Mr. Peabody and Sherman

What’s the only thing harder than being the world’s most extraordinary dog? It is being an ordinary dad. Why am I questioning and answering such a thing? It is because I have just seen the trailer of the new Mr Peabody and Sherman trailer. Sincerely, it impressed me and if you would look I am pretty sure you would put this movie on your 2014 watch list.

Brought to us by the DreamWorks Animation and the creator of “The Lion King”, the new animated comedy “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” tells us the story of a dog that was the greatest scientist and at the same time the greatest dad in the world. Mr. Peabody is a talking canine that has lots of huge achievements, such as a Nobel Prize for peace and a doctoral degree in some dog science. Besides, he also knows how to have fun. This dog invented the fist bump, Zumba, and planking. The greatest of all his inventions is the WABAC time machine. Together with his son, Sherman, they travel in time and witness the incredible history by getting involved in it.

As the story goes, Sherman does not listen to his dad and in an attempt to conquer the heart of his crush, Penny, he shows her the WABAC and they travel to the Ancient Egypt. The time travel is now used improperly and Mr. Peabody, Sherman and Penny have to rewrite the history, in order to save the universe.

The amazing story about the weirdest time traveler in the world is going to totally impress you and make you laugh. There are no more movies that can show you how the world’s most extraordinary dog is trying his best to be an ordinary dad. Mr. Peabody & Sherman, teaches us history and it shows us how valuable are the family relationships.

This March, the animated movie “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” hits the theaters. Do no miss the chance to explore the past and witness how Mr. Peabody rewrites the history of our civilization. Dive into an amazing adventure, using the WABAC machine, next to the genius dog Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Life Lessons from Frozen

If you still haven’t seen Frozen, I highly recommend this Disney movie. It is very entertaining and people can easily identify with the different characters in the story. The songs are easy to sing along with so my kids have nearly memorized the songs after watching the movie twice.

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We also learned a lot from the movie. Here are some of the life lessons from Frozen:

An act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. It doesn’t matter how hard a person’s heart is, once you give acts of kindness and love, it is sure to melt the coldest and hardest heart.

True love doesn’t always come the way you expect it to be. It doesn’t always have to have that “spark” or  be romantic, true love entails sacrifice.

Being brave and adventurous can go both ways. If seasoned with wisdom, bravery can result to something good while being adventurous partnered with impulsiveness can result to destruction.

Don’t marry someone you don’t know. Marriage isn’t something that you rush into. Make sure you know who you are getting married to.

If fear controls you, the results are  usually not desirable. Fear is never a good motivator. When our actions are controlled by fear, disaster awaits.

Do you have any other lessons you’d like to add? Leave a comment.

This Is Our Time Review

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About the Movie
The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and Alé (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God. (information from FlyBy Promotions)

Review
 
I have been a stay at home mom for the past 9 years now and sometimes, I wonder if I am fulfilling God’s call in my life. Doing household chores, cleaning up, watching over the kids and teaching them daily can seem mundane and routine. But after watching this movie, I am inspired to be reminded that God’s calling is not to do something but to be something. And that is to become more Christ-like.  God wants to work on our character first and the work we do just follows.
The story is focused on the lives of fresh college graduates but everyone can easily relate to the movie. There were some slow moments but the turn of events makes the movie exciting to watch. It is very inspirational, and can cause one to shed a tear or two.
This Is Our Time would be a good movie to watch with the entire family, especially with your young adults.
This Is Our Time is presented by Pure Flix. It is now released on DVD and Blu-Ray . It is available at Family Christian Stores and most Christian online and brick-and-mortar retail stores nationwide.

 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Cartoons Worth Watching

Parenting in this age is not a walk in the park. Aside from outside influences, parents also have to watch the media influences inside their houses. The internet and the TV can also influence your children when you leave them unattended with these gadgets for numerous hours.

It would be best to monitor what the kids are watching or playing. In our home, we chose not to avail of cable subscription since we don’t really watch TV much and I believe this will give us more control on what we watch as a family. For the kids, we try to buy them videos of quality cartoons, educational shows or good family movies.

Here are some of the cartoon series that my kids love to watch:

Handy Manny. We love how Handy Manny teaches good values while keeping the kids entertained by his wacky tools from his tool box and tool bags.

Flying House. The timeless stories of the New Testament is an all time favorite. We often discuss biblical teachings and wrapping up with an animated movie is one of my kids’ favorite activities.

Magic School Bus. Both my children love Science and Magic School Bus shows how things work and they just love this show. No matter how many times they watch an episode, it is just like they are watching it for the first time.

The Genesis Code, A Movie Review

From time to time, I like to watch some DVD movies with my kids. I was given the opportunity to watch The Genesis Code. I didn’t have any idea what sort of movie this was so I was pretty excited to watch it! When the DVD finally arrived, our DVD player got broken and my laptop got broken too. So to make the long story short, after almost 4 weeks of receiving the DVD, I finally got to watch the DVD as soon as my laptop got fixed.

Here is a brief synopsis of the movie, The Genesis Code:

Kerry Wells (Kelsey Sanders), a college journalist and committed Christian with an effervescent personality, has been assigned to do a story on Blake Truman (Logan Bartholomew) the college’s newest and very popular hockey superstar. As a relationship between them begins to develop Kerry finds that Blake, who hides behind a tough and independent façade, is actually struggling through a difficult personal crisis and that he bears the cross of a secret he has kept hidden for years. Blake rebuffs Kerry’s suggestion that prayer might help ease his burden; he is convinced that modern science completely disproves the Bible, especially the opening verses of Genesis. Kerry — who is herself suddenly confronted with a challenge to her faith on another front — sets out to prove that science and Genesis are not in conflict and her quest leads to a startling revelation. Could it be that what science teaches us about creation and the Story as told in Genesis are both true! 

My Review:

The story started very slow for me. The story started with 2 college students and showed  how their world collided.  It was a typical young adult movie. I was actually  wondering when the story would pick up, but when I began to see how the characters were struggling in their own challenges, my interest to the movie was finally drawn. 

I personally didn’t like the acting of the lead actress because I felt it lacked emotions but that didn’t stop me from liking the other actors in the story. I personally liked the scene where they were explaining the genesis code and how the lead actor connected with his mom after she woke up from coma. 

The best audience for this movie would be high school students and above. Anyone who is not convinced of the Bible’s explanation of the creation or is actually caught in the middle of science and the Bible  should watch this film. The movie was able to explain the connection between the two. Some scenes from the movie can actually be used for apologetics class too. 

Aside from that, one can actually learn other life lesson’s from the movie. If you believe in the absolute reality of Jesus Christ, you might really encounter people who might mock you or make life harder for you. One should be ready to face and stand for whatever your decision may bring. Another lesson is that we must not waste the time we spend with our loved ones. They might be here now but be gone tomorrow. We must let them know how we truly feel and make amends before it is too late. 

I would recommend this movie to my readers who would want to know what science and the Bible actually teaches about creation. You might be in for a surprise to realize how the two actually work together! 

 

For more information about the movie, check out its Facebook page, or check out the Dove Foundation review about the movie.

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”