“Fog” by Janis Cox

Trees by a lake in fog
“Fog” by Janis Cox

Fog

God, I am dry
I feel the fog around me
I can’t seem to feel Your presence

You used to be so close
Every morning I would sit
And feel You around me

Now my mind is running
My head is pounding
That special silence doesn’t come

What is wrong, Lord?
Why do I feel this way?
How can I rekindle my prayer lif
e?

Silence

Then a word
A small word
“Ask Me to show you how.”

Lord, I truly want to hear from You
I need to feel that peace that evades me
I want to know You more

Still struggling

Now I hear that soft Voice
My Creator’s Voice
Just rest in Me and I will do the rest

Peace

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

Read more by Janis Cox

Spark Creativity in Children by Jan Cox

Jan Cox is not only a talented writer, but she’s also a talented artist and hosts workshops to spark creativity in children.

“It’s been a crazy week. I am not a spring chicken any longer and I volunteered to teach 5 classes of art in the schools this past week. The children were 4 to 6 years of age.

I had a blast.

I loved watching the kids’ enthusiasm and how they really got right into the painting.

Sometimes too much. lol 🙂 But we only had 2 spills in 5 classes — so that’s not too bad.

In most classes, we had 25–28 children. The grade eights were called in to help and did a wonderful job. They also enjoyed making their own backgrounds.”

We did sponge painting

A variety of sponfges for painting by Jan Cox
Sponge Painting by Jan Cox

The children listened very well to the instructions.

For artists as well as gardeners we have to have PATIENCE.

Especially with watercolour, we need to wait for it to dry unless we want the colours to bleed into other colours.

The children also listened to a story by Laurence Anholt called “The Magical Garden of Claude Monet”.

Read more of Jan’s blog and instructions for sponge painting techniques ...

And check out Jan’s earlier blog Created to be Creative.

Til next time, God Bless.

Called To Be Creative by Jan Cox

Do you know you’re called to be creative? Yes, God has invited you to follow in His footsteps, to create something for Him and to share it with others! Called to be Creative by Jan Cox tells us how.

Jan Cox blogs about being creatively called in her blog Did You Know You Were Called to be Creative?

Scripture verse Genesis 1:27
photo by YouVersion

Called to be Creative

I hear many people say, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body.”

I hope this scripture will speak to you:

‘”If you are made in the image of God you are creative.

We have been created by a Creative God to use our creativity for His glory.‘”

Creativity doesn’t mean visual art alone… read more

You can find Jan’s books in our Christian Authors Bookstore.

Til next time, God Bless.

Christian Music CDs and DVD Talks

Music

Wahoo! We get excited when we see new titles come into our store and now we’ve added some great Christian Music CDs and DVD Talks to our virtual bookshelves.

Some of our authors are also singers and songwriters so we created a category just for them. You can find their music just past the Children’s section.

DVDs

We also added a selection of DVD Talks by our authors who do speaking tours. The DVDs are just below the music category. There you’ll find talks on various topics including mental health, the influence of media on our teens and even a sex talk.

I hope you find something that interests you in our new sections. Every purchase from our store or any click through to Amazon will give us an affiliate fee and help us to bring new books, music and talks to you, and help our authors, singers and speakers keep creating them!

Thank you for checking us out and please come back often.

Many Blessings

Lynne

‘Hidden Secrets’ by Janet Sketchley

Book cover of waves crashing onto rocks.
Hidden Secrets by Janet Sketchley

An Excerpt From the Book

When Landon Smith returns to the Green Dory Inn, she finds innkeeper Anna Young still shaken by the recent vandalism and unable to cope when the inn is targeted in an online vendetta. Prickly neighbour Bobby Hawke can help with Anna’s cyber woes, but when the attacks escalate to physical threats, Landon and Bobby must work together to unmask the culprit.

A cryptic message about a tunnel points to the property’s original owner, a notorious Prohibition-era sea captain rumoured to have left hidden wealth. Contraband, treasure, evidence of things better left buried…

How far will Anna’s enemy go to claim the tunnel and its contents? Protecting Anna will require courage and faith as Landon battles the locals’ attitudes and the scars of her past. Even then, she and Bobby are tracing the faintest of clues. With Anna on the brink of emotional collapse—and danger rising like the tide—time is running out...”

About Janet Sketchley

Janet Sketchley, author
Janet-Sketchley

“Janet Sketchley is a Canadian author whose passion is fiction. She is a member of The Word Guild, InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship, American Christian Fiction Writers and the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, and has finished an eight-year term as Acquisitions Editor for InScribe’s FellowScript newsletter. She’s also a wife, mom, daughter, friend, neighbor… trying to balance relationships and responsibilities, and learning how faith applies to real life. Add that to her quirky imagination and love of fiction, and you get novels about everyday women in suspenseful situations discovering more strength than they would have imagined.” — Google Books

You can find Janet’s books in our bookstore.

Follow Janet online at https://janetsketchley.ca/

Happy Reading!

Lynne

700 Club Interview with Beth Graf

A 700 Club interview with Beth Graf, one of our CA authors, about her delightful new children’s book. Beth is a ministry health pastor, a certified Christian life coach, and a new author! Her children’s book is titled “The Truth About You: God’s Thoughts For You”.

