All Mascara is Not Created Equal by Jessica Landmon #WomenGetRealBlogTour

All Mascara is Not Created Equal
And Other Spiritual, Practical & Humorous Tips
by Jessica Landmon
ISBN 978-1-4951-3404-3
USD $14.95

All Mascara is Not Created Equal

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media are sending mixed messages about the way we, as women, are to live our lives. Catch phrases like “YOLO” and “swag” are distorting the ideals that we should strive for. Women have more to contribute to society than being sexy, and we certainly shouldn’t attach our worth to how many likes we get on a selfie. 

As a mother to a tween daughter and a teenage son, I have learned a few things about life along the way. This book is full of valuable tips or bits of wisdom that I have learned, or heard from my parents, while growing up. 

Some of them are quite spiritual and have helped me through some difficult times. Some of them are practical and certainly would have helped me to avoid some major overreactions to the silliest of things. Some are just plain amusing. They stem from those eureka moments where I was like “That is so true!” Like, who knew that the thread count of sheets really does make a difference? 

This is not just another book where a mother and her daughter walk hand-in-hand in the garden as the mom passes along life lessons. This book is more of a woman-to-woman guidebook for life.

 Now about mascara...how many of you look at celebrities and are like, there is no way their lashes can be that full! You’ve tried to layer coat after coat with your mascara and wonder why your lashes still look like, well, your lashes. You think, am I applying this wrong? Maybe I need a special brush? No. 

All mascara is NOT created equal! This was news to me. I don’t care how much your current mascara costs, it still might not be good. There ARE mascaras that are superior to others. You just need to find the right one. 

So, as you read through the pages of this book, grab a cup of tea, and let these tips sink in. Don’t get distracted by what society is trying to tell you to become; walk in the plan God has for you. You are God’s beautiful creation, and He has a wonderful plan for your life.

You are wonderfully made...
 even before you put on Mascara.

Jessica Landmon @JessicaLandmon

A Q&A with Jessica Landmon, founder of Women Get Real 
and author of All Mascara is Not Created Equal

 1. Can you give us a brief summary of your book, All Mascara is Not Created Equal?

 All Mascara is Not Created Equal is intended to present lighthearted, witty, and spiritually sound advice to young women and girls in “tweet-like” form to help them live a life God would approve of.

2. Where did you get the idea to write this book?

 I actually started writing the book specifically for my tween daughter and intended to give it her as she entered middle school. Those years can be tough. As a parent, I’m very concerned about the message culture is marketing to our youth. It contradicts the way God has called us to live.

3. How did you come up with the playful title?

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love mascara. I had tried several brands over the years and finally discovered a fantastic mascara that I just loved. It was full of minerals and actually nourished your lashes. Plus, it created a very full lash. I would always joke with daughter, saying that if you remember anything I tell you remember that ‘All Mascara Is Not Created Equal.’

4. How long did it take you to write the book?

Do you have any stories you can share of how you gathered specific quotes or advice?

You could say the book took most of my life to write, as my experiences growing up and parenting are what shaped it. But, in actuality, it only took about a year to record them and fine-tune them. Most of them wrote themselves. I would be having a conversation with my kids, and all of a sudden I would give some advice. If I liked it, I would later record it. In fact, as I was compiling the tips, my kids would remind me of the things I had told them through the years.

Some of the tips are just reflections of the advice my mother and father passed on to me. Of course, they needed a little tweaking. I didn’t have to deal with the pressures of social media and cell phones when I was growing up.

5. Did you have any challenges when writing this book?

If so, what were they? The only challenge I really faced was stopping. At some point, I had to say, this is enough. I will most certainly continue to give my daughter (and son) advice as they continue to mature, but there definitely needed to be a stopping point for the book.

6. We would love to know more about the woman behind the book. How would you describe yourself?

Practical. Organized. Planner. These are some words that my close circle of friends and family would use to describe me. And I can’t argue with that. But, when the Holy Spirit asks me to do something, all that goes out the door. Jesus’ love for me is the most important thing in my life. My goal is that everyone would experience this type of love, which is why I am so quick to abandon my plans and do what God wants me to do.

On a fun note, I am married to my high school sweetheart. I was only 16 when we started dating. He was a football player and I was a cheerleader. You don’t get any cuter than that! God has blessed us with two beautiful children who are my absolute joy.

Also, I just love Yorkies, which is why you see them all throughout the book. One day, when the timing is right, I will add one to our family.

