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Angels Amongst Us

How does God speak to us? How do we know that we are receiving comfort and guidance from the Holy Spirit? We refer to angels as God’s helpers or as the angelic host or Holy Spirit. The goal of this piece of literature is to give children the comfort of knowing God is with them. This can be conveyed through the idea of angels, and the comfort can come through in many ways. These unseen messengers frequently speak through other people or through the words of a song or in our thoughts. This book hopes to inspire conversations about listening and receiving and paying attention. Paying attention to something that is more of a thought than spoken words, something that is more like a whisper that is heard in the mind and felt in the heart.


Where There Is Love… We Are One

Where There Is Love… We Are ONE focuses on love and peace and unity. In this world of challenges, division, and differences, there is one concept that unifies us: love. No matter what nationality or religious belief, parents love their children, children love their parents, people love each other, and love feels the same no matter where we live or what language we speak.

This book gives children a very clear look at the ways that we might be different …our clothes, our nationality, and the color of our skin. But no matter these differences, love is the unifying factor, and each of us is responsible to bring this love and to share this love in the world.


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Lifted: Into Christ’s Arms for Mission and Service

This is a story about going to the mission field and the situations and reactions that occurred over approximately 20 years of my experience in leading mission teams of youth and adults. As the story opens, I am reflecting on the things that brought me to the mission. I am in deep thought as my mind moves through the years of coming to the mission . . . the fears, the joys, the service, the love expressed and received.

The girls are in the cabin, getting ready for breakfast, and I am sitting on the porch, doing my devotions for the day and reflecting on the call to mission. After all of these years, it is so evident that the call to mission is answering God’s call through fear and trepidation and overzealous bouts of helper high.


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I AM WITH YOU All Ways

FOR YEARS, MARIAN has been spending time in nature and taking photographs during many of these excursions. Sometimes she would be spending time in prayer and reflection, and other times she would just be pointing her camera and snapping pictures, only to find amazing visuals when she would get them developed. This book has been on her mind through years of seeing Spirit in nature and in photos taken on these excursions. This book is written in a poetry format as a piece of children’s literature. The words allow a lilting pentameter, which is enhanced by paintings of real photographs that undeniably show the presence of Spirit in this world. She wants to share her belief that Spirit is everywhere in everything.


See Only Love

See Only Love

Marian asks us to see the interconnectedness with Spirit within each and every individual. So often we view ourselves as well as others as separate and different. But no matter what their circumstances, each person has a connection with Spirit and with one another. God calls us to look for the love within each person and to recognize His love within each individual. This book is written in a poetry format as a piece of children’s literature. She wants to share her belief in Spirit is everywhere in everyone. We are challenged to See Only Love.


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We are the trees

Marian has always loved trees. She has spent many hours painting trees on canvas and showing their intricate and delicate beauty against the sunset sky. This love has translated into a rich relationship with nature and feeling Spirit’s presence in these lush and living entities. She has many favorite trees and consistently photographs them in an attempt to capture their beauty and their Spirit. It is her goal to have young people of all ages look at trees differently—to see them as living and sensitive to their environment and to our interconnectedness and the interconnectedness of all things as a part of our spiritual journey.

This book is written in a poetry format as a piece of children’s literature. It is the author’s desire to share this perspective and to inspire the reader to look at the world differently—to see the interconnectedness of all things and to feel the joy of Spirit in all of life.


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Messages in the Clouds

Do you ever spend time looking up at the sky, observing the flowing nature of shapes and pictures formed by the clouds? Some call this a bit of heaven’s sweet essence. This idea of pictures in the clouds may be new to you. Not everyone will see a picture and not everyone sees the same form.

Marian has been photographing clouds for many years. The shapes and natural forms have brought her increased insight and spiritual comfort. The intent of this book is to introduce the concept and widen the reader’s perspective as to the possibility of shapes in the clouds and their relative or implied meaning. This brings to light the interconnectedness of all things and evidence of Spirit in our natural world.

Messages in the Clouds is written in a poetry format as a piece of children’s literature. It is the author’s desire to share this perspective and to inspire young people of all ages to look at the world differently—to see the interconnectedness of all things and to feel the joy of Spirit in all of life.


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Coming Down, Looking Up

I will crawl and walk and run and play as the days go by in time. But for now I am bounced and jiggled and carried in this car seat so warm and fine. The world looks wonderful and sometimes strange from the back seat where I safely ride. There are so many places to go and things to do that I seldom have time to cry.

I can see tall poles that catch long strings and send them on their way. The lines seem endless and never stop… where are they going today?

But I am especially happy, when I can see the sky so blue… With the very bright light of sunshine beaming down in a golden hue. It helps me feel the comfort of the heaven I knew so well… And I feel the comfort of your love … Your love I’ve come to tell.


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Heart Call: Positive Action for Daily Living

These cards are intended to be used by children of all ages and that includes adults. The messages are all positive in nature and convey an uplifting thought process for approaching each day and seeing the inter connectedness of all life.

The graphics and messages are shared with the overall intent of looking for the positive in each moment of each day and allowing the individual to focus their attention on Spirit’s positive and joy filled world. The cards are only read in the upright position and further explanation is provided in this companion booklet. However, when looking at the card, it is important to allow for any intuitive thoughts and feelings. Your intuition is actively involved in the message that the card is bringing to light. Allow for connections that bring a deeper meaning to the expressed message of the card.


Your Heart Is Calling: Activities to Inspire Conversations about Our Spiritual Interconnectedness

These books and activities can be used at home, in a camp setting, in a group setting, or anywhere children explore their worlds. The intent is to have children interact with the natural world. The activities are presented to encourage them to observe nature and the people and circumstances around them. It is hoped that children will start to observe their surroundings, to experience the world from a little different perspective, and to gain insight into themselves.

Hopefully, all participants will interact with their natural world through participating in these activities. In this way, and through the conversations with the adults who are working with them, the participants will be introduced to the concept of seeing miracles everywhere in everything.


Coming Down, Looking Up

Newborns and young children spend a great deal of time in a car seat looking up and out the back seat window. What thoughts might go through the mind of these very young children? This book gives a little peek into the mind and visual perspective of these children as they ride along in their car seat. As they get a glimpse of sky and sun and clouds, could it be part of a grand design for these youngsters to be in touch with God and “feel the comfort of heaven and the love they’ve come to tell”?