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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.

The Sweetest Fragrance

Our senses are a gift from God. Through sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound we experience life. Through our sense of smell, we remember. Rich tulips remind me of springtime when I was a little girl, the days warming in invitation to come out and play. The heavy scent of ...

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Trust the Potter

Remember opening a new can of Play-Doh?  The first thing most of us remember about the childhood delight is its smell. It was a can of colorful fun, a rite of passage for our little hands–and noses!   The soft, unusually-scented, brightly colored doughs were fun to form into shapes using ...

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Is Your Name Written in the Right Book?

I remember the old television drama Hawaii Five-0, from my childhood. Beginning in 1968, Detective Captain Steve McGarrett put his life on the line, along with his officers, fighting crime in the nation’s 50th state. The show left its mark on our culture: “5-0” is now the term used for ...

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Are We There Yet?

How many times did you ask that question from the back seat of the family car growing up? I remember the look us kids would get from my mom when we’d ask, “are we there yet?” Our family traveled from Illinois to Indiana in the summers of my childhood, driving ...

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With the Drop of a Hat

Who knew that the drop of a hat would lead the way to the creation of  America’s favorite chocolate bar?  At age 14, Milton Hershey had left school for good and was working as a printer’s apprentice. He was quite bored with the position, as most young boys of his ...

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