7. What do you hope readers take away from All Mascara is Not Created Equal?

I hope women learn that pop culture shouldn’t define the kind of women we become. I hope that they see that life is hard, but Jesus will be your comforter and strength. I hope that every woman sees her beauty, even before she puts on her mascara. Our inner beauty is so much more important than anything on the outside.

8. Can you tell us more about the ministry behind the book, Women Get Real?

Women Get Real Ministries is all about “getting real” with other women. All too often, women put on the fa├žade that everything is just perfect. But, in reality, they are silently suffering with issues like fear, anxiety, depression, body image, and faith. We break the rules about what is and is not acceptable to talk about, to try and reach the hearts of women providing them with hope and healing.

9. Where can we find you online and purchase the book?

Books are available through my website, www.womengetreal.org and on Amazon. It is also being sold at many boutique stores in Connecticut.

Thank you,
Janet of Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs is part of this blog tour and received a complimentary copy of All Mascara is Not Created Equal by Jessica Landmon @JessicaLandmon through Women Get Real.com#WomenGetRealBlogTour  @AshleyLitPub @PRbytheBook


NEW album Diamonds - Hawk Nelson available now!

Diamonds - Hawk Nelson


David, John, Daniel & Micah = Hawk Nelson

Street Date: 17th March 2015 

David, John, Daniel and Micah are Hawk Nelson a popular Christian punk-pop quartet formed in Canada from 2003. As of March 17th, 2015, they have released their 7th studio album called  DIAMONDS.  DIAMONDS is packed with powerhouse lyrics that are sure to get you in the mood for singing right along with the band. 

DIAMONDS features ten new amazing songs! As a treat, you can listen for FREE at YouTube to  the single Thank God For Something!  It is a catchy and fun song that will replay over and over in your mind as you go throughout the day. 

You can read-along or sing-along with the lyrics for DIAMONDS by Hawk Nelson. (http://hawknelson.com/diamonds/)

 DIAMONDS Song List:

  10. ONLY YOU

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My nineteen-year-old daughter has been a Hawk Nelson fan for years. She proclaims that their music is pep-rally/pop rock type music that gets young people pumped up for worship! She owns a couple of their earlier albums: Smile, It's the End of the World(2006) and LIVE LIFE LOUD! (2009) She was glad to hear about this newest release - DIAMONDS! She said it's a more worship and contemporary Christian style. She approves! 

YouTube - Hawk Nelson * Thank God For Something VEVO

Where to purchase DIAMONDS or previous Hawk Nelson ablums; iTunes, GooglePlay, or Amazon

SOCIAL CONNECTION: hawknelson.com > Facebook >  Instagram  > Twitter > YouTube

Congratulations: Michelle is the winner for this contest.

Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs graciously received a sample copy of DIAMONDS - Hawk Nelson  from Merge PR through FAIRTRADE.




I Have a Dream that Hearts for You Would Thirst and Hunger 
~  We Are The Dreamers ~

What's new for Jeremy Camp?
Jeremy Camp is one of our favorite Christian-Contemporary Pop/Rock musician & songwriters. Fans will know that his seventh album RECKLESS was released back in 2013 and Christmas: God With Us in 2012. Since then, Camp has sold over 4 million albums, won numerous awards in the past twelve years and been part of more than 25 tours in more than 32 countries. He considers himself as "a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister."

As of  February 3, 2015 Camp presents us with the Deluxe Edition: Jeremy Camp - I Will Follow  album through Capitol CMG. I Will Follow features a total of eleven -- No, there's sixteen amazing spirit-filled  and encouraging songs.  He added 5 bonus songs and there is a lyric booklet is included so you can follow along with the songs word-by-word.

I am having a difficult time picking my favorite from I Will Follow. Each song shares a great message that every Child of God should want to incorporate into their growing Christian lifestyle like Christ In Me. I Will Follow is an amazing and fun worship album. You might want to grab up extra copies for your family and friends!


I Will Follow Song List:


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I beckon you to press play on the Youtube Lyric Video that shares You Are With Me  from I Will Follow DVD  Be blessed!

Jeremy Camp - I WILL FOLLOW(YOU ARE WITH ME)  ‪#‎IWillFollow‬

Visit Jeremy Camp online to learn more more about him, the Jeremy's Speaking Louder Ministries, tour schedules, and video samples. There is a Jeremy Camp store that sells music,  t-shirts, books and more.

Purchase Jeremy Camp I Will Follow CD at the low price of $10 online.  It is featured in other formats as well.

