Finding Noah Review and a Giveaway

I remember that it was in college that I learned the story of the Great Flood was not unique to Christians but is mentioned in many other cultures and religions, including two other large religions–Judaism and Islam.  Of course, we all know the story of Noah’s Ark, but like so many stories in religion, we just have to go with faith that it did occur as there is, thus far, no physical evidence of the Ark.

The movie, Finding Noah, narrated by Gary Sinise, follows a group of people who summit Mt. Ararat, where Noah’s Ark was to have landed after the Flood, to see if they can find the Ark.  (You can watch the trailer here.)

Their challenge is a great one.  Would the Ark survive all of this time?  Researchers argue that it could, if it were entombed in ice on the mountain.  However, the mountain is filled with great cravasses and fissures, which, if the Ark were there, could tear the Ark to shreds.

In addition, the location where they search for the Ark is filled with political unrest.  As the researchers got to Base Camp II, they heard gun fire in the distance.  The researchers put themselves at significant physical risk, both because of the political atmosphere and the danger of climbing the mountain itself.

This fascinating movie, which is in theaters October 8th only, is full of suspense and thrilling moments as the group summits the mountain and digs deep into the ice to an area where they have found what looks on radar to be the corner of a rectangular shape that could be the remains of Noah’s Ark.  Watching the researchers dedication to finding the Ark is an important part of the movie as is watching the ascent.  Clearly, searching for Noah’s Ark is not for the faint of heart.

The Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a Royal Blue Grand Trunk Ultralight Travel Hammock.  This hammock weighs less than one pound when packed but can hold up to 250 pounds.  It’s perfect for camping, hiking, or even just relaxing in the backyard.

To enter, simply visit the Finding Noah website and come back here to leave a comment about something you found interesting or learned on the site.

For an additional entry, follow Mom’s Plans on Pinterest and come back here to leave a comment that you did so.

This giveaway, which is open to U.S. residents ages 18+, will end on October 12th.  The winner will be chosen via

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


Menu Planning for October 3, 2015

Yowza, how did it get to be October already?!?

Now that the bus strike is over and we actually get to leave the house (yahoo!), I’m trying to find a balance in meal planning.  I need to have a quick meal on Monday, for sure.

We’ve been missing having as many greens as we used to, so I’m excited that temps are cooling down to the low 90s and upper 80s so we can finally plant a fall garden.  Hopefully in the next month or two we’ll be swimming in greens!

Here’s the menu plan for this week:

Lunch–polish sausage, cabbage & rice
Dinner–salmon, rice, mixed veggies

Lunch–Chicken fried rice
Dinner–Split Pea Soup with Ham Hock

Sloppy joes with diced potatoes & green beans

Refried Bean Soup

Chicken Enchilada Pasta, mixed veggies

Baked Salsa Chicken Breasts, Broccoli, refried beans

Turkey Robinson

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Planning Monday and Gluten Free Menu Swap.

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