Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women

A great story of encouragement and inspiration usually brings more encouragement and inspiration. This new devotional has just that! Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women use stories like those of Ruth, Esther, Mary, and Abigail from the Bible to help us see more clearly on the topics of inner beauty, being who God made us... Continue Reading →

Can You Believe It? – Hillsong Kids

Hillsong is a popular church. It's actually in Australia and many other locations around the world, and it's huge. They also write songs and albums too. This is one of them, just for kids! - Melody (age 11) *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here *Can You Believe It? Released:... Continue Reading →

The Winter War (The Prince Warriors)

A secret crest appeared. They are transported to a different world. There are a chosen few who know. They must be ready. Once they arrive, they receive gifts to complete a mysterious mission. The Winter War is book 4 in a series called The Prince Warriors. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy... Continue Reading →

Community Preparedness Fair

Did you know that in California, in the United States, and all over the world, there are chances of wildfires, earthquakes, and many more terrifying (natural) disasters? Are you prepared? We went to the Community Preparedness Fair to learn more about how we can be prepared. How can you be prepared? This free preparedness fair... Continue Reading →

Let’s Go Oakland!

Let's go Oakland! Summertime is always filled with a lot of activities but we always try to make it to at least one Oakland A's game every summer. This first game of the season for us was made possible by A's Community Educational Program. The girls participated in the Homerun Readers Summer Edition program. To... Continue Reading →

God’s Girl Says Yes

I have an audition coming up next month. And I am super nervous about it. I don't know about you, but have you ever felt nervous for auditions too? I think I feel nervous for auditions because I don't know what the outcome will be. So I was thinking. I was worrying so much about... Continue Reading →

Day 1: Aloha Adventures [Oahu 2018]

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Oahu trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 11), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad) with captions by Emily (age 9 (age 8 during the trip)). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we... Continue Reading →

The Great Escape

Plagues swept the city. People cried out, "Why is this happening to us?" But in the Israelite part of the city, the people were safe. There were no plagues. And a man sat on his throne, refusing to let the Israelite people go, refusing to let them go from their hard work and slavery. They... Continue Reading →

My Shifting Dreams

Note from Melody's Mom: This was from a paper and presentation Melody wrote for her class right before her 11th birthday. There was a short paragraph about immigrants coming to America with hopes and dreams. The assignment was a prompt about hopes and dreams. Usually, there are only two drafts and a final paper, but... Continue Reading →

Care Package Packing

by Melody, age 11 with Note from Mom (Joyce) toward at the bottom of the post Thank you to June, Irma, the Weinberger family, Rothi Dental office, our discipleship group for donations and picking up items, our family members who sponsored bags, and anyone who purchased CV Swap+Sell items from us during the month of... Continue Reading →

That Grand Easter Day!

Easter 2017 was definitely an Easter to remember because we spent it in Washington, D.C. We got dressed (I had a very pretty dress) and we did an Easter egg hunt at the church we visited. It was really hot outside and that wasn’t the usual for us in April either. We also dyed Easter... Continue Reading →

Very Veggie Bedtime Prayers

Prayer is a powerful thing. You can learn that from the time you're even in preschool! But you can really talk to God about anything  - from your fights with your friends to your best day on your vacation. God will always listen to you - no matter how old or young you are. *Note:... Continue Reading →

Family Honor Plate

Do you have a sibling? I do. I have one sibling named Emily. Is it really hard to get along with them sometimes? Yes. I know that nobody's perfect and that in most families, siblings struggle to get along. That's why I was happy to see the Family Honor Plate. *Note: This post may contain... Continue Reading →

Maverick and Me

I know there are many people and animals out there who are lost or lonely. When I saw this story, I was really moved by how one person's action led to a very happy dog in a loving family. So now, I think it's great to have compassion, just like the woman in the story... Continue Reading →

Love You Always

Love you always. Sometimes, depending on which kind of family you're from, it's hard to believe you are truly loved. And I get that! Maybe your family is fighting. Or you can't stand the price of food these days. But deep inside, even when my family is fighting (or when I'm the one fighting!) I... Continue Reading →

Chance of Showers

My mom got an email when summer started, and through this, I got a great opportunity to go to a girls' group called Project Serve. I had to pray about it. God was telling me yes, so I told my mom yes, I would go. The group was led by our choir director. In Project... Continue Reading →

A Mini-Adventure in San Francisco

A Note from Joyce: It wasn't until a few years ago after our trip to Seattle when we decided we should have the girls explore our original hometown of San Francisco (where there is ALWAYS something new to discover!). We have done two almost-all-day trips with visiting relatives and we have also been on a few... Continue Reading →

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