Amy Grant’s newest album “Tennessee Christmas” is a great listen! Her vocals are spot on and I love the fact that even her husband joins her on one of the songs! Aside from well known classic favorites, Amy also features songs she wrote from her own holiday experiences. I really like the fact she decided to share with fans her heart. I know many of us can relate to her written thoughts and feelings alive in song during this time of year.
Where Jesus Slept by Norma Lewis will no doubt be a book I reach to read to my children every Christmas Season. I adore the way it is written which starts with one element/person/animal, adds something else, goes backward, and adds something new again on the next page. The cycle the words go in make this book a fun and excellent participatory retelling for littles ones to enjoy. I imagine with multiple readings the story will eventually be memorized!
Thanks to FlyBy my family and I received the opportunity to own and enjoy the latest album from The Afters titled Live on Forever. This album in our opinion may just be their best yet. It’s upbeat, impacting, and good background for a number of occasions. I find it a really great choice for when I may be feeling blue or someone in the home may be in a funk. The songs are catchy with memorable lyrics and a strong message.
I Love You Just Because by Donna Keith, illustrated by Alison Edgson is a delightful book great for adoptive, foster, and blended families. Though I can also see this book as good for children curious in families different than their own. In this story, children are reminded of their parents’ as well as God’s love for them just because. The book is full of scripture from both the old and new testament of the Bible in a simplified format. The padded board book format makes this an ideal read or listen to story for children ages three to around eight years old.
April showers bring May flowers, right? This popular proverb certainly rings true in most places in around the world, especially here for my family in Oregon. In getting excited about the Spring season and the month of April, we’ve been checking out books that celebrate everything fun the rains bring. These things include dancing in the rain, spring planting, and puddles! Speaking of puddles, we’ve been enjoying the book Puddle Jumpers – by Anne Margaret Lewis (author) and Nancy Cote (illustrator)!
I like to give back whenever I can, especially when purchasing gifts for special occasions or needed things for family, friends, and those who may need a helping hand. I’ve been teaching my children the impact of this choice in hopes they will share this practice with others they know and follow in my footsteps. With that being said, I’d like to shed the light on World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.