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What to watch? Grab a DVD for the Kids and Family

What to watch? Grab a DVD for the Family

I find our family staying indoors more often as fall settles and the winter lurks around the corner. I typically curl up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket and watch a movie on DVD. This is the perfect family activity to do with your kids and we have some suggestions for the entertainment. Simply click on the picture or the name of the DVD for more information.

 

For the Kids

Swan Princess Christmas: Coming Soon to DVD

Swan Princess is an amazing classic to share with your kids, especially if you grew up watching Swan Princess. Now they can share in the adventure of Odette and Derek in the festive spirit of Christmas. It’s coming soon during the Holiday season of 2012. Just bookmark the page to keep tabs on it!

Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison on DVD

Animated Hero Classics are high quality educational DVDs and still fun for your kids to watch. These were personally my favorites growing up. I never was aware that I was watching something “good” for me.

The Animated Story Of Thomas Edison Video On Interactive DVD

For the Older Teens

October Baby DVD

This movie has such a sweet message to it.

“Every life is beautiful”

October Baby

For the Younger Teens

Courageous Teens

If you don’t know about the Courageous series, they are inspirational stories of our everyday heroes. These dvds highlight the fathers and men in our lives.

Courageous Teens

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Get Ready for the Holidays Early With Our Selection

Get Ready for the Holidays Early

Browse inspirational pieces from home decor to gifts.

New at Nest: October Baby on DVD

New at Nest: October Baby

A wonderful DVD to watch with the family.

Click the banner or here: http://www.nestlearning.com/october-baby_s4233.aspx

 

Looking for a Fun Weekend Craft? Here’s One We Suggest!

When the weekend is approaching, and your kids have no plans, you know the infamous phrase “i’m bored” or “i have nothing to do” will be approaching.  Well fear not parents, because we have your solution and it’s even a great learning tool (but we’ll keep that our little secret).

You can’t go wrong with this brand new product called Mikes Inspiration Station from Nest Entertainment. It’s packed full of DVDs teaching your kids how to go about doing the different crafts, what they need and how to prepare for this exciting craft time!  The DVDs are also Dove approved, so parents, you won’t have to worry about the little one’s running around during this crafty activity time.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Here’s a quick summary of this fun-filled product:

Mike’s Inspiration Station (staring Michael Cariglio of Pappyland) teaches and inspires kids to develop their God-given gift of creativity. With inspiration from sidekick. Booker T Bible (a talking cartoon Bible), real-life popular television artist, Michael Cariglio, demonstrates various art projects that include: watercolors, sculpting, pastels, drawing, and much more. This series targets 8-16 year olds, however, younger ones love to watch even if they may choose not to work along with Mike on the project.

There you go…need i say more?

Click for fun on Kids Inspirational DVDs and grab your painters cap!

Guess What’s Right Around the Corner…Valentine’s Day!

Even though, it’s a little less than a month away, planning for Valentine’s Day early is your ticket to a successful day!  It’s easy to fall into that procrastination of waiting until the week before (like every) year and then realize every gift is sold out, or that it might take too long for shipping.  Planning ahead is smart and leaves you, your significant, or your family stress-free!

Are you looking for something specific on this “LOVEly” day? If you’re looking for something for the family, check out our Valentines section for the 5 Love Languages.  This book is great for family members of all ages and allows everyone to participate in both reading and figuring out their specific “love language.”

I f you have young one’s at home, try the Veggie Tales: Silly Little Thing Called Love DVD. It’s kid-friendly and fun for a great Valentines gift!

As for your significant other, Nest offers an entire page of gift options from books about leading a God-centered relationship to the Marriage Check-up list books. Take your pick!

Let’s Ring in the New Year with New Resolutions…What’s Yours?

Do you fall into that stigma of making a New Year’s resolution (because everyone else is doing it) and then forget about it after the first month? If that sounds like a common trend, then follow a few of these helpful tips and start fresh this 2012!

From 1 to 3, here are a few common, yet fitting resolutions that seem to be the most popular and significant here at Nest.

1) Weight-Loss Solutions…Always practical although without a plan often can become burdensome.
2) Daily Devotionals…Enjoying your devotional book of choice is the first step to getting started!
3) Learn a New Language…Does Rosetta Stone come to mind?

To begin your weight-loss resolution, try one of these supplementary step by step books to give you the guidance you need to begin a new health and fitness diet. If you’re just looking for a few empowering words to keep you motivated, this is also a great place to find that tool as well.

Sometimes it’s hard to find recipes that are both satisfying and taste good; take a look at this helpful blog for healthful and eye-catching recipes that are sure to satisfy your hunger. The stuffed red-pepper soup is on my list of things to try!

