Review : Praise CD

For Your Kingdom is a new worship album by


My family enjoyed the songs that we listened to and thought it was a great worship CD.  There are 13 different songs on the album, and our favorite was  #6 He is Here.



You can listen to one of the songs below!


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For Your Kingdom Pre-Order Link:


More about Higher Vision Church

Week after week, Higher Vision Church is packed with nearly 3,000 adrenalized God followers. The 12-year-old multigenerational congregation just outside of Los Angeles is quite diverse, and that diversity takes center stage on Higher Vision Worship’s debut album, For Your Kingdom – available for pre-order now and everywhere on October 6th via Syntax Distribution.

“When we design worship experiences at Higher Vision, with every light that moves and every video, our focus is on Christ,” explains Higher Vision’s Sean Loche (formerly of the groundbreaking group Worth Dying For) who produced the album. “And we’re always asking, ‘How are people engaging? How do we help people feel safe and loved in the power and presence of God?’ We try be a place for people to ‘jump in the pool.’ Sometimes they want to jump full-on in — and sometimes they just want to get their toes wet.”

That same vision for Higher Vision the church was applied to the songs on Higher Vision Worship’s For Your Kingdom. “The album feels like a miracle,” says worship pastor April Ashburn. “It feels like there’s something for almost everyone. Different styles and yet a well-rounded whole.”

There are songs on For Your Kingdom that tug at the heart, and then there are others like “Broken the Chains” that squeeze and don’t let go. “I just thought how crazy is it that God created everything,” explains lead pastor Jared Ming, who wrote the song while thinking and praying about a struggling friend. “Yet there’s still a song in heaven that angels cannot sing. The angels worship, but we worship differently…. We’ve been redeemed and forgiven. Angels can’t sing, ‘I’ve been redeemed.’”

The 13-track album rebounds from those lighter moments with energetic worship such as the high-energy title track, the electronica-flavored “Trust in You,” dance-tinged tunes like “Freedom of Your Love” and “Hands Held High,” and then dives back in with heartfelt ballads such as “He Is Here” – which paints a sound picture of God’s presence and our response to it.

“We can get stuck in a cycle of grasping for God’s presence only to realize that God is here all around us,” says Ashburn, who penned the song. “Sometimes we just need to become aware of his presence — and then our response isworship.”

Higher Vision not only wants For Your Kingdom to be an experience the congregation can carry with them wherever they go, but also they want it to speak to those who may not yet have Christ in their lives.

“There’s just so much darkness going on in the world,” says Loche. “Every day you read the worst, most horrific news you can imagine. We want to just be a blip of good, a blip of light in a dark world, to atheists and to Christians.”

NOTE : We received a copy of For Your Kingdom at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.


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Travel back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Don’t miss the new historical novel, The Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna’s flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

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Rocky Mountain Oils


I am pretty excited about this!!  I grabbed 2 bottles  of focus to see how it can impact one of my boys – can’t hurt, thats for sure!!


Focusing Essential Oil Blend has an herbal, minty scent that is at once strong and refreshing. The rejuvenating aroma employs a combination of Rosemary, Peppermint, Holy Basil, Basil, and Frankincense essential oils.

Focusing Essential Oil Blend is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Energy Collection. Use the enlivening fragrance to help uplift your mood and energize your mind. Focusing will help awaken the brain and may inspire deep breathing and sharper focus. Try diffusing it when you need to clear your thoughts and enhance alertness.

I’ll let you know how it works on my boy (and me)!

  • Note: As an RMO affiliate, I receive a small benefit if you click on my links and make a purchase!  These are my favorite day to day oils though, despite being an affiliate!!  Love this company!!

PSA : Macular Degeneration

What do you know about Macular Degeneration?

I know a sweet friend who was diagnosed at the age of 45 – so this is not just something the elderly deal with!  It is important to know what you can do!!


Check out more info HERE and make sure to share what you find out with family and friends!!

Every year nearly 10 million Americans go blind due to AMD or Age-related Macular Degeneration. The exciting news is that a cure is in sight! The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a non-profit organization, has provided funding for research on cures for blindness, specifically AMD, since 1971. In fact, with the research FFB has already made possible, treatments to stop and in some cases even reverse retinal disease is a reality. This is great news for people over 55 and their families. With AMD it is nearly impossible for grandparents to enjoy the little things in life such as playing games, watching movies and reading to their grandchildren. However, due to innovative research, those things are once again possible for many people!!

Review : The Stray



We were pretty excited to get a chance to watch the movie The Stray as a family and let everyone know what we thought.  Our family of five, Eli opted to hang out with grandparents that day, headed to Tyler to watch the movie!

We were all in agreement that it was a great family movie!  We enjoyed the humor in the story and were intrigued to find out the story was based on actual events.  Of course as a family who loves animals, we enjoyed the main character of the dog, Pluto – the wonder dog!

These days it is hard to agree on a movie that has a plot worth watching, and is family friendly enough to be willing to go see.  The Stray was a movie that met all our requirements and expectations!!  We really enjoyed it and recommend it for families!!

I want to thank FrontGate Media for providing tickets for our family to check out the movie and share our thoughts with you!!

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