Tuesday, June 27, 2017

REVIEW: Is Genesis History? DVD

Thank you Compass Classroom
for this review copy.
When Is Genesis History? came to movie theaters for one night only, then was called back for an encore the following week, my husband and I really wanted to go see it. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it happen. We were hoping, that eventually, it would be available on DVD. I'm very glad to say that the full length documentary Is Genesis History? is now available on DVD from Compass Classroom.

Things I liked:

  • First of all, you've got to see this movie just because of all the amazing footage of some of the most beautiful places that I've seen.
  • Dr. Del Tackett is very likeable. He drew me immediately into the movie with his natural, let's talk my friend, manner. He talked about his childhood, and how he loved the land he was hiking, and then gave the clincher that made me very very interested in the subject Genesis from the standpoint of geology and history. All this in two or three minutes that I don't want to spoil. It was an excellent introduction to the topic!
  • The subject was addressed using history, science, and geology.
  • It was objective, and very calm and matter-of-fact in it's presentation. It was not done in a way that was argumentative. It simply discussed facts that were observable.
  • The filming was of the highest quality.
  • The variety of experts consulted and interviewed was extensive.
  • The proofs given were like bedrock strong.
  • Lots of new information that I have never heard or seen.

Things I didn't like:
  • Zero, zip, zilch

Here's a link to the movie trailer. 
    From the Company:
    Is Genesis History? is a comprehensive documentary featuring over a dozen scientists and scholars looking at the world and explaining how it intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. From rock layers to fossils to lions to stars, this fascinating film will challenge and change the way you see the world. Is Genesis History? shines new light on our origins, providing a positive argument for Biblical Creation and the Flood. Dr. Del Tackett, creator of The Truth Project, serves as your guide—hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the sea—in an exploration of two competing views ... one compelling truth.


    Feature Documentary - 101 min
    Bonus Features:
    • Q&A with Del Tackett & Scientists - 13min
    • The Ice Age & Climate Change: Larry Vardiman, PhD - 15min
    • Engineering the Universe: Stuart Burgess, PhD - 18min
    • The Church and Creation - Douglas Kelly, PhD - 12min
    • Meet the Scientists, Del Tackett, Production Company - 15min
    Language: English with subtitles available in both Spanish and English
      Compass Classroom

Available from Compass Classroom for just $17.99. If you click the picture above, you can purchase it with my affiliate link. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ June 26, 2017

As I write ... Sunday Night

The weather....  The air is fresh and clean, the sky is overcast, and the fire was so inviting earlier this evening when my husband invited me for an impromptu dinner by the fire on the patio.

Right now I am... relaxing just a bit before bedtime. 

Thinking... I'm beginning to feel better. Just how much can I get done this week without wearing myself out? 

A quote to share...

"You see, darlin', the roots on a willow tree run deep, clear under the ground to the source of water. That's what keeps it alive even when everything around it is drying out. Faith works the same way. It runs way down deep through our souls to the source—to God—and keeps us going when things get hard." 


On my reading pile...  
  • Believing Prayer 
    by Andrew Murray
    I am reading this in my Kindle.

  • The Enchanted Barn
    by Grace Livingston Hill
    Also in my Kindle

Favorite blog post last week... Steady by Rebecca of Rebecca's Hearth and Home. I have the rare privilege of being friends with Rebecca in person as well as on-line. She's returning to blogging after taking a break. Welcome back Rebecca!

Something fun to share... 
A Fun Family Tradition...A Little Early for Us ~ This is one of my older posts that I really like. 

Blog hopping... 

On the menu for this week.... I'm not currently responsible for meals. That's one of the things the family has taken over for me. Since nothing is on the menu for this week yet, and I know we have salmon, I'm making an executive decision. ~smile~
  • Monday night... Salmon patties and veggies
  • Tuesday night... To be announced
  • Wednesday lunch... To be announced
  • Thursday night... To be announced
  • Friday night...   Date night
  • Saturday night... Ham and Swiss Sliders... Lowell promised!

On my to do list... 
  • Pay medical bills
  • Finish school records
  • Buy yarn to knit a new hat. I will crochet flowers to adorn it. I might use this pattern or this one.

