Thursday, February 22, 2018
Posted by Theresa Walker at 10:04 AM
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Good morning! I've got another fabulous review for you today with a chance for you to win your own copy of this CD. Amy Grant has released another CD-this time full of Christmas favorites, and a few originals. Amy's warm-toned-voice has been nice to listen to this holiday season as I've been making preparations around the house. On of my favorites on this new CD is her duet with Vince Gill on track 9: "Baby, It's Cold Outside".
If you'd like to listen to a song or two off her CD, check out this YouTube link of "To Be Together":
If you'd like to buy your own copy, here's where you can find it (or I've also seen it at some of our local Christian book stores including Mardel and Family Christian):
If you would like the chance to win a copy of this CD, please leave me a comment below with either one of your favorite Christmas songs, artists, or albums. I've got too many favorites to list (and my Christmas music ranges from Classical to Rock to Contemporary Christian). I'll be drawing a winner in one week, November 10th!
Also for fun, Amy Grant is asking for you to send pictures or videos of your loved ones being surprised this holiday season. The ones that are chosen will be used as part of a compilation video that Amy will share. If you want to do this, post to her social media outlets with the hashtag #TNChristmasSurprise!
Posted by Theresa Walker at 9:25 PM
Thursday, November 24, 2016
I've got another book review for you-just in time for Christmas! Author Glenys Nellist and Illustrator Rachel Clowes created this book filled with seven Bible stories of the Christmas story. Even though this book might be younger than my 9-year old, she still liked reading it, and lifting the flaps at the end of each mini Bible story! I liked reading the letters from God at the end of each Bible story and filling in my daughter's name. It was almost as if God was speaking the words directly to her. I also liked the illustrations. My daughter said that she thought it was designed to look kind of like a scrapbook-very unique!
For more information, check out these links:
If you would would like a copy of this book for your family's library, leave me a comment on this post telling me one of your favorite Christmas traditions, OR one of your favorite Christmas stories you like to read. I will randomly be choosing a winner on November 30th.
Posted by Theresa Walker at 3:37 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2016
I am SO excited to share some new music with you tonight. The Afters have been a Contemporary Christian band for a while. In fact, Nick and I went to see them in concert at a small church in Derby before we had our kiddos (so at least 10 years ago!). I loved their new music, which I felt was very "radio-friendly" and almost all of the songs had super catchy melodies. One of my favorites is track #4 "Time of My Life".
I also asked Nick what he thought about the music, and he was a little bummed that they weren't as "rockin'" as they used to be, but said that the music was still good. Gabrielle said she liked it too! So in my opinion, it's a huge win when most of our family likes to listen to the same music!
If you would like to check out The Afters for yourself, here are a bunch of ways to do it:
If you would like a chance to win this CD for your own music collection, please leave a note below and let me know what one of your favorite Christian songs/bands is at the moment. I will draw a winner in one week (on September 30th).
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per
Posted by Theresa Walker at 8:50 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
I wanted to let you know about a new audio book and the coordinating animated short film of The Biggest Story, written by Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by Don Clark (for children ages 5-12).
I love that this story starts with creation and within 30 minutes, children have heard the redemptive story of God's love throughout the entire Bible! The illustrations in the DVD are beautiful, and while this is not a cartoon-type movie, I think it would be a wonderful tool for young moms to have for their kids at home, as well as ministries within the church. Each "chapter" of the story is only a few minutes long, so it would definitely be a great video for teachers to have in Sunday School classes as well!
Here is a snapshot of one of the illustrations in the DVD:
Here are a few links for you to check it out for yourself:
If you would like to win a copy of these for yourself, just leave me a message on this blog post, and I will enter you into the drawing. I will plan to pick a winner a week from today, on September 21st.
Posted by Theresa Walker at 8:07 PM
Thursday, June 30, 2016
If you would like the chance to win your own hardcover copy of this book that is geared towards kids 4-7 years old, please leave me a comment about one of the unique ways God has made you or one of your kids. This giveaway will end July 10th!
"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per
Posted by Theresa Walker at 9:12 PM
Friday, June 03, 2016
I'm so excited that I've had the opportunity to review some new Christian music by an artist that we already loved. I've really enjoyed listening to this CD while I've been doing some spring cleaning this week. Nothing like having the window-cleaner-guy come wash my windows inside and out to bring a little extra shine to my house! But, then that meant that I realized how dusty my blinds and curtains had gotten. Anyway...I digress.
Phil Wickham has previously topped the charts with his song "This is Amazing Grace", which won multiple awards. His new album, "Children of God" comes after Phil didn't know whether he was going to be able to ever sing again. Doctors found a lesion on his vocal cord in 2014, and after removing it surgically, he spent a month in silence while he was healing. Throughout this whole process, Phil heard God speaking words of peace into his life, and saying, "I'm your father. You're my child. Trust me." He felt like he received a new passion for writing music, and that's where the heart of this new music stems from.
One of my favorite songs from this album was "Your Love Awakens Me".
I also loved the way he sang the traditional "Doxology" on the first track in a new way. And, there were several others that I thought would be great songs to use in worship at our church. My 9-year old daughter also listened to the music, and her favorite song is "The Secret Place" which Phil sings with Madison Cunningham. Check out that song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEAbxX1YhGI
Posted by Theresa Walker at 3:41 PM