Tuesday

Be an Encourager! #weightloss #journey

Let me just preface this by saying that my mom is my best friend in the world and my number one encourager. Unfortunately for her, she is also the one that I am most sensitive with. She is the best!

Oh and one more thing... I know better than to do the camera vertically, but it's been so long since I have vlogged, I forgot... sorry!

Ok, here are my thoughts for today... #deepthoughts LOL


What is the best advice you can give your encouragers to help you with your journey?  Share the good and the bad! :) 

Midnight Special... GIVEAWAY!

Wow, this movie looks intense! This supernatural thriller opens March 18th.
And you can enter the giveaway for two movie tickets below!

Midnight Special is about the power of a parent’s love – How far a mother and father would go to protect their child. This movie will encourage us to reflect on the importance of family and the responsibility parents have to encourage and shield their children from society’s wrongful perception of what “normal” should look like.
Synopsis:
A father (Michael Shannon) goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever.


The film was written and directed by Jeff Nichols stars Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, and Jaeden Lieberher.

Want to win two tickets in Hollywood Movie money to the movie? Comment below with the movie title of your ALL Time favorite movie.

Congratulations Paula for being the winner of the tickets.  They are in the mail for you! 

Disclosure: Gracehill Media provided the giveaway for my post. All thoughts and ideas are my own. 

Friday

Florida Prepaid can be Used Nationwide! Last chance to enroll! #startingisbelieving




Did you know that Florida Prepaid isn’t just restricted to Florida schools? It's true, the amount covered by your Prepaid Plan can be used at schools nationwide. I didn't know that~ It gives me piece of mind to know that my son is not limited to Florida schools. I would love to have him close to me, but I am excited at the possibility of what he can do without limitations.

My son Bryce has a Prepaid plan.  When he was little he didn't understand why he needed one because he was OBVIOUSLY going to be recruited by UF or FSU and play football and go to school for free. I explained to him that this money will help Mommy with expenses. Let's hope that does happen someday, but I am not counting on it. I will be thrilled but right now I am planning, not hoping!

Bryce and his friend holding up the first place trophy!

Don't delay! We are at the end of the Open Enrollment period. It ends on February 29th! That is less than 2 weeks!

Prices are low and there are options for EVERY family's budget! Believe me! You can afford this, and you need to afford it!



Let me quiet your worries on 2 other myths too...
If you move out of Florida after purchasing a Prepaid Plan, your child would still be billed at in-state tuition rates when using their plan at a Florida college or state university.

If your child doesn’t go to college, you can change the beneficiary of the Prepaid Plan or get your money back.




For more information, visit www.myfloridaprepaid.com

What are you waiting for! Sign up today! Be sure to enter

code BLOG1516 to receive a gift from Florida Prepaid

Blog disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.  



Tuesday

Give the Gift Everyone Needs for Christmas! Win one for yourself! #polarusa

Giveaway Below!
Give a gift this year that is going to help others reach their health goals! It used to be that when you wanted something fitness related, you were looking at a similar style for every brand. Now the best brand of fitness gadgets has created products that are not only the best on the market, but they make you look GREAT! I have been a Polar Ambassador for many years and I am so excited to see that every year they make me drool in anticipation of the products they launch. Not only do you get a Polar product, but you also get so much more. You get a stylish product, state of the art technology and the best customer service out there.  You also have me. I will be your resource if you any questions. Check out Polar at http://www.polar.com/us-en
Polar Loop 2

The Loop 2 helps you stay active throughout the day with vibrating inactivity alerts. If you sit longer than 55 minutes, your Loop 2 will encourage you to move.

Finding time for fitness is not always easy. The Loop 2 offers motivating feedback and personalized guidance to achieve your fitness goals. The Loop 2 displays your totals steps, calories burned, daily activity goal as well as the time.  And best of all, it comes in lots of different colors... even one that sparkles!! This is the perfect gift for someone who is just starting out in fitness as well as someone who has been hard at work for many years. 



Polar A300

The A300 does it all. It tracks your daily activity and shows steps, distance as well as calories burned. It will give you a daily activity goal and guide you on how to reach it. It measures your 24/7 Activity. It will help your daily activity, training and sleep in balance for a healthier lifestyle. Yes, I said it will track your sleep too.  It does it all. You also have an array of colors to choose from with interchangeable bands. For those of us who are older like me, it kind of reminds me of the 90s :) 


Giveaway Time: 
Yes, you have a chance here to win either a Polar Loop 2 or a Polar A300. The best part is Polar is letting the winner choose which one he or she wants! So here's your chance for "Santa" to get something for you too!
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Thursday

College would be a Great Holiday gift! #startingisbelieving

The worst part of graduating from college is the student loans! No one enjoys getting that bill every month. You now have to opportunity to stop that from happening to your loved ones. This holiday season, give the gift that will make college graduation better! Give a Florida Prepaid College Fund to the people that mean the most in your life.

Something I was personally thankful for on Thanksgiving was the piece of mind that I opened a Prepaid account and avoided debt for my future and for Bryce, my son's future.

This is the first post in my series of Holiday Gift Ideas! I know that Bryce wasn't terribly excited to hear that this is something that his father and I are doing for him, but in the long run he will be! Obviously when you are 12 you'd like an iPad or an iPhone... But this is something he will get a WHOLE lot more use out of for sure! And he does already understand that college isn't just something we hope he will do, it is something he WILL do no matter what!

You can open a Florida Prepaid College Plan for as low as $46 a month! The enrollment period ends Feb. 29th! There is literally a plan for everyone!