Social Media Connection: Jeremy Camp,  Facebook, Instagram, iTunesTwitter and YouTube.

Congratulations: Patti H is the winner for this contest.

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of I Will Follow - Jeremy Camp Deluxe Edition DVD through Merge PR. Quotes are by Jeremy Camp.


Holiday Gift Guide: Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season!

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season 
ISBN: 13:978-0874865981
Softcover; Plough Publishing House
www.plough.com; SRV $18.00 

A treasury of read-aloud tales selected for their spiritual value and literary integrity. 

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season is a collection of classic and spiritual tales that are sure to make your celebration of this holiday season more memorable. You will find world-famous storytellers like C. S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Ruth Sawyer and many more. Easter Stories is filled with unique black and white original woodcut artwork by Lisa Toth. 

Plough Publishing House
Original Woodcuts by Lisa Toth

I enjoyed reading aloud "How Donkeys Got the Spirit of Contradiction" by Andre Trocme(translated by Nellie Trocme Hewett) to my children and discussing it afterwards. You will find favorites like The Golden Egg, The Selfish Giant, and Robin Redbreast just to name a few. Each story offers great spiritual value not to mention the literary quality. 

I recommend this book to families that would like to add a more spiritual approach to the upcoming holiday of Holy Week and Easter. I look forwards to rereading it year after year with my family. 

To purchase a copy, visit Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Plough

Social Connection: Facebook, Google+Pinterest, and Twitter.

"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.”

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season! through Propeller/FlyBy Promotions.com.

Halo Protein Treats for Dogs and Cats

HALO ~ Purely For Pets

Liv-a-Littles 100% Wild Salmon

Does pet love the taste of salmon?  HALO features freeze-dried protein packed treats for cats and dogs called Liv-a-Littles. Our pets tested Liv-a-Littles 100% Wild Salmon. Liv-a-Littles comes in salmon, beef or chicken breast flavors.  These nutritious grain-free protein treats can be served in whole or used by crumbling it over your pets favorite favorite food at mealtime. You can purchase Liv-a-Littles in 1.6 oz. size at Chewy.com. This product is recommended for adult dogs and cats only.

HALO PURELY FOR PETS  1.6 oz (45.3g)

I must admit that I thought our cats would devour this one but I think the texture made them suspicious at first. They are used to crunchy or softer snacks and foods.


Social Media for Chewy.com: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary Halo Purely for Pets - Protein Treats, Liv-a-Littles  sample through Chewy.com.


Look 10 lbs Lighter in 10 Seconds with Magicsuit by Miraclesuit

Magicsuit by Miraclesuit

Magicsuit - Miraclesuit Charlize Blk
Miraclesuit ~ 10 lbs Lighter 10 seconds

Recently, I won my very own Miraclesuit by Magicsuit from Style, Decor & More Magicsuit Giveaway. I wanted to repay them by featuring my new one-piece Miraclesuit Solid Charlize in black. Please bare with me because I am a bit shy at exposing my body to the worldwide-web. I usually wear a cover-up when I go to the beach or when outdoors. 

Solid Charlize in Black 

I can not say how it holds up to the waves at the beach but I can say that the fit is Right On! I am thrilled with the fit and it's attractive classy look.

Also, I am wearing a sarong cover-up that I won a last year from the Funky Monkey through the ETSY shop called ishkabibblesdesigns - Pineapple Smoothie Organic Cotton Scarf Sarong($29). 

Tote Bag, Swimwear
I got these sweet extras with my shipment. 

I plan on wearing both the sarong and swimsuit  when visiting our North Carolina beaches this summer.I hope you will visit these two wonderful shops and consider purchasing your next swimsuit or sarong from them.

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs often provides content that has been provided freely to distribute and sometimes includes paid advertisements.


Wordless Wednesday: Historic Camden, South Carolina


Historic Camden South Carolina USA
Here is just one of the many homes or buildings featured at this family-friendly historic site located in South Carolina. Check out the size of the door on this building! 

historic  camden sc
 The Kershaw-Cornwallis House 

Visit Historic Camden, SC to learn more and/or connect with them on Facebook.

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs does not permit reuse of photographs taken by Janet Coffield & family.


