Tuesday, December 5, 2023

FrontGate Media Blog Tour: Advancing Native Missions Christmas 2023 Gift Catalog

This Christmas, give the gift of the Gospel

Every gift in the ANM Gift Catalog delivers the love of Jesus in practical ways. You can give a new Christian their very first Bible, provide a child with the first pair of shoes that truly fit, supply livestock and years of reliable food for a family, or purchase a bicycle for a pastor who walks miles daily. Are you ready to give the gift of the Gospel?

Everyone needs to hear the Gospel message, but some have never had the chance. The Gift Catalog contains more than 20 gifts that have an eternal impact.

As you choose gifts, pray for hearts to be transformed, for new believers, for children, for people reading the Bible for the first time, and for missionaries delivering these gifts and the Gospel message.

As Christians, we all want other people to experience the Gospel that has transformed our lives. But it can be difficult to find the best way to make a difference as a Christian, especially beyond your local community. For the past 30 years, ANM has helped Christians like you, as well as churches, get involved in global outreach that transforms lives and communities in the name of Jesus.

I was always taught from a Young Age that is better to give then receive. I have instilled this in my boys from a Young Age also. We usually donate toys to local Organizations and Toy Drives. I truly LOVE this idea of helping support the Advancing Native Missions (ANM) and giving Christian Gifts to others. The gifts available are as inexpensive as $10 and they go up from there. My Boys and I have begun to pick out a gift to give this year and instead of supporting Local, we will be supporting ANM! GREAT way to GIVE BACK to others! 

 "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God." – Acts 10:4

Check out the ANM Gifting Catalog HERE

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An Unusual Day at Grandma and Granddaddy's House tells the story of four young kids who learned about generosity through a workday at their grandparents' house, where they earned money to buy gifts from the Gift Catalog for people in need.

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Momentum Influencers Blog Tour: The Prince of Egypt The Musical Film

Filmed live at the West End's Dominion Theatre, London, the show features a cast and orchestra of 60 performers, making it one of the biggest musicals ever staged. The Prince of Egypt: The Musical is the must-see event for all fans of musical theatre. Based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film the classic story has been brought to life by Stephen Schwartz’s “miraculous music” (Time Out), including Academy Award®-winning song ‘When You Believe’ and Sean Cheesman’s “astonishing choreography” (The Guardian). This epic, critically acclaimed produc-tion tells an inspiring tale of resilience and hope. Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a king-dom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.

I have great memories of The Prince of Egypt Book growing up. I also went to the Movie Theatre when then animated Movie came out in 1998. I truly enjoy The Prince of Egypt. I was excited when I was given the opporutunity to preview the new Prince of Egypt: The Musical. 

I truly enjoyed the Musical Adaptation of Prince of Egypt. The Music and they Cast really put a new spin on such a treasured Story. I would definetly recommend this as Family Friendly viewing. Children and Adults will both enjoy it and it does a great job at telling the story of Moses and the Plagues.The Family will be signing along and be mesmerized by the Film. GREAT Film! 

Moms, this is the perfect musical to watch with your kids to spark priceless family conversations about Moses & the Old Testament! Buy or rent The Prince of Egypt digitally starting December 5th!

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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Countin' on Jesse by Mary Pat Johns


Book: Countin’ On Jesse

Author: Mary Pat Johns

Genre: (Inspirational) Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 12, 2023

Peeps’ gym owner Jesse seeks accreditation. Accountant Brenna wants to help Jesse reach his goal. They’re a great team, but can she count on him when trouble strikes?

Accountant BRENNA MCKINLEY only wants what’s best for Peeps, the wildly popular gym in Valiant, Texas. But when money goes missing, and she’s the obvious suspect, will she be able to clear her name or face criminal charges? Keeping her dream job matters, but falling in love with her boss isn’t part of the plan. Neither is the creepy guy stalking her.

Young veteran JESSE JACOBS manages and co-owns Peeps, an exercise facility in Valiant, Texas. He needs help to gain accreditation for the gym, and his new accountant is all in. But is she who she seems? Too bad he’s falling for her like a man with no parachute. When the pressure builds, PTSD renders him moody and volatile, risking everything he loves.


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Inspirational Contemporary Romance is a favorite genre of mine to read. Countin’ On Jesse by Mary Pat Johns is the latest in this genre that I have had the opportunity to read. It is Book 1 in the Romance in Valiant series. 

