Jesus Storybook Bible advent ideas and giveaway

Have you noticed how Christmas is coming before Thanksgiving this year? Trees are up. Next to pumpkins. Should we put up some kind of pumpkin turkey thanksgiving tree? BUT, then again, you could say it’s Christmas all year long because God’s love doesn’t just come to us at Christmas. He’s loving us all day all… Read more »

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dance of the trees, song of the stars

There seems to have been a competition in the parks around here lately between trees and lamp posts. Who is shining brighter? The trees are winning. They’ve been glowing here in New York. In fact, the trees also inspired me to write this little piece that was picked up by FoxNews (in case you haven’t… Read more »

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for when you are facing giants

I’m excited to be guest blogger over at Ann Voskamp’s site today! I’m there wondering… Do you sometimes feel less like brave David, and more like the teeth-chattering-knees-knocking-terrified-scared-to-death people on the sidelines? Well… there is good news for you! Take a jaunt over to Ann’s farm and read my entire article HERE… Or, if you… Read more »

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THE Lloyd-Jones

People often ask me, “Are you related to THE Lloyd-Jones?” To which, of course, I respond … “But I AM the Lloyd-Jones.” What they’re really asking, though, is: “Are you related to THE Doctor David Martyn Lloyd-Jones?” Dr David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) is the rock star of theologians, writers, thinkers, a children’s book writer like… Read more »

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Splash!

At the end of book release day for The Story of God’s Love For You, three happy things to report: 1. We were #1 release for Amazon in the teen category 2. We’ve got lots of pre-orders 3. I even spotted a real life one IN THE WILD today (At the afore-mentioned bookstore, I might… Read more »

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Long live the Queen!

On September 9th (this very day!) Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain’s longest reigning monarch, bumping her great-great-grandmother Victoria from that top spot. (Victoria ruled for 64 years until her death in 1901.) The Queen’s has had 12 prime minsters. So far. Her first prime minister was Sir Winston Churchill. She is the most popular… Read more »

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workspaces to inspire you

Where do you make art? write? compose? create? When I started out I thought it would be in a library. So I found the perfect one. It was very beautiful. And very silent. And very serious. And all I could think was, “GET ME OUT OF HERE!” I kept looking around at everyone writing great… Read more »

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the art of simplicity

It’s hard to believe… but Miffy, that adorable white baby bunny, turns 60 this year! In 1955, on a rainy seaside holiday in North Holland, Dick Bruna sketched a little bunny for his young son. The bunny kept hopping about. Each evening he would make stories up about the bunny and… Miffy was born. I… Read more »

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Happy Independence Day (from a Brit?)

The independence we are celebrating today is, of course, independence from the likes of me. Brits. (Excuse me but first of all, what is a Brit doing posting on Independence Day? I know. It’s cheeky but there you have it. We are nothing if not cheeky.) When I first came to the States, I visited… Read more »

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crossing barriers and boundaries

It’s one thing to hold the book you wrote in your hands. It’s another to see it in the hands of a child you have never met at the opposite ends of earth. Over the years Ann Voskamp has shared my books with children all over the world. This photo is of a boy in… Read more »

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