I Can Only Imagine- Movie about the making of the song

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. 

 

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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.

Let the Children Come Review

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I am excited to introduce you to Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack from Let the Children Come

gospel-tracts-A101-main-aThis 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:

  1. John 3:16 Animated Tract
  2. Gospel Button Flip About
  3. The Most Amazing House Pop-up flip about
  4. Wordless Bracelet Kit
  5. The True story of Christmas
  6. The lost Easter egg Pop up tract
  7. John 3:16 Flip About
  8. Silicone Salvation bracelet
  9.  Where’s Everybody going?
  10. 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.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 

God’s Great Love For You- Book Review

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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.