Holiday Gift Guide: National Geographic Kids - 1000 Facts About the Bible by Robin Currie and Jill Rubalcaba

1,000 Facts About the Bible with foreward Jean-Pierre Isbouts 

National Geographic Kids - 1,000 Facts About the Bible
by Robin Currie and Jill Rubalcaba
Foreword by Jean-Pierre Isbouts
ISBN:  978-1-4263-1865-8;
$14.99 US/$17.99 CAN 
January 2015; 96 pp

Let me tell you about a fun book from National Georgraphic Kids called 1,000 Facts About the Bible by Robin Currie and Jill Rubalcaba with foreword by Jean-Pierre Isbouts. If you are looking for a cool book to add to your Easter basket this year for the BIG KIDS then check out this one! Inside this beautiful hardcover resource, you will find loads of fun facts, tongue twisters and trivia. In the rear of 1,000 Facts About the Bible there is a glossary, Personalities From the Bible,  Annotations, Index, Resources and Credits. 

Boys might enjoy 1,000 Facts About the Bible features:

  • 15 Facts about Weapons
  • 25 Fighting Facts About Battles
  • 25 Facts About Punishments
  • 35 Facts About Plaques and Diseases
  • Beastly Facts About Animals

Girls may enjoy 1,000 Facts About the Bible features:

  • Trendy Facts About Clothing
  • Bouncing Biblical Baby Facts
  • Facts About Trade and Money
  • 50 Winning Facts About Women
  • 25 Blooming Facts About Plants and Flowers

National Geographic Kids: 1,000 Facts About the Bible is loaded with interesting facts and gobs of full-colored photographs to make this one exciting fun book! What I like about 1,000 Facts About the Bible is that it can inspire you to learn more! I recommend this book for both boys and girls. (Ages 7 - 12) Add this one to your Easter basket shopping list of goodies. It could be a cool birthday gift too!

Connect Socially with National Geographic Kids: 

You can purchase National Geographic Kids: 1,000 Facts About the Bible from the National Geographic Store or other retailers nationwide like Christianbook.com.  

Jean-Pierre Isbouts is the author of international bestsellers The Biblical World and In the Footsteps of Jesus, published by National Geographic Books, as well as Who's Who in the Bible, a major reference work comprising over 2,000 men and women in the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament. He is a graduate professor and a humanities scholar, specializing in biblical archaeology.

Consulting biblical scholars include: Biblical Archaeologist and Ancient Historian Eric H. Cline, Hebrew Bible and New Testament expert Robert Cargill, and Hebrew Bible Expert Tammi Schneider.

Contest Time: If you would like a chance to win a copy of National Geographic Kids: 1,000 Bible Facts, please leave your name and email in the main comment. Ex. gahome2mom/at/gmail/com Open US only! Our sponsor is responsible for awarding the prize and shipping. Thank you! 

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  • Tweet and/or Follow(+1 each) @NGKidsBks
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  • Facebook Visit (+1 Fan) National Geographic Kids
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  • Bonus: Tell us who you want to win this book for today! (+3)
This contest begins Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and ends Tuesday, March 24, 2015. 

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of National Geographic Kids - 1000 Facts About the Bible by Robin Currie and Jill Rubalcabas withe Foreward by Jean-Pierre Isbouts through Media Masters Publicity.


Holiday Gift Guide: THE BEGINNER'S BIBLE by StarVista

The Beginner's Bible
by StarVista Entertainment



Street Date: March 3, 2015M
DVD SRP: $9.95

Available Just in Time for Easter, the DVD Single Features an Original Theme Song by Kathie Lee Gifford, as Well as English and Spanish
Versions of All Stories!

StarVista Entertainment presents The Beginner's Bible on DVD a wonderful gift choice for the upcoming Easter holiday. This DVD features three of the most popular stories from the Holy Bible:  The Story of Easter, The Story of Moses and The Story of the Nativity. These stories are presented in both English and Spanish with closed-caption for the English version only. And, the theme song is sung by Kathie Lee Gifford.



Created to help you share the most important lessons from the greatest stories ever told, THE BEGINNER'S BIBLE is a delightful way to introduce young children to the Bible's timeless stories of inspiration, courage and faith.  Featuring an original theme song from Kathie Lee Gifford, memorable songs, vivid animation and heartwarming characters all come together to bring the true wonder and joy of the Bible to rich life in this DVD single from StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.

The three featured episodes include:

The Story of Easter -- Return to old Jerusalem to witness Jesus' triumphant entrance into the city and his eventual capture by Pontius Pilate's Roman soldiers. Then experience the wonder of the fulfillment of God's promise to His chosen people as Jesus ascends into Heaven in the glorious miracle of the Resurrection!

