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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

Ellie Claire Art Journals

Can we just say, "WOW?" When these arrived, we were amazed by how gorgeous these books are! We were very impressed by the quality of the last books we got that were from Museum of the Bible so we shouldn't have been surprised. Read on and take a look at some of the pages of... Continue Reading →

Who Sang the First Song?

Who sang the first song? That's a great question! This book talks all about songs. Yes, regular songs, but not only regular songs with music from instruments and words from our lips. There are wind songs, there are hooting songs, but the best song of all is...well, you'll see. Kids will also enjoy the beautiful... 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 →

Seek-and-Circle Bible Battles

We love Where's Waldo? books and the Hidden Pictures feature in Highlights for Kids, and our favorite part of the local newspaper is the Spot the Differences, so it's no surprise that we love this new book where we have to find a list of hidden items! *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read... Continue Reading →

Chris Tomlin – Holy Roar

Holy Roar is Chris Tomlin's 10th studio album. He usually releases a studio album every 2 years or so. Chris again pens catchy worship anthems that the Church will embrace for the near future. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here *Chris Tomlin - Holy Roar Released: October 26, 2018 Label: Sparrow... Continue Reading →

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