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Jean and Laura Sassi's LOVE IS KIND
Jean and Laura Sassi's newest picture book Love is Kind.

Next week on Wednesday, February 6, I'm participating in a blog tour with the amazing picture book author Laura Sassi. It's my first blog tour and I'm praying everything goes well.

Will you pray with me?

And will you help me by liking Laura's author page on Face Book at

Her beautiful picture books are amazing!

And, while you're hanging out on Face Book would you visit my Author Page and consider liking it, too?

Please drop into my blog on Wed - Fri
or a chance to win a free copy of LOVE IS KIND.


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God's Encouraging Words

"...He is the faithful God, Keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands." (Deut. 7:9)

Can you imagine 1000 generations from now? How many "greats" would have to line up for me to name my future generations that far ahead? I'll need a spreadsheet to figure that one out! Yet God has promised to be faithful to me family 1000 generations from now if I remain faithful to Him. That's a heavy responsibility for me, and an amazing promise from God!

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Latest Encouraging Words Blog Posts


Is there something about your son or daughter that drives you up the wall? Be honest! Some habit. Some response. Some tone. Some attitude. It simply pushes all your buttons. And they know it, so they do it especially when around you. You’ve tried to correct them. Why don’t they listen? You’ve tried to discuss it reasonably. They can’t …

2018 Picture Books--The Day You Begin

2018 Picture Books--The Day You Begin
It is 2019. Ta-da! For most of this year I will review some of the amazing picture books published in 2018. I love my job! Today is MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN'S BOOK DAY. MCBD's mission is to raise awareness of the need for kids’ books celebrating diversity in homes and schools and libraries. It also works to get more of these books …
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