Jesse Jacobs is a Veteran who Co-Owns Peeps Gym in Valiant, TX. He suffers from PTSD and when things get off track he gets angry and loses his temper. Brenna McKinley is an Accountant and has been newly hired as the Account for Peeps Gym. Brenna is excited about her new job, which is her Dream job as she has always wanted to help Peeps. Things get tense when money goes missing and someone is stalking Brenna. Brenna is the suspect in the missing money as she is the account and she is worried about losing her dream job. Brenna and Jesse team up to find her stalker and to help solve the mystery of the Missing Money. They also find they are falling in love with each other. Will they discover what happened to the money? Will there be a Romance between the pair? 

The Storyline and the Characters had my attention from the very first page of this book. I finished the book in about 4hrs because it was so intriguing. Brenna and Jesse make a great team for both work and romance. They handled the situations that arose, money missing and the stalker, very well and stood together. The twists and turns in the plot were very interesting. I also like that there were humorous times  considering the tension within the story. Mary Pat Johns really did a GREAT job in her Debut Novel. I am very much looking forward to future books in this series! FANTASTIC BOOK!

Mary Pat Johns’ writing career began once she retired from years of teaching speech and writing. She’s written devotions for an online publication and had short stories published by Chicken Soup for the Soul. She currently writes a biweekly faith column for the local newspaper.

Countin’ On Jesse is her debut novel, and she’s hard at work on the rest of the Valiant series. God put it in her heart to tell stories of brave veterans and their reintegration into civilian life after suffering the traumas of war. As she kept writing, her focus generalized to include ordinary people who learn how to move forward after devastating events. Her writing has a strong spiritual thread since she considers a return to faith in God the solution for what ails the civilized world.

She lives in South Texas with her husband and their two dapple dachshunds. Her grown children and five grandchildren are useful sorts who keep her grounded with her reading/writing obsession. You can find her at the gym, at her computer, or reading a good book.

Countin’ On Jesse placed second in inspirational contemporary romance in the TARA contest. It was also a finalist in the Crown and the Maggie contests for unpublished authors.

More from Mary

I wrote Countin’ On Jesse because I couldn’t NOT write it, though learning to write fiction was an act of faith. My son is an army vet and deployed to Afghanistan during the war. When he returned, the adjustment back to civilian life was difficult. The PTSD he suffered was real. His dad and I prayed often for his restoration. I also experienced an urgency to share how people recover from traumatic experiences, but it’s not my MO to tell a sad story. I used humor, but never downplayed the seriousness of the hero’s issues with PTSD and anger. My goal was to impart hope.

One added sweet note. My son helped me craft a short story as a prequel for the series. I believe it was healing for him to revisit the Afghanistan setting through the perspective of time and distance. Readers have shared they felt like they were in the story. In truth, there was an eyewitness. I’m forever grateful that he came home to tell me of such events.

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 27

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, November 28 (Author Interview)

The Lit Lady, November 28

Texas Book-aholic, November 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 30

Back Porch Reads, December 1 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 2

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 3

A Reader’s Brain, December 4 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, December 5

Beauty in the Binding, December 6 (Author Interview)

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, December 6

Cover Lover Book Review, December 7

Holly’s Book Corner, December 8

For the Love of Literature, December 9 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, December 10

To celebrate her tour, Mary is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 gift Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Momentum Influencers Blog Tour: The Shift Movie Review

From Angel Studios (The Chosen, Sound of Freedom) comes The Shift! Get your tickets to see this movie in theaters starting 12/1! 

After a tense encounter with a mysterious stranger with otherworldly powers, a man is banished to a tyrannical, parallel Earth where he fights to get back to the woman he loves.

 In The Shift, a dystopian drama and sci-fi thriller, one man is faced with infinite worlds and impossible choices. When Kevin Garner meets a nefarious adversary known as The Benefactor and refuses his offer of wealth and power, he must escape an alternate totalitarian reality. With survival on the line, Kevin fights to make it back to the world he knows and the woman he loves.

Featuring Sean Astin (The Goonies, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings), Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers), and Elizabeth Tabish (The Chosen), THE SHIFT is a movie you and your friends won’t want to miss!

I will admit the Genre and theme of this movie is not something I would normally watch. I read the Synopsis and knew I needed to give it watch. I enjoyed the movie from beginning to end, although there were a couple of scenes that had me confused and I had to do some research to be able to understand the scene. The movie is filled with suspense, action, romance and a strong message of Faith. The Actors were all AMAZING and they really work well together.  I would HIGHLY recommend this movie to those who are interested in End Times and like Action and Suspense in movies! GREAT MOVIE!

