My NEWEST PICTURE BOOK releases this Monday, June 1! WOOHOO!!!
ORDER YOUR COPIES NOW!
I’m celebrating with an I Can Talk to God Children’s Book Giveaway. ENTER NOW! Enter before Friday, June 5 at 12:00 am. (more…)
Friends, I have big news!
My 43rd book releases June 1st. I Can Talk to God is a 24-page paperback picture book for age 2 to 8.
This book is not the next long-awaited novel in my Hearts Seeking Home historical romance series (watch for Mountain Whispers to land here this autumn), but this picture book is a project from deep in my heart.
Sometimes God seems far away because you can’t see or feel Him. But He is right there, ready to listen to you. I want to help kids know and embrace that truth. (more…)
I see you, friend!
You are in my heart as you navigate this crazy new normal.
I’m counting the days with you as we try to see beyond Covid-19. Social distancing. No school—the kids are home. So are you. Always. And if you’re married, your spouse is too. Home schooling or navigating online schooling. Working from home. Cooking. Cleaning. Missing your MOPS group, Bible study sisters. And having a moment to yourself.
Sanity for moms and grandmothers in this chaos? It’s a stretch even on the good days.
I hear you. And I want to help!
So … I’m sharing some habits that I hope will help you find a road map for this topsy-turvy time (whatever that looks like for you). (more…)
What a crazy time, right? But also an amazing opportunity for parents and grandparents (in person or on Facetime, WhatsApp, or Zoom)!
With all this extra time with your kids and grandkids, you might be looking for ways to encourage their Spiritual Formation.
I want to come alongside you and offer some ideas and resources. Later this week, on my website on the Free Resources page, I’ll have some printable fun for you to use with your kiddos. In the meantime, how about an idea for a prayer that affirms God’s presence in their lives while helping them get the wiggles out? (more…)
Reader-Friend Juanita Nobles is my guest in Week 10 of the Quilters and Quilts Blog Series celebrating the release of The Quilted Heart Omnibus.
MONA: How long have you been a quilter?
JUANITA: I’ve been quilting for 30 years. I started in 1983. I have done all types—paper piecing, applique, piecework, but I usually stick to pretty simple designs.
MONA: Who influenced you to start quilting?
JUANITA: Both my grandmothers quilted, but in those days they just put fabric together because they needed warm covers for the bed. When I started making quilts, it was to make pretty designs with colorful, coordinating pieces. My children were growing up and I wanted to make quilts for them and for their babies which I knew would be coming in a few years, so I taught myself to quilt. I did attend one simple class, but mostly I bought books and fabric and taught myself.
The Quilted Heart Omnibus series of post Civil War novellas released last Tuesday. Reader-friend, Jasmine Augustine, is celebrating with us . . . sharing her Quilters and Quilts story.
Jasmine is dedicating this interview to her Great Grandma, Ellen Derrick (1918-2012).
MONA: How long have you been quilting?
JASMINE: I made my first doll quilt when I was about 12 but didn’t make my first full-sized quilt until 2008, so I have been quilting on and off for either 13 years or 5 years depending on how you look at it.
MONA: Who influenced you to quilt?
JASMINE: Definitely my Grandma and Great-Grandma on my Mother’s side. They have a tradition of making beautiful quilts for their children to great-great-grandchildren. Someday I hope to be a little tea-light next to their large pillar candles. (more…)
A very sick baby boy. A mother’s desperate prayer. A church quilting circle.
Reader-Friend, Susan French, is my guest in Week 4 of my Quilters and Quilts Series. I chose Christmas week to share Susan’s compelling story about the gift of a quilt stitched with love and drenched in prayer. (more…)