Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

About ten years ago I had a crazy dream. I would write a Biblestory book for children… and it would be published by Zondervan. My husband, ever the encourager, (and maybe also thinking about his retirement) cheered me on. Dreams … Continue reading

Four Meaningful Ways to Observe Lent With Children

What is the best way to observe Lent with children? Although different denominations will vary in their approach, there are four common disciplines that are usually associated with this forty day season: Fasting Bible Reading Prayer Service Here’s some easy … Continue reading

An Interview with Children’s Book Author, Denette Fretz

One of the wonderful things about being a children’s book author is finding connections with other authors. In 2015, I had the privilege of interviewing Denette Fretz, author of Pirates on the Farm and Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door. Here’s a glimpse … Continue reading

Five Ways to Share Love Letters With Your Child

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to write a letter to your child, to tell them how much you love them. But why limit it to one day a year? Here’s five ways to bless … Continue reading

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