Hurrah! The day has arrived when I can reveal the covers of my brand new children’s books, coming to a bookstore near you early next spring:
Meet God Made Mommy Special and God Made Daddy Special.
These two engaging padded cover board books celebrate the special bond between animal parents and their little ones. Whether it’s Mommy Deer, Mommy Hamster, Daddy Bat or Daddy Lion, they all have one thing in common: these parents love their babies!
Each book closes with a celebration of the love between human parent and child, because even though God made all mommies and daddies special, there’s none as special as YOURS!
Here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite poems from the pages of the Daddy book, and your chance to peek at the adorable illustrations by Estelle Corke: Continue reading
Well, I must say that I had such a fun time at the Princess Party, hosted by Baker Book House. This is my favorite picture of the day…
And although it was fun to wear a tiara (I haven’t worn one since I got married 35 years ago) and although it was great to see all the tutus, what was really wonderful was to be able to read the story of Queen Esther from my new Love Letters book to these young girls, and to reinforce that the life of a princess is not all glitz and glamour, but can be hard work and dedication. (For a real-life example, just look at the late Princess Diana.) Continue reading
There’s something fun about Before & After photos. Almost always, when you see these pictures, it’s good news.
Whether it’s a friend who lost an impressive amount of weight, or someone who transformed their home or yard into something amazing, Before & After photos have the power to inspire.
So, just for fun, I’m sharing MY Before & After pictures, of the book table I set up at a recent conference.
Here’s the before…
And here’s the after… Continue reading
Now, it might be totally my imagination… but don’t you think Princess Charlotte is just a tad like my own little princess?
When your new book stays at the Number One New Release spot on Amazon for over three weeks, and it quickly reaches 50 five-star reviews, I call it the Ephesians 3:20 principle:
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Ephesians 3:20, The Message.
Here’s a few of my favorite quotes from those reviews, plus another opportunity to win Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart,
Interrupting this week to bring you some fabulous news…
If you are a fan of the Love Letter Series (which I do hope you are!) you will already know that the unique beauty of these books lies in the lift-the-flap love letters from God, where you can write your child’s very own name. I don’t know ANYONE, be they child or adult, who doesn’t enjoy personally addressed mail.
It’s really not too onerous to write your child’s name in each letter. But what if I told you that this could already be done for you, in a beautiful font that matches the book? What if you could easily upload a photograph of your child to go inside the cover? What if you could include a personal message, printed professionally? Drum roll please… Continue reading
Meet The Sweet Sisters Discipleship group…
Although only four are pictured here, this group is made up of eight girls, aged between 8 and 10 years old. Recently, their mentor, Kristi, the fourth participator in my blog tour, introduced them to Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart, and then wrote about their experience with it… Continue reading
Meet Colette, my first granddaughter.
This little girl, with the pony-tail tuft bouncing around on top of her head, is full of personality and fun. She’s not yet two years old, but already she can hold Grandma’s new book the right way round, lift the flaps, and see the pictures. It will be quite a while before she can read the words. But when she does, I want her to know that for every hero in the Bible, there’s always a heroine… Continue reading
It’s early in the morning on this Holy Saturday, and if you’re like me, you must be wondering just what was happening in that quiet Jerusalem cave. Perhaps it was something like this…
The Quiet Cave
Jesus had died. Joseph and Nicodemus were sad. They carefully took Jesus’ body down from the cross. They cleaned him. They wrapped his body in strips of white linen and carried him to a quiet cave on the hillside. They laid Jesus down inside the cave. Then they said goodbye. Before they left, they rolled a big stone over the entrance.
Outside the cave, two guards kept watch. The big heavy stone was sealed in place. And for three whole days, all was still.
But inside that quiet cave God was working. If you tried to peek inside, you couldn’t see anything. No eye could see it. If you stood outside and put your ear to the big stone, you couldn’t hear anything. No ear could hear it. If you tried to imagine what was happening you couldn’t. No mind could imagine it. But inside, God was doing something utterly amazing. Something only God could do. Jesus waited. And the world held its breath and waited with him.
Excerpted from the newest title in the Love Letters series, Easter Love Letters from God, coming January 2018 and now available for preorder.
A huge thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway of Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart.
This little book has been out for just one week now, and, amazingly, it’s still at the number one New Release spot for Children’s Bible Stories on Amazon!
And the winner is… drum roll please… Continue reading