Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hillsong's "Joy to the World"



Flyby Promotions just recently let me know that HILLSONG made a Christmas album, out this past October.  Their first album in 5 years!

Here is a lyric video of their rendition of “JOY TO THE WORLD”.




Merry Christmas

Friday, December 8, 2017

Flyby Review: Family Honor Plate and Table Thyme Discussion Cards


For this time just before Christmas, we got the opportunity to review a fun family activity.  This is the Family Honor Plate.  The plate comes in solid white with the words on it that you see above.  It includes paint and a palette so that your family can decorate it all together.  You then bake it, following the directions, to make the paint permanent.  After the design has set, the plate can be used and washed like normal dinnerware.

The idea included with the plate is for parents to talk about and model the virtues that are written on the plate, and then to encourage the children to emulate the virtues.  The virtues listed are actually the fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  The parents should then watch the children and choose a child who is acting out these virtues to be rewarded by getting to eat a meal on the Family Honor Plate.  A different child can use the plate each night at dinner.

Sometimes, it just works out to use things we are sent for review in a different way that works better for us.  I can see this plate becoming a source of contention among my children, and I didn't really want to make the fruits of the Spirit into a competition.  I decided to use the plate for decoration or to serve something for everyone from the middle of the table.

I love having family crafts that make something that is truly quality and also useful.  This was an excellent family craft that I can see us using for years.  I also think that having this reminder on the table is a great way to spark conversation about such virtues.  Gathering around the table as a family for dinner is a wonderful time to talk each night about things that are important in our family.

That brings us to the second item we received for review, the Table Thyme Discussion Cards.


This is a great activity for just our own family or for when we have friends over.  Questions are asked like, would you rather receive $500 cash or a dream vacation getaway?  Every question is followed up with the question "why" to spark more conversation and to get kids to think about their answers.  I love activities like this for getting everyone to talk and discuss their thoughts and ideas.  The kids love to be the ones asking the questions, too!

If you are looking for some ideas for Christmas presents that veer away from the traditional cheap toys that fill up your house and that encourage family together time, these two items are a great option!

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Here is a video that walks you through the activity:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKmFVPbyfCg 

Here is another video from the owner Michelle:

Find out more about Michelle: (https://honorplate.com/pages/about-us)

Find these gifts for all family members at the Online Store!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Kutless CD Winner

And the Wheel Decides that the winner is:


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Enjoy your CD!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Flyby Review: Alpha/Omega by Kutless





I have been familiar with the rock/worship band Kutless for several years through their songs on the radio and their representations on the WOW Worship CDs that we bought every year.  This, however, is the first Kutless album I have actually owned.  I don't know why I haven't bought any before.  The band has a great modern sound that is worshipful and singable but also contemporary and performance-worthy.

Released on November 10, 2017, Alpha/Omega has a great blend of new and not-so-new songs, both originals and covers.  The band has sought to find songs that will minister to the current generation.  My favorite, though not a brand new song, is "Cornerstone," the updated version of the hymn "My Hope Is Built."  Some of the old hymns have so much meaning, and I have always loved well-done contemporary updates that keep a new generation singing the old favorites.  "Gave It All" and "No Wonder" are two other refreshing pieces that take ideas directly from old favorite hymns without really using any part of the hymn itself in the new songs.  "Your Great Name" and "Great Are You Lord" are beautiful, worshipful expressions of praise to God without the "me" focus that is so prevalent in many Christian Contemporary songs.

Alpha/Omega is now a permanent part of my listening playlist.  The band has pursued excellence and kept the focus of their music on Christ - the two things I look for in excellent worship music.

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Landing page to buy/stream the record: http://smarturl.it/kutles
Of course, I have a giveaway for you!  Because I received the CD late and therefore got my review done late, there will be a short window on this one.  Please just comment below or on my Facebook page "I want this CD!" by Wednesday, November 29.  One winner will be chosen in a random drawing.
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 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.
Happy Listening!

Knowledge@Kindle: Cyber Monday and a FREEBIE!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

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