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Discover “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus” Film & #Giveaway #PatternsOfEvidence #FlyBy

Have you ever asked yourself if the history found in the Bible is real? Do you ever wonder if it is fact or fiction? Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney did, he faced a crisis of faith and wondered if the Exodus out of Egypt was just a myth. In an effort to answer that questions, he embarks on a 12-year journey around the world in a quest for answers. Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus unlocks the mystery of this ancient saga, combining both scientific investigation with a retelling of the Exodus story to reveal an amazing pattern of evidence matching the biblical account that may challenge our understanding of history.

About the film

  • Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
  • Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
  • It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
  • The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very sharable with those of different viewpoints.

You can purchase this award-winning film HERE. We are happy to help our readers with a discount of $3 off the DVD price when they use the promo code MK1 at checkout. The film’s regular retail price is $19.95, use the code provided to buy it for just $16.95. We are also having a giveaway where you can enter to win the film below.

About the author/filmmaker/producer

Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM).

Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth.


Patterns Of Evidence: The Exodus DVD Giveaway on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

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How To Keep The People & Things You Love Most Close To You

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What are the meaningful things in your life. Maybe you are thinking about your family, your husband, your kids, your pets, your hobbies or your career. Would you like to showcase those things in a way where you could have them with you and be able to share them with others? If you think that sounds nice, a charm bracelet may just be something you would like. Did you know you can make personalized photo charms using photos of your family and pets? Some can be engraved with names and dates to make them even more special.

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Charm bracelets make beautiful gifts to celebrate anniversaries, graduations, holidays and more. Right now you can save big on charms at Soufeel. They have a sale going on where you can get up to 60% off personalized charms. Plus they have $5 off $60, $10 off $100 and $20 off $150!

I love Soufeel charms because they have such a great selection of charms and whether you want family charms, inspirational charms, charms that represent your hobby or career, you are probably going to find it on their site.

Their charms are very high quality and so detailed. All of their products are made of 100% 925 Sterling Silver. I love Soufeel charms and recently orders some personalized photo charms and others. Check out the great charms I choose.

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I was provided with charms and a bracelet to facilitate my review. As always my words and views are 100% my own.

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Great Easter Basket Treat For The Whole Family-#Giveaway

Are you looking for something that won’t cause cavities and sugar highs for your kid’s Easter basket? If so, you might want to take a look at Capture The Flag, a fun-filled space adventure that arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand March 1, 2016!

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CAPTURE THE FLAG is approved by the Dove Foundation for family audiences, the film weaves a fantastical tale of a boy, his father and grandfather who come together to protect the legacy of the original moon landing.  With reimagined animated scenes of the famed Apollo 11 mission, CAPTURE THE FLAG offer fans of all ages an entertaining take on NASA and space exploration.

Space travel runs in Mike Goldwing’s family: both his father and grandfather were astronauts. But the plucky 12-year-old’s estranged grandfather, Frank, has lived a life isolated from his family after missing out on the chance to make history as a member of the Apollo 11 crew.  However, when Mike discovers that an eccentric billionaire plans to fly to the moon, claim its vast, valuable mineral resources, and destroy the American flag planted by the Apollo 11 astronauts, the countdown to a spectacular adventure begins!  Mike, teamed with his grandfather, best friends Amy and Marty, and a clever chameleon, blasts off on an incredible moon-bound mission, determined to thwart the billionaire’s evil plan, capture the flag, and reunite his divided family.

An ideal gift for Easter, the CAPTURE THE FLAG DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description, with English, French and Spanish subtitles.




Street Date:                     March 1, 2016

SRP:                                   $29.99 U.S.

Runtime:                           97 minutes

U.S. Rating:                      PG for action, language and some thematic elements

Canadian Rating:            G


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The Legend of the Easter Robin #Giveaway #EasterRobin #FlyBy

Surprisingly up until last week the weather in Upstate New York has been mild. January 31st was like a spring day and we missed the snowstorms that dumped a few feet of the white stuff to areas less than 60 minutes from us. In fact, we have no snow on the ground at all. We did experience bone chilling cold temperatures of  -6 degrees Fahrenheit last weekend. It has warmed up, but nowhere near the early spring like temperatures we were having a few weeks ago.

Christmas day was so warm we had dandelions blooming but ironically, Mother Nature wants to give us a taste of winter before spring rolls in. It looks like the next 10 days will only bring us highs in the 30’s and 40’s along with some snow showers.  Oh well, it can’t last that long, at least I hope it won’t. I am eager to see the first Robin Red Breast of spring. Speaking of spring, I have a great book to share with you. The Legend of the Easter Robin is a great book that is perfect to share with your own child or any special child in your life to captivate and teach them about compassion and faith.

