I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review. Kusiima stretched, crackling the dried leaves that formed the stuffing for his mattress. He could hear the bleat of his goats in the other room… Although your adolescent reader has probably never slept on a mattress stuffed with leaves or woken… Read More A Forest a Flood and an Unlikely Star Review
“I couldn’t even repeat that back to you.” My friend’s responded to my explanation of our evening plans. The May sun was heating up as we left the green way and headed for the play ground to let our little ones play. We could relax for the moment, but I know that when the school… Read More How our busy family took a real break and June goals
“He is Risen!” We only imagine the overwhelming joy that filled the women’s hearts as they internalized these words. Yet, as generations before us have done, we realize that the joy was not theirs alone. Because He has risen, we have hope of future life, just as certain as the stench of the corpses that… Read More Christ the Lord is Risen Today, hymn for children
My dad was driving home from work one evening when his car “took off like a rocket.” He threw the car, an economical VW Rabbit, into lower gear, but it continued to speed up. Dodging other drivers he turned the car off and cruised to the edge of the highway. After clearing his mind, he… Read More Goals April 2017
I was scared to go, but I was more scared to stay home another day.… Read More What moms of young children need
The rising enthusiasm of January has given way to the trotting pace of February. It’s time to take a quick peak at what progress we’re making toward our goals, and adjust our course.… Read More Goals February 2017
In that moment, I was aware of Someone beyond my senses.
From the missionaries I learned to make authentic green tea and the practice they called Testimony Writing.
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I allowed my weary limbs to sink into the soft mattress, and wondered how I could have worked so hard all day, and have nothing to show for it.… Read More The secret to accomplishing your goals for 2017
Our family is gathered on a day in early spring. Three children lay on floor. The two oldest are tense with anticipation, and the toddler follows their lead. With the down beat comes the proclamation, “Up!…” and they spring to their feet laughing.… Read More Easter Kids Activity to go with the Hymn Low in the Grave He Lay