Tyler Perry’s Book Higher Is Waiting Giveaway

“This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Penguin Random House. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Tyler-Perry-Higher-Is-WaitingI can kinda understand if you have not heard of the following: House of Payne or For Better or Worse, but if you have not heard of Madea and all of her shaniegans I want to ask one question: “Where have you been hiding?” :)

Tyler Perry, the man behind all of the above and then some has done something that I have on my bucketlist to do one day and that is to write a book and impact people in a positive way. He has done such a thing and it has dropped today!! Tyler’s book, Higher Is Waiting, he speaks about the challenges in life and it is meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place. If you know any part of his back story, you know what he has been through and how it has made him a stronger and more caring individual in spite of some of the obstacles which some of us probably could not bare, but God!!!

I have not had a chance to read it yet as it arrived today, but I have heard him speak and if any of what I heard is in the book then we are in for some laughter and some tears.


Giveaway Details:
The giveaway is for 1 copy of Higher is Waiting by Tyler Perry.
Several other bloggers will run the same contest and if you have win the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.
Winners address must be prepared to provide their email and mailing address when the contest closes on 2nd of December.
FYI: Shipment make take 4-6 weeks.
Prizing provided by Penguin Random House



Please pass this contest along. This may be the book someone needs to help push them in the next direction they need to go in life.

Stay tuned for more reviews, giveaways and more.



Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration – Fighting Blindness #ffbamd #ad

October 22, 2017 / Inspiration, Main Menu / 0 Comments

Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration – Fighting Blindness

Disclosure: Sharing this PSA (blogpost) for Foundation for Fighting Blindness via FrontGate in exchange for compensation.



Every year nearly 10 million Americans go blind due to AMD or Age-related Macular Degeneration, but a cure is in sight! 

Since the year of my birth, 1971, Foundation Fighting Blindness has provided funding for research on cures for blindness with intense focus on AMD. In fact, with the research FFB has already made possible, treatments to stop and in some cases even reverse retinal disease is a reality. This is great news for people over 55 and their families. With AMD it is nearly impossible for grandparents to enjoy the little things in life such as playing games, watching movies and one of my favorites, when I was little, reading to their grandchildren. I know I used to enjoy being able to do things with my grandparents and would have missed out had they had this battle. 

Download the FREE PDF Packet as part of the Driving Research & Saving Sight campaign that is being used to increase public awareness of AMD. The packet shares everything you want to know and more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration which includes causes, what it is, treatment, etc. Those that are over 55 and their families that care to save sight are encouraged to download this material! Speak to your family and friends about this. Once the vision goes it is challenging to get it back. Spread the word about AMD and possibly save the vision of someone you love.

 Foundation Fighting Blindness has a video with more information ⇓


Do you or your family member suffer from AMD? If so, how are you/they coping with it? How is your eye health? What do you do to take care of your eyes?

Matthew West All In CD Review and Giveaway


Matthew West All In CD Review and Giveaway

Matthew wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme, Matthew currently has a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives.

What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?

After listening to the album, my favorite song is The Beautiful Things We Miss and it because it made me think about all of the time I missed out on being with loved ones because my view and focus was off. The things that matter are eternal things not this temporary stuff that gets us off track. That is one thing about this album, it makes you think and hopefully get you to do some introspection and see if you can honestly say if you are all in or not.

All In video:

To purchase your own CD ⇒All In or you can take your chance and enter to win a copy below. 


           Matthew West All In CD Giveaway

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for including me in this promotion!  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.”

#flyby #allin

Crossflix Faith Oriented Entertainment and Giveaway

September 4, 2017 / Inspiration, Main Menu, Product Reviews

Crossflix membership

Left and right you see on the television and certainly on the internet half naked people and 4 and 5 letter words that you do not want your children to hear or see, well I was recently introduced to Crossflix. A new way to watch faith and family entertainment that is clean educatonal and inspirational. I was given a code for a free 3 month subscription in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Keep reading and you will have a chance to win a 1 year subscription for yourself or a loved one.

I found myself watching Gallows Road with Ernie Hudson and some other big names and I forgot I got drawn in. No cheesy movies or programming here. Internet based so you can watch it on any device, Roku, phone and/or computer which is what I am using. I love this subscription and would highly recommend it if you want to avoid seeing some of the degrading things on television.  The videos are free from graphic violence, harsh language, sex, and nudity.


Brief Description:

Get Crossflix Originals and the BEST in Christian entertainment for
you and your family!