Next resolution on the list: daily devotionals. For starters, who is your favorite author? Some of the more popular authors include Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Don Colbert with many others offered on our site. Find one that best fits what you’re looking to study!

If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do in the New Year, try learning a new language and test it out on your next vacation! Which would you like to try first? Spanish, French, Italian…there’s plenty to choose from! Browse through this one stop solution at Nest with Rosetta Stone!

Let us know if any of these resources were helpful to you…we would love to hear your progress!

Who is Francis Chan?

Francis Chan’s mother gave her life to have him. When he was nine, his stepmother died in a car accident. Only three years later, his father died of cancer. He was left with his second stepmother along with his older sister, older brother and much younger sister.

Francis Chan is no stranger to tragedy, and passionately teaches out of his own personal testimony and overcoming life in Jesus Christ. Through the pain that life gave him, he overcame and is now a pastor, international speaker, church planter, and is the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and his most recent release, Erasing Hell, co-authored with Preston Sprinkle.

His heart of compassion landed him as a board member of World Impact and Children’s Hunger Fund. He works tirelessly with organizations which rescue sex slaves in foreign countries. A personal conviction of sacrifice has led Francis Chan to give away about 90 percent of his income, and he has donated all of his book royalties, which total about $500,000 to various charities.

He is an extraordinarily engaging communicator, in his early 40s, and reaching a new generation of evangelicals. He has not abandoned orthodoxy to reach this new generation; he remains solidly within the historic Christian tradition.

Chan Facts (from his website: http://www.francischan.org/):

Francis Chan is the best-selling author of books, Crazy Love and Forgotten God, and the host of the BASIC.series. He has also written the children’s books Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village and Ronnie Wilson’s Gift. Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Master’s College and a Master of Divinity degree from Master’s Seminary.He regularly speaks at major events and national and international conferences.

Francis now lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their four daughters and one son.

Working It Out Part III: The Butterfly Stage

We’ve all seen the Biggest Loser, most of us walking away inspired to get fit and live a healthier life style. Abby Rike’s story is no different; she talks of being cut off from the family and support she had left in her life only to be pushed to her body’s limit and to the point of injury. But her injury didn’t stop her – she kept going in the competition until she was cut and sent home. Even then, Abby never gave up – she kept working out and eating healthy. With help from trainers and nutritionists to lose the weight, she lost 100 lbs in the end!download movie The Visit now

She could not have done it alone though – and she is the first to tell you this. Despite being cut off from communication with the outside world, letters from family and friends along with the rare, but occasional allowed phone calls gave Abby the wings she needed to break from her cocoon and fly again. Her support from the other contestants got her through in between these much needed communications with her family.

And upon returning home, her family and friends support meant more to her than ever. All of this is meant to inspire and motivate all of us – reminding us that we can do it too! We can become healthier and find ourselves again!

But I wonder – can we all REALLY do what Abby did? She lost 100 lbs in a short time frame. She was given the chance to leave her home and lifestyle to do nothing but work out with amazing trainers all day. And even after going home, she opted to not go back to work being offered the chance to work out with some amazing trainers that donated their time to her. This would not be the case for the majority of us –Abby Rike was truly blessed with this opportunity.

While I’m not saying what she did is impossible – I am a strong believer that through Christ we can do anything – but, Abby’s circumstances were one in a million.

As for her closing notes: I was a little shocked by them! Her message throughout the book was inspirational and caring – her tone very quiet and subdued. The last few pages however, became very ‘preach-ey’ and passionate about her views and beliefs. Not once throughout the book does she preach or push her beliefs – but it seems like she was waiting until the very end to throw it at you as a last note.

So I caution you, if you have not read this book, to be prepared for the last few pages. Some of you will agree, others will not, but it is clear that she wanted her voice as a Christian heard.

The Grinch March

For the past several years, our co-founder and leader has made it a personal tradition to go to the 24 Hour Walgreens near his home very early Christmas morning on a “Grinch march” to give back to the community and spread Christmas cheer.

He buys baskets full of toiletries, snacks and other useful items and then donates them to a shelter.  He also pre-clears with the store manager that “the Grinch” will pick up the tab as a Christmas surprise for anyone who checks our while “the Grinch” is in the store.  So of course those folks that are buying last minute items and normally not in a good mood having to be out at the store before dawn on Christmas morning, leave with a smile on their face.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

This year he had Grinch masks made and asked several of his friends and family to join him in his annual Grinch March through Walgreens.  We hope you enjoy the video of this year’s Grinch March and that it inspires you to find new ways to show your appreciation for the many blessings you’ve received!

As he puts “the story of the Grinch is all about redemption” . . . . . .

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