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    Indivisible Movie Review

    I reviewed this movie for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

    There is a saying that its hard to understand something unless yo have been in it. God has a way of testing us to see where our true character is when things don’t go our way.

    I got the opportunity to work with FlyBy for a sneak preview to see Indivisible it is a faith based film that teaches forgiveness, power of salvation, faith and trial. God will bring problems into our lives to test our character. Indivisible is one of those movies that will cause you to look deeper into your faith to see that faith without actions is dead.

    About the movie
    Indivisible is the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather, whose lives are fully devoted to serving God, family and country. But when war etches deep battle scars-both overseas and on the home front the Turners rock solid marriage is shaken to its core.

    Carrying burdens the other can’t comprehend they must decide if they’re willing to face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage.From the director of The Grace Card and the studio that brought you Fireproof and War Room comes Indivisible, the story of one marriage…one family…under God.Starring Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George , Tia Mowry and Madeline Carroll, Indivisible opens in theaters October 26.

    My thoughts
    I absolutely loved this movie it taught me God holds you accountable and expects you to act on your faith. When things go wrong what voice do you listen to? It reminds us that as much as we help others we too need to stay encouraged ourselves. This movie will make you reflect on your personal life and you marriage.

    Indivisible is a must see it hits theaters October 26th.

     

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    Paul, Apostle of Christ Film

    2018 has been the year of great films and I’m excited about another film Paul, Apostle of Christ.

    Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men Luke, as a friends and his physician risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is help captive in Nero’s darkest bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

    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 prison carrying Paul’s writings to the community of believers. The film will be available in theaters March 23.

    You can find out more about HERE

    Purchase your tickets in advance HERE

    I believe this is going to be a great film.

     

    Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC, Collide Media Group and Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. for providing tickets to see this movie on its release in exchange for this promotional post.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

     

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    Review: The Star DVD

    I love wholesome movies that’s why I’m so happy that The Star is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. It’s a story about Faith and Friendship including six sing-a-long videos from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, A Great Big World and Kirk Franklin.

    The story is about a small brave donkey name Bo (voiced by Steve 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 clove with lofty aspirations, along with three wise cracking camels voiced by Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Bo and his friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story every told.

    Bonus Materials on DVD

    • Staroke: Sing Along With Bo & Friends
    • Dance along to “Life Is Good” by a Great BigWorld
    • Enjoy crafting and baking with “How-To” videos
    • “Faith All Year Round”, 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 everyday.

    To find out more information on this amazing movie, please visit the social media link below.

    http://sites.sonypictures.com/thestar/discanddigital/?hs308=TSR084D

    I received a sample from Sony pictures through propeller consulting/FlyBy promotions in exchange for this review and post.

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    My Interview With Priscilla Shirer On Her New Book “Awaken”

