Jesus Talked To Me Today

Compiled by James Stuart Bell
Published by Bethany House, July 2016

Have you ever been so desperate for Jesus that when he shows up you don’t recognize him at all? But the funny thing is, children recognize him right away. That’s what my story, A Visit From the Healer, (and many … Continue reading

Summer Days

Growing up in Michigan, summer was always my favorite season. I loved the sunny days and warmer temps. But my favorite part of summer was long daylight hours. I played outdoors with the neighborhood kids for hours after dinner. One … Continue reading

Being Present

I recently had the joy of spending a week on the gulf coast of Florida with some of my grandkids. My granddaughter, who is our oldest grandchild, enjoyed mixing water and sand to create a variety of sculptures—for hours! There … Continue reading

Colors and Costumes

Since I have been writing children’s books for more than 20 years, I’ve seen some changes along the way–especially when it comes to illustrations. The traditional American family with a mom and dad, three sandy-haired kids, and a Cocker Spaniel, … Continue reading

Thank You, Mom!

In less than a week it will be Mother’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate and appreciate the moms in our lives who nurture and care for children. I am blessed to have a godly mother who is still going … Continue reading