Sam and the Red Balloon

It’s Sunday morning, bright and early. I’m excited to be here, in Portland, Oregon, to meet my wonderful new granddaughter and spend time with her big brother. Sam is not yet two and a half. He’s utterly adorable, and utterly sweet. I … Continue reading

The Story of Christmas – A Book Review

I wear many hats – children’s author, mom, teacher, and grandmother. For a long time, I taught children with hearing loss, and every book I used with them I had to scrutinize for clear vocabulary, sequence, understandable sentence structure, and … Continue reading

Snuggle Up and Read

It is a wet, chilly season here in Illinois. I love to see God’s handiwork painted in the fall colors of the leaves. I love to enjoy a bowl of warm, homemade soup with my family. I love to snuggle … Continue reading

Make a Family Devotion Jar

Kids love routine, but they also love surprises. Here is a quick way to include both in your family devotions with kids. Create a family devotion jar. Make slips of paper with activities (various devotion styles). Let the kids take … Continue reading