Seven Family Activities Around the Christmas Tree

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing. If you’re anything like me, you’ve only just put your tree up, you still have presents to buy and cards to send. I’m definitely a last-minute shopper, but I also yearn to … Continue reading

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

Hot Off The Press


For an author, holding a newly published hot-off-the-press book is always an exciting moment. It’s a moment of satisfaction and a feeling of reward. After many months (or years) of writing, revising, rewriting, and revising again, the words you sometimes … Continue reading

Devotions for Preschoolers

Over the years I have had several opportunities to write devotional books for young children. One of those books is The One Year Book of Devotions for Preschoolers (Tyndale 2004). This book is 12 years old and is still going strong. This book features … Continue reading

Running on Empty

  Ever get that feeling that you’re running on empty? There isn’t a single mom I’ve talked to in the last month who hasn’t said she feels exhausted most of the time and pulled in ten different directions. With family, … Continue reading