Hillsong..Let hope Rise & Great DVD Giveaway (FREE STUFF!)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

   We were the only Jews on our block when I was growing up.   Luckily, our neighbors were open-minded and although many of them had never really known Jews before, it did not matter to them. They became life-long friends. Religion, although important to all of us, did not play into being neighbors and friends during both good and bad times.

   Our neighbor, a nice man from Minnesota, made us a menorah out of wood in his workshop. Our neighbors did not leave us out when they were delivering Christmas cookies or caroling.  We reciprocated with Potato Latkes and dreidel lessons.

   As young girls, my sister and I  could not understand why Santa could not come to our house like he did to all of our neighbors'.  So we hung up stockings and left cookies and he did visit. We got to double dip! 8 Crazy nights of Hanukkah presents and Christmas Presents. Doubly blessed!

   What Christmas means to me if different from what it may mean to others. I love Christmas Trees and Santa and make sure to donate to both Christmas and Hanukkah based Charity events during the season. I don't get insulted if you send me a Christmas Card or wish me Merry Christmas even if I'll be eating Bagels at my mom's annual brunch held on Christmas Day.

   My point is that just because we may believe in different things, most of us believe in the same things...take care of one another, be kind, keep the faith and peace on earth.

    Hillsong-Let Hope Rise  & Great are great films that are coming out on DVD. They are coming out on December 20th and will make great gifts! Hillsong Media has given me copies of these movies on DVD. If you are interested in winning a copy, leave a comment below (tell your friends).  I'll pick a winner by random drawing!

   Here are links to the trailers...



Greater Trailer

Hillsong Trailer

 

7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I am one of those head-in-the-sand people(s) that doesn't really know much about the Jewish religion although I have always found it fascinating with the miracle of oil and the eight days. Beyond that I am pretty much clueless. (my husband would not be proud of me-being as he is a pastor now)...lol

I know that you, like I do, believe in a great and good God--and I believe He takes care of you just as he takes care of me.

Love to you and Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas and Sassy Santa..all to you and yours- xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Um...excuse that awkwardly worded first sentence. I am on a brand new laptop and can't figure out how to change things ---lol ---yep---really feeling like a blond tonight.

Marc Daniel Rivera said...

Nice post. It is good to be reminded that in the midst of it all, we must not forget to love, because God first loved us. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win. I didn't get a chance to watch it on cinema. Thanks, Merry Christmas! :)

Lauren said...

I would like to win a copy of this movie!

Susie said...

Thank you Japolina. I like reading about you and your sister in your old neighborhood. If some one doesn't believe as I do, it's okay as long as they don't mind how I believe. I pray for all people and would love if they prayed for me too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
p.s. I will wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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