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Captive from FishFlix.com – Review and Chance to Win!

 

FishFlix.com Review
I am privileged again to review FishFlix.com. But, this time I choose a movie just for my husband and I. I received Captive a movie based on a true story of redemption. I’ll get more into that after I talk about FishFlix.com.

FishFlix.com is a Christian video store that sells online. We really like it because it offers family friendly movies with a Christian message in them. They also carry a wide variety of documentaries, educational films, and kids movies. They have a very wide variety of DVD’s and Blu-rays available.

One of the reasons that I like to use FishFlix.com is because of the great write ups on the movies. If they have a rating of pg-13 it tells you exactly why and what it is about so you can make an educated choice on whether or not it is right for you and your family. I have never come across a movie that I couldn’t trust the outline given.

I also like that I can go and find favorites of mine and other Christian films that I have been wanting to see but have been unable to rent due to the lack of stores in my area.

Now to the movie I choose… Captive

 

FishFlix.com Review
Let me start off by saying this movie is not safe for younger audiences and you may want to preview it for teen audiences before allowing them to view. Personally, I would let my teenager (if I had one) view followed by a discussion on life choices and God’s redeeming power to overcome anything that we have messed up on in our own lives. Due to the drug use and violence shown in the movie.  However, I ordered this movie just for me with no intent on allowing my children to view.

Now after saying all that, I LOVED the movie. It had me holding my breath and praying for the character as if it was happening live. It is a true dramatized story of a women named Ashley Smith who had made some really bad choices in her life. It is based on the book “Unlikely Angel” by the real Ashley Smith. She was a young mother who had lost her daughter to social services due to her drug addiction. She was trying to turn her life around and get her daughter back but the drugs had a tight grip on her and she couldn’t do it alone. She had entered a treatment group that was led by a Christian women who saw Ashley’s need for God and had given her the book “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren.

During the course of another fight with her will and the drugs, she came into contact with an escaped prisoner Brian Nichols. Brian had escaped from jail and gone on a killing spree. A man hunt was underway for him when he runs into Ashley by chance and takes her into captivity in her home.

As she struggles to stay alive, she begins to read the “Purpose Driven Life” out loud to her capture. Through the book they both begin to think about the choices they have made and whether there is a way out of them.

I won’t ruin the ending for you, but the message is that God can use you even if your life is a mess! He has more grace and love than anything that we have done to derail his plan for our lives. The redemptive message of the movie had me in tears!

Now I’ll let you in on the giveaway secret!!!!!

FishFlix.com is offering a drawing to win a 5-Movie prize pack including  War RoomThe Ultimate GiftSuperbook: A Great AdventureMy Son, My Savior and Owlegories 2.  Over $80 in DVDs!

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To enter the drawing simply join their email list at this link here: https://www.fishflix.com/schoolhouse  .

Find out what other reviewers thought of FishFlix.com and their movie of choice…

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30 Days of Bible

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I am so excited to be a part of a 30 day series on In All You Do! The series is all about digging into God’s Word!

How it works…

Each day for the month of June, there will be a guest post on the In All You Do site. The main topic is Bible. That means that each of us then took the main theme and branched off to offer you all many great posts on how to bring the word to your kids, how to spend time in the word everyday, how to set up an at home prayer room, etc…

So So SOOOO many great articles that you won’t want to miss out on. Make sure to subscribe to In All You Do so you don’t miss them!

She is also offering two freebies RIGHT NOW!!!! The first is Monthly Prayer Themes For Parents. The second is Sharing the Gospel eLesson. Grab them up before they are gone!!!! FREEBIES HERE!!!!!!

Even more exciting there are TWO!!!! giveaways happening!!!!!!!

The first is an Instagram Challenge. Post a picture each day relating to the daily “word” using the #30DaysBible and # FamilyBible. Make sure to tag InAllYouDo. Be entered to win a $25 Amazon giftcard.

I don’t have Instagram, but I will be posting a daily pic on my facebook page. Make sure to check it out and leave yours in the comments so I can see your fun!!!!! The Hoggatt Homeschool Facebook

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Don’t have Instagram, Don’t Worry!!!! There is another giveaway for you!!!!!

