Thursday, September 22, 2022

Review: Mama Sing My Song! with #Giveaway

 


Mama, Sing My Song by Amanda Seibert and Amanda Garland touched heartstrings for my daughter Amy and I. I've been reading to Amy since before she was born, 21 years ago, and she is still my read aloud girl when I get a new children's book. We were in tears as we read this book, because I made a song for her as a baby, and I've often heard "Mommy, will you sing me my song?" at bedtimes through the years. Alas, she's marrying Saturday, and this will be the last time she snuggles up to be my "read to me" girl. ~smile~ She's been very indulgent with me! You just cannot get the feel for a storybook unless you read it aloud.

We really enjoyed this little book. There's a code on the inside of the book, so you can download the song to enjoy with the lyrics that make up the book. I did not, but I enjoyed the book tremendously. She told me that I was going to be the librarian for her children someday. 

This book is definitely a keeper. It's meant not only to read and sing to your little one, but it's also meant to be a keepsake. There are places inside the covers to record the following:

  • To, from, and date
  • Wonderful Qualities I See in You
  • My Hopes and Dreams for Your Life
  • The Special Meaning of Your Name
  • A Word or Verse I Speak Over Your Life
  • My Prayer for You
Those things alone make this a fabulous book, but the lyrics and the illustrations are marvelous. For instance, on the page that reads, "When you feel alone in the darkness of night, God's right beside you and He'll be your light", there's a sweet illustration of a curly, fluffy mama and baby lamb snuggling in a field. 

This keepsake book is a touching combination of beautiful lyrics and charming illustrations. 
Well done ladies! ★★★★

ENTER GIVEAWAY

From the Publisher:

God made just one very wonderful you!

When we look at our children, we see those one-in-a-million grins, their crinkled noses, and sweet eyes looking back at us, which soften our hearts. God designed those babies uniquely, and Amanda's first children's book, Mama, Sing My Song: A Sweet Melody of God's Love for Me, is a celebration of all that is lovely and true about your child!

Amanda Seibert, founder of Mama Sing My Song, the popular company that creates personalized songs for parents to gift to their children, knows that the words we speak over our little ones can shape them for years to come. Mama, Sing My Song is a beautiful children’s book about God's big love, giving families affirming words to shower on their kids, and revealing the bright joy, deep care, and unending love they have in their hearts.

Hold your little ones a little closer as you share this timeless, heartfelt love song with them and remind them of the wonderful person God made them to be.


Giveaway

Buy here

Kids' activity pack

 #mamasingmysong #mamasingmysongbook


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I use the Goodreads star system.
★               Did not like it
★★            It was okay
★★★         Liked it
★★★★      Really liked it
★★★★★   It was amazing


Friday, September 16, 2022

Go see LIFEMARK, in Theaters Extended to September 25th !


LIFEMARK's theatrical run has been extended! 
Movie goers can now see the film in theaters through September 25th!

 Wow! I just finished watching this film. I knew it would be good because of the Kendrick Brothers and Kirk Cameron being involved, but the depth of the story (based on a true story), the sensitivity of the writing and the ways the actors portrayed this remarkable story just touched my heart. It was truly a beautiful story that depicted the deep struggles of the birth mother and the birth father and the decisions they made as well as the deep longing for a child for parents that are unable to have a child of their own. I know from experience that the deep longing can be strong even for a mom who already has a child. Seen through the eyes of David, the son, the confusion, the hope, and the gratitude was revealing.

 God orchestrated this true story, and LIFEMARK is a faithful rendering of the emotions and the choices and feelings of the adopted child, the adoptive parents and the birth parents. I loved that they showed how the rest of the family was affected as well. 

 This is an excellent movie. I hope that many many people see this and recognize what a gift adoption is to all involved.


Synopsis: David’s comfortable world is turned upside down when his birthmother unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the 18-year-old son she’s only held once. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, David embarks on a journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth from his past. From executive producers Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers—creators of War Room and Fireproof—comes LIFEMARK, inspired by an incredible true story that celebrates the gift of life.




• Go see LIFEMARK in theaters starting now! 

• Buy your tickets TODAY.

• LIFEMARK is a story of hope, of overcoming the obstacles life throws at us, reveling
in the art of faith, grace, and perseverance.

• This encouraging and inspirational film is based on a true story!

Website and Resources: https://LifemarkMovie.com/

If you need to speak with someone today about hope for the future or healing from the past, call 1-800-A-FAMILY.

Disclosure:  Many thanks to WTA Media for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

#Lifemark #Life-markMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

LIFEMARK in Theaters September 9th & Amazon Giveaway

 Go see LIFEMARK in theaters starting September 9th!

      

• LIFEMARK is an adoption story of hope, of overcoming the obstacles life throws at us, reveling
in the art of faith, grace, and perseverance.

• This encouraging and inspirational film is based on a true story!

• Synopsis: David’s comfortable world is turned upside down when his birthmother
unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the 18-year-old son she’s only
held once. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, David embarks on a
journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth from his past. From executive producers Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers—creators of War Room and Fireproof—comes LIFEMARK, inspired by an incredible true story that celebrates the gift of life.

Website: https://lifemarkmovie.com/



Sunday, September 4, 2022

Change is In The Air

 Fall is coming! With its advent, so many memories come to me. Years of harvest parties, pumpkin patches, Maple Leaf Parades, and a few years of trick or treating as well. This is my littlest one, Amy, many years ago. This fall, she's going to change her name. She met a handsome Christian young man who recognized her as the beautiful Christian young lady that her Grandma Judy always called her. 



It's hard to see my baby all grown up and ready to marry, but I look forward to seeing her enjoy the life God has been preparing her for all these years. May God bless Amy and Dawson with a deep desire to cherish their relationship with Him first and cherish each other second. May they love and seek the LORD and love each other all the days of their lives.


Blessings to all whatever your season of change,

Laura

Soon to be a Mom in Love


Friday, August 26, 2022

This Really Struck Me


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This really struck me:


"Every great movement of God started with one man or woman who cared deeply enough to hear God’s voice and stepped out to do something. We can't change everything with a Dislocated Heart, but we can change something."

I don't begin to think that I can or will start a movement of God, but I do want to care enough to hear God's voice and do something. That's one reason that I will stop and listen to other's stories. I care about their pain. That's also why I pray right then with them. Maybe in a small way, that will encourage the ones I pray with to pray right then with others when the opportunity arises. No more God in the closet! No more hiding. If others don't know I'm a believer, or at least that something is different about me, then I'm not doing Christian right. 



Be blessed! 
Laura 
Currently busy teaching
Special Ed kids