Thursday, November 21, 2019

Power of Prayer Thursdays - Week 191

I believe in a God that hears prayers and answers them. I've witnessed the miraculous gift of answered prayer. And, I want to pray for you. I've started weekly Power of Prayer post every Thursday. We are now on week 191. If you are needing prayer in an area of your life, please leave a comment and I'll commit to pray for your need or request. You can be as general or as specific as you like. Whether it be for healing, salvation, finances, emotions, or another area of life, I'd like to lift it up in prayer.

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.
–Colossians 4:5

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

TV Series Gift Idea - Gotham: The Complete Series

Gotham: The Complete Series – Available Now on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital

 Gotham: The Complete Series, which includes all five seasons of the hit Gotham series, is available for fans to own on Blu-ray and DVD for $112.99 / 99.99 SRP. From character origins to the final episodes of the hit DC/WBTV series that lay the foundation for the city’s iconic future, the release is the perfect gift for veteran fans and newcomers alike.

The series features an all-star cast lead by Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland), Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, Vikings), David Mazouz (Touch), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones), Camren Bicondova (Gotham Stories), Cory Michael Smith (Carol) and Chris Chalk (12 Years a Slave). Shane West (A Walk to Remember) is also introduced in the as the iconic DC Super-Villain, Bane for the final season. Developed by Bruno Heller, the series is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. Based on the DC characters, Gotham is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Witness the evolution of Bruce Wayne’s epic transformation in Gotham: The Complete Series. GCPD Detective Jim Gordon struggles to keep the city he holds dear together while super villains such as Penguin and Poison Ivy vow to take charge. Who will reign over Gotham City? A champion will be named and a hero will emerge in this five season set of Gotham.

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Write Letter to Santa & Help Grant Life-Changing Wishes for Kids

When you write a letter to Santa at Macy's now through 12/24, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses all across the country.  Get your Santa letters in now!

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Check It Out: #SDC12Days Samsung Giveaway

Win a $250 gift card from Samsung! is excited to announce that their 12 Days of Giveaways are back! Every weekday from Thursday, November 7th – Friday, November 22nd, they’ll be giving away one gift card prize, with a value of $250, from one of their partner stores, for a total of $3000 in prizes!

For today's giveaway, they are featuring Samsung.  One winner will receive a $250 gift card.  Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in electronics manufacturing.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Bingo and Halloween Clearance

It's been a while since I've linked up with Stacy Uncorked and posted Random Tuesday Thoughts.  Luckily, I can count on her to be there when I'm ready for some randomness.

Green Bean went to the vet the other day for his 2nd set of vaccines.  He now weighs 2.88 pounds.  He may be small in size but he's big in being ornery.  

Halloween clearance didn't fail me!  I found a pair of pet PJs on sale for 74 cents and put them on Green Bean.  I learned he's not a big fan of clothes, but it was the best 74 cents I've ever spent just to get some cute pics!

On another holiday note, I've already purchased my personalized greeting cards.  Guess whose picture is on the front?!  If you guessed Green Bean's, you're right!  

Speaking of Halloween clearance, I also purchased this pumpkin face mask.  Looks like I belong in a horror movie!
Sandy, Traci, and myself

Last Saturday I had a Sister Date with my two sisters.  Traci and I drove 1.5 hours to see Sandy and spend the night.  While there, we at at a Mexican Restaurant then played Bingo for prizes as part of a fundraiser event.  Our table didn't win squat.  The next day we went to Sandy's church, then headed home.  I was supposed to attend a birthday party for my great-niece that Sunday afternoon but slept right through it.  I had slept in the same bed with my sister, Traci, the night before and she kept me awake A.L.L. Night Long.  Between her coughing and sounds of agonal breathing, I got no sleep.  Love her, but never again.

No winning numbers in this pile

What's your randomness for the week?
Have you started shopping or decorating for Christmas?

New Children’s Books Starring Favorite Characters - Giveaway

New children’s books starring favorite characters are now available from Candlewick Entertainment.

Frankie's Food Truck

A Lift-the-Flap Book

By Educational Insights

Illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti

ISBN: 9781536206876 | October 2019 | Ages 0 - 3 yrs | 12 pages

Frankie’s Food Truck serves a different shape of food every day. On Mondays, Frankie serves squares. What kinds of foods are shaped like a square? Lift the flaps to unveil all sorts of tasty treats, learning about shapes and days of the week as you go. From a square piece of toast to a slice of watermelon in the shape of a triangle, readers are invited to see how many shapes and foods they can find on each spread.

Time for lunch! What's on the menu at Frankie's? Find out in this lift-the-flap board book based on a best-selling children’s game.

Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play

ISBN:  9781536209488 | August 2019 | Ages 2 - 5 yrs | 32 pages

Everyone in Peppa’s class is excited about the Christmas play. Wendy Wolf is going to be an elf, Peppa will be a Christmas fairy, and Suzy Sheep is going to be the Christmas nurse — just in case someone gets sick. Peppa knows Santa is very busy, but she still hopes he’ll come to watch the play. He said he would! Could a Christmas surprise be in store for Peppa and her friends?

Peppa’s class is putting on a Christmas play. Will Santa arrive in time to see the show?

The Story of Gigantosaurus

Based on the TV series

ISBN: 9781536212303 | September 2019 | Ages 3 - 7 yrs | 32 pages

When Mazu, Rocky, Bill, and Tiny — four young dinosaur friends — set off on a Gigantosaurus hunt, they’re in for a wild adventure. They search far and wide, through jungles, rivers, and more, meeting all kinds of dinosaurs along the way. Eventually, unbeknownst to them, they end up inside the mouth of the very dinosaur they fear the most! With humor, engaging text, and bright, colorful artwork, this title is the perfect introduction into the world of Gigantosaurus.

A must-have introduction to the animated series, featuring the four main characters and Gigantosaurus himself.

Gigantosaurus: The Lost Egg

By Cyber Group Studios

ISBN: 9781536209877 | November 2019 | Ages 3 - 7 yrs | 34 pages

Also available in hardcover

When Rocky, Tiny, Mazu, and Bill find a lost egg, they're not sure what to do with it. Play ball? Probably not. The gang, with Rocky in the lead, sets out to find the egg's family. Turns out looking after such a delicate thing isn't easy, and asking all the residents of the Cretaceous jungle for advice is complicated. Some want to help care for the egg – but others want to eat it! When Gigantosaurus stomps onto the scene, everyone gets a big surprise – but it's not as surprising as what eventually hatches from the little lost egg!

Careful with that egg! Who knows what might hatch from it. . . .

Gigantosaurus: Don’t Cave In

By Cyber Group Studios

ISBN: 9781536209884| November 2019 | Ages 3 - 7 yrs | 34 pages

Also available in hardcover

Don't go into the cave! A Shriekosaurus, the dinosaur that Rocky, Tiny, Mazu, and Bill are afraid of (even though no one has actually seen it) lives there. That's good advice, but with Gigantosaurus in pursuit, they have to take cover somewhere. Once inside the cave, the four friends might as well explore. There are scary shadows and a very loud roar. How will they find their way home? The adventurous dinos, and readers, are in for a real treat when the secrets of the cave are revealed.

Who's afraid of a dark and scary cave?

Peg + Cat: Peg Up a Tree

By  Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson

ISBN: 9781536209709 | November 2019 | Ages 4 - 6 yrs | 32 pages

Also available in hardcover

Peg has a BIG PROBLEM. She is up in a tree with her yo-yo and can’t get down! Luckily, Cat is down below and eager to help. He finds two long poles and some short pieces of wood and ties them all together. But when his makeshift ladder sways and falls, Peg has to pull Cat up, and now they have an even bigger problem. Can their friend Ramone make the ladder’s vertical sides go up and down and the horizontal steps go straight across so they can get down safely? Could Peg’s yo-yo skills come in handy after all?

What goes up must come down — somehow — as Peg gets stuck high in a tree and Cat and Ramone try to come to the rescue.

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Go Fish - DVD Review

A fun, heartwarming under-the-sea journey for the entire family, Go Fish arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand today, November 19, from Lionsgate. Winner of the Dove Seal of Approval for all ages and featuring the voice talents of iJustine, Mark Hamill, and Ron Perlman, this delightful film about friendship, adventure, and helping the environment “teaches kids how humble wisdom can make you” (The Dove Foundation). The Go Fish DVD includes a music video for “Go Fish (Side by Side)” – an original song performed by pop singer Kate Steinberg – and a digital comic book and is available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.


All his life, plucky parrotfish Alex has dreamed of being a superhero. He gets his chance when a mysterious flood of black goop erupts near his coral reef. As Alex and his pals — a sea horse, an eel, and a blowfish — swim off to confront the menace and save their home, they face a sunken ship with hidden treasure, an abandoned airplane, angry sharks, and an undersea volcano. This thrilling, funny family tale stars Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise), iJustine (“The Annoying Orange”), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy franchise).

My Review:

With colorful animation and spirited sea life, Go Fish is a film that most people, especially young viewers, will enjoy.  Starring a parrotfish named Alex and his pals, this movie is mostly fast-paced with likable characters.  It is rated PG for some rude language.  There are no overly scary scenes, although the sharks are somewhat menacing.  Go Fish shows that having courage can help overcome fears, and having friends can help solve problems.  There's also the underlying message of how polluting our waters can wreck havoc on our marine life. 

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