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.)
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.
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