Monday, August 3, 2015

Patterns of Evidence - Exodus DVD Review & Giveaway (US & CAN 8/10)

This past week I was blessed to be able to preview a new documentary called Patterns of Evidence Exodus that will be released tomorrow (Aug. 4)! Thanks to Flyby Promotions for the opportunity!

Releases on DVD August 4, 2015
Run Time:  119 minutes
Special Features:  Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews
      Behind the Music
      From Film to Book
      Additional Books and Resources
      Host a Patterns of Evidence Movie Event
Genre:  Documentary
Rating:  NR

About Patterns of Evidence Exodus:
For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world's most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible.  In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible's account.  This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world.  The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction.  Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, "Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?"  He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach.   After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand.  The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film.   This scientific documentary's goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible. 

The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres. 


My mom and I watched this DVD together, and found it fascinating! Mr. Mahoney and his team did a wonderful job on the making of this film, and the information and video footage are very interesting.

Although I did not agree with the main reason Mr. Mahoney began his project to discover evidence for the Exodus of the Children of Israel out of Egypt, I still really enjoyed the film! Mr. Mahoney was questioning his faith in the Bible because there seemed to be no evidence of the Exodus. He basically states that if he couldn't find physical evidence, he wasn't sure he could continue to believe. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Our faith in God's Word can't come just through evidence. The Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and we can trust it completely whether or not we can find physical evidence that agrees with it.

Our Heavenly Father is so gracious to us though, and many, many times chooses to strengthen our faith by allowing us to find amazing evidence of the very things He has already told us of in His Word! It was exciting to see some of these things unfolding in Patterns of Evidence Exodus, and now we are eagerly awaiting the next DVD they are working on which will be about the crossing of the Red Sea!

Connect with Patterns of Evidence here:

Twitter:  @PattofEvidence
Official Website to Purchase:


Would you like to win a copy of this fascinating documentary DVD for yourself? Would you like to see the amazing patterns of evidence that Mr. Mahoney discovered on his journey? Thanks to FlyBy Promotions, I have a copy to giveaway to one of you! Just enter in the Rafflecopter form below!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

FREE Children's Audio Book plus a $5 Amazon Gift Card


Would you like a FREE copy of my sister's first audio book - Pirates of Rocky Crag Bay and Other Stories? She is thrilled to actually have one of her books professionally recorded on audio and available for purchase on Amazon, Audible or iTunes. Just follow the three easy steps below to receive your very own copy! (If you already have a Swagbucks account, just skip step one.)

Step One:
Sign up for a free Swagbucks account. Swagbucks is a great way to earn a little extra spending money through Amazon or other gift cards! With just a few minutes a day you could earn a $5 gift card every month.

Step Two:
Use this link to then sign up for a 1-2 month trial of Audible for just $1 per month PLUS receive 600 Swag Bucks for completing the offer. That's more than enough points to redeem for a $5 gift card!

With this trial offer, you will receive 1 credit for each month (up to two months) for just $1. Your credit can then be redeemed for a FREE audio book of your choice. If you do not want to continue past the first or second month, you will want to cancel as soon as you use the credit for that month so that you don't accidentally get charged full price for an additional month.

Step Three:
Once your account is set up, search for Pirates of Rocky Crag Bay and add it to your cart. Your total will be $0. Complete your purchase and download the audio book to your computer, tablet, or smartphone, and you are ready to listen and enjoy!

That is like getting PAID to get this book for yourself and children to listen to! You will spend $1-2 out of pocket and receive enough points back to redeem for a $5 gift card plus having 100-150 points left over to put toward a second gift card!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Joyfully Sewn Designs Giveaway!

Would you like a chance to win a $20 gift code for anything you choose from
Joyfully Sewn Designs? Head on over to Smithspirations for a review and giveaway!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother's Day Flexi Clip and Lilla Rose Sale

The brand new May Flexi-of-the-Month has just been released and it's BEAUTIFUL!! Just in time for Mother's Day Lilla Rose has created a flexi with a never before seen feature - a removable charm!

This gorgeous purple Faith, Hope, & Love flexi clip will NOT last long! The matching headband has already been sold out, and will be brought back later in the month, but the flexis are still available at the moment. Order NOW to make sure you secure one! This would make a very special gift for Mom this Mother's Day!

Today and tomorrow you can get this new limited edition flexi clip for 10% off! Plus get 20% off soon to be retired styles, and all orders over $40 will receive free shipping! Now is a great time to stock up!

If you are a brand new Lilla Rose customer, I would love to offer you a special one time deal. Buy any three flexi clips, and I will send you a voucher for a completely FREE flexi clip of your choice up to a $16 value.

This offer is only good on my website. Simply place your order and then send me a message or leave me a comment to let me know, and I'll be happy to send you your voucher!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lilla Rose Flexi Clips - For Every Moment

Ever wondered about the Lilla Rose flexi clip? Wondered if you'd really ever have occasion to wear it? Well here's a few ideas for you! And if you still have questions, I'd love to help!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

HALF PRICE Handmade Corduroy Peasant Skirt for Girls

A couple years ago, I pulled out a pretty piece of dusty purple corduroy fabric from my stash, and decided to turn it into a girls peasant skirt.
As I was getting ready to cut it out however, I discovered that the fabric had been left folded so long that there was a discolored mark running down the middle of the entire piece of fabric. Not wanting to waste the fabric, I went ahead and cut out and sewed the skirt since the fabric was still plenty usable!

The finished skirt turned out nicely in spite of the discoloration. The line down the middle of the fabric doesn't show too much in the skirt and almost looks like another seam.

This girls size 6/8 purple corduroy peasant skirt is made with a medium weight fabric that would be just perfect for cold winter days! The four tiered skirt measures 24 inches in length and has an elastic waist of 21 inches.

Since this skirt has a flaw in it, I'm offering it for a discounted price of $15 plus $6 shipping. That's half price! If you're looking for a handmade, modest corduroy peasant skirt for a good price, this skirt is for you! I only have one though, so act quickly! Just drop me an e-mail at joyfullysewn [at] gmail [dot] com to let me know you want this skirt, and I'll be happy to send you a PayPal invoice.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

iPad Mini Giveaway

Rafflecopter is running a great giveaway with prizes including
an iPad mini and a $200 Amazon gift card! Check it out below.