Monday, September 21, 2015

My Home Can Be a Holy Place CD by Jenny Oaks Baker Review...

From one of the world's premier violinists comes a new collection of beautiful songs celebrating family and motherhood. The album features classic hymns, such as "Love at Home" and "I Am a Child of God," stunning classical arrangements, including Brahms's "Cradle Song," and beloved children's tunes. The gorgeous track "Love Is Spoken Here" features Jenny performing with all four of her children, ages eleven and younger.
Track List:

  • Love at Home
  • Jesus Once Was a Little Child
  • Songs My Mother Taught Me
  • I Feel My Savior's Love
  • Brahms's Cradle Song
  • I Am a Child of God
  • Love Is Spoken Here

  • Our Review:

    We absolutely LOVE Jenny Oaks Baker and were very excited when this came out. My Home Can Be a Holy Place CD is so beautiful! We have been listening to it and it brings peace into our home. This CD is relaxing and the songs make us feel so happy. Jenny Oaks Baker is a fabulous violinist! If you ever get the chance to see her live make sure you do, she is amazing. You sure can feel her love for music as she plays.

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    Friday, April 3, 2015

    What Makes Us Sisters Book Review...

    "Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin," observes Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president.

    In this delightful and inspiring book, Sister Oscarson encourages all women to look beyond differences in age, culture, and circumstance in order to better nurture and serve one another. She explains that all women—young or old, married or single, working in an office or running a home—have unique talents and gifts to share. Focusing on the boundless blessings that Latter-day Saint women enjoy, Sister Oscarson urges women throughout the Church to live and inspire others in ways that realize their greatest potential.

    My Review:

    This hardcover book What Makes Us Sisters is fabulous! I love the sweet pictures, thoughts and scriptures. What a beautiful little book! I was deeply touched since I love sisterhood. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book: "I invite you to not only love each other more but love each other better." ~Sister Bonnie D. Parkin. After reading this I felt peace, uplifted and renewed. I plan on buying several of these for gifts.

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    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Amazed By Grace Book Review...

    What is grace? What difference can grace make in our lives? How does the Savior make His power available to us? And what must we do to gain access to that power?

    In Amazed by Grace, Sheri Dew discusses each of those important questions, exploring a topic that she describes as being central to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. "The most compelling, most life-changing message of all time," she writes, "is that Jesus Christ has already triumphed over sin, death, hell, temptation, and every kind of misery."

    As we come to more fully understand the majestic doctrine of grace, our faith will increase. We will see how the Savior keeps His promise to make weak things strong. And we will believe the truth that "His Atonement makes available all of the power, peace, light, and strength that we need to deal with life's challenges.

    My Review:
    This hardcover book by Sheri Dew is amazing! I really learned a lot about grace and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of my favorite quotes is: "When we turn our lives over to the Lord, the power behind us is always greater than the obstacles before us." I also love the great examples shared in this book about the power of prayer! Sheri Dew rocks and is so inspirational! I plan on buying some of these for gifts. Amazed By Grace gets a huge thumbs up from me and is for sure a must read! 
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    Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Yesterday, Today and Forever Book Review...

    The scriptures proclaim that "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Mormon 9:9). In his latest book, Elder M. Russell Ballard attests to the truth of that statement by combining his words with teachings from his grandfathers, Hyrum Mack Smith and Melvin J. Ballard. What makes this combination unique is that all three of these men have served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    "In preparing this work," writes Elder Ballard, "I have seen anew that the course of the Lord truly i 'one eternal round' (Alma 37:12) and that the doctrine of the gospel is timely and timeless. It is forever relevant to disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ."

    These never-before-published talks from Elder Ballard, paired with doctrinal statements from his grandfathers, will be a valuable resource for readers and a powerful testimony of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

    My review:

    First, I love the cover of this book! I have always enjoyed listening to M. Russell Ballard. You can tell his talks are inspired and I feel the spirit every time I hear him. I was really excited to get this book full of gospel messages from him and his grandfathers. All three of these great men served as members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. This is a great uplifting book!

