lost and found stories told through films, books.... - EXPANDING HORIZONS MEDIA

Looking for a good read?
BUILDING MELISANDE, A Western Romance, by Hayley McMinn is now available on

Shari McMinn's new book STRETCHED...YET UNBROKEN will be published late this fall by www.generationswithvision.com with pre-order sales of hardback and e-book beginning late November 2014 on publisher's website and www.amazon.com. 

Go to   www.StretchedYetUnbrokenBook.com   for full color, complete details.

Written as a tribute to beloved husband and father, Cary Neal McMinn, the autobiographical account of one man's life with his extended family will inspire men and women of God to serve Him daily in the large and small things of life, as we know not the day nor the hour.  We must all be ready to meet our maker.

STRETCHED is expected to have wide audience appeal.  It is a five generation account of God's faithfulness, including transcriptions of hand-written journals from McMinn and Howard ancestors who homesteaded in the late 1800s, survived the Depression, then thrived in the post-war years.

The memoir has chapters on several culturally pertinent topics including  Adoption, Family Economics, Homeschooling, Parenting, Orphan and Widow Care, and Small-Scale Farming. 

STRETCHED is a testament to God's blessing and provision for sinners who turn to Him during the ups and downs of life.  It recounts a convenant marriage blessed with 11 children, a family who lives over-the-top for Christ, and a widow's journey to find her 'new normal'.

First read reviews share these thoughts 'have tissue near'; 'concise, moving, and faith cultivating'; 'inspirational'; 'a great read'; 'interesting history, amazing family faith'.

In Memory

Cary Neal McMinn, Registered Architect, Master of Business Administration-Finance, small business owner, beloved husband and father, and friend of God, was the Executive Producer of Expanding Horizons Media.

Sadly, Cary died in his sleep of a heart attack on June 2, 2013.  Our family's hearts are broken, yet we have hope in our Savior Jesus Christ and know beyond all doubt that Cary is with Him in the paradise we call Heaven.

Cary, and daughter Hayley, founded EXPANDING HORIZONS MEDIA in the spring of 2013.  Immediately they began the film project "Beneath the Tree of Imagination".  The script was written by Hayley, and she also directed this short feature film.  Two of our children starred with her in the production, and all of us helped with the various parts of film making.

An avid movie-goer, who longed to see more family oriented, God-honoring films written and produced, Cary was so pleased that we were able to begin this film making work together as a family.  The film was in post-production when he died.  EHM will continue on as a wholly owned subsidiary of our family owned and operated BLESSED CREEK FARM.

*Original EHM Products COMING SOON*
EXPANDING HORIZONS MEDIA will be offering a number of items this coming year.  Please watch for announcements on this website, and on Facebook.


An action/adventure novel by Hayley McMinn (coming Winter 2013/14)

STRETCHED...BUT NOT BROKEN - A Family Knit Together Continues Their Legacy of Faith
A multi-generational memoir by Shari Howard McMinn (coming Summer 2014)


 A short feature film written and directed by Hayley McMinn (coming Winter 2013/14)

"If We Can Do It...You Can Do It" (c) 11.1.2013  Shari Howard McMinn
A series of professional presentations based on experience, not just theory!

Do you need a Guest Speaker for your church, support group, or upcoming event?  These interesting and informative 60-90 minute presentations include a PowerPoint, printed outline for note-taking by attendees, Q&A, and follow-up homework.  Presentations are FREE to non-profit groups.  Travel and outline printing reimbursement requested.  You may download the PDF below for a preview of the presentation.

Doubling Your Husband’s Income by Becoming a Frugal Homemaker; Forming Simple, Thrifty Habits to Cut Your Spending in Half

Abundant Gardening; Tips for Production and Ornamental Gardens in the Arid High Plains of Colorado

Why Christian Families, and their Church Congregations, Should Consider Adoption:  An 'Eyes Wide Open' Approach to the James 1:27 Command
(coming November 2013)

Purposeful Homeschooling:  Cultured Minds, Skilled Hands, Servant Hearts
(coming Spring 2014)

From City Slicker to Rural Homesteader:  Sustainable Practices for Abundant Living
(coming Spring 2014)

From Mourning to Joy in the Morning:  A Christian’s Practical Perspective for  the Unexpected Loss of a Loved One
(coming early 2014)

 EXPANDING HORIZONS MEDIA is focused on providing high-quality MEDIA SERVICES and PRODUCTS.

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