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Celebrating Gutsy: Contest Winner

It's official. The Celebrating Gutsy: Writing and Drawing Contest for Kids is over. No more rushing to my mailbox and inbox to see what kind of creations arrive. No more giggling about the ways kids see God work. No more stories of prayer and kindhearted kiddos. I don't want it to end! Thank you to all of the young [...]

Celebrating Gutsy: Gutsy Girls Writing and Drawing Contest


A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting a school when a little boy raised his hand and asked if I could pray for a girl named Emma. See, this little boy doesn't know Emma, but he knows Emma has Cystic Fibrosis, and he knows Emma needs prayer. “Of course, I’ll pray for Emma,” I [...]

Authors Reveal Their Favorite Children’s Picture Books


A year ago, I looked at my daughters’ bookshelf and noticed it resembled a TV listing. Of course we owned the classics, but our bookshelf also contained a disproportionate amount of books on premade princesses, talking ponies, multiple fairies, a girl who liked to dress-up named Nancy, and let’s not forget the ever popular shopping [...]