The Promise – A Review and a GIVEAWAY!


The Promise is a beautiful movie. We got the movie in the mail today to review and right away after lunch chores were over, we put on the movie. It is a musical. There is a lot of singing, but not overly so. There was just the right amount of both speaking and singing parts.

It is a 45 minute film. It was “just” about the birth of Christ. One thing we had somewhat an issue for. We thought the movie should have lasted longer. However, with that said, here is the synopsis of the movie that you can find on their website.

In ancient Israel, during the days of King Herod, a young couple’s world is turned upside down when the prophecy of a long-awaited deliverer unfolds upon their lives. They must trust in God’s promise in the midst of rising challenges, and their faithfulness is rewarded as they witness the most surprising and glorious event of all human history – the promise fulfilled in the birth of the Messiah.

You can see the trailer here.

The writers did a tremendous job of writing the storyline. We went through the Book of Luke today after the movie viewing to double-check that it went through it correctly and it does. Very true to the story. Which to me, is a great thing. Too many films out there add items that are not true.
My favorite part has to be when Joseph starts to see Mary as his bride. He notices that she is no longer “little Mary”.

The music is just beautiful. Well written and goes along with the story. It also is biblically sound. My favorite song has to be Lullaby for the King and His Name is John. However, all the music is just wonderful.
My 17-year-old LOVES the movie. He says, it is so nice that it brings the truth out there about Jesus’s birth.

The animation was done wonderfully. The animators used Motion Captioning and 3-D animation. Truly great stuff. Almost like what you would see from the Major Motion Picture folks. The musical had us captivated through out each of the scenes.  The only problem my daughter had with the animation is that she though their facial features were weird. Eyes to set close to each other and very long noses.

You can find more information about the film in the following links.

Amazon  Amazon has the video now for sale and it is $14.99 with FREE shipping over $35.00. A GREAT deal for this video.
Official Trailer

If you are looking for a safe and biblically sound video for your children, The Promise is both. It is very captivating. From my youngest in the house that is 18 months old, to my 18-year-old. We all enjoyed the film. We can not wait to see what more Glorious Films will bring out in the future.

Now, for what you have been waiting for! The Giveaway! I am giving away ONE brand-new video of The Promise! All YOU have to do is, leave a comment in the comment section telling me what you would do with the video. Will you give it as a gift or watch as a family? I will be drawing the name on December 4th at 9pm. 

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

100 Likes Giveaway

So, as promised, here is the 100 likes giveaway post!
I am excited to be doing my first giveaway on here!

What do you win? You get to win a $5.00 gift card to Amazon! I will email it to the winner as soon as I get confirmation of the winner.  I made it pretty easy to win.

Leave a comment on this blog post about what your favorite season is and why.

My favorite season has to be Fall. I LOVE the colors that God paints our world.

Fall 2012

The leaves, the animals, everything about this season I love.

I especially love the smell of the wood stoves, or fireplaces being used in the evenings.
Fall Wood

I have yet to meet someone who does not love the smell of a fireplace being fueled by wood.

We have a fireplace now, though we need to get the chimney cleaned before we can do it. And, it is not made to heat our home. It is basically a usable fireplace, but only for looks. But, we will get wood for it and use it when the mood strikes us.

So, I know the gift card amount is not more than what it is. But as I grow, so will the prizes. So, hopefully my next giveaway will be even better!

So good luck to you!

Encouragement for Moms Giveaway!

     When I decided to relaunch my blog, I wanted to add in reviews. My very first review for this blog, is this wonderful devotion for busy moms. It is called,  Putting on the Spirit: Ten-Minute Devotions for Busy Moms. The author is Katie Hornor. The expected release date for Putting on the Spirit is December 9th.  

     I am apart of the launch team for this devotional. It has been such a joy to go through each devotion. Seriously. I had been looking for something that I can do each day. This was it! There is even a FREE companion workbook which I am finding very helpful to do the devotion. I have printed out the book and the workbook and put them in a binder to use. Of course, you could just read Putting on the Spirit in your e-reader or on the computer as well.
This is such a GREAT giveaway, C’mon LOOK at all the great e-books you could win!  You can find the Rafflecopter link towards the bottom of this post. Click on the link, it will take you to where you can do what it wants you to do to enter! Good Luck!


The Putting on the Spirit Launch Team is excited to help Katie celebrate the release of her new book with a special giveaway of  books that will encourage, equip, and inspire any mom.  One winner will win all of the books listed below (a $120 value), plus 3 more winners will win a digital copy of Putting on the Spirit.

We would like to thank the following friends for their generous sponsorship of this giveaway! Be sure to stop by their websites to say thank you!

Heidi St. John, The Busy Mom

Home School Adventure Co.

Great Waters Press

National Center for Biblical Parenting

Sally Clarkson

Raising Arrows

Here’s what you can win —

Putting on the Spirit: Ten-Minute Devotions for Busy Moms eBook by Katie Hornor

Loving You Long Distance eBook by Katie Hornor

Divine Design eBook by Katie Hornor

Purposeful Planning eBook by Phyllis Sather

The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance by Heidi St. John

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae

Raising Real Men by Hal & Melanie Young

My Beloved and My Friend (release date of Feb 2014) by Hal & Melanie Young

The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN

Philippians in 28 Weeks by Stacy Farrell

The Wise Woman Literary Analysis Journal Questions by Stacy Farrell

Streams in the Desert eBook by L.B.E. Cowman

The Homemaker’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule eBook by Amy Roberts
To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter link. One winner will be selected and announced by noon ET on December 13, 2013. U.S. residents age 18 and older only please. Other Terms and Conditions can be found in the Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In addition to this great giveaway, Katie is offering her book, Loving You Long Distance, free for Kindle for 5 days — November 19-23. Be sure to click over and grab that one after you enter the giveaway!

So, are you excited as I am? You get to enter the giveaway for some excellent prizes and get a FREE e-book NOW! Go for it!
I hope you win!