In the workbasket... I don't have anything in the works yet, but I'll start the hat if I get to Hobby Lobby to buy yarn. I have a gift card from my birthday last year. Here are pictures of the two flower styles. Which do you think would look better on a hat?  

Looking forward to this week... Feeling like myself after a couple weeks of feeling chemo sick. I thank the Good Lord that it was better this time than the first, but I'm really looking forward to a better week.

Looking around the house... It's messier than I like. BUT, I've got to use my strength wisely and delegate, delegate, delegate!

From the camera...
I found this photo of my daughter Emily and me back when I had hair!

On my prayer list...
  • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
  • Kristen, Cheryl's niece who will be delivering her baby soon and has a blood clot in her lungs, trouble breathing, and heart trouble. It is very important that they change her medications at the right time before her C-section on July 5th. See updates on Cheryl Smith's blog
  • Cancer will die the death in my body. My heart, brain, organs, and healthy cells will be protected. I will live and not die and declare the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 118:17
Father God, I pray that each reader will hear Holy Spirit speaking to her or him today. Help each find peace by trusting in you, your son Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I pray that you will bring them and their unsaved loved ones to salvation in Jesus. I ask in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Thanks for dropping by!
Please say hello.

Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.
Related Posts:

Mommy Moments  Amaze Me Monday - Living Proverbs 31 -  The Art of Homemaking    Modest Mondays - Flour Me with Love

 Home and Garden Thursday -  Share Your Cup Thursday  
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #105

Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I'm so glad you've found me! Each week I share my thrifty and frugal projects, ways of saving money, and my blessings from God. 

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!
Do say hello!

Dear Reader,

  Hello ladies! Summer is in full swing now. Our little garden that my husband planted in five gallon buckets is growing beautifully! It's so much easier for him than weeding, too. Can't wait for my first summery bite of fresh homegrown tomato! 

  I want to remind you that summertime is the perfect time to watch sales to prepare for gift giving. You can purchase fruit to make jams and jellies, take advantage of the Fourth of July clearance sales, watch for new and next to new items at garage sales—all with thoughts toward Christmas and other gift giving occasions. Think ahead mama! Even with the tiniest of budgets, you can make things nice for your family if you start early.

This week's miracle:   I received the explanation of benefits from our medical insurer for the first chemo treatment. One treatment was $45,000! Thank you God, the bill was paid with write-offs and by the insurance company, because our co-insurance and deductible were already met. Thank you Jesus! If you remember, we didn't have medical insurance until March 1st, I found the lump on April 22nd, and began the chemotherapy on May 23rd. 

God's ways are higher than our ways!

I didn't feel well, so I really didn't do much for the last week or so. I thank you all so much for praying for me. I've had an easier time after chemo this time. 

  There are going to be times in our lives when we are not able to do as much, but if we do our best when we are able, we will have habits that will carry us through hard times. 


A Verse for You

"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19
I think Philippians 4 is one of my absolute favorite chapters. 
Here's my thrifty week!

  • Gifts and surprises! Thank you Judy and Susan!
  • I'm reading a free Kindle book by Grace Livingston Hill. It is called The Enchanted BarnSo far I love it!
  • I was notified that I've been accepted to receive a free review copy of The Legacy. It's the final book in the Secrets of the Shetlands series. I loved the first two books. 
  • A whole box of books from my friend Sarah! Thank you!
  • Yard sale score. My husband took me saling and asked what I was looking for. I told him only taper candles. I just love tapers! Guess what? That's the one thing that we found! So I can enjoy a flickering flame anytime!
  • My friend brought us a delicious meatloaf dinner. Thank you Kathy!
  • I stayed home a lot, therefore I used less gas. 
  • I watched Is Genesis History? on DVD. It was awesome. Watch for a review soon. It was free for review. 
That's my thrifty week.

What are you doing in your home this week?

...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!


I am totally serious about saving your change for Christmas.
You will be amazed at how much you can save up if you start now.
Just do it!

It's time to start saving your pennies
and your nickles and your rocks for Christmas!