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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.

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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What God Won’t Erase

Getting new school supplies is a ritual most children look forward to as the lazy days of summer wind down and the August calendar brings a new year of study and schedules. Pencils finely sharpened, new boxes of brilliant-colored crayons, bottles of school glue, and those large pink Pearl Erasers ...

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