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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.

How the Wise Number Their Days

It was a bullet from the gun of a brilliant, romantic actor that took the life of President Abraham Lincoln when he was just 56 years old. With the future of his country once again looking hopeful after the long Civil War, the president and his wife were enjoying an ...

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Coconut Cake and Flattery

Darryl’s Bakery made the most wonderful donuts and cakes. I remember going into the little shop, holding my mother’s hand as the bell above the hundred-year-old door rang, announcing our arrival.  Every birthday, Mom would purchase a delicious white cake with little clowns on top, wearing their red and blue ...

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Five Finger Lesson

“May your ‘five finger lesson’ be valuable to you throughout your school day and when you go home.”                                                                  ...

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Need A Builder?

My grandfather built two houses and both still stand today. The gift of fine woodworking had been passed down to him by his German grandfather. Never hurried in his creation, he had the vision of the completed work always before him. The first house he built was a small two-story ...

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Peace in Knowing the Author

Little Golden Books made their debut in 1942, their colorful pages full of characters who learned important lessons worth passing on to children everywhere. In the middle of the story books, the animals, or children, cars or tugboats withing the pages would find themselves going through twists and turns, making ...

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