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Virtuous – A Modern Day Film based on Proverbs 13

I’m SO excited to be able to share about this project with you! Hello fellow Christian bloggers!  I wanted to bring a film to your attention. It’s a movie FOR WOMEN and… in my opinion… it’s what Courageous was for men, but for us. I’m VERY excited about it and excited to be working with the production team. It’s a modern day adaptation and based on Proverbs 31. Please check out their FB Page. I would love for us to support a production company trying to bring us more Christian films and messages. We need to show that producing these movies IS valid and not just secular gets attention. I STRONGLY believe this movie will minister to and touch many women’s lives. Please join me in supporting this film, I’m hoping we can share it with as many women as possible, so it can reach and minister to as many as possible. They will start filming within the next day or two, and as of right now, it’s scheduled to be out for around Mother’s Day week/weekend. Please pray for this film and what God will do through it.

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Positively Gigi-3

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Family First: Reading of the Christmas Story Family Tradition

I first posted this in December 2011. I’m sharing it here again, in case you recently joined us and didn’t get a chance to watch it the first time. 🙂

Family First Reading of the Christmas Story Tradition. www,

Today I invite you to sit with your family and read Luke 2: 1-20. This is what I’ll be doing with my girls. We will be reading the story about the birth of Jesus. I want to make sure we are centering ourselves around the real reason for celebrating Christmas. After all, we would not be celebrating it were it not for the birth of Christ.

I’m adding it on this post, to make it even easier, you can print it out, or you can go to and pick out whatever version you want and even language, etc.

Have a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas…



The Birth of Jesus


 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, 
   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

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Top 6 SIMPLE and YUMMY Christmas Treats

Top 6 Christmas Treats.


If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed there have been some new boards we’ve been working on. I started to notice so many recipes for great looking and seemingly simple cookies, and with some cookie swap/exchange parties coming on, plus the usual baking of the season, I decided we needed a Virtual Cookie Exchange Board.  We also dedicated a board to Christmas Cheer.

After going through MANY cookie and treat recipes and links, here are the top ones. We decided to go with these six because they are pretty simple, it’s a variety between cookies, sweets, at least one healthier and savory option, and a drink.  It was tough to narrow it down to just 6 treats, but we figured most of us just don’t really have the time to go through a top 20 list. I hope you’ll be able to try these out. Let us know if you do. 🙂

For each recipe and/or information, please click on the links, and you will be taken to the original post.

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Pudding Cookies

Christmas Savory Wreath

Coffee Meringues

Spritz Cookies

Chocolate Christmas Trees

Classic Eggnog

Please stop by these sites and if you choose to try out their recipes and ideas, let them know how you enjoy them. 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Positively Gigi-3

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