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In honor of the 30 Days of Bible series I am participating in with 27 other bloggers, we have an AWESOME giveaway with prizes that will encourage you and your child in faith and knowledge of God’s Word.

With over $340 in prizes, this giveaway has wonderful resources for both parents and children to grow in their love of God’s Word, discipline, character and faith. NOTE: All products are downloadable ebooks, unless otherwise specified.
Included in this giveaway:

GrapeVine Studies – The winner will choose from either the Old Testament or New Testament Student & Teacher Books Parts 1-4, which is a year’s worth of Bible curriculum. GrapeVine studies are a wonderful way to teach God’s Word through stick figures, answering questions about the passage and hearing the Bible. It was designed to give teachers the confidence to teach God’s Word by simplifying the planning, engage students and grow disciples. (value $112)

My Brother’s Keeper – Tired of those annoying sibling squabbles? My Brother’s Keeper is a wonderful, 4-week biblical study on how and why we should love our siblings, discovered by exploring 10 different sibling relationships in the Bible. One winner will receive the Youth and Junior version of My Brother’s Keeper from Not Consumed. (value $19)

ABC’s for Godly Children – Using each letter of the alphabet, ABC’s for Godly Children, teaches core truths concerning the Gospel, Godly Character, and Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. It is a comprehensive, Bible eCurriculum centered around teaching children ages 4-10 about the God they serve and how to have a heart like His. One lucky winner will receive an ABC’s for Godly Children bundle. (value $15.99)

Character Badges – Character Badges is a system consisting of three charts (the Obedience Chart, the Disobedience Chart, and the Consequence Chart), a series of specially designed badges, and a set of flash cards which work together to make character training fun and rewarding for both you and your child. One winner will receive a bundled set of Character Badges for ages 3-12. (value $12.99)

Asia: It’s People & History – Is the land of Asia a mystery to your kids? Do they know who lives there? Do they know how to pray for them? Asia is home to more than fifty countries and territories and roughly three-fifths of the world’s population. This sixteen-week course presents a brief picture of six nations. (value $6)

The Heart of Humility – A 30-lesson family devotional, the Heart of Humility, focuses on the importance of humility as taught in Philippians 2:1-18. This product will be a softcover. (value $14.95)

Write Through the Bible Jr. – Write Through the Bible, Jr.was designed to help busy parents integrate several subjects into one. Below are a few things your child will focus on through the course of this workbook – Fine motor coordination, Beginning letter sounds, Letter formation, Bible memory, Biblical study and New vocabulary words. This will be a softcover book. (value $27)

Spring into God’s Word – Mandy Kelly, of Worshipful Living, has created a wonderful 31-Day Devotional to help you fall in love with God’s Word. There is a whole chapter of the Bible that is dedicated to the love of God’s Word. Almost every verse in Psalm 119 mentions God’s Word, and how we can use it in our lives. In “Spring Into God’s Word” we will look at each stanza of Psalm 119 and see all the value that God’s Word is to our lives as believers. (value $2.99)

Homeschool Copywork Lifetime Membership – Homeschool Copywork offers a variety of copywork options from artists to composers to authors. It even has a growing resource of Bible copywork that is great for teaching and reinforcing God’s Word in your children. New products are added monthly. (value $39.95)

Sound Words for Kids – The Sound Words for Kids curriculum is a theology-based curriculum that teaches the essentials of the Christian faith to children. It can be used for family devotions, homeschool curriculum, or in Sunday schools and co-ops. The curriculum follows a catechism style, **USING** meaning it uses a question and answer format to help kids memorize each lesson’s main point. (value $14.99)

Claff’s – Claff’s is a wonderful online shop offering printable verses and quotes that “build up the family in word & action.” One winner will be able to choose TWO 5×7 prints from their shop! (value $9.90)

12 Quick & Easy Bible Lessons for Little Ones – Teaching little ones can be challenging enough. Linda Sears, with the help of her daughters and daughter-in-law, put together 12 Quick & Easy lessons to help teach your little ones about God’s Word. It comes complete with scripture suggestions, memory verses, activity pages and craft projects using items you have around the house, and song suggestions too. (value $1.99)

14 Days of Agape – How can we learn to love the body of Christ with agape love? Paul showed us how in 1 Corinthians 13. With 14 Days of Agape, we take a fresh look at this familiar passage – viewing it through a whole new perspective. (value $2.99)

