“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”  _C.S. Lewis

Children’s Stories

e-books in PDF format – click any cover to download

The Sparrow's Home PDFThe Sparrow’s Home
An anthropomorphic autobiography. Now there’s a mouthful for you. But, after you’ve read the story you’ll understand a bit more about the author, the sparrow, and perhaps, even yourself. Of course Psalm 84 also provided me with the inspiration to pen this little piece.

It is also the reason I share the posts at Contentment Cottage with you all.

Bootsey's Picnic PDF

Bootsey’s Picnic (on a Wonderful Wednesday)
tells of a small rebellion which turns into a rather frightening adventure for Bootsey, her young cousin Bobbie Jo, and their two brave protectors, Isaac and Wendell.

reading Christmas stories

Not to worry though, all’s well that ends well.


The story has a moral, but it’s up to the reader to find and explain it.


DDcoverEarly in 2014 the first of my fiction writing was added here. So far the reviews have been positive. Deadly Design is a Ben Merrill mystery, that’s been languishing on my hard drive for several years because it is “secular” fiction. It is not “Christian” fiction. It is not “motivational” fiction.  It’s fun fiction…because I love to write almost as much as I love to read…and following Special Agent Ben Merrill through his crazy adventures is fun for me. Deadly Design is soon to be followed by a sequel so plan to join us for another wild ride.

Bible Study

Now that I am old and gray,
do not abandon me, O God.
Let me proclaim your power to this new generation,
your mighty miracles to all who come after me.
Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens.
You have done such wonderful things. _Psalm 71:18-19

Journal God's WordJournal God’s Word

New in Spring of 2017, fifty pages of suggestions for building a personal journal around your study of God’s Word. Journaling prayers, recording studies and memory verses, opens your heart to hearing from the Lord. If you’ve never done so before, begin today to ‘Open Your Heart to God’ by keeping a memorial journal of your communication with Him.

And one day her heart opened up
and she knew
everything she was searching for had
always been inside her.


Don't Settle PDF

Don’t Settle
(for Anything Less Than God’s Best)

In April 2010, as I wrote in my personal journal and prayed an interesting idea sprang up—re-writing notes from a Seminar I’ve shared for years when speaking to groups of Christian women— fleshing the teaching out for an e-Book. From that inspiration comes this offering. When I finally committed to writing it, the greatest desire of my heart (my goal, if you will) was to share what real LOVE [the Love of Christ] has done in my life. And what His Love can do in your life, if you will take God at his Word.

The Week PDF

The Week (that changed the world)
From the night I cried out to God for HELP, thirty plus years ago, the Holy Spirit has continually been my guide in gaining a better under-standing of God’s Word. And as I continue to put the Word “first-place” in my life, He moves me ever closer to Jesus, and there enables me to grasp higher and higher levels of meaning from what I read. A simple trust in the Word of God paves the way for obedience and confidence in life. This little study, aimed at personalizing the seven days of Holy Week, is offered as a stepping stone toward a higher understanding of Easter’s true meaning.

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