Roots for the Journey {music review and give away}

A year ago I attended a blogging conference called Mama’s Write. I left with a bag full of swag including a DVD by a gal named Yancy. The title: Little Praise Party. I popped it in and my then 18 month old came running. He was instantly mesmerized. It was then I knew that I had found a treasure.

Since that time I’ve been a big big fan of her music and use at least one of her songs each month with my preschoolers. {But that is another blog for another time coming soon!}

Being the big, big fan that I am of her music, I was pretty excited about the opportunity to review her latest album. Roots for the Journey.


Here’s a little background for the album. Yancy’s target audience is typically preschool to pre-teen and at its inception Roots for the Journey was meant to be a collection of lullabies for babies and young children. But something very unexpected happened. As  each song took on a life of its own, it became very clear that the audience was meant to extend beyond children.

And I agree.

As I listen to the song White As Snow, I feel like I could be sitting in a coffee shop sipping my white chocolate mocha {whip cream, please} people watching or blogging.

But earlier this evening I felt so incredibly inspired by the words of Safe. As I nursed my newborn in my arms, I found myself singing the words: you’ll be safe in His arms, safe in His hands, safe in His love..Safe when you wake up, safe when you sleep, the Lord will keep you safe.

In addition to the soothing beautiful sounds, the lyrics are inspired by and include scripture. How awesome is that! Just today I had a conversation with a friend who said, “Music teaches”. Music stays with you. Music speaks to you. So what better to speak to your heart through music than the word of God.

If that wasn’t enough to peak your interest, there’s also a FREE app that complements the music. It’s full of teaching tools  from devotions to activities to prayers. There’s music videos, excellent articles for parents. There is so much stuff on this app that I’m still finding new things!

I think all parents want to lead their children spiritually but often having the right tools to feel prepared to do so can help make it happen. This app is definitely a must in your parenting tool box. So whether you have an iPhone, iPad or Android you can access this tool like I said for F.R.E.E.

I believe the songs on Roots for the Journey will be a staple on my playlist. And I think you’ll enjoy it too. If you’re interested in purchasing a hard copy of the cd you can go to Yancy’s website. Or you can purchase it for download on iTunes

So here are the rules for the giveaway! All you have to do is comment below! 

Please feel free to share the link to this blog post on Facebook or Twitter!

If you get the Roots family app and take it for a spin, let me know what you think.

I’ll pick a winner using some cool non-biased method next Friday June 28th. So stay tuned, get the app, buy the album and spread the word!

Life is Beautiful!


PS. I was provided a free download of the music and the cd I’m giving away was provided to me for free but I am not being otherwise compensated. I just love the music and think you will, too!

Patty Parker

My name is Patty Parker. I write about finding beauty in the every day.

5 thoughts on “Roots for the Journey {music review and give away}

  1. I have the app to share with parents of the kids in our children’s ministry. I will be sharing this link on my Facebook page so that they can try it for themselves.
    It is an awesome resource.

  2. I have been looking for something like this for my five month old!! Thank you for the recommendation !

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