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Men’s Holiday Gift Giving Guide: A Journey Home DVD Giveaway From Franklin Springs

>29 November 2010
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*This Giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Kate!

In honor of my 2010 Men’s Holiday Gift Giving Guide, the kind people at Franklin Springs Family Media have joined up with me to offer one of you a copy of their Award Winning film A Journey Home. This DVD is sure to be a blessing to all who watch it, but I think would be especially encouraging to the men of the house.

My husband and I snuggled into our bed the other night, snacks in hand, and were both quickly drawn in by this wonderful documentary. The film follows a man named Tommy Waller as he takes his family from an average city life and moves them into an Amish community in the countryside of Tennessee. Tommy, his wife, and their 11 children live in their home, with no electricity, and farm the land to make their living.

Anybody who knows us would know that this totally appealed to me and Jerry! To watch the family working together, the children helping their parents with the chores and everyone pitching in at their produce stand in town, was incredibly beautiful.

The decisions this father made on behalf of his family were deeply rooted in their Spiritual beliefs. I must admit, it was convicting to watch how this family worshiped, prayed, and sang together, and how deeply their love for God was reflected even as they interacted with each other.

But after spending many years practicing simple living, their hearts began to turn to the mission field. As scary as it was to uproot the entire family and move to the other side of the world, they knew that if the Lord was calling them to do it that it would be their biggest regret if they did not obey.

I wish I could tell you the whole story, but you’ll just have to see it for yourself! Really, it is truly an inspiring story of a man who refused to accept the social norms, and instead to turn his heart and his family back to God.

What a blessing it was to us to watch A Journey Home, and what a blessing this film would be to a special man in your life!

For your chance at winning your very own copy of A Journey Home courtesy of Franklin Springs, you can do any or all of the following for one entry each:

1.) Simply leave a comment letting me know you’d be interested in winning.

2.) Add my Button to your sidebar, then leave a comment here letting me know you did, with a link to your blog. If you already have my button, let me know!

3.) Post something about this giveaway on your blog. Then come back here and leave a separate comment telling me you blogged about it, with a link to your post.

4.) Subscribe to my blog.

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I will choose one random winner on Friday, December 3 at 9 pm, EST. I’ll post the winner here once a name has been drawn, and notify the winner via email, so make sure to leave a valid email address. The winner will need to respond to my email within 48 hours, or a new winner will be drawn.

Good luck!! And a BIG thanks to Franklin Springs for this wonderful giveaway!

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  • Renata said:

    I would love to win this – as I sure everyone would.

  • Rachel R. said:

    How awesome! Don’t know if I’d keep it or pass it to friends for a Christmas gift. Although I’m a bit addicted to my electricity, I know quite a few who would love to “get simpler”. Probably, I’d give it to my Dad.

  • charlotte said:

    This sounds like a wonderful video. I’d love to win it. Thanks for all your posts about your simpler way of life! It’s fun to read. And I enjoyed your info about pork. My dad was a pig farmer and my in laws prefer to eat pork.I’ve never been crazy about it, and this might just be my cue to stop eating it once and for all. Blessings,

  • Nancy said:

    I would love a copy of this video. It sounds like a perfect movie to watch this Christmas season!

  • Lanie said:

    I would like a copy of this video!

  • Lanie said:

    I am a subscriber to your blog!

  • Jenn said:

    I would love to win this! Looks like a neat movie.

  • Mrs. Money said:

    I’d love to win!

  • Mrs. Money said:

    I subscribe as well :)

  • Kathy said:

    I would be very interested in this documentary. Thank you!

  • Angela said:

    I would love to win this video!

  • Pam W. said:

    That sounds like a great video–reminds me of the types of books my husband and I like to read.

  • Nikki said:

    Hello Kendra,
    It sounds like the perfect thing to give my hubby for our anniversary.We do not watch t.v but do enjoy watching a d.v.d sometimes and this one sounds good.Nikki

  • Nancy W. said:

    Looks like a wonderful DVD, I would love to win it!

  • Save the Canning Jars said:

    Please sign me up for a chance to win this special DVD. Thank you
    for drawing our attention to wholesome products!

  • Denise said:

    I would love to win this. My hubby actually said one time he would like to join the Amish. I explained to him that he couldnt listen to his music, that ended the conversation ;)

  • Denise said:

    And I subscribe to your blog!