  • Thousands of Christian movies and more to Entertain, Educate & Inspire!
  • Original programming not available anywhere else!
  • The most top-rated Christian entertainment!
  • All titles reviewed and approved by Crossflix staff.
  • Your Crossflix subscription gives back to the Christian Faith Community

As I mentioned above you have a chance to win a year subscription by Clicking Here. Have you heard of this subscription service and if so, what was the first thing you watched?

Patterns of Evidence Exodus Review and Giveaway

September 1, 2017 / Inspiration, Main Menu, Product Reviews

Patterns of evidence exodus (1)


Let me just say that I totally believe that it occurred, but this is not about what I believe and neither is this movie. It is a truly unbiased take on the subject with arguments (good) on both sides which may have you questioning what you believe.

If you are into History and Egyptian History in particular and like to read the Bible or are just curious about it, the maker and the contents then this will be of some interest to you. This is family friendly so everyone can view it. I thought it was interesting and went to places that I want to visit personally however if you just want to watch something that requires no thought then this is not it for sure. You will think and it will probably make you do some research.





About the film

  • Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
  • Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
  • It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
  • The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.


You can decide yourself, by purchasing a copy and getting $3.00 off by using code MK1 here or enter to win below.

Pattern of Evidence Exodus Giveaway


Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

4 Essential Tools For The Perfect Beard


4 Essential Tools For The Perfect Beard 

This is a Sponsored post.

My husband is one to always want to keep his beard looking nice. When we first began dating, he used to have a longer beard but now a few years out of college and into the working world, he tends to keep it shorter and well kept. Beard grooming actually isn’t as expensive as you may think. My husband actually can achieve a good look with some pocket friendly products as well as the grooming tools and skills he’s mastered over the years. He actually gave me a few pointers and ideas on what type of products he loves using and the essential tools to keep his perfect beard in place day after day. Here are 4 basic tools he loves!

  1. Beard Shampoo – I actually didn’t even know that a beard shampoo existed until my husband came home and couldn’t stop raving about a few he found at the store. A good quality beard shampoo, as opposed to soap, will keep your beard nourished. Soap can lead to dryness and your the small hairs to fall out as it’s harsh on your skin. This specific shampoo works best when used with a conditioner as well. It may sound a bit extravagant but it’s worth it and only washing it once in two or three days will do the trick. On days that you don’t use a shampoo on your heard, you can always rinse it well for hygiene and use a towel to dry it out.                         Beard-Comb-4-essentialImage: Smoky Mountain 

    2. Bristled Brush and Comb – Having a bristled brush and comb with narrow teeth on one side and wide on the other is essential to keeping your beard from getting knotted. It also helps keep your beard tame. Having a bristled brush and comb can actually help spread your beard nourishment products evenly when you apply them to your beard as well. Some of my husband’s favorite bristle brushes and combs are right here and here. The best part about the combs are that they are polished for a snag and static free experience for your beard!        Beard-4-essential Image: Smoky Mountain

    3. Beard Balm or Beard Oil – Having these products will help style the hairs on your beard and keep them in ‘control’ throughout your busy day. Some of my husbands favorite beard balms is the White Lightin’ Beard Balm. It has a clean, fresh, just-out-of-the-the-barbershop scent of Bay Rum. It has a premium blend of waxes, butters and oils to make your beard soft and manageable.

    4. Trimmer – A basic trimmer with a blade adjustment or a razor is also another great essential for keeping your beard looking perfect throughout the day. My husband enjoys trimmers that can be easily stores and packed away for long trips or when he needs to use it quickly.

Now that I’ve explained a few of the basic essential tools to keeping your man’s beard looking sharp and spectacular, I’m sure you’re next question is where can I purchase these things? My favorite store ( and one stop shop ) is Smoky Mountain Beard Co! They specialize in these great products and have everything you need for your beard to stay healthy. Smoky Mountain Beard Co. was founded with simple beard grooming in mind and with the idea that the everyday hard workin’ man should be able to take care of his beard at a price he can afford. The idea that they are not all “Lumbersexuals”.  The company is located in North Georgia, close to the foothills of the Appalachians and it’s Co-Founders Nate & Stacy have made it their mission to work hard to make sure these traditions stay alive and well.  Customer service and Quality beard care products are their priorities. They hand pick the finest all natural ingredients as well as hand blend all of their beard oils and beard balms.  What more could you ask for in a company that specializes the quality care that your man’s beard needs? So what are you waiting for friends? Grab your favorite kit and products from Smoky Mountain Beard co today and be sure to let me know what your favorite tools your man loves to use!

