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Welcome to Finding Christ Through Fiction

 I am so glad you have meandered over to my blog.   When I started thinking about blogging, I wondered what could I write about that would benefit others by pointing them to the Lord.  I have always felt that God reaches our hearts through stories so I knew that was what I wanted to do. I began to look at the Bible to see where Jesus told parables and gave [...]

By |2020-04-23T13:07:02-08:00March 1st, 2020|God Uses Stories|0 Comments

The Potter’s Illustration

In Jeremiah 18, God tells Jeremiah to go to the potter's house, and He would announce His words to Jeremiah.  I wonder what Jeremiah was thinking as he went to the potter's place.  What was God going to show him?  He would know that this potter was very talented.  He knew that potter would have some beautiful vases for display.  What beauty would he see? But when Jeremiah got there what [...]

By |2020-04-23T13:00:04-08:00July 28th, 2020|Journey with Jeremiah, God Uses Stories|0 Comments

POV and Head Hopping

What is "head hopping"? Like in a cartoon show on Saturday mornings when Bugs Bunny was able to get through a crowd by hopping on people's heads, especially Elmer Fudd's. Not exactly. But it kind of makes you feel that way when you read this in a story nowadays. So what is head hopping? And why should you usually NOT put it in your writing? Let me start with some basics. [...]

By |2020-05-21T20:53:42-08:00May 21st, 2020|Writing Your Stories|0 Comments

Our Top Recommendations for Christian Fiction and Growing in Christ books for 2020

I love to read fiction and of course I love to tell others about the great books that I've been reading this year. I won't be at the conventions this year (you know that Corona thing), but maybe I can still share with you what I would tell you if we were able to be together. So, come and join me in this video of my recommendations for this year. https://youtu.be/iiEIgiC4-RM [...]

The Rod of an Almond Tree

Word pictures. God loves to use word pictures. If he wants us to remember something, He often teaches a truth through an image or an event. We see this over and over again in the book of Jeremiah. In the first chapter of Jeremiah, God calls Jeremiah by touching his mouth and telling him that he has put His words in Jeremiah’s mouth. He uses words such as pluck up, break [...]

By |2020-06-09T19:57:42-08:00May 2nd, 2020|Journey with Jeremiah, God Uses Stories|0 Comments

Jeremiah’s call from God

In Ephesians 1:3-6, Paul tells us that God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world. He predestined us to be adopted by Him as a son or a daughter. He did this because of His kindness. He wanted to lavish grace on us. David extols praise to God in Psalm 139 because he was “fearfully and wonderfully made” (verse 14), and he was formed by God and woven [...]

By |2020-06-09T20:03:27-08:00May 1st, 2020|Journey with Jeremiah, Growing with Jesus|0 Comments

Keep Calm and Homeschool On MICHN Edition (Michigan)

If you missed out on free registration for the Indiana Homeschool convention, Michigan is using the same platform and I will be speaking there as well (of course, virtually). How does an online conference work? We know that families need quality information on homeschooling, today more than ever.We know that families need encouragement, instruction, and inspiration in these challenging times. Day One sessions and Virtual Vendor Hall #1 will be visible [...]

By |2020-05-01T15:32:18-08:00May 1st, 2020|News and Events|0 Comments

The Frightening Philippi Jail Storytime and Review

Gary Bower has outdone himself. Again. You may remember him from those adorable Bright Future Books, especially The Person I Marry. His wife illustrated them, and so many people have loved them. In this fun series, A Faith That God Built, Gary somehow pulls Biblical truth and doctrine into an illustrated book for two year olds (and older, of course). My favorite is The Frightening Philippi Jail, which I'm reading for [...]

By |2020-05-01T12:30:04-08:00May 1st, 2020|God Uses Stories, Story Time, Book Reviews|0 Comments

Online Convention for IAHE (Indiana) and Home (Maine)

As you all know, we were not able to bring our books to you at IAHE in March. But they joined with Home of Maine and quickly developed a virtual convention. They really worked hard! It's called Keep Calm and Homeschool On. That's a great title! Registration is now open! All content available until April 30, 2021. Registration by April 10, 2020: FREE!Registration April 10 to June 30, 2020: Covid-19 special pricing $19!Registration [...]

By |2020-05-01T15:21:51-08:00April 11th, 2020|News and Events|0 Comments

The Positive Power of Words

Last time, I talked about the negative power of words. We saw the destruction of man’s words in other people’s lives. Proverbs 15:4 says “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life—but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” I have seen this happen with my children. I have seen my words “crush the spirit.” I have struggled all of my life with the words that I say. It has [...]

By |2020-04-23T13:03:43-08:00April 7th, 2020|Growing with Jesus|0 Comments
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