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Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Capturing Hope by Angela K Couch


Book: Capturing Hope

Author: Angela K Couch

Genre: Historical Christian Fiction

Release Date: November, 2023

One step ahead of the Nazi’s. . .leaves Nadia little room for hope.

Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this new series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.

After her father is murdered by Nazis and her mother flees to her native Germany, hope is something of which Nadia Roenne feels little—even if it is the meaning of her name. It isn’t until an American photographer sacrifices his escape from Poland to save a Jewish family, that she finds a purpose. David Reid is very familiar with failure, but when he is charged with getting Nadia safely out of Poland, he is determined to succeed—even if she works against him at every turn, putting other’s lives ahead of her own. While they race against the daily shower of bombs over Warsaw and the ever-nearing German army, Nadia grows used to risking her life. . .but dare she risk her heart?


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Capturing Hope by Angela K Couch is Book 12 in the Heroines of WWII stories. The series is written by various authors and each book flows with the others as great Standalone books.

Nadia Roenne home was invaded by the Nazi's and her father was murdered. Her mother fled to Germany and now Nadia is alone in Poland and feeling alone.  David Reid, an American Photographer, is on a mission to rescue Nadia and help her and himself get out of Poland also. David has experienced many failures in his life, but he is determined to complete this mission and get them out safely. Nadia is resisting his help, even though she now has hope when she didn't have hope when alone. They realize that time is of the essence as they manuver their way through the daily bombs and war to get out of Poland. Nadia is also feeling some feelings for David. Will they get out of Poland safely? Will Nadia fall in love with David? 

WOW, the storyline of this book captivated me from the first chapter. Nadia is grieving during war time and feels so hopeless. I love how David Reid came to her rescue and risked his own life to get her to safetly. Nadia was concerned about others while trying to flee and it was frustrating David. I LOVE that the pair began to see each other as helpers rather then enemies.  The book is filled with Historical Facts from that time period and I really enjoyed those facts. Suspense, Romance, and History are all included in this Fiction Book I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy Christian Historical Romance. FANTASTIC BOOK!

To keep from freezing in the great white north, Angela K Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the 2016 International Digital Awards also helped warm her up. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and toasty warm) by chasing after five munchkins.



More from Angela

When I first decided to set a story during the invasion of Poland, I was woefully unprepared for the pain and horror I found there. I wasn’t new to World War II and had just finished writing A Rose for the Resistance, which is set in France during the war and deals with the resistance and the Normandy invasion. The atrocities and genocide in Poland cut so much deeper.

In the early hours of September 1, 1939, the small town of Wielun, Poland, woke to a shower of bombs on their community. They did not house an army or warehouses, only homes and civilian businesses. Wielun was not the only town or village targeted—demonstrating the Nazi goal to spread fear and death. Six months earlier, Hitler had promised that if Poland did not bow to his wishes, he would wipe them off the map. Over the next month, and more so in the following six years, he came very close to succeeding.

For the full month of September 1939, while German armies rolled across the country, the city of Warsaw endured daily bombardment. Homes, workplaces, churches on Sunday morning, the Warsaw maternity hospital— nowhere was safe. On the tenth of September, someone recorded seventeen separate air raids over the city. I was moved to tears while viewing photographs of women and children who had been shot in the streets and fields by the bombers after they had dropped their payloads over the city.

No one came to their rescue.

Poland was abandoned by its allies to the Nazis.

So how do you write about all that and more while still trying to keep hope alive in the story and in the characters who have to live through such a frightening and demoralizing history?

I invite you to read Capturing Hope to find out.

An Author’s Take, November 30

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 30

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, December 1

Lily’s Corner, December 1

Texas Book-aholic, December 2

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 2

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 3

For him and My Family, December 3

Betti Mace, December 4

Books You Can Feel Good About, December 4

Life on Chickadee Lane, December 5

Cover Lover Book Review, December 5

Alena Mentink, December 6

lakesidelivingsite, December 6

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 7

Blossoms and Blessings, December 7

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, December 8 (Author Interview)

Devoted to Hope, December 8

Bizwings Book Blog, December 9

Exploring the Written Word, December 9

Holly’s Book Corner, December 10

Pause for Tales, December 10

Connie’s History Classroom, December 11

Labor Not in Vain, December 11

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, December 12

Lights in a Dark World, December 12

Joy Suzanne Hunt, December 13

Books I’ve Read, December 13

To celebrate her tour, Angela is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon eGift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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