the very end. A story that is full of love, faith, suspense and much, much more. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 5 stars!



Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized



Are you ready? Have you heard the news?  Paul, Apostle of Christ is coming to a movie theater near you. Be sure to get your tickets today.




In PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST , Luke risks his life to visit Paul, who is held captive in a Roman prison under Nero’s rule. Together, they struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world. 


  1. Paul’s letters and writings were vital to the spreading of Christianity, and became a large part of the New Testament.  Our story focuses on how, despite persecution and peril, they shared Jesus’ message of love, redemption and forgiveness with a small community of believers who in turn, took it to the whole world. 

Great pains were taken to maintain biblical accuracy.  Using scripture as the only reference, director Andrew Hyatt recreated the story of Paul on film, including the close relationship with Luke, whom at the end of Paul’s life, at his own peril, traveled in and out of the prison carrying Paul’s writings to the community of believers 


The MPAA has rated the film PG-13 for some violent content and disturbing images 

Running time is 1:47 min 

In Theaters Nationwide Week Before Easter Friday, March 23, 2018. 



  • A visually stunning, historically-based film that brings to life the story of Paul, who went from becoming the most notorious persecutor of the Church to its most powerful proponent among the nations outside Judea. 
  • Two very different men are bound together by their love for Christ. As each of them realize that Rome has been overtaken by Nero’s evil at the same time their lives are drawing to a close, they struggle to finish their races and leave behind a book of lasting importance for the millions who will follow Christ in generations to come. 
  • Two themes found in Paul, Apostle of Christ, are relevant today:  
  • First, we are surrounded by evil, which can strike suddenly and without cause.  

Second, we can all learn from Paul and Luke: Love is the only answer 


Like us on FB, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @PaulMovie

#PaulMovie & #FlyBy


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Grace Revealed by Fred Sievert


Book blurb: 

Grace Revealed: Finding God’s Strength in Any Crisis (Broadstreet Publishing Group, January 2018)

Trust in the unmerited gift of God’s grace

You can’t escape the inevitable crises that will face you throughout your lifetime. Whether it’s health problems, emotional issues, career challenges, gut-wrenching losses, or other failures, these experiences can destroy your morale and lead you into despair. Some crises may be a result of your own choices, while others may be completely out of your control. Whatever the source, there is a lasting solution that comes to you free of charge from above: God’s amazing grace.

In Grace Revealed, you will:
—Experience real-life stories of others who discover they are not alone and that relief is within their grasp.
—See how devastating afflictions can be overcome through faith in Jesus and His love, mercy, and grace.
—Learn how God’s grace transforms lives and leads you into enduring and rewarding Christian service.
—Be inspired to encourage others who are suffering but cannot seek help on their own.

Read these undeniable, modern-day examples of God’s loving grace and its transformative power, and discover that God is always present in your time of need.

Learn more and purchase a copy.


Fred Sievert is a speaker, author, and former president of New York Life Insurance Company. Following his early retirement at age fifty-nine, Sievert attended Yale Divinity School and received a master’s degree. Sievert remains actively engaged in his greatest passions, which include speaking and writing about his faith, mentoring young executives, and serving as a lay leader of his church and on the boards of several organizations with missions well-aligned with his beliefs and values. Fred and his wife have five grown children, three grandchildren, and reside in East Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Review:  Grace Revealed is a powerful book that will touch your heartstrings. If you are going through a hard time emotionally or physically than this is the book for you. Read about others stories you never know someone else may be going through the same type of thing as you. Be sure to get your copy today. I received a complementary of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Hettie Brittz’s ‘Growing Kids with Character’ Blog Tour, Facebook Live, and Giveaway

Have you ever wished your kids came with an instruction manual? Hettie Brittz’s new book, Growing Kids with Character, provides a resource to understand a child’s natural bents not only to excel in life but also to firmly establish their identity and purpose in Christ better. Through Hettie Brittz’s famous tree metaphors, parents will discover how to let their kids excel at being who they naturally are as they grow in their unique purpose in the world.

Join Hettie and other parents to learn how to grow kids with character at her Facebook Live event, plus enter to win a family fun prize pack!

One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 3. The winner will be announced at Hettie’s Facebook Live Party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Hettie and other parents, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and Facebook Live party via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 3rd!


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

A Search for Refuge by Kristi Ann Hunter


Book Blurb:

Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can’t seem to elude local solicitor Nash Banfield.

All Nash wants is a quiet, sedate life–no risks or surprises. When Margaretta, clearly on the run and unwilling to answer questions, interrupts his solitude, his curiosity and his principles won’t let him leave this determined woman without assistance.

But will discovering the truth about Margaretta make him think twice about finally taking a risk on love?

A Search for Refuge is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter’s new Regency historical romance series, Haven Manor! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, A Defense of Honor.

Review: A Search for Refuge is A Haven Manor novella. Wow this novella is absolutely amazing. This novella is fast paced and full of happens. I am anxiously awaiting book one in A Haven Manor series after reading this novella. 4.5 stars! 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Help Cheryl Baranski defeat Acute Myelogenous Leukemia-AML!


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

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized





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!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

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

 The Star_DOM_BD_Oring-2D-Pack-Shot

“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 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 

  The Star_DOM_BD_Oring-2D-Pack-Shot

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



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 



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. 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

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?


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!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Action Packed! Treacherous TRAILS by Dana Mentink


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!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized