Forgiveness in the Bible



Curious What the Bible Says about Prophesy?

Reading the Bible - Revelation 17 - The Woman on the Beast

7 Angels & 7 Plagues - The Tribulation in the Bible

The Angel of the Lord at Bokim - Reading the Bible

666 - The Number of the Beast - READING THE BIBLE

Joshua's Farewell-Reading the Bible this Year

The Woman and The Dragon - READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR

The Two Witnesses for God - Revelation 11

The Angel & The Little Scroll - Revelation 10

Misunderstandings Can Start Wars - Joshua Chapter 22

Cities of Refuge: Joshua Chapter 20


The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation 5

READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR: Joshua Chapter 21

Revelation Chapter 2 - Angels, Stars, & the Future

HAVE A PEACEFUL WEEKEND - Read the Bible With Us

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: Joshua 18

Revelations Chapter 1 - Hope in Crisis

Reading the Bible-The Division of land of the Children of Israel

Our Daily Reading of the Bible

CHAOTIC TIMES - READ the Bible with Us for Peace

Join Us As We Read Through the Bible This Year

READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR: Lies, Trickery & Deception

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: Ai Destroyed

READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR: Joshua 7 - Greed, Theft & Punishment

Reading the Bible- Talking about Atlantis, Math & More

Angels...? We're Reading the Bible Today: Joshua 5

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: The Death of Moses

Generosity and Divorce are themes as we Read the Bible this year

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: History of the Children of Israel

The Nation of Israel - Reading the Bible in 1 Year

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

I Eat Ugly - With Imperfect Produce

Did you know that 6 Billion lbs of produce go to waste each year in the United States Alone?

Well Imperfect Produce is trying to stop the waste of healthy food by bringing affordable fruits and veggies right to your front door.

If you're interested in saving money, eating healthier and supporting farmers all while limiting food waste,  watch me unveil my first box of Imperfect Produce and let me know if you have any questions. You might want to try Imperfect Produce too. Just because it doesn't look perfect doesn't mean it isn't healthy food or that it won't taste perfect.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Okay,  I know it might not  look like much but take a peek below to see how it started.

It was a true transformation. This little tree started out as a piece of paper...well, maybe two that I put together and then watched the salt crystals  grow. And, I know I'm supposed to be an adult and watching crystals grow is something I should have outgrown years ago...but I haven't. I still love to watch the "miracle" or maybe you want to think of it as the "magic" of things growing almost right before my eyes. And this was a fun little science project.

And, if you want to take a peek  at the individual pictures, just scroll down.

Here's another site that shows you how to grow your own crystal Christmas tree:

The ingredient list is simple, (plus you might want to add a little food coloring) and you might have buy the bluing agent on-line:

1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon bluing
  • ½ tablespoon of household ammonia
  • If you try this out, let me know what you think of it.

    And, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

    Monday, November 20, 2017

    Such a Thanksgiving Turkey

    If you want to see a fun and EZ way to make a  3D Chocolate Turkey for your Thanksgiving Table, simply watch this short video and if you have any questions, let me know.

    And I hope you all have a fantastic time of feasting with your family and friends!


    Wednesday, September 6, 2017


    Halloween is Right Around the Corner

    Anyone who knows me, knows I love crafting...and writing. So, what's a crafty-writer to do when she gets her first Middle-School Stem Story published...?

    Yep, craft something to celebrate!

    Here it is:

    Sunday, August 20, 2017


    I might argue that animals are smarter than people ... BUT just to be safe why don't  we take our furry friends inside

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Create Your Own Soothing Gel at Home for Sunburns or Simply Tired, Puffy Eyes

    All you need is 2 cucumbers, a couple aloe vera leaves, a little jar, some cotton rounds, and a baggie
    It might not look pretty but it is soothing and actually relieves sunburn pain...and it reduces swelling in puffy tired eyes. But, the best part is that it's simple and easy to make at home with ingredients you probably have lying around your house.

    If you're still interested, watch this little how-to video:

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Tips, Tricks and Hints for Writers - More from The Storybook Intensive

    At the SCBWI Storybook Intensive on June 10th, April Henry shared some tips, tricks and hints for all writers. Here are a few of my favorite inspirations I received from attending this workshop:

    April said, “Show the reader” what you’re trying to describe. Now that might not seem like a great tip because we’ve all heard the old adage of “show - don’t tell” but here’s the bit that I found inspirational, “watch T.V. with the sound off.” This is something you can easily do that will help you “see” what is happening rather than hearing the plot unfold through dialogue and/or information being relayed.

    Another great tip, I thought, was to “skip over things unless it moves the story forward”. That might sound like another bit of old information but we all get caught up in our words—I mean after all, we are writers ;D so it’s a good reminder to not be verbose because we’ll lose the reader’s attention if we waste time being word-wranglers.

    One last great tip I want to share that April gifted us with, “If your characters have to swim to survive, send sharks after them.” The point is to keep adventure or at the very least interest in the forefront of the story.

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    April Henry and Christy Ottaviano at the SCBWI Storybook Intensive

    I went to the SCBWI Storybook Intensive here in Portland, Oregon on June 10th and got to meet the AWE...mazing April Henry and the inspiring Christy Ottaviano (editor extraordinaire at MacMillan Books)

    I wanted to share some of the wonderful tips, tricks and hints they shared with us at this workshop and . . . I will...but first, I wanted to share a short interview April was kind enough to give me.


    April, when did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

    When I was in third or fourth grade, I started writing stories. But as I got older, I decided that authors didn’t come from little logging towns in Southern Oregon.

    How many hours a day do you devote to writing?

    About four of solid writing, then an hour or two of business stuff, like answering fan mail or crafting Facebook posts. 

    What’s more important to you when you write, character or plot?


    What is the hardest part of writing a story for you?

    When a deadline creeps up and I have no idea how to have an exciting and satisfying and yet surprising ending. 

    What did your family think of your writing career when you first started out?

    Everyone was supportive, but I think only my mom really believed I would be published.

    What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

    I love to do Brazilian jiujitsu.  I just got my third stripe!

    What authors do you like to read?

    I read widely.  I just read Wildman by JC Geiger, a first novel by an SCWBI member who lives in Eugene.  Next up The Scribe of Sienna, an adult book which I think has some time travel in it, by Melodie Winawar and Refugee, a middle grade book about three refugee children in three different time periods by Alan Gratz.

    Do you have future projects in mind?

    Next May, Run, Hide, Fight Back comes out.  It’s about a shooting that traps six teenagers at a shopping mall, and it’s basically Die Hard meets Breakfast Club.  And after that, it’s The Lonely Dead, about a girl who can talk to the dead. 

    How many books have you written and how many of those have been published?

    It’s got to be close to 30.  So far, 21 have been published, and three more are under contract. 

    Can you tell us a little bit about your latest book?

    CountAll Her Bones is a companion novel to Girl, Stolen, which was about a blind girl who was accidentally kidnapped when a teenage boy stole her stepmother’s car.  The new book takes place about six months after the previous one, on the eve of the trial for the thief’s father (who decided to hold her for ransom).  For that book I spent a lot of time learning various martial arts that blind people could use to defend themselves.  The book has a great twist that was a surprise to me when I thought of it - that was really fun! 

    (Tips, Tricks and Hints on Monday) 

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Book Trailer: Irma the Inventor & the Vampire Spiders

    I'm so excited to share my upcoming middle grade book  with all my friends and family!

    I'm hoping Irma the Inventor will inspire other young girls to go into the Stem fields and create their own dreams.

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    Baking, Making and Creating - Play With Your Food

    Let Them Eat Cake

    Is there anyone out there who doesn't like cake?

    If there is, I just don't understand . . . because I LOVE cake. And, I don't  just love to eat it. I love to make it and bake it and create it. To me, making a cake is a lot like playing with playdoh (and here's a quick homemade recipe).

    Here are just a few photos of the cakes I've made (two of them my daughter-in-law was pitching in...a lot) but these are creations you can have fun making and eat them too ;D

    So, if you want to make, bake and create here's a fun way to do it by creating a cake using . . . whatever frosting, fondant or  fancy foods you want to use. But when you're baking, remember the most important thing is to have fun because we really should all play with our food.

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017



    We got up early on a Saturday morning to go spend the day at OMSI because we all wanted to see  The Art of the Brick  and see the works of the Brick Artist Nathan Sawaya

    Plus, we wanted to learn all the Brick Vocabulary

    And while we were there, we saw dinosaurs


    and more Skeletons

    until it made me want to SCREAM

    But in the end it was all a  lot of fun.

    Did you know LEGO is a Danish company and it is an abbreviation of "leg godt", which means "play well" and coincidentally, "Lego" is also a Latin verb which means, "I assemble".

    And, if  you want to check out more about LEGOS and how they can help equip kids with the necessary skills to advance in the STEM fields, check out this site here.

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    May the Forest Be with You...Happy Earth Day

    Here's a link to fun Earth Day Activities :

    Thursday, March 2, 2017


    Anyone who knows me, knows I love to bake, create and decorate ;D And if you have a little girl or just someone who loves to have fun cakes for a birthday, here's how I made this Little Kitty cake for a friend.

    I started by frosting the cake with a butter cream frosting, which you can make with a cube of butter and some powdered sugar. It's simple.

    Then, I rolled out the fondant and  laid it over the cake. (The frosting works as glue).

    I pressed the fondant tight to the cake to make it show the form. Then I  started to decorate the eyes, nose and bow.

    Oh and the can't forget the whiskers.

    The little dash of pink added quite a lot...I  thought.
    I cut away the excess and lined the edge with a pink ribbon of fondant.

    It was a very simple design but turned out pretty cute. This is a cake anyone could make.

    And, if you do make one, let me know. I'd  love to see pictures.