Saturday, November 28, 2020

Novica $50 Gift Code #Review and #Giveaway - ends 12/15

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Now that the holiday season is upon us, it is the time to look for unique gifts to give to loved ones. One of the places I like to look for unique gifts is NOVICA. They sell unique, fair trade items that are handmade, such as home decor, handmade jewelry, paintings, eco friendly gifts, and apparel from artisans all over the world at very reasonable prices. Novica works directly with artists in nine different regions, allowing artisans the opportunity to create sustainable businesses.


As I searched for potential holiday gifts for my family members, I came across a couple of items for myself. One item; 'Salad Serenade' is a beautiful pair of Teak wood serving utensils. The set includes a fork and spoon, crafted by Rian Kusuma of Bali to showcase the natural grain of the wood. They measure 10.75" H x 3.3" W x 0.6" D.
The fork is thick and sturdy


The spoon bowl is grooved enough to
pick up plenty of salad.  

    
Each handle is thick and comfortable to hold.



The pair not only makes a lovely accent to my salad bowl, they are ideal for tossing and serving salad or any other foodstuff.



I also got a Bamboo wind chime, 'Seaside Dancer' made by Balinese designer Trisna Dewi. this handmade wind chime is made from bamboo, agel cord, nylon string, aluminum, and hand painted with a unique swirl motif. It measures 15.25" H x 13.75" W x 1.7" D.



After eating our Thanksgiving dinner, we sat on the deck and listened to the peaceful sounds of the wind chime. Both of these beautiful items made my Thanksgiving more enjoyable.

Visit NOVICA to learn more about all the other wonderful items they carry. If you are in the market for any face masks, they carry them. Connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.

About the Giveaway:

A Frugal Shopping and More reader will win a $50 gift code to use at Novica.com. Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below, if it doesn't load please try refreshing the page or clicking here. This Giveaway is open to US residents only that are 18 or older. Void where prohibited by law. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No purchase necessary. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. Giveaway ends on 12/28 at 11:59 pm PST. Contact Frugalshopping1@gmail.com for questions or to have your product featured on this blog.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

BEFORE THE WRATH #Review and #Giveaway - ends 12/11 #beforethewrathmovie

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Many thanks to Ingenuity Films 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.




About "Before The Wrath"

Bible scholars continue to debate the timing of the Rapture, but why is such a mysterious event prophesied to happen in the first place? Is there a deeper understanding surrounding this occurrence that we've lost over the millennia that those living in the first-century clearly understood? Although most people today no longer believe that Jesus is coming back, newly discovered ancient anthropological evidence from the time of Christ finally reveals unprecedented findings that could prove the upcoming Rapture is not only real, but why this event must soon some to pass. Regardless of your end-times views, Before the Wrath will captivate believers and non-believers alike; revealing new depths of theological understanding regarding what Jesus revealed to the ancient Galileans about the end of the world in ways you could never have imagined.

But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:1-2

This #1 Christian movie in America is narrated by the actor Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Let There Be Light) and the educators (researchers, ministers, and theologians) are as follows: Jack Hibbs - Theologist and host of “Real Life” on SiriusXM, Amir Tsarfati - Founder and President of Behold Israel, Jan Markell - Founder of Olive Tree Ministries, JD Farag - Theologist and Eschatologist, Scott McConnell - Exec. Director of Lifeway Research, Jay McCarl - Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist, and Lizette Dillinger - Qualitative Director of LifeWay Research. Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Jack Hibbs, Amir Tsarfati, J.D. Farag, Jan Markell, Jay McCarl, Scott McConnell, Lizette Dillinger, Jemma Rizzuto, Kevin Hayer

My Thoughts:

This docudrama highlights the importance and impact of Biblical prophecy concerning the Christian's view of the rapture. In the book of Revelation, John witnesses a vision of the forthcoming judgements of God, Satan, and man. Beyond The Wrath explains how to avoid these judgements and the end of mortal man.

By comparing the ancient Galilean wedding ceremony to the prophesies foretold by the apostle John, the viewer gets a better idea about the marriage supper of the lamb, which is a symbolization of the relationship between Jesus (the bridegroom) and his bride (the church/his people).

While the drama part is not necessary or required for the layout of the movie, it acts as a visual aid helping viewers to better understand the processes explained by the commentators.

Being prepared for Christ's return is the main theme; once the door is closed to a Galilean wedding feast, it is locked and no one can get in or go out. The same principle applies to those who are not ready for Jesus's return. For example, ten bridesmaids were supposed to be ready for the wedding, that could happen at any time, day or night. When the time came for the wedding feast five of them lacked enough oil for their lamps, and therefore were locked out due to their unpreparedness.

A YouVersion 5 day reading plan is available, get it here.

View the trailer here.

Where to Purchase:

Get your copy at Ingenuity Films or Walmart

About the giveaway: