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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.

Have You Made Your Connection?

They had been the idea of Dwight D. Eisenhower long before he was sworn in as President—two-lane highways that would run from one side of America to the other.  As a young lieutenant colonel, he had traveled the rough roads of our country from Washington D.C. to San Francisco, California, ...

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Keep It Clean!

My grandmother could clean circles around me, even in her later years! Her floors always sparkled, she washed every glass and piece of silverware by hand, and I can still see her using her ringer-washer on laundry day when my sister and I would visit. Having a clean and orderly ...

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Are You Making the Grade?

Report cards…little pieces of paper that brought trepidation or excitement based on what type of student was receiving one! When we were in elementary school in the 1970’s, grades for the younger students were given as VG (very good), S (satisfactory), or N (needs improvement). Along with reading, mathematics, and ...

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God’s Love of a Country

Patriotism embodies the stories of many throughout our history. It is the story of a young watchmaker who came to America from Northern Ireland with strong hands and a willingness to work hard and wait years to become a citizen of his new country. It is the story of a ...

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When We “Skirt Around” God’s Borders

Noah Webster spent 28 years completing his 1828 Merriam Webster Dictionary, which includes many definitions based on biblical standards.  He believed that an earthly education without God’s Word was useless. One of the many words in his original dictionary is the verb skirted–living on the border of something, near the extremity.  And ...

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