Beth Graf, author, at her desk.
Beth Graf

Watch the interview on YouTube.

Beautifully illustrated with breathtaking photos of real animals. The book shows children and adults alike how unique we all are and how very special we all are to God.

You can find Beth’s book in the Children’s section of our bookstore and on Amazon.

'The Truth About You' by Beth Graf, book cover featuring a snow leopard.
‘The Truth About You’ by Beth Graf

Happy Reading Everyone!

~ Lynne

‘The Love Story in Revelation’ by Monica Bennett-Ryan

Monica Bennett-Ryan studies the book of Revelation and discovers the love story inside.

“Revelation is all about love. The beasts, the images, 666; all reflect the powerful love of Christ for his treasured redeemed. This is why I see it that way…

Two lovers kiss in front of a beautiful castle.
The Love Story in Revelation

I have no recollection of ever wanting to understand the images of Revelation, but the perspective I now have of the beauty and absolute authority of Christ as sovereign Lord was presented to me by God through the Book of Revelation in a way I couldn’t have predicted.

This is what happened…

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in 1981 and I had a few minutes to spare before leaving for church so I flicked casually through the local newspaper.

When I turned to the entertainment guide I saw an advertisement for a movie at the local club…” continue reading on Monica’s blog

You can purchase Monica’s book in our bookstore or on Amazon.

Happy Reading!

Lynne

Dillon Orr, author

Author Dillon Orr has a book about teens going through tough times and how they rely on God to see them through.

” John is your average teenager who is trying to find out what God wants him to do in life. His life was normal, until a girl from his school ran into his church during a sermon on a Sunday morning. Her name was Katherine Lee, and she was searching for Jesus. Can John help her find Christ, as she’s going through abuse from her parents? Will John ever find out what he’s suppose to do in life? Walk with both of these characters, as they go through abuse, mental breakdowns, love, and sickness.” — Dillon Orr talking about his book, Singing With Angels on Amazon.

Dillon Orr's book - Singing With Angels
‘Singing With Angels’ by Dillon Orr

You can find Dillon’s book in our Bookstore in the Teen section and on Amazon.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

Alice Jane Stuckey, author and poet

Photo of author and poet Alice Jane Stuckey
Alice Jane Stuckey

Alice Jane Stuckey is an author and poet. In her book, she writes her autobiography in poetic form.

“No one escapes without some growing pains. None of us can get through the life on his own… The poems you will read in Faithful Father, Forever Friend, relate the journey I began sixty-eight years ago. It hasn’t always been pretty, but neither has it been without hope. ”

God knew we would have troubles on our journey.

John 16:33 (NLT) states, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” ~ Alice talks about her book on Amazon.

Two young girls smiling together
‘Faithful Father, Forever Friend’ by Alice Jane Stuckey

You can find Alice’s book in our bookstore in the Poetry section and on Amazon.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

Millie D’Costa, children’s author and songwriter

Millie D'Costa is an author, singer and songwriter
Millie D’Costa

Millie D’Costa author and songwriter, has been busy writing songs about Jesus and publishing her children’s book, Heart Lessons. Here are some things you may not know about her:

I have so much to praise and thank God for.  He has shown Himself faithful to me in many different ways.  I was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and grew up in the Catholic faith.  I attended a Catholic school and learned about God.  I was baptized as a child, and received Holy Communion and Confirmation.  

When I was 15 years old I heard about the Lord from my sister who was working for a Pentecostal Missionary.  I argued a lot about many things, but secretly accepted Jesus into my heart.  I was also totally healed from asthma when an American missionary prayed over me.  Two years later I publicly acknowledged Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.  At the age of 19 I was filled with the Holy Spirit.  My mother was very sick at that time, and that was when she accepted the Lord.  After prayer she started getting better and was healed.  This was then that I really began to see the power of God in a mighty way.”

After teaching Sunday school for over 15 years, I saw the need for children to have more heart knowledge than head knowledge.  Many children could quote the scriptures, however, they did not know how to let the Word come alive in their daily lives.” … Millie D’Costa on writing her children’s book, Heart Lessons.

Heart Lesssons children's book about Jesus
‘Heart Lessons’ by
Millie D’Costa

You can find Millie’s book in our Bookstore and on Amazon.

Hear Millie sing praise songs on YouTube and follow her blog at HeartLessons.ca

Carol Ford ~ speaker, author and career coach

Carol Ford ~ Speaker, Author and Career Coach

Carol Ford is an author, speaker and career coach. She’s also and an active member of The Word Guild – a growing community of Canadian writers, editors, speakers, publishers, booksellers, librarians and other interested individuals who are Christian.

“From all parts of Canada and many denominational and cultural backgrounds, we affirm a common statement of faith and are united in our passion for the written word.” ~ Carol, speaking of The Word Guild.

She writes heart-warming short stories and two are published in Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon and Christmas with Hot Apple Cider. Both compilation books are available in our bookstore.

Continue reading about Carol and her work on her website.

Happy Reading!

~ Lynne