We live in a split level house. Our kitchen over-looks our family room and there is a wall above the stairs that has been a blank white wall. We’ve been wanting to do something with that space for a long time but never have any inspiration. When I was asked to review a piece of art from Fulcrum Gallery, inspiration came. We found this really cute word collage art, with the word “Family” on it. Each letter in family is made up of wards that represents family.
When we were shopping for the artwork we discovered that each print can come just as a print, in a frame or on canvas. We choose the print to be on canvas.
The print looks like a painting on our canvas, maybe it is. It’s amazing quality. Looks high class and we’re proud to have it on our wall. The only thing we wish came with the artwork was that is came with the hanging hook to hang it up, we had to get one ourselves. However that is my only complaint, otherwise we’re so in love with this art. We’re in love with our wall. I find myself standing there looking at it with pride. We hung the wall art and then placed photos of our family around it. It’s perfect and we wouldn’t have come up with this if it wasn’t for all the ideas we found on Fulcrum Gallery.
Would I recommend this company? YES YES YES!! We have a few more walls that need some inspiration and will be looking at Fulcrum Gallery to help.Read More
Before watching the DVD of “Holy Ghost” I thought this film was going about charismatic Christians smacking people on the forehead in the name of Jesus, the ones that I find a bit over the top and freak people out. I’m glad I gave the movie a chance. The director of the documentary, Darren Wilson, put it this way; “But if He is truly a Person of the Trinity, then it stands to reason that the Holy Spirit has a personality, and that is ultimately what I want to explore in this new film. Can we take away some of the mystery and honestly explore who He really is? Can we be honest that some of the church has wholly ignored Him, while some of the church has been somewhat abusive with Him? Can we cut through much of the misunderstanding and fear people have of the Holy Spirit, and learn to embrace Him no matter what might come out the other side?”
Yes, there are some Christians out there that abuse the name of the Holy Spirit for their personal gain, but that are also Christians that choose to not even recognize Him; like there is a fear. This movie follows Darren Wilson around the world, listening to the Holy Spirit and where He wants them to go. Through their adventures they meet many people who need prayer, healing, Jesus… You will see the Holy Spirit working in everyone’s life, including the crew of this film. The movie also talks with Christian music artists (ones who sing Christian music), as well as Music artists who are Christian. Each talk about what it is to follow God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They talk about how important it is to have all three in their life.
This film changed my perspective on the Holy Spirit, His work in my life and His desires of what I need to do with my life. I don’t need to be afraid of the Spirit, I need to embrace Him, allow Him to work through me, to work in me.
This is an amazing film for churches to share with others. There is a perfect opportunity for church groups to view this film in theaters, September 6th. You can check out their website to find showtimes and theaters it will be in. It’s a life changing movie.Read More
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By Laura Sassi, illustrated by Jane Chapman
“Goodnight, Ark” is such a cute story. The illustrations are so cute, my kids loved looking at all the animals. And the story was so silly. Noah gets all the animals down for sleep. The rain storm scares the animals and two by two they climb into Noah’s bed. Soon there are too many animals in his bed and it breaks. Noah is able to calm the animals down and he sleeps with them.
The first time reading through it I stumbled through some words. Soon, though we are reading it from almost our memories. The rhyming makes it fun to read with my big kids. I ask them if they know which animal would be coming to bed next, they’d be able to guess some of the time by how they rhyme. Our 1 year old loves me reading this book, over and over, several times in a row. He giggles are the pictures of the animals and likes “talking” to the image of Noah. It’s really cute.
If you’re looking for a fun bedtime story I would recommend “Goodnight, Ark”. It’s a short, silly story to read together with your kids.