    Happy today is one of my favorite chapters. In that chapter he talks about how to be happy no matter what challenges we face. He says to be truly happy we must "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding". There are so many interesting topics in this book, I didn't want to put it down. The scriptures are powerful throughout this book. It would also make a wonderful gift!
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    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Real Moms Book Review...

    I didn’t have gold shoes, and I didn’t have time to go shopping, but I thought I could just spray-paint some heels I owned that I never really wore. I spray-painted them and tried them out for three hours at church where they held up perfectly. I felt pretty good about myself. “Suckers who buy gold shoes when they could just spray-paint them,” I thought, congratulating myself for my frugality and my foresight for testing them out.
    As moms, we improvise. We get along. We make things word. And we make a lot of things up as we go along because, let’s face it, no manual is ever going to cover all the bases a real mom needs to touch. But if laughter and perspective and a renewed energy to face the day are what you’re after—if you too are a “real mom”—this is the book for you!

    My review:

    I really love this book! It is full of humor, helpful tips, encouragement and much more. I love the part that talks about giving yourself a day off. What an excellent idea! I know as a mom when I feel renewed and make time for myself, then everyone is happier.

    My heart was touched when she shares her thoughts on the Atonement of our loving Savior Jesus Christ. What a great book written by a mom that has experience. It makes you laugh, smile and feel uplifted! I highly recommend reading this and know you will love it! 

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    Friday, March 13, 2015

    Practicing for Heaven Book Review...

     David hates practicing piano. He's frustrated by how hard it is and all the mistakes he makes. With his mom's help, he comes to understand how that's all part of the learning process. She also uses the moment to help David comprehend more about the Atonement: Christ has paid the price so that we can learn and improve. We aren't earning our way to heaven—we're practicing for it, and Christ is willing to help us every step of the way.

    Practicing for Heaven also includes teachings tips for parents who wish to teach children of all ages about the Savior's Atonement and grace.

    My review:

    I am so in love with this book! I liked the part when David said it's hard being like Jesus. His mom said, what if I thought being a mom was too hard? I've made too many mistakes so I should just give up? Do you think I should quit? David said, No. You can't quit!

    What a beautifully written story. It is perfect for children to understand and also powerful for adults as well. The pictures are tender and filled with sweet emotion. What a blessing to know we have a loving Savior that helps us as we are all practicing for Heaven. My family loves this book and highly recommends it!
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Words of the Savior Book Review...

    Jesus Christ is the Master Teacher. What better way to learn eternal truths than by studying His words? This beautiful book pairs the timeless and poignant teachings and parables of the Lord Jesus Christ with stunning images that bring the Savior's words to life. Distilled from the writing of the New Testament, Words of the Savior highlights selections from the Messiah's mortal ministry as He walked, taught, and healed among the people.

    Some of His teachings were delivered as softly spoken invitations to "arise, and be not afraid" (Matthew 17:7), while others were presented in parables and discourses to devoted disciples and travel-weary followers as they walked the roads of Jerusalem and Galilee. Through seemingly simple appeals, thoughtful parables, and words of warning, the Savior taught essential lessons that are as applicable in our lives today s they were in the meridian of time. Each page of this inspirational book presents an opportunity for pondering and reflection on how better to pattern our lives after the words of the Savior.

    My review:

    I absolutely love this book! The beautiful pictures, scriptures and messages are beyond perfect. You can not help but feel joy, peace and uplifted immensely after reading this! With full-color, artfully-designed pages, this exquisite, inspirational book is the perfect gift for every occasion. It also makes an excellent addition to every gospel library. I plan on buying several of these books for gifts. I know the recipients will love the book as much as my family does! I highly recommend the Words of the Savior and give it a huge thumbs up.

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