Christmas Jars (DVD Giveaway)

If you're looking for a feel-good, inspirational story that brings hope and kindness to light, this is the movie to see!!! From the start, you will be drawn to the wonder of Hope's story and the mystery of her past as well as her investigation of her present present - a Christmas jar! *Note: This... Continue Reading →

A Look Back at Summer

These "A Look Back" posts are probably more for us than it is for your enjoyment but hopefully they will spark a reflection spirit in us to review what has happened last month and reset ourselves for the next month. We'll try to share a little snippet of life in the previous months. I don't... Continue Reading →

Overcomer Books

Melody and I enjoyed the movie Overcomer so much! We heard some friends watched it more than once at the theater. So we were thrilled for the opportunity to check out these new books based off of the movie. Keep reading for our thoughts on them. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure... Continue Reading →

The Great Lemonade Stand Standoff

The Great Lemonade Stand Standoff is about three friends who find themselves in a money organization whose motto is Give, Save, Live! They give money to charity, and they save money so they can live. by Emily, age 10 *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *The Great Lemonade Stand Standoff... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [August 2019]

Here's a look at some new resources from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Zondervan Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *The Berenstain Bears: The Trouble with Tryouts Emily (age 10): Sister Bear was a very good soccer player. There were soccer tryouts but... Continue Reading →

He Numbered the Pores on My Face

I saw this title and laughed. Well, laughed inside my head. I thought, "Wow, what a funny title!" And then I wondered what was on her face, and evidently, it's a facial mask. With cucumbers on her eyes. (This book is supposed to be for teenagers but then I realized in half a year I... Continue Reading →

Strong

I must confess - I underestimated this book. I thought I wouldn't be interested in reading about these men. But, as usual, I got swept away in the stories...in the reading about these courageous, self-giving, compassionate men. by Melody, age 12 *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *Strong: How God... Continue Reading →

Teen to Teen Academic Planner

It's hard to find good planners out there, and when I looked inside this planner, it included some of the elements that make a great planner and help me get organized for the school year. by Melody, age 12 *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *Teen to Teen Academic Planner... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [July 2019]

Here's a look at some new resources from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Zondervan Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *The Beginner's Bible First 100 Bible Words Emily (age 10): The word and fun illustrations go with the Bible story teaching them about the... Continue Reading →

Empowered

by Melody, age 12 Whenever we read about other people's lives (I'm talking about famous, well-known people in history or the news), we always think "Oh, wow!" Or "How can I become like them? But in reality, these women were human, after all, and it was their strong faith and beliefs that made them brave to... 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 →

Apollo 11

In our school group, we learn and memorize a history sentence every week. In Cycle 3, we learn about US history. Week 21's prompt is "Tell me about US astronauts." The sentence that is recited is: "In 1989, U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first men to walk on the moon." We... Continue Reading →

A Look Back at Winter

These "A Look Back" posts are probably more for me than it is for your enjoyment but hopefully they will spark a reflection spirit in us to review what has happened last month and reset ourselves for the next month. I'll try to share a little snippet of life in the previous month. I don't... Continue Reading →

GraceFull

Has anyone ever given you something you didn't deserve? Maybe someone treated you to a yummy dessert just because you're friends. Maybe someone finished a book and passed it on to you to read. God showers grace on all of us and we read more about it in this new book GraceFull. *Note: This post... Continue Reading →

Covered

We love finding out about new music that is coming out. Our recent favorite is Francesca Battistelli's Own It. We can't wait to check out more of Mack Brock's music. Have you heard his songs before? *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *Covered Release Date: March 22, 2019 Publisher: Sparrow Website |... 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 →

The Silent Noisy Night

Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright We can agree that when babies are sleeping, it can be nice and peaceful. We talk in whispered voices and walk quietly so the baby doesn't wake. But we can also agree that a newborn's arrival is a cause for celebration. Family and friends call... Continue Reading →

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