Watching those fledglings grow up over the edge of the nest, their eyes on Mama and their beaks open for nourishment, reminded me that you and I have not been left to fend for ourselves. Our heavenly Father waits for us to look to Him to meet our needs.
Turns out I grew up surrounded by a treasure trove and didn’t know it. The gift of having girls and women older than me in my life. Women who, whether they knew it or not, poured into me out of their life experience and faith in God. In my 30’s and 40’s, while in the throes of momming two tween-into-teenage girls, serving a husband who had suffered a physical disability and the loss of his career, and losing my dad and walking through my fifty-six-year-old mother’s grief with her, I discovered the value of hanging out with older women who could speak life and shine light on my dizzying days.
While reading Magnolia Journal on December 29, 2021, I gazed to the page of an article, “let delight reign,” written by Joanna Gaines. That’s when I laid eyes on the right word for me. Yes, I knew at first sight my word for 2022 was delight! A word I normally associate with a child. I pictured a wide-eyed, jaw dropping reaction to something that inspired wonder and awe in a little one.
The poetic memoir born of Jacqueline Woodson’s days, her remembering her seeing her questioning, has this girl wondering what is in me to uncover, overcome, embrace.
Prayer is the language that lifts us out of the mire of the mundane and connects us with the Divine. If you’re like me, knowing and remembering that truth is critical. The same is true for the kiddos in our lives. What better way to reinforce that truth than with an illustrated book with stunning visual reminders. And the book is on sale!
You had children. You have grandchildren. You teach children. You’re a favorite aunt or uncle. You know children. Children live in your neighborhood. Not really. Not at all, actually. In fact, the age break-downs are critical. And there is a feast of formats specific to children. Then there’s the challenge of marketing to agenda-driven adults while also trying to engage …
Some mornings it feels like I’m walking side by side with Jesus on dusty roads or sitting on grassy hillsides listening to His teachings. This was one of those mornings. As I read through chapter 10, I could hear the confusion and disbelief in the Pharisees’ voices. And the confident, compassionate clarity in voice of The Good Shepherd.
Kids are confused and scared, whether we notice or not. This author is desperate to get her encouraging resource into the hands of hurting kids. Here are some simple ways you can help!
The spiritual development of the kids in your life can sometimes be a daunting responsibility. I Can Talk to God is packed full of poignant and teachable moments that show kids they can talk to God anytime and anywhere., and about anything.
Hi, friends! My newest picture book releases Monday! Yep. June 1st. Can’t wait! In the meantime, I thought it might be fun for you to meet the illustrator for I Can Talk to God. ORDER YOUR COPIES NOW! As the writer, I provide the text and set the tone for the book. It’s the illustrator who brings my words …