  • Denise said:

    And I have had your blog button on my blog for a while now.


  • Tancy said:

    I would love to win this DVD. I have heard of it before but never got to watch it. I am also a subscriber.

  • Amanda said:

    I’d love to win the DVD. :)

  • Lori said:

    This sounds like a great DVD that our whole family would enjoy!

  • Monica said:

    I would love to watch this video. Winning it would be wonderful.

  • Kris said:

    Please enter me for a chance to win the video. Thanks.

  • Kris said:

    I subscribe to your daily emails and enjoy them!

  • Laura D said:

    I’d love to win! Sounds like an interesting DVD.

  • Laura D said:

    I subscribe.

  • Jessie said:

    I have been looking at this DVD for a Christmas gift for my Hubby!Perfcet timing for a give away. Thanks, Jessie

  • Jennifer said:

    I’d love to win this for my husband!

  • Jennifer said:

    I subscribe.

  • Meghan Finch said:

    My husband would love this!

  • Meghan Finch said:

    I already subscribe :)

  • Mary Lou in Central NY said:

    I would love to win this video. I have always liked their other videos, and expect this one to be no less wonderful!

    Please enter me twice, as I have left this comment and I also subscribe to your blog through Google reader.


  • Diane in TX said:

    A friend loaned it to me a few years ago. It was great! Would love to own a copy to watch again!

    Diane in TX

  • Jacque said:

    I would love to win a copy!

  • Jacque said:

    I am a subscriber to your blog.

  • Michelle said:

    This would be a great addition to our DVD library!

  • Michelle said:

    I would LOVE to win this video! It looks like they have lived my dream. I added your button and subscribed to your blog. :-)

  • Merwin said:

    VERY interesting. Sounds life changing or at least encouraging.
    Yes, we are interested in winning ;)

  • Merwin said:

    …and subscribed :)

  • Crystal said:

    I would love to win this! I love Franklin Springs DVDs… I just don’t own any yet. I love the How to Household ones!!! This looks great too!

  • Dawn Farris said:

    I would love to win this DVD to give to my father , who’s birthday is next week… it would make a wonderful gift

  • Olivia said:

    So interesting! I would love to win this – oh how my nostalgic heart longs for a simple life!

  • liz said:

    thanks for the give a way. Would be interested in watching this.

  • liz said:

    I’m a subscriber :)

  • Lacey S. said:

    I would love to receive this film! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lacey S. said:

    I already subscribe to your blog! :)

  • Jessica said:

    Would love to win. Thanks!

  • Rachel said:

    What a blessing this video would be to have in our home!!! My husband and I are in the process of trying to undo past damages which have slaved us to the work force. I pray that I will be able to be a “stay at home mom” soon. I work full time, and home school my daughter. My husband is in the Army, and is leaving for Iraq in March, and I will be left behind here at home with my 16 year old daughter for a year. My prayer to God is that He will supply our every need, not want, and that He will help us to learn to live off of His resources. A simplier life which honors God is our desire. Thank you for a wonderful blog in which you share your homestead adventures!!!

  • Emily said:

    I would love to watch this movie! and have a chance to win it!
    It sounds like something my husband and daughter would love to watch !
    I do not have a blog but i will subscribe to reading your blog Kendra.
    I check your blog everyday for new entries I love reading what you have to say. God bless!

  • Kate said:

    A Journey Home has been on my wish list for some time! Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

  • kim said:

    Thanks for the chance to win this. Looks like a great find!

  • Rae said:

    Please enter me, this looks really good!


  • Rachel said:

    What a beautiful sounding movie. i would love to win this. Thanks.

  • Rachel said:

    I have your blog button on my blog..

  • Laurie R. said:

    I would love to win this. It sounds like a great movie. Thanks!

  • Tammy McNair said:

    I would love to have a chance to win this! We have 11 children of our own though the older 10 are grown and we have a 7 year old at home. I have contemplated many times up and moving and living off the land. This DVD might be just the inspiration/motivation that we need to move forward!

  • Rebecca Goernandt said:

    I’d be interested – neat sounding family!

  • Rebecca Goernandt said:

    I’m already subscribed to you!

  • christa marteny said:

    would like to win this thanks for chance

  • Nikki said:

    I subscribe forgot to do this earlier.:)

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