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In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?” “We’ll have to leave that one to the Creator,” Gran said. Robins have built a nest on the window ledge at Grandmother’s house! Tressa is thrilled―and concerned. What will happen to the sky-blue egg laid by the mother robin? As more eggs appear, Tressa witnesses the daily drama of the robins’ nest and learns how God cares for all creatures. Besides watching the birds, there are Easter eggs to color. And there is a very special story to hear―a tale of long ago about one small bird with a very big heart. How did the robin get its red breast? Tressa is about to find out as Gran tells her the story of the Easter robin. Brought to life with colorful, tender illustrations, The Legend of the Easter Robin makes a perfect Easter Gift!



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Remembering The Motherless on Mother’s Day

I wrote something 2 days ago on Facebook that received many comments and resonated with many people. I thought I would share it here today, for all the motherless on Mother’s Day.


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10 years ago on Mother’s Day, I lost my mother, my best friend, and life was forever changed. 364 days later I would lose my father. It was the end of an era. Yesterday on the anniversary of my Dad’s passing I saw a male and female cardinal who are nesting in our yard. The male cardinal kept flying over to where I was sitting on the porch and would sing sweetly, the female sang sweetly as she stayed clearly in my view and then they would fly back to a bush in the front yard together.

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I saw them throughout the day and it was a comfort to me and I am certain it is a sign that their spirit is still here. I am so grateful for signs like this. My two youngest children never met their grandparents, which is so sad to me. Last spring I told my youngest son, Luke, that the Swallowtail butterflies that always come in a pair every spring and summer remind me of them.

When the Swallowtails stay on the lilacs, my mother’s favorite flower or when I see them circling around my two youngest children as they play, I know it is a sign they are here. Well, he came in after that and he said, “I saw your mother in the garden.” He meant the butterfly, a preschooler’s take on it. It made me smile.

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The other sign is that we never had a pair of Eagles on our lake until after they passed away and now we have a pair of bald eagles living here. Some may say I am crazy and it is my own wishful thinking but it pulls me from the darkest moments where I have thoughts that maybe “this” is all there is, maybe Heaven and eternal life is something many have to believe because the truth of “this” being all there is and the fact we would never see our loved ones again is too painful to believe. When I see these signs it pulls me out of that thinking and gives me hope and faith that there is so much more to “this.” I love and miss you every day Mom and Dad and please keep sending signs to let us know you are near and watching over us, I need them more than you know.

After I wrote this status, I later went outside and I saw the most amazing thing as I was going back inside. I know the picture below is not the best but I am so glad that I was able to capture the moment. The male and female cardinal flew to a branch off my porch near the door I was entering to go back inside and they kissed.

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When I went out early that afternoon, I sat on the porch and the male cardinal flew right across my field of vision to land in a bush directly across the yard from where I was sitting. He looked at me, and twisted his head in all sorts of ways and then sang his beautiful song and he just stayed singing and looking at me.

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I was blown away by that and so very grateful. I hope that all of the motherless have a moment like that, one so profound it lets you know their spirit is around you. I hope it gives you comfort and peace on a day that makes you remember more than ever what you have lost. I wish you all a happy Mother’s Day and most of all I hope you see signs!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles Review & Giveaway! 3 Winners!

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Do you ever feel like you need some reassurance, especially in your faith?  I think most of us can relate to that. Sometimes we need to be reminded and shown that just because we cannot see something, does not mean it does not exist.  When you are feeling down or having trouble accepting things that may be occurring in your life, it can have you doubting your faith.

Perhaps you have lost someone you love and want desperately to know they are still around. Maybe you are praying for a sign.  The Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles book is full of 101 miraculous stories of hope, faith, divine intervention and answered prayers that will amaze you.  These encouraging stories will lift your spirits and restore your faith.


Read about the mother of a Sandy Hook shooting victim who prayed for a sign that here son Jesse was okay and minutes later saw “Jesse & Jesus” written in the sky.  You will be amazed when you read how a grieving daughter remembering her mom’s appearance on the show, Let’s Make A Deal, went there herself.  She was picked from the audience and won a new car!  A woman sitting on a bench, suddenly hears her mother’s voice and it forces her off the bench. A few moments later a tree falls on the bench.  If that does not have you believing, it was also the anniversary of her mom’s death.  In another story a brother and sister who were separated at British orphanage during World War II were reunited 75 years later in Australia.  Read  about a businessman turned paster who did not believe in miracles until he laid his hands on a paralyzed man who then walked into his office a few weeks later.  There are 96 other stories that are powerful examples of our connection to a higher power that will fill you with awe and give your strength when you are weak.

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