Raising an honest family

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Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of, laying out the truth plain and simple. Stay clear of pious talk that is only talk. Words are not mere words, you know. If they’re not backed by a godly life, they accumulate as poison in the soul. 2 Timothy 2:15-17 The Message

Raising an honest family seems like a no-brainer. On the surface, we could say raising an honest family is teaching our children to tell the truth at all times, right? But honesty is more than just telling the truth with our lips. It’s living the truth with our actions.

Easier said than done.  Continue reading

FREE Men of the Bible Coloring Page-Matthew

Men of the Bible Coloring Page-MatthewI love how Matthew’s friends converge on his house after Jesus calls him to follow Him. In Matthew 9, it says, While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples.” (Matthew 9:10 NIV) Clearly, Matthew had something special to share! It also hits me how comfortable Matthew’s friends felt around Jesus, that they would come and eat together. How welcomed they must have felt by Jesus!

I hope the children you share Matthew’s story with enjoy this free coloring page, and I pray that each of us may learn to be as welcoming as Jesus.

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The Apostles Creed

Apostles Creed - wholeIs the Apostle’s Creed recited as part your church’s worship service? It is an excellent overview of the Christian faith that has been recognized by several Christian denominations for many generations. Some people, especially young people, find parts of it confusing. For this reason I have written a series of short blog posts on my Bible Bites 4 You blog about the Apostle’s Creed. I especially wrote it to help new believers and seekers who are trying to understand the Christian faith.

Rather than repeat the series of posts here on the Christian Children’s Authors blog, I will include only the first post in the series. This post is duplicated below, and it includes links to the various posts that were part of the series. Continue reading

Investing in a Writing Career – Conferences

praying hands close upWe have been exploring ways to invest in your writing career. Building a writer’s library of resource books is a great start, but that is only one step.

What should a writer do with things she has written?

The seemingly logical answer is to submit proposals to a publisher, but that is not always the next best step.

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Book Awards: What Do They Mean?

Teaching Godly Morals

Teaching Godly Morals

 A Servant Like Jesus recently received the 2016 Christian Literary Henri & Reader’s Choice Award! It was wonderful news to hear. The Adventure of the Sea Kids series has now won an astonishing 22 awards!

But the reason I mention this is not to brag about it’s successes, although it is great to announce. Rather, it’s to offer parents a better understanding of the meaning of some of the awards. There are both secular book awards and Christian book awards, and each of these programs focus on different criteria. Continue reading