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Lisa

Lisa
My husband Dan and I have three children and three grandchildren. We live in central Illinois. I am a graduate of The Institute of Children's Literature, a member of faithwriters.com, and a member of SCBWI. My writings have been published at chirstiandevotions.us, in DevotionMagazine, the PrairieWind Newsletter, and here at thebottomline.co.

Feeling Like A Leaf In the Winds of Sin?

Autumn was a favorite time for us as children. Although it meant the return to  classrooms for another year of school, it also meant a trip to the apple orchard outside our city. We would jump out of the car upon arrival and pick beautiful red and yellow apples from ...

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Who Determines Our Identity?

I thought I knew who I was, a descendant of Irish, German, and English immigrants. But after having my DNA tested, followed by  family research, I was surprised to find that some of my ancestors came from Scandinavia and Spain. And upon further search, I believe I have found a ...

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Do I Have to Do It God’s Way?

Most families have tried and true ways of accomplishing tasks that are handed down from one generation to the next. Whether remedy, time-saver, or safety measure, these ways of getting something done have been passed along because they work. It was the Gallaher Cigarette Company in England that packed convenient ...

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How to Control Your Suffering

His sweet little spirit brought joy to his fellow travelers on the rutted roads of the Oregon Trail. The ticket west had appealed to his father and mother and they had hitched their wagon to the dream of a better life beyond the great Rocky Mountains. Early in the journey, ...

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Sticks and Stones: Satan’s Name-Calling Game

For over 170 years, children everywhere have chanted some version of “Sticks and Stones, “   first published in England,  in response to the hurtful words of another.   Sadly, this little rhyme  is proven untrue before too many years of one’s childhood pass. Hurtful words are part of Satan’s game,  and ...

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