Cherry Blossoms Across The Country

Originally, the Cherry Blossom Festival started when Japan gifted the United States 3,000 cherry blossom trees as a symbol of friendship. These trees were planted in March 1912, in Washington D.C., by the first ladies. They still do this to the present day. In return for the cherry blossom trees, the U.S. sent flowering dogwood... Continue Reading →

What Am I Feeling?

Have you ever not known what to do with your emotions? Or with other people's emotions? This book, What Am I Feeling? describes how we can give each of our feelings a name, and how we can take control of our feelings. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *What Am I Feeling?... Continue Reading →

And Social Justice For All

Anyone can make a difference - if you're young or old. Don't wait! Start today! *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God's World by Lisa Van Engen  Released: February 26, 2019 Publisher: Kregel Publications Page... Continue Reading →

A Life of Lovely

Have you ever felt like you were just broken? Like things were just wrong in your life and you didn't know how to fix it? In this book, A Life Of Lovely, Annie F. Downs explains how to look for lovely even in the midst of hurt. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read... Continue Reading →

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 →

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