Trust without Borders – Trust Without Borders is a vulnerable and compelling 40 day devotional intended to deepen, strengthen, and stretch the reader’s trust in God. This unique devotional is story- driven, taking the reader on a magnificent journey from leafy suburban America to the chaotic streets of Asia. Part memoir and part spiritual guide, Trust Without Borders gently weaves biblical truth with life’s everyday situations, from the daily mundane of dishes and laundry to helping a needy stranger on a crowded subway. The result is an invitation for you too to see every aspect of your life as an opportunity to trust God, an invitation to trust without borders. (value $4.99)

Learning to Speak Life! – This fun new 9-week family Bible study is geared for families with young children ages 3-9. It examines the fruit of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:22-23 – teaching children how to speak God’s life-giving words in place of words that tear down and destroy. (value $7.99)

More than Words for Moms – This wonderful devotional, from Stephanie at The Multi Taskin Mom, is designed with busy moms in mind. A unique devotional using words to dig deeper into God’s Word, this study can be quick for those times you need it or drawn out on those days you really want to keep reading. (value $2.99)

Searching for Sanity – This is a wonderful 52-week devotional for Moms. Searching for Sanity offers moms an opportunity to take a breath, dig into the Word, and learn from parents of the past. In short devotions designed for busy moms, this book explores the parents of the Bible, both the good and the bad. Some of the parents within the pages of God’s Word set great examples for us to follow; others made huge mistakes. In Searching for Sanity, you’ll learn from both.The wisdom of God’s Word, paired with the experiences of another mother-in-training, will help moms find sanity in the midst of chaos. (value $2.99)
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Parenting Unchained – Book Review

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I am thrilled to be a part of the “Parenting Unchained” launch team! This is a great book that is a must read for all parents young and old.

In Parenting Unchained – Overcoming the Ten Deceptions that Shackle Christian Parents, Dr. James D. Dempsey reveals the ten most destructive lies about parenting. He writes from the heart about the way these lies infected his own parenting, and illuminates the Bible’s powerful truths that counter each lie. Both Biblical and practical, each section ends with home activities to help parents take immediate steps to develop their kids’ character–character that lasts when they leave home.

The last chapters focus on the most important adjustments parents must make with teenagers to prepare them for independence. Weaving humor into strong warnings, Parenting Unchained points out the hazards that derail the parenting journey.

While I have not yet faced the dreaded “teenage years”, I do face struggles in my parenting decisions.  I sometimes let Satan’s lies distract me from God’s truth. We have a responsibility to ourselves as well as our children to counter act against the worldly view of parenting and focus on the real God given ways to raise our families.

Let’s face it…Parenting is hard! Much harder than I ever expected it to be. We face temptations to just take the easy route and too often we given in. “Satan deceives because he knows how valuable the truth is.”

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Dr. Dempsey tackles head on ten common temptations and doesn’t stop there. He not only points them out but offers real solutions to fight them. Each of the ten deceptions is written from real life situations that he has faced and is laced with true stores about his life as a parent. He challenges us to be more than a just a title in our children’s life, but an example of godliness. He asks for us to step up and really be present in our families and the lives of our children, taking an active roll not just along for the ride.

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He reminds us that our children need to not just hear what we believe but see it lived out in our lives. Do you know what your children believe? “I would rather know what my child thinks, even if it challenges my faith, than to wrongly assume my child is a believer.” Have the hard conversations about faith! It really is a life and death matter! We assume that because they are raised in a God fearing family, that they will be God fearing people. But, often our own homes are the forgotten mission fields. In Parenting Unchained we read that we must step up and really have the faith talks.

So much more is wrapped up in this book and you can grab your kindle copy now on Amazon for $0.99! Parenting Unchained: Overcoming the Ten Deceptions That Shackle Christian Parents

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And…Don’t forget about the Facebook Launch party where you can ask questions to Dr. Dempsey himself and WIN some great PRIZES!!!!!!

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About the Author…

10806424_809125029149701_7699278570677527100_n Dr. James Dempsey and his wife Gail live in Austin Texas.

He is a presenter and Family Ministry Consultant for National Center for Biblical Parenting.

You can find out more about his ministry at D6Culture.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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