From Gloom to Bloom-the beauty of a positive attitude is an exceptional tool in helping children to understand the necessity of starting each day with a positive outlook. Hunter Darden uses the mighty power of words to encapsulate the significance of this.It is a book that could benefit children, as well as, adults. It can be well utilized in churches and schools.
Stuart Taylor-minister at Elkin Presbyterian Church and has coauthored Say to This Mountain,Mark’s Story of Discipleship and St. Francis And The Foolishness Of God.
Gorgeous Georgia is a giraffe and…well…as you can see…she’s just plain gorgeous! She knows it and feels inclined to tell everyone so. She brags about her lovely, long neck, beautiful chestnut brown spots, graceful, lengthy legs and her long, blue tongue. Read the rest of this entry »
Horse Sense and Savvy is a collection of columns that I have written for The Charlotte Observer (Iredell Neighbors) . We humans are fascinating creatures with our intriguing natures and idiosyncrasies that make us who we are. Because of our interesting natures, I have been provided with great fodder for my columns. Read the rest of this entry »
I Only Eat Trout is about a little boy named Joey who is consumed by worries. His perceptive teacher realizes that she needs to come up with a plan to help him with his anxiety. There is a “Worry Pouch” at the end of the book with sticky note pads where kids can write down their worries and stuff them away in the pouch to forget about them. There is also a Happy Thoughts pad where they can write down the small, happy moments in their daily lives and save them under their pillow, as a reminder of all the good. Read the rest of this entry »
Has anyone ever said something to you which creates such a sense of awakening in you that you feel compelled to share the profound words of impact with everyone? That is what happened to me–an incredible light bulb moment caused by a few simple words–and I have my mother to thank for it. Read the rest of this entry »
Pete’s Angel goes far beyond a fairy tale story about a little boy and his spiritual friend. It reaches into the realm of the deepest recesses of our minds in a quest to reach the essence of who we really are. Frequently and unfortunately, sometimes the image we have of ourselves evolves around the image others have of us. My hope is that through the inspiration of Pete and his guardian angel, T.J., children will be able to explore their inner most selves and realize their potential within.
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Tapestry is the saga of the heart and soul as they journey together and meet at a crossroads to form the ultimate love story. It is Olivia’s personal journey of self-discovery through a lifetime of grief resolution. It culminates into the beauty of love at its finest when Olivia finds real love all because of a simple sentence, a dove, and an unexpected letter. Read the rest of this entry »
Thoreau said, “Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not the fish they are after.” This is the “real” truth behind The “Reel” Thing.
All the townspeople had given up hope years before of catching the legendary Madame Mossback…that is….all except for Charlie. “The Madame” is the oldest, biggest bass in the fishing pond. She’s so old that moss actually grows on her back.
Combining the excitement of an unexpected holiday due to snow and the recognition of the eternal nature of life, The Everlasting Snowman is a story for all ages and all seasons. Read the rest of this entry »