Picture books for welcoming spring

Spring is right around the corner. Even though it may be snowing–that’s the thing about Spring–it’s always on it’s way. Spring is coming– it’s a promise! Picture books are a great way to bring a seasonal rhythm to your home and embrace the changing year. The books you read year-after-year together are the ones that… Read more »

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2018 Jesus Storybook Bible Lent Guide

Before the beginning of time God had a wonderful plan. He would come down and rescue his children. He would send his Great Rescuer, Jesus. And together they would pull off the greatest Rescue the world has ever known. But just before Jesus began his Great Rescue operation—where did he go? To a university to… Read more »

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The secret to peace no storm can destroy…

Sheep Hill 2017 was a year of so much hard news—attacks, shootings, political strife—so many days when it was impossible to know what to say. Near the end of the year a tiny island off the coast of Northern Ireland had something to say to me. So—why is this little island with its steep almost… Read more »

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Thoughts for Today: The New Year

TODAY (the last of the year, the first of a new one) Every morning we enter a new day. Who knows what the day will bring? God knows. Which is why he tells us not to be afraid. He has already gone ahead of us into the new day. He knows the way, what will… Read more »

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Family resources for Christmas and Advent

We’re so excited. By popular request, we have put together an Advent Guide and we’re giving it away free to you and whoever else you think may love it. (It’s our way to say THANK YOU to all of you who have supported this book that is now–incredibly–in it’s 10th year). From Sally’s introduction in… Read more »

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Free lent reading plan for connecting with your kids this Easter

It’s been so much fun celebrating the 10th birthday of The Jesus Storybook Bible and the release of Found: Psalm 23 with you all! THANK YOU for reading, sharing, loving my books and giving them to friends and family and random strangers. And thank you for sharing your beautiful stories and photographs — each one… Read more »

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Jesus Storybook Bible 10th Anniversary

Over 2 million copies sold? Translated into over 30 languages around the globe? Who could ever have imagined in the beginning how God would use this book? And next month The Jesus Storybook Bible is turning TEN! (How is that possible?) To celebrate we are releasing two wonderful new editions of the book (with great… Read more »
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The Time of Singing — the wonder of advent

It’s Advent – Time for singing! And carols! (And, if you’re a Brit, mince pies!) When the Angel told Mary that she would give birth to God’s baby boy, Mary’s response was to sing – the Magnificat. When the angels announced the news to the shepherds, they sang it out across the heavens. And when… Read more »

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Beauty hiding in plain sight

I was walking in Central Park when I was stopped by this tree. It was only tiny—totally dwarfed by the great elms. But it was caught by the sun—as if in a spotlight—and transformed into a blazing bush. Moses was minding his own business when something caught his eye—a bush was behaving oddly… he came… Read more »

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Thankful for the trees, those great incandescent angels of light

As a Brit first coming to the United States, I couldn’t believe that a whole holiday could be centered around being grateful. It struck me as so beautiful. It still does. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. What are you grateful for? Have you started a list? I’m a big list maker. (I’ve even been… Read more »

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