hey hey it's a giveaway!!

For the littles:

Grace Hill Media sent me Roma Downey's (known best as the pretty redhead from Touched By An Angel) Little Angels dvds to review and give away.  I have to say I was really excited to watch these with my kids!  And they were a big hit.  I'm not a fan of kid's shows these days (I usually end up having to watch the shows with them and provide commentary like "we don't say things like that in this house", "that's rude", "don't try that at home", blah blah blah)  It's gets old, ya know, and now we only watch what I pick out and approve of on netflix.  But even that is limited.  My kids are still so young and impressionable and they're like little sponges.  I want to be careful about what they're soaking up.  

I grew up watching GREAT christian movies like Superbook, The Storykeepers, The Greatest Adventure, and McGee and Me.  My mom sent me some of these on vhs and I've been trying to collect them on dvd format for my kids.  They're awesome tools for making the Bible come alive and teaching it's truths to little hearts.

And now these wonderful Little Angels dvds have arrived on the scene.  And it's. about. time.  My six year old loved them.  My three year olds loved them.  My one year old loved them.  And I am one very happy mom.  Not only do they teach the ABC's to your preschoolers, but they incorporate biblical truths and life lessons in fun and creative ways.  

---->  Just one side note that may or may not be that big of a deal to you, but I ended up having a conversation with my kids about angels and their roles in our lives now that Jesus sent us his Holy Spirit.  The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit teaches us all things and His Holy Spirit is alive within us who have received him.  Not only does the Holy Spirit guide and instruct us, but the Holy Spirt also empowers us to live lives that please God.  The Bible instructs us not to worship angels, they are God's servants just as we are.  We worship Him alone.  Not that these dvd's teach anything contrary to the Bible at all, I believe they were sound, but I just wanted to make extra, EXTRA sure :) 
 (Okay, thanks class for listening to Mrs. Sunday School.  bye bye now.)

For YOU:

Just to let you know, I WILL be buying this book, Kisses from Katie, for myself as well :)  I've followed Katie's blog and her journey in Uganda for a couple years now and I KNOW that this book will be BRIMMING with the life and love and transforming power of a God who does something miraculous with ordinary hearts willing to attempt extraordinary things.  
It's message will change your life.

To Enter:

1.  Follow me on this here little blog 
(so I can find you if you are the winner)

2.  If you don't have a blog, then please leave me your
e-mail in the comment (you can spell it out to protect it from search engines:  joyefuljourney[at]gmail[dot]com)

----------->  WINNER ANNOUNCED NEXT MONDAY!  <-------------


BARBIE said...

The "Little Angels" books look like something the kiddos would love. I don't have any that young, but have several friends who do. But "Kisses from Katie" is on my must read list for 2012. I would love an opportunity to win. And I am a follower of your blog!

PaisleyJade said...

Ooo - count me in! And if you haven't already, feel free to enter my softie giveaway on my blog too!!!

Southern Gal said...

I'd love to win the DVD's for my granddaughter. And Katie's book is on my list of books to buy this year.

I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, I would LOVE Katie's book!

Small Town Joy: said...

What a great giveaway! Happy New Year!

Ashley said...

I think the Little Angel DVD's look amazing. My mom has purchases several Christian kid DVDs for my daughter, and I just can't get her to watch them. I would love to give these a try since your three year old loves them too! And oh, my goodness! That book looks amazing!

Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! :)

Kate said...

Awesome! I am a follower :)

Emily said...

Awesome, awesome! I am a follower. We're expecting our first baby in February and I'm seeking out great books, DVDs, etc. :) Thanks!

Mary said...

We are always in need of good, solid, Christian movies and entertainment. Our choices are getting fewer and more far between!

Happy New Year Joye and thank you!

ps I have a started a collection of thrift store Mcgee and Me VHS tapes! The kids love em and they remind me of my childhood, too. :)

Anonymous said...

What an amazing blog...so glad I discovered it. I will be following and plan to spend some time reading through all your wonderful posts :) Happy New Year xxx

weza said...

Hey these look cool, my little everything would love then I am sure.
and hopefully I can have a good read of that book while they are engrossed.
Already a follower. xxx

Holly said...

follower here! thanks for a great giveaway!

Sheila Atchley said...

The DVD's will go to my one year old grandson, and the book for ME. Oooh, I hope I win! Following your blog...I'm a new visitor, and excited at the prospect of this book - I, too, have had my eye on it.


Brooke said...

Kisses for Katie is amazing. I read it in two days and wanted to adopt 21 instead of the one that we are ;). Would love the DVDs! I am a follower..have been, I think, I better go double check. You have been bookmarked for years.

carissa at lowercase letters said...

i follow you, of course! i'm so intrigued by katie's story and faith and love and being the hands of Jesus!

Malia said...

I have been out of the loop in the blogging world but just wanted to stop by and catch up. Your blog has become on one of my all time favorite blogs. I just loved reading all of the posts you wrote during this holiday season. Love how you talk to Jesus. You have a great heart. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Thank you for this post and sharing some of those
Christian video suggestions you remember growing up. Can't wait to check them out with my kids! I started following via google. Your blog is my first official follow! Hope I figured it out right. Happy New Year! much aloha, malia

Courtney said...

Your blog is beautiful! So excited to find it...I'm following along...

Wendy said...

These look great-thanks for sponsoring this fun giveaway! My little munchkin (14 months old) is just starting to be interested in videos (errr... DVD's) :)


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