Be the superhero your child needs! Then they can soar to be the superhero you dream of them being!

Sign up today at http://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/



GIVEAWAY! 
I am giving away a Florida Prepaid "Swag Pack" to one lucky reader. Winner will receive a backpack, pencil pouch, pen, tshirt and water bottle.  All you have to do is comment below telling me who you know that would benefit from a prepaid college plan.  That will enter you to win. If you share this blog post and leave the twitter link here, that will count as a second entry. Winner must be in the US and will be announced Thurs. Dec. 10th. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own.

Monday

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment has Begun and giveaway~ #startingisbelieving

My son... my heart!
Open Enrollment has begun!  I am so excited that Florida Prepaid is still affordable to Florida family! Don't delay! Open enrollment will end Feb. 29th, 2016... yes, it is leap year, so you have an extra day! 

A college plan is so important to me because of this fella to the right. He is my world and I want the best for him. I don't know what my situation financially will be in 7-8 years, but with Florida Prepaid, it won't matter. Bryce, my son, will be ready to go to college. 


Parents are the "everything" for their children. Check out this video... It just makes sense!


 


Scholarship Giveaway! 
Ten lucky students will win a 2-year Florida college scholarship.

Florida Prepaid College Board is proud to offer 10 lucky families and opportunity to create a brighter future for their children and grandchildren. Our Florida Prepaid Scholarship Program gives you the chance to win one of TEN 2-Year Florida Collge Plan scholarships, valued at $9,200! The scholarships will be provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

Florida Prepaid College Board is proud to offer 10 lucky families an opportunity to create a brighter future for their children or grandchildren. Our Florida Prepaid Scholarship Program gives you the chance to win one of TEN 2-Year Florida College Plan scholarships, valued at $9,200! The scholarships will be provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. 


The 2-Year Florida College Plan covers tuition and other specified fees for 60 lower division credit hours at a Florida College.
A student earning an Associate's Degree at any Florida College is guaranteed admission to a State University.
In addition to the 2-Year Florida College Plans, there will also be 10 weekly prize winners (a total of 50 over the five-week program).
You can participate daily! The more entries you receive, the better your chances of winning.



The program runs from October 12, 2015, through November 15, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.

Entering is simple. Just visit floridaprepaidscholarshipprogram.com for Sweepstakes Rules and details for your chance at this remarkable opportunity!!

Thursday

#Woodlawn the Movie: A Must See and Giveaway

Woodlawn the Movie demonstrates exactly what happens when God shows up and people follow Him. You HAVE to go see this movie this week. It will change how you look at things! At Life! At your life! This is a movie and inspirational true story that shows how a group of young people used love instead of hate to conquer the race divide in the 1970s in Birmingham AL.

It's the story of a school, Woodlawn that is suddenly integrated. The city erupts and there are cross burnings and riots. Coach Tandy Geralds has no idea how to solve these race relations. Until one man, Hank asks if he can speak to the team. Hank asks them to follow God. The entire team ends up following. The most amazing things happen to this team.  They make a run for the playoffs and Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant (played by Jon Voight) even shows up from the University of Alabama. Hank says this miracle is what happens when God shows up! I agree with this but I will even add my opinion to this... God always shows up, but this is what happens when WE follow Him!

The coach and his players surrender their lives to Christ. It's amazing. My son and I connected to this because last month, we were baptized together at our church. We know what happens when God shows up! Rejoice! When Coach Geralds has his moment where he surrenders to God, it's more special than ever to see now that I know how this story was told. Coach Gerald's son shared this moment, the moment of baptism. As he watched the movie being filmed he had tears rolling down his face knowing what that particular moment meant to his father. It's an amazing part of the movie.

You will also learn about Touchdown Tony. He is the reluctant hero. One of my favorite scenes is when he first runs the ball. At this point the African American players did not get to play too much. It is actually causing a disruption in the stands between the whites and blacks. Geralds decided to put Tony in and he has a great run but runs out of bounds. He doesn't want to get hit. The coach tells him that it hurts a lot less when you are the one doing the hitting. It made me smile because it is exactly what my father has always told his boys. Tony goes on to be a heck of a player and hero! I don't want to spoil the movie so I will leave it at that.

My son and I were recently baptized at our church.
This movie hit home for me personally. My father is THE most significant and influential football coach I've ever know. He's been coaching for my entire 41 years, and there are still former students who reach out to him from 40 years ago to thank him and tell him that they love him. They tell him that he, my father, made a huge difference in their lives. My father is a man of God, but he is quiet about it. He doesn't preach from the bible, but he uses stories from the bible to inspire his team. I have heard the David and Goliath story (just like Hank in the movie) for many years.

I think people are going to leave the theaters thinking about their faith and I hope they wonder how they can start their very own revival. I know that all I keep thinking about is how I can help make Jesus famous again!

This movie will tug at your heart and make you simply feel joy! It is what faith, true faith looks like. 40 football players and their coaches transformed a school and a city simply because they loved each other. Please go see this movie! We can't wait to see it in the theaters with a room full of people who believe and want to follow Him as well. I know that God is going to be showing up in theaters all across this country! And we will follow Him!

One more thing... I have a giveaway! Click below to enter... It's really good!
You have a chance to win a prize pack: A Woodlawn t-shirt (size med) and three books Woodlawn, Touchdown Tony and When God Shows Up (a devotional.)
One winner will be chosen and you have to live in the US (sorry)
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