    1. What led you to write Awaken?
      The majority of what you’ll encounter in Awaken are personal whispers from God’s spirit to my own soul over the last decade. I didn’t initially write them with the intention of publishing them, but simply to chronicle my own personal time with the Lord, captured in store-bought spiral notebooks filled with wide-ruled paper. To be honest, I’ve encountered far more insightful and discerning devotional books than this one-rich and timeless compilations from generations past, volumes that have been the framework for my own spiritual formation. But that which I do have I willingly and humbly offer to you. As I shared bits and pieces of these devotional thoughts with friends and smaller circles of ministry in past years, I was encouraged to share them with others. And so not, finally, I am. I hope these entrees will be a blessing to anyone who might read them.
    2. How has your walk with the Lord been affected by understanding God to be “the God who speaks?”
      Knowing that God speaks and being more acquainted with hearing Him has revolutionized my Christian experience. It has shifted my sense of anticipation and eagerness. For example, prayer has become a less vocal, busy exercise where I spill out a litany of requests. Now, there is joy in silence- margins of stillness while in prayer or even throughout the day- where my spiritual eyes and ears are piqued in holy anticipation. I’m anxious and expectant to see Him sovereignty maneuver circumstances to point out His will illume the Scriptures by God’s spirit to direct me to His best for my life.
    3. As you were writing, did God reveal anything new to you? Were you surprised that He did? Of course! He always does and every time I’m grateful. His word is replete with riches that can never be comprehensively mined. So, as I explored are devotional topics and revisited old ones, I was refreshed in a very personal way- a way that I hope will translate to anyone who grabs hold of this devotional.
    4. How did you choose the topics for each devotion? These passages and devotional thoughts have often challenged me, at other times encouraged me, but every time they have transformed me in some significant way- redirecting my focus., shifting my perspective, compelling me to action, and purifying my inner motivations. But that didn’t happen without investing time and quiet into the process. Somewhere along the way as I’ve grown older, I’ve discovered how much treasure is available beyond the surface reading of a Bible verse. I’ve learned not just to scan it but to do business with it- to wait underneath the revealing spotlight of God’s Spirit until some aspect of my frailty is exposed and brought it the tenderness of His sanctifying work.
    5. What are some practices that have strengthened and inspired you to in your spiritual journey?
      There are many but one of the most important has been to record and truly treasure the work of God in my life. When He speaks, I’m trying to become more diligent to write down what I sense Him saying to me instead of hoping to remember it (because I probably won’t). When something stirs in my heart while reading Scripture of He points out an element of His character through nature or gives me an illustration of His grace during an interaction with my children, I want to capture it so that I can have a continual reminder of God’s faithfulness in my life and also accountability to remain obedient to any directives He has given me.
    6. What advice would you give to women struggling to have “alone time with God”?
      Relax. God is not mad at you. Refuse to let your quest to find devotional time stem from guilt of fear. That would be exactly what the enemy would want. Instead, talk with God about your priorities and ask Him to stir in your a continual passion for intimacy with Him. Let your meetings with Him emanate from this place of holy passion. And then, give yourself permission to meet with Him “all day long.” When you’ve missed the time that you intended to have devotions, don’t throw up your hands in despair and give up. Instead, talk to Him while you are washing dished or folding laundry, jogging or riding the subway. Carry this devotional in your bag so that you can carve out time for Him in unconventional places. He is everywhere.
    7. What is your hope for this devotional? How dod you hope women grow from using it?
      I pray that these passages bring an added layer of dimension, or even just some renewed direction, to the reader’s own exchange with the Savior over the next ninety days. Where young or old, I hope women will be encouraged and realigned toward the simple beauty of sitting with Him, hearing Him, speaking to Him and being enlightened by His love letter to them. I’m praying women will be beckoned away each day form the fast-paced, temporal whirlwind of lesser (though necessary) tasks and be refocused on greater things-things that aren’t applauded and appreciated by most, but are eternally recognized by One…the One who makes life worth living. The One who wants to Awaken you each day to the sound of His voice.
    8. Is there anything else about this book that you’d like to share with women who might pick it up?
      Use the journaling space provided to keep track record of what God is saying and doing in your life. Write down the shifts in your perspectives and the transformations in your circumstances. Make plans for accountability and obedience and keep running tab on your prayer requests and God’s answers. At the end, you will have a beautiful record of this season of your journey with God.

       Priscilla Shirer is a wife and a mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and message in her heart and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her Bible studies.

    For the past twenty years, Priscilla had been in full-time ministry to women. She and her husband, Jerry, have founded Going Beyond Ministries and count it as their privilege to serve believers across the entire spectrum of the body of Christ. Priscilla is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies on a myriad of topics and biblical characters including Discerning the Voice of God, The Exodus, The Armor Of God, Jonah and Gideon.

    Priscilla is passionate about ministry, but prioritizes her calling as wife and mother about all. Between writing and studying, she spends her days cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) three rapidly growing sons-jackson, Jerry Jr., and Jude.

                 

     

                    

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    My Interview with Mrs. Sarah Jakes Roberts

    I have truly been inspired by this young lady. As the daughter of T.D. Jakes she has been in the limelight her whole life and it would have been easy to hide behind a mask and pretend to have it all together but…..

    Her testimony proves that God is real, faithful, loving, and forgiving. I had the honor of interviewing this beautiful young lady and you won’t be disappointed. Her new book called Dear Mary is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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    1. Mothers face many unique challenges today. How will Dear Mary help moms to face those challenges head‐on?

    One of the most dangerous issues facing modern moms is their commitment to silence. Dear Mary strives to break the barrier of silence by vocalizing some of the common concerns that are unique to motherhood.

    2. Even though Mary the mother of Jesus lived some two thousand years ago, what are some lessons she offers to modern‐day mothers?

    Mary is a remarkable example of quiet, resilient faith in the face of adversity—from the angel’s first announcement of her pregnancy to the death and resurrection of her Son, she was witness to our Lord and Savior in a special way, and modern‐day moms can learn valuable lessons from her complicated path of motherhood.

    3. What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

    Facing achievements and challenges with my children gave me the inspiration to write this book. As my daughter began to encounter some of the intricate themes of motherhood like confidence, peer pressure, and self‐esteem, my son began his foray into adolescence. This unique time in parenting made me begin to question myself and see them in a different light.

    4. What attracted you to the letter style that we see in each chapter of Dear Mary?
    I believe that letters are a classic style of conversation that allows for intimacy with the reader. I wanted readers to feel as though they were witnessing a conversation between two friends.

    5. Where can people connect with you online and find out more about your book Dear Mary?

    The best way to connect with me is to visit my website, sarahjakesroberts.com. There you can learn more about my journey and Dear Mary.

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