Middle Schooler Inspired by My Book, Celebrities Giving Back!

I love to talk to kids who like to read, especially when they like to read my books! Call me Proud—I am proud of my 11 non-fiction Middle Grade books. They range in subject from Greek gods to biographies on Taylor Swift to stories of famous people who help others. Victoria liked my book called... Continue Reading →

Veteran’s Day Salute to Family Military Members

On Veteran’s Day I want to say a special thanks to my husband, John, for serving 21 years in the United States Air Force. He retired from the 122nd Fighter Wing at Fort Wayne International Airport. He always enjoyed his time with the Air Force and influenced our son to follow his footsteps in the... Continue Reading →

Calvary Lutheran Church Helps Students Read

For the past year I’ve interviewed pastors of local churches as part of a new weekly column established by my local newspaper. This story was one of those columns. I particularly like the fact that members of the congregation have dedicated themselves to reading to children at a local school. What a vital part of... Continue Reading →

Church profile: Abundant Life Christian Center

It has been a privilege to interview several dozen pastors from my county this past year to write a series of stories for the Bluffton News-Banner newspaper about their churches. This is one story that is unusual-- the pastor preaches in 2 churches in different places each Sunday a.m.! His wife is an evangelist also.... Continue Reading →

Liberty Center Baptist Church: From Surviving to Thriving

In a change from my regular format of posting a devo each Sunday I’m posting a story about a local church in my area that I wrote for the Bluffton News-Banner with permission of the editor. Each week for the past year I’ve been blessed to interview a different pastor in my county. The stories... Continue Reading →

New Fort Wayne Christian Writing Club is Off and Running!

Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end. Hebrews 3:6. Recently I’ve helped start a new Christian Writing Club in Fort Wayne Indiana. I already co-lead one in Bluffton Indiana. The distance between the two... Continue Reading →

Tips for Starting a Christian Writing Club

It was a joy recently for my writing friend Rhonda Maller and me to be interviewed by my good friend Elizabeth Nulf MacDonald. Elizabeth is host of The Verbal Edge, a public access TV station in Fort Wayne. Rhonda and I talked with Elizabeth about co-founding the Bluffton Christian Writing Club in 2009 and how... Continue Reading →

‘Teens Giving Back’ Workshop Offers Ideas for Helping

Yesterday Jeannie Johnson of the Creative Women of the World shop (http://creativewomenoftheworld.com/) and I conducted a free workshop on Fair Trade and ways to volunteer to help others, especially poor people around the world. The workshop, attended by 20 homeschooled teens at Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne Indiana, was a monthly meeting organized... Continue Reading →

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