In Thirty: A Mother’s Spiritual Journey After Losing Her Child, Carole shares her raw first-hand experience of the pain, confusion, disbelief, loneliness, sadness, and sickness she encountered in the loss of her child, Paula.
This fully illustrated delightful story takes place in an alternate world populated by anthropomorphic hippopotamuses called potomoses during the human equivalent time frame of the 1930s. It is the story of a family of very excellent and interesting potomoses who live in Belgravia and whose adventures take them to Egypt and back in search of the lost treasure of King Tutanpotomos. This is the first of a planned series of adventures which will follow the Potomos family generation to generation from the 1930s to the present time. There are 22 full colour illustrations.
Have you ever wondered if God loves you? This question has been asked by children of all ages and the answer sometimes is that they feel unloved. We often make the connection with our feelings about God in the heavens, to how we feel about our fathers on earth. If children have grown up in a harsh and unloving environment, they may have made a connection that God also gets angry easily and is not loving.
How Good Can God Be? is an inspiring book to all humans who want to feel the universal emotion of love and shows the example of a loving earthly father to his daughter through the growth stages of life, as a reflection of our loving and kind heavenly Father, God.
Sara Thurman beautifully connects the earthly relationship of father and daughter to the heavenly relationship with God and His children. In How Good Can God Be? the dad includes his daughter in purposeful activities on a big ranch in Texas, where they live, while he teaches her how to garden and to patiently wait for the harvest. He also uses words of affirmation to his adult daughter to declare her identity as a loved child. He makes himself present in his daughter’s life since she was a little girl and watches her become a teenager and young adult, continuing to be involved in her life.
Offering layered meanings written within the storyline to make the relationship of parent to child positive through a lifetime, How Good Can God Be? is a book for all ages and all children. There is even a hide and seek element in the illustrations with an armadillo to add interest to each stage of life.
The purpose behind this book is to give hope to all children, no matter what age, to be able to develop a loving relationship with Father God who wants to spend time, help, teach and affirm His children.
Come along with Jabulani, a boy in Southern Africa, as he lives with purpose and loves with purpose. Jabulani learns how the little ways that he helps his family and friends can add up to big rewards, and that no matter how small you are, you can accomplish big things. In doing so, Jabulani shares his story across diverse cultural lines and at the same time introduces his culture from the Ndebele tribe of the Republic of South Africa to other children through this story of a week in his life.
A heart-touching story of overcoming the fears and storms of life.
Under a full moon, little Peek-a-Hoot wakes up to see his Father, as always, watching over him. But when a sudden storm arrives, little Peek-a-Hoot becomes afraid.
Will You Always Be Here?
is a Christian children’s book with a powerful message of faith, love, and the reassurance we can all have, knowing that our Father watches over us too.
A perfect gift for the holidays and great comfort for all ages during these difficult times.
All proceeds of this book go to the orphaned children of Nakrekal, India.
If you are a dog lover, this book is for you! Anyone that has a dog in their life knows they are all the better for it. Grab this insightful free book of dog-inspired lessons for humans and learn how easy it is to mirror your dog’s ability to let go, love unconditionally and live in the moment.
In our busy, work-filled lives, it’s easy to forget the simple things: love, loyalty, forgiveness, kindness, and faith. Some people will spend years searching for these vital elements, but author and animal-lover Joyce Kostakis found them a little closer to home: in her beloved dogs, Cooper and Max.
The E-book may be free, but the lessons are invaluable. Cooper and Max’s stories will melt your heart and change the way you see the world. Their loyalty, trust, and ability to live in the moment will inspire you to let go, enjoy life, be present and cherish every moment. This quick read will leave a long-lasting smile.
Dog Inspired Lessons for humans provides big life lessons with heart-warming photos that show us dogs aren’t just man’s best friend—they can be man’s (and woman’s!) best teacher too. Cooper’s ability to leave an abusive past behind and trust again will inspire you. Max’s pure joy and capacity to live in the moment will bring out your inner child.
Before you know it, you will find yourself recognizing these small blessings within your fur family, and your life will never be the same.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have no doubt that each pet that shared their lives with me was God-guided into my life. It is perfect that dog is God spelled backward, it gives a dual meaning when I share the dog guided inspirational tales (tails) that taught me profound lessons in love, living in the moment, gratitude, and the power of forgiving and letting go.
I made a decision to apply the lessons learned while watching Cooper and Max interact on a day to day basis. The result was positive. I feel emulating them as taught me how to be a better person. It has taught me to be a better friend, coworker, sister, wife, and a pet owner. I decided to write this book to share my insights as well as provide a few photos to give you a smile in the process.
Brent, the coach’s son, is his father’s best player on the 12-year-old Little League baseball team. The team is playing for the State Championship. His team is ready. They expect to win. But outbursts of uncontrollable anger from players, their parents, coaches, and officials threaten Brent’s enthusiasm and concentration for the big game. Game Day comes, and Brent’s nerves and emotions are a wreck. Then some unexpected events during the Championship event–some humorous, some heart-warming– open his eyes to a score that really counts. It is a close game between two rival teams, with plenty of action and a chance for the winning team to be on national television. At the end of the fiercely fought game, Brent is excited–but over an entirely different score.
You know that thing when you’re in Walmart at noon before you discover you haven’t brushed your teeth? Sarah Parshall Perry gets that. She also gets weird things showing up in her bed, her daughter requesting war paint, and her son crawling into a giant blue sock on Christmas morning. Sometimes, she discovers the kids have locked each other in the dogs’ cages, but at least they’ve stopped getting into trouble for awhile.
According to Perry, “The hardest stuff is the quickest way to God.” And if the systematic destruction of her carefully planned life is any indication, she’s on the fast track to sainthood. A mother of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, she has experienced plenty of ups and downs. But from the chaos of her “ordinary” life, she pulls truth packed with humor, poignancy, and a naked honesty that will help you realize messes make God visible.
“Brokenness is part of our humanity and Sarah Perry gets it. Sand in My Sandwich is her story of living with transparency, grace, humor, and hope. No matter your challenge today, you will find yourself in her story. This book is a must-read for every woman.”–Shannon Royce, president and CEO, ChosenFamilies.org
by Uvi Poznansky (Author, Translator), Zeev Kachel (Author)
Home. A simple word; a loaded one. You can say it in a whisper; you can say it in a cry. Expressed in the voices of father and daughter, you can hear a visceral longing, in poems and prose, for an ideal place. A place never to be found again.
by Lisa Appelo (Author)
Discover the real reason for Christmas with your children in this 15-day advent Nativity Activity. Unwrap the story of Christmas by adding one piece to your manger scene each day and reading the corresponding Bible verse along with that day’s exciting narration. Start 15 days before Christmas or begin on December 1st using the days convenient for your family. Bring the story of Jesus’ birth to light in a new, hands-on way this year as you connect scripture to the nativity scene in this Countdown to Christmas!