Armed with Truth Temporary Scripture Tattoos with Giveaway

Received this product free in exchange for my honest review.


A great new way to help learn Scripture as well as a great talking piece and way to share your faith with others is by wearing Scripture Tattoos. I was given an opportunity to receive a Verse Tattoo and Designer Pack (with several) free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

I do not have any tattoos (permanent ones) at the moment, and never really considered any until now. I would see others with all types of things that are important to them on themselves and some not so important, but I thought that was worth putting on my body even though it is temporary.

Faith not fear is the one I chose to best describe my life right now. There are a lot of things going on good and bad that I just have to chose to have faith and not fear.


I love that this was easy to apply and the instructions were 100% accurate. Place the tattoo face down on clean skin (no lotion), remove the protective layer, place a moist cloth on top of it for about 30 seconds, press down and then remove. Voila!!!

Like to enter giveaways and want to try these temporary scripture tattoos? Enter below:
Armed With Truth Emboldened Giveaway! (Contest on Hive.co)

If you do not want to take your chances with the giveaway, use my coupon code (god4bandme) and obtain 20% off your order.

Have you ever tried a temporary tattoo? What was it? 

ATG Today (Awaken to God) Review #ATGToday #Flyby

(This is a sponsored post. I will receive a gift card to help cover the cost of the
 app, however my review is unbiased and honest).


About ATG Today App:

The purpose:

  • to inspire and encourage thousands of people in their walk with Christ (hopefully, leading to another ‘Awakening’ – see 2 Chron 7:14); and
  • to raise the funds to: dig a well in 100 villages in India, provide 40,000 meals to widows and orphans, 15,000 mosquito nets and a medical team for immunizations, cataract operations and other services.

A devotional journal to help you enjoy your walk with God, with thanksgiving from your heart, everyday touches and prayers. Inspiration for 8 minutes with God at the start of your day, learning to hear His voice, memorize scripture, pray and journal. Lots of great ideas to build your faith, share scripture, encourage others and strengthen family devotions.

My view point:

I think that the app is great. From day one I received a scripture that I have read in the past, but had not remembered it and it did help me that day. It does not require a lot of time to be invested, only 8 minutes and those 8 minutes add up. You can do whatever it is you are doing and still listen. There is a cool portion that will help with reflection that asks you what you would like to thank the Lord for today, what you believe He is speaking to you about today and I pray today that you will….

Can you use a boost of Inspiration? Have you tried ATG Today? Do you think you will? 

God Loves Mommy & Me Review and Giveaway



I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This book is perfect for Mother’s Day and beyond. Mothers are connected to their children and reading to them also brings them closer. God’s love is shown through a mother’s love for her children.


This cute, quick read is beautifully illustrated and it goes along and shares the day by day adventure of a mommy bunny and her little bunny and infuses God all through it. Showing how He loves us and I believe the best part in the book is when they pray they always say, “You’re so good, God-thank You!”  At such an early age it teaches the little ones that God is an important part and that He loves them.

I am looking forward to when I can read to my little ones and this is a great book to have in my collection.

For your chance to win a copy of God Loves Mommy & Me, please enter at the link below:


Winners selected 5/8/17.

God Loves Mommy and Me is a celebration of strong, loving mothers, cherished little ones, and the God who loves them all. Perfect for story time, bedtime, or any time, this sweet board book celebrates God’s gift of family.

Is this a book that you would like to read to your little ones?

Believe Movie Review




The movie takes place in a small Virginia town whose community is slowly dying. Matthew, is now the owner of a business now no longer making money and is forced to make personnel and salary cutbacks, which manages to anger the local union and the workers.

The town gets even more upset when he threatens to cancel the town’s annual Christmas celebration and soon thereafter all heck breaks lose..


Believe Movie Review

In his effort to save jobs, Matthew toys with slicing some salaries, but that causes the union to call for a strike. Later, these representatives vandalize his property and even send some thugs to beat him to a pulp.


Left for dead on the other side of the tracks, Matthew is cared for and nursed back to health by a young man named Clarence that manages to see the best in everything and at times it is a little annoying but kids tend to give people more chances than adults. You will see just that in this movie.

Clarence manages to change Matthews heart and at the same time just may change yours as well. It is certainly a feel good movie and great for around Christmas season.

Have you seen Believe?