Heart vs. Treasure?

Heart vs. Treasure?

Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian novelist, said “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” Long before this, Jesus wrote both in Matthew 6:21 and Luke 12:34, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” I find a difference in...
Still in “Christmas Let-Down”?

Still in “Christmas Let-Down”?

Christmas can bring so many things to us, both good and difficult. It is a wonderful time of hope, when our Savior came to earth to bring salvation for all! But like our Lord’s time on this earth, there is joy and sorrow. It is easy to set unreal expectations about...
Facing 2018 with Hope or Fear?

Facing 2018 with Hope or Fear?

We live in an age where it is easy to focus on fear. Through our media (social or otherwise), we are bombarded with news that can foster fear. I like a quote by Nelson Mandela that says, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” I echo that sentiment. The...
All I Want for Christmas Is…

All I Want for Christmas Is…

A friend recently shared a post on Facebook that said, “I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets shorter, because the things you want can’t be bought.” How true! Many of us want the things God wanted for us when He first created the world — perfect love for...
Get Involved with Your Kids

Get Involved with Your Kids

The best way to know what your child’s learning environments entail, is to get involved where and when you can. Being a working parent can present challenges, especially for being part of your child’s school activities during the day. However, there are other options....
Need to Rant

Need to Rant

I am at least glad that famous, best-selling author, John Grisham, apologized on his website “for controversial comments he made about the U.S. justice system and ‘harsh’ prison sentences for those who viewed child pornography online.” In an...
Our Children Need Hope!

Our Children Need Hope!

1 Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” What a perfect “triad” to incorporate into our children’s lives. Introducing the concept of faith in God’s incomparable love brings hope. Our children need...
Helpful Resources for Blessings, My Child

Helpful Resources for Blessings, My Child

Every author needs resources in writing their book. Below are resources that were significant in the writing and publishing of my book, Blessings, My Child. The Holy Scripture (Author well-known!) Children’s Writer’s Word Book – Alijandra Mogliner & Tayopa...
How Do I Get My Child to Talk and Share?

How Do I Get My Child to Talk and Share?

When I started writing Blessings, My Child, my original thought was to include a blessing, based on Scripture, along with an illustration. As the book started taking shape, I realized the blessings were a good springboard for asking children some personal and...