‘Twas the Evening of Christmas

A few weeks ago, I promised to share a peek inside my newest children’s picture book, ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas, a Nativity story told in rhyme that mimics Clement C Moore’s classic tale. Publisher’s Weekly describes Russian born Elena Selivanova’s illustrations … Continue reading

Should We Teach Children to Obey God?

Though my parents were born-again Christians with a deep faith and personal relationship with Christ, I was raised with a legalistic spin on Christianity. There were more “don’ts” than “dos,” and many activities were prohibited in the name of Jesus. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving in the Woods: Book Review and Giveaway

Written for children aged 4-8, Thanksgiving in the Woods is a lovely new title from Sparkhouse Publishing that tells the true story of a unique Thanksgiving celebration. For more than twenty years, one family living in upstate New York has hosted … Continue reading

Children and Tragedies

Children are facing tragedies daily. Parents are deployed. Storm, wildfires, and earthquakes destroy lives, homes, and communities. Cancer is no respecter of persons, striking the very young and the very old. How we address these situations affects our children’s reactions. … Continue reading