Tuesday, February 22
I was exited to get this DVD for my kids, there is little to be found for good quality Christian cartoons for children. Paws & Tales does not disappoint. This cartoon provides us with wonderful a wonderful story, great characters and is able to convey a practical Biblically based message that can relate to kids.
The first story is called "The Good Shepard", it is about a shepherd that is training two of the Paws & Tales main characters to take care of the sheep for him. Through this process they learn what a good shepherd does and how God shepherds us by taking care of us and protecting us.
The second story in this DVD is called "A Good Foundation". This is a story about a group of friends who could not decide what kind of clubhouse to build, so they decide to build 2 different clubhouses. One on the water and one in a tree. They did not follow the advice of the designer and found that the clubhouse was deemed unsafe. The failed to follow the principal rule of building on a strong foundation (or in this case a steady strong tree).
While the story and the animation is well done, I'm a little disappointed with how the audio was mixed on these DVD's. The dialogue is hard to hear because the music is too loud. I hope they can correct this for future episodes.
This could look good to any parent wanting to get their kids good Christian DVD's, but if it fails to attract the interest of the child it is pointless. Here are some thoughts from an interview with my son:
What did you learn?: I learned that Shepherds take care of Sheep
Did you enjoy watching it? Yes
Do you want to watch other videos with the same characters in it? Yes
Who is your favorite character? I like the wolves and Ezra the Shepherd
My son however did not like the music videos, while my daughter did like the music videos.
NOTE: THE TRAILER SHOWS ANIMATION THAT IS SUBPAR TO THE ACTUAL DVD
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I received this DVD free from tyndale house publishers for my honest review.
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Sunday, February 13
Sanctuary House of Prayer . Not that anything significantly has changed, but I know the Lord is working. Which means there are really good things ahead. We have switched up the teams a little bit, and it has allowed me to shift the theme a little bit. I am really looking forward to singing about heaven and the worship of heaven. I have a deep longing and desire to see the worship that is happening in heaven, manifested on this earth, "On earth as it is in heaven". I desire to have the Spirit dwell in our midst in an increased measure. Why sing about the worship of heaven? Because this is how he designed it, this is worshipping in spirit and in truth; and if we long to be his dwelling place, it has to look like his dwelling! We have very little understanding and revelation of what this looks like, the closest thing we can come to Revelation 4. I'm looking forward to him revealing more. Jesus, what does this look like??
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Dr. Eggerichs provides us with many concepts, letters from couples and a lot of scripture that seems to prove that this biblically based concept is at the root to having a healthy marriage. He takes a close look at the wife and husband separately and gives us insight into the heart of each. When Love or Respect is broken it triggers a non-desired response from the other and produces what Dr. Eggerichs calls "The Crazy Cycle". When Love and Respect is practiced in the relationship, it will not only provide a healthier relationship, but it will energize and empower the husband and husband in their daily walk.
I firmly believe that if this concept was more widely known, we would see a lot less divorce and many more healthy relationships. I would recommend this book (video series also available) to every individual and couples alike. Guaranteed, you will walk away from it with a better relationship with your spouse and with God. Never have I come across a book that is so simple and profound for maintaing a healthy marriage/relationship. I can honestly say that I understand my wife's needs a lot better, and she would say the same thing about me. Both my wife and I have gone through the book and we both agree that it gives us a blueprint for a wonderful marriage. 5 stars
This book was provided to me free for my review by booksneeze.com . I was not required to give a positive review.
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