Monday, August 28, 2017

My Honest Thoughts On Pure Flix


via Pure Flix

In search of family-friendly entertainment, I discovered Pure Flix after hearing about it on my local radio station. Pure Flix is a family-friendly video-streaming source on the web which includes some of the popular movies such as God's Not DeadGod Not's Dead 2, and I'm Not Ashamed. It's a Christian version of Netflix.   After becoming curious about it, I ventured on their website and immediately discovered that they were offering a free month's trial so I decided to try it out. During the first month, I noticed that there were a great deal of hit and misses with the quality of movies. Although some of the movies had bad acting or even the plots were uninteresting, there were a great amount of films that were captivating and moving. Along with the movies, they have television series, sermons, education resources, and so much more.

One of the features that I admire about Pure Flix is that they provide a Movieguide review on most of the movies. For instance, in God's Not Dead 2, here's a review of the movie:

via Pure Flix


If you have children, this will allow you to determine if the content is appropriate.  If you or anyone you know has homeschool children, there are great resources on Pure Flix as well.

After my free trial, I signed up for Pure Flix. The cost is only $7.99 per month which I think is a great deal with having a plethora of entertainment at your fingertips. I would recommend Pure Flix if you are looking for great Christian and family- friendly entertainment. You do not have to commit to it if it's not your cup of tea. Personally, that is what hooked me in. I didn't have to worry about continuing with the Pure Flix if I didn't enjoy it.

I am always interested in learning about more Christian movie websites so if you know of any family-friendly entertainment, please feel free to comment below or shoot me an email.




Friday, August 18, 2017

Those Who Wait On God by Tony Hinton and Nicole Hinton


In Those Who Wait On God by Tony and Nicole Hinton, the authors share their personal testimonies on how they found Christ and eventually, each other.  Because of their transparent accounts, I personally believe that this book has and will continue to impact many lives. I applaud the couple for doing this because so many people are struggling with so many issues and may feel like there is no hope for them.  Well, this book eradicates this belief. It affirms many truths but two truths that stood out for me are as follows: 

1)There are young people who are truly living for Christ.

2)A person can be caught up in a web of sin but God can save and deliver.   

I discovered Those Who Wait On God on Nicole Hinton's youtube channel iambcuzofu after watching several of her videos. The videos have been a great blessing to me because she encourages singles during their season of singleness. 

I would recommend this book for the saved, unsaved, single, married, and everyone in between because there are nuggets in there to digest for every person for every stage in life. This book is a reminder to trust God and be patient on the promises of God. God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) because what He can do for one person, He can do for another. 





Thursday, July 27, 2017

Peer Pressure From Friends With Worldly Lifestyles

Hi Everyone!! Check out a requested YouTube video from a viewer! I hope this will bless and encourage you!!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

You Will Get Through This!!



As I was praying to the Lord for words of encouragement for the people of God, He told me to let His people know that you will not be destroyed by your situation. The heartbreak, sickness, financial difficulty, loss of a child, or loss of a loved one was supposed to destroy you. It was supposed to make you lose your mind. God is saying it will not and you will make it through. In Genesis 50:20 (NIV), "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."

The law of gravity simply states that whatever goes up must come down. Well you are going to defy the law of gravity in your situation. In Isaiah 40:31(KJV), it says, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Of course, I'm not saying you will be floating around the earth. No, I'm saying you will rise above your problems.

People will look at you and wonder how you went through this. It's going to make them scratch their heads and say you are not supposed to even be here because of what you went through.  They will look at you and say that there is a God.  Sometimes we complain about why things happen to us but always remember this is bigger than you. Your testimony will cause people to run to God. You will get through this because you trusted God and held on to your faith.




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dream on Spiritual Attack

Hi everyone,

In a recent Facebook post, I shared a spiritual attack dream that the Lord gave me. Some of you may not follow me on Facebook, so I'm going to share it on this website. 

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In a dream that the Lord gave me, I was on a large ship. As I was standing on the ship, an airship was coming towards me with such force to try and destroy me. There was a plexiglass wall between me and the airship, so when the airship came towards me, it just bounced off the plexiglass. I am revealing this to encourage the people of God that God has a hedge of protection around you. When the enemy tries to attack you, his plans will bounce off and not succeed. 

Keep these scriptures in mind if you feel that you are under attack by the enemy.


"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord." ~ Isaiah 54:17

"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." ~ Proverbs 30:5

Psalm 91
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity In The Midst of Life's Storms by Tim Tebow


   I've heard about Tim Tebow and how he proclaimed Christ, but I never followed him closely.  I'm not into football, so naturally I didn't know much about him such as the teams he played for or anything of that nature.  As I was perusing books to read, I felt led to read his book Shaken. His courageous stance on his faith piqued a curiosity in me to read the book. Who was this guy that boldly told the world that he was saving himself for marriage? Who was this guy that some knocked down because he shared his faith?

   As I began to read Shaken, God was confirming to me everything that Tim was saying. Shaken gives an account of Tim's and other individuals' experiences with life's disappointments. It is one of those books that will encourage you when you are going through a very difficult time in your life and there isn't a light at the end of the tunnel. Tim's testimonies on how he dealt with life's storms by trusting God is very uplifting. After reading Shaken, the one word that came to mind was "Powerful". I love the statement inside the flap of the book that says"Your circumstances do not define you. Your identity does." His passion for Christ and his love for others is inspiring.

I really encourage anyone who is going through a difficult time in their life or if they are questioning their faith to read this book. It doesn't matter what you are experiencing, there is always hope. Never give up and remember that God has your back.