I Can Only Imagine the movie about the making of the song by Mercy Me is a campaign through Flyby Promotion. All opinions are my own.
I remember the first time I heard the song I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me. I was sitting in youth group and the song came on. It really got me to thinking and I loved the song. I was at the age where I was trying to figure out this thing called Life. This song had me thinking what it would be like to meet Jesus in Heaven.
The movie is the behind the scenes look at how the song was written. The song was written by lead singer of Mercy Me, Bart Millard.
Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.
Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road on an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.
Having a favorite song and then learning how that song came to be is an exciting event that we do not get to have very often. I am so looking forward to taking my teenager to see this movie.
Watch the trailer here
To find tickets here
I look forward to seeing the movie and hope you enjoy it as well.
I am excited to introduce you to Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack from Let the Children Come
This is a sample pack of the company’s 10 most popular Gospel tracts and or Evangelism tools. I like that we got a sample pack, so I could see examples of what all they offered before buying large quantities.
Each set comes in a zippered pack that contains the following:
- John 3:16 Animated Tract
- Gospel Button Flip About
- The Most Amazing House Pop-up flip about
- Wordless Bracelet Kit
- The True story of Christmas
- The lost Easter egg Pop up tract
- John 3:16 Flip About
- Silicone Salvation bracelet
- Where’s Everybody going?
- Wordless book
My favorite part of the pack was the Wordless Bracelets, one is silicone bracelet and the other is beads that you can use to make a bracelet. The colors are to explain Gods love for us and reminds us what he has done for us.
This site has some very neat items that would be good to use in a classroom, Sunday school or vacation bible school
I am glad I was given the opportunity to try this sample pack. I can now pick some items that would be useful in my classroom.
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Adored 365 devotions for young women is the perfect Christmas gift for that young women who is wanting to get closer to God. The new year will be here before you know it and would be a great time to start a new journey. Each day starts with a verse straight from the Bible and then a short devotional that speaks to the young women of today. Day one talks about feeling awkward and everyone feels that a some point in their lives. Then it talks about how God does not think we are awkward and we are made especially by him and he knows our name. I feel this a great message for anyone but especially young women who are trying to find themselves in this world that sometimes can be cruel. At the end of each devotional is a place to write your thoughts.
As a mom of a teenager, I find this book very helpful. It talks about fitting in, bullying, internet and many more issues my daughter has to deal with each and every day. I am giving it to her for Christmas so she can start the new year with a great book to help her be more closer to God. I love that it is written in terms that today’s youth can relate to.
Once again if you are looking for a perfect gift for that young women in your life this book would be wonderful.
I am so glad I was given the opportunity to get this book and share my feelings about it with you.
I teach at a Christian preschool and I am always looking for new and interesting books to use with my students. I was given the opportunity to review the book God’s Great Love For You. The illustrations are very bright and well done. The colors are bright and the pictures are big. There are not a lot of illustrations on each page which helps the little ones to keep focus on what is being read to them. I read it to my students and they really enjoyed it. We have read it so much that they are starting to know the words and what comes next. I love that they liked the book so much that they are telling me when I miss a word in the story.
I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone with children that you are trying to teach how much God loves them.
We always seem to be on the go as a family. I have a teenager who is very busy with school and after school activities. I teach so I am very busy as well. My husband works nights so we have a hard time finding time as a family to do anything. I did not want our busy schedules to come in between our Bible studies. The one thing all of our family members have is our phones. I was offered the opportunity to review the app Awakening to God . I was excited to have the opportunity to try this app.
About the app:
A devotional journal to help you enjoy your walk with God, with thanksgiving from your heart, everyday touches and prayers. Inspiration for 8 minutes with God at the start of your day, learning to hear His voice, memorize scripture, pray and journal. Lots of great ideas to build your faith, share scripture, encourage others and strengthen family devotions.
Purpose of the app:
to inspire and encourage thousands of people in their walk with Christ (hopefully, leading to another ‘Awakening’ – see 2 Chron 7:14)
My Opinion on the app:
I love the app. It is something that only takes 8 minutes a day to grow closer to God. I like that it is on my phone and I always have my phone with me. No matter what I have to do that day I know I can still get my daily devotional in. I like the journal aspect of it, so I can write my feeling down and what I think God is telling me that day and I can always look back on the past days to see what was going on that day.
Download the app:
Watch a video of how the app works
February 2 is going to be a fun day in Preschool classrooms. It is grounds hog day. Here are my top 5 Grounds hog day activities to do with my students
- One of the big things with this holiday “Will the Groundhog see is shadow? ” What better way to start the unit to ask the students if they think the groundhog will see his shadow. After you ask the question graph the results. Then you can count and use more or less
2. Ground hog paper plate The kids will love to paint this plate to make it look like groundhog. The supplies are easy and most likely have in your craft supplies.
3. Putting Your Toes into it. What parent does not love hand and foot prints. 4. Groundhog day Printable. This is 6 page printable that includes class surveys, word hunt and more.
5. Pudding Cups What a great way to end the unit, with chocolate pudding cups and Pepperidge farm cookies.
Charlie the Beaver wants to be a tramp when he grows up. “Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams. Tramps just tramp around and have a good time…
Source: Charlie the Tramp
I love this idea on the first day of school to ask the kids what they want in a Teacher. I know I what I think they need but it is always nice to see what the kids want in a Teacher. I really lov…
Source: What kind of Teacher Do You Want?
Our Letter of the week this week is “W”, so we made a Watermelon.
Print the letter W off on Red and Green construction paper
Then layer the W’s with the red W on top of the Green W with some of the green showing to be the rine of the watermelon.
Then allow the students to paint the “seeds” on the watermelon using their fingers.
Once the seeds are painted on the finial project looks like this;
The kids loved painting and it was a very simple project to complete. I have younger children so I always do fingerpainting projects one on one. This gives me a chance to talk about the letter. What is looks like, things that start with the letter and the sound that it makes.
Parents love anything that has their child’s fingerprints, so this was also a hit with the parents as well. I hope you enjoy this activity with your students.
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