The Story of Moses -- Experience a time in ancient Egypt when Baby Moses is plucked from the reeds of the Nile River and grows up to become the hero of the enslaved Israelites. Then witness Moses' struggle to free his people from the wicked Pharaoh-and their thrilling journey through the wilderness in search of the Promised Land they would one day call their own!

The Story of the Nativity -- Relive the miraculous events surrounding the very first Christmas as Mary receives a heavenly visitor and learns that she, of all women, has been chosen to be the mother of God's son on Earth. Then travel with Mary and Joseph to a lowly manger in Bethlehem and marvel as God's promise to His people is fulfilled and a heavenly host of angels proclaims the joyful news: Jesus Christ is born!


Running Time: 90 minutes
Genre:  Animation/Kids
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 mono


StarVista TimeLife

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of The Beginner's Bible through StarVista and Foundry Communications.


Gift Giving Ideas for EASTER with Resurrection Eggs

Gift Giving for EASTER ...

Resurrection Eggs

Share the story of Easter! Shop Resurrection Eggs at Family Christian now 

 Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs often provides content that has been provided freely to distribute and sometimes includes paid advertisements.

MAD About MARCH SALE - Hancock Fabrics

Mad About March SALE at Hancock Fabrics

300x250 Mad About March Sale plus Coupons - Ends March 11th

2015 Prom SALE - March 11, 2015
234x60 Prom 2015 Sale - Ends March 11th

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs often provides content that has been provided freely to distribute and sometimes includes paid advertisements.


How You Can Help a Child That is Dealing with Grief! Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong

Josh Armstrong & Taylor Bills
Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong

  • Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong
  • Illustrated by Taylor Bills
  • Hardcover: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Josh Armstrong (February 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0986237000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986237003
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 in.

“Leaving a legacy is the dream of every artist. Josh Armstrong’s tale reminds us that fame and fortune can never replace true love and admiration.
Taylor Bills’ illustrations vividly bring the characters to life and wonderfully enhance this emotional story.”
– Barry Cook, Co-director of Mulan and Arthur Christmas

In Picture of Grace, six-year-old Grace aspires to be an artist like her grandfather Walt, who is under pressure from the greedy gallery owner Delilah Kain to finish his latest masterpiece. When tragedy strikes, Grace learns about art as an expression of love and grief. Picture of Grace features illustrations by Taylor Bills, whose credits include Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen’s acclaimed children’s book Tear Soup. 

My Thoughts
As an adult it is hard to say good-bye when someone close to us passes away! What can a child possibly be feeling in the same circumstance? I suggest that you read this book before sharing it with a child that has been grieved by the loss of a family member or friend.  If you read along with your child from Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong, allow time for reflection and ample opportunity to engage with the child as she/he expresses their feelings, if they so desire. You may ask questions about the story and characters to get the conversation flowing. Relating with the character Grace and how she was brave during the tragedy may give comfort to your child as well. 

Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong - Illustrations by Taylor Bills

Yes, Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong is an beautifully inspiring and illustrated story about a six-year-old Grace, that desires to grow up and be an artist just like her Grandpa Walt. But there is much more to this story and that is why I recommend Picture of Grace for any child that has questions about dealing with the passing away of a family member, friend or schoolmate. 

Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong  - Illustrations by Taylor Bills

"I’m thankful to have the opportunity to share Picture of Grace," says the first-time author. "I hope each reader finds something to enjoy in the book. But most of all, I hope Picture of Grace helps children who are facing a challenge similar to Grace’s — that it inspires to them to remember, honor and stand up for those they love."
~ Josh Armstrong

Picture of Grace
Josh Armstrong & Beautiful Wife Chelsea

About Josh Armstrong
Josh Armstrong is a bereavement counselor for Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care in North Carolina.  He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the bereavement newsletter, The Next StepPicture of Grace is the authors first children's book. He contributes to The Elkin Tribune, The Mount Airy News, The Weekly Independent and The Winston-Salem Journal.

About Taylor Bills
For over 20 years, freelance illustrator Taylor Bills has been earnestly at work contributing his artist talent to projects like Picture of Grace, Tear Soup, Someone Came Before You, and We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead.  

For more social interaction, please visit Josh Armstrong (www.josharmstrong.com) and Taylor Bills (www.illustrationplanet.com) online. 

Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong can be purchased in hardcover, paperback or on Kindle. It can be found at Amazon and other retailers nationwide. 

Thank you,
Janet Coffield
Loving Heart Designs
Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of Picture of Grace by Josh Armstrong through Mammoth.