Miracle Maker {Review}

Every Sunday, after we’ve eaten and the babies have gone down for a nap, I look through my movie collection to find one that I will allow my family to continue to feel the Spirit that started during our Sabbath worship.  Last Sunday we sat down to watch Miracle Maker, the story of a small town,…

Janitors – Heroes of the Dustbin {Review}

We have been waiting for the final Janitors book to come out for years!  There is nothing like finding a new author that you love and trust and then following along as a series comes to a close. I think it’s safe to say that Janitors: Heroes of the Dustbin is a worthy close to…

Freetown {Review}

Every once in a while I read a book, have a conversation, or see a movie that makes me simultaneously horrified and grateful.  I’ve often thought how our Father in Heaven must weep when he looks down on Africa and other countries in similar circumstances.  Africa is flanked on both sides by civilizations that not…

To My Friends {Review}

I know I shouldn’t have a favorite apostle… but I do.  And if the sheer number and variety of Elder Holland memes mean anything, I’m not the only one. Elder Holland has a way with words and, more than any other, is able to keep me on the edge of my seat when he speaks….

Red Desert Violin (Online Violin Lessons… and They're Awesome)

I want to tell my fellow music loving, homeschooling, penny pinchers about something awesome. **This post contains affiliate links but this is not a sponsored post and I have not received anything in return for this review, Red Desert Violin only knows me as the crazy woman who keeps asking weird questions.  I just love it!** Several months ago, Emma…

Only the Brave {Review}

Like many of you, I learned about the nitty gritty details of the restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sunday School and Seminary.  But the lives of the people involved didn’t come alive for me until I read The Work and the Glory series by Gerald N. Lund.  Since then, I’ve…

Fairy Tale Christmas {Review}

What do you get when you combine five fairy tale villains hungry for revenge, a group of selfless heroes, and an unprecedented Christmas Eve?  Fairy Tale Christmas, what’s what :) Not only was this a super cute story, but (like all books that I love) was filled with meaning and truth.  Santa has decided to…

Saints and Soldiers: The Void {Review and Giveaway}

Saints and Soldiers: The Void is the third in the Saints and Soldiers series and was released on October 14th. Germany, May 1945, the twilight of WWII. On a final mission deep in the Harz mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans, including three infamous Panzer tanks, preparing to ambush allied supply trucks….

Janitors 4: Strike of the Sweepers {Review}

In our family, Janitors 4: Strike of the Sweepers has been one of the most anticipated books of the year.  You should have heard the squeals of delight when Emma and Lucy saw the book as I dramatically removed it from it’s packaging.  The Janitors series is one of our favorite series and unlike the first…

Fresh Courage Take {Review}

Last summer I told you about the Come to Zion series by Dean Hughes.  Fresh Courage Take is the third and concluding novel in this series. In Fresh Courage Take we continue to follow the story lines of both couples: Will and Liz, and Jeff and Abby.  Will and Liz find themselves in one of the most tumultuous…

Discover America: From Sea to Shining Sea {Review}

There are so many things I love about this country.  One thing that stands out to me is how diverse it is.  From cultures to ethnicity to topography, variation is one of the things that make it great.  The great melange from coast to coast makes for a wonderful harmony that is found nowhere else…

The Dark Eagles: Wells in Desolation {Review}

Not too long ago I was able to read and review The Dark Eagles: First Flight by David R. Smith.  For the past year and a half I have eagerly awaited the sequel and was more than pleased when David contacted me for a review.  As expected, The Dark Eagles: Wells in Desolation did not disappoint….