Advice from a Tree


Advice from a Tree (R) by Ilan Shamir

Stand Tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb
Drink plenty of water
Think long term
Enjoy the view!


Front cover of Trees of the Book - Learning from God's Creation

Front cover of Trees of the Book – Learning from God’s Creation


Children’s Activity Books


Children’s Books – raising the next generation in the faith


Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts About God’s Creation

Adam’s Animals is the 2nd children’s activity book in the Science & Faith Matters Series. It’s an introduction to animals and their Bible stories ideal for 6- to 9-year-olds.

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Review of Adam’s Animals:

Carol Stratton says, “Author Kimberley Payne has done a thorough job of researching the animal kingdom and combining it with scripture and biblical stories. This book has many fascinating facts about animals and is laid our in a very organized manner with pictures to color and word puzzles.”

Super Simple Animal Crafts

Super simple animal crafts offers 30 easy crafts to supplement children’s activity book Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts About God’s Creation

Simple Crafts

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 Review of Super Simple Animal Crafts:

“The crafts are adorable and highly imaginative. Most can be done fairly quickly and contain clear, concise instructions.” R. Grant


Trees of the Book – Learning From God’s Creation

Trees of the Book is a 26 page children’s activity book, #1 in the Science & Faith Matters Series. It explores the trees discussed in the Bible in a way that is both fun and informative for children ages 7-9.

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Review of Trees of the Book:

 “Activities are fun, challenging and age appropriate.”Julie Connolly, Separate School Librarian


New Book Reviews of Adam’s Animals and Trees of the Book

Check out these new book reviews!

frontcoverDid you know that an owl has 3 different eyelids for three different purposes?
How about the fact that a worm can have up to 5 hearts or that a spiders legs fill up with blood?  These are just some of the insanely interesting things you and your child can learn from this extraordinary work by Kimberley Payne.
Front cover of Trees of the Book - Learning from God's Creation

Front cover of Trees of the Book – Learning from God’s Creation

What can I say about this biblically themed book?  A lot, actually. First, whoever thought of teaching in this way, that is directing youngsters to the Bible to learn about science, is a genius.  I’m guessing it was the writer herself. Whether you look to the good book for direction in your life, or not, you will surely appreciate this detailed study of trees that were either commented on, or had a more notable role in events or illustrations found in scripture.

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Christmas Present Gives Twice the Gift

Trees of the book support TTT

For every “Trees of the Book” book that is sold in the month of December,

the author will donate 10% to this mission.

Support Twende – Team Tanzania.

Mark and Donna Haug will serve the Bible College and denomination in teaching, administration, and curriculum design. They’ll partner with local leaders and, after doing research on the health of the church, will develop a strategic plan for planting churches in Tanzania. Lastly, their mission will be to equip and encourage national leaders to assume their rightful responsibilities.

Visit Twende – Team Tanzania where you can read about their adventures, pray for them, and donate to their mission.



Fit for Faith support WAC

For every “Fit for Faith” book that is sold in the month of December,

the author will donate 10% to this mission,

Support Water Ambassadors Canada.

Dirty drinking water is the world’s leading cause of disease and death. But it’s the easiest to fix. Water Ambassadors Canada is a faith based, non profit registered Canadian charity that takes teams to drill/repair wells, set up water purification systems, distribute water filters and teach health and hygiene. You can learn more about them on their website.

Christmas Present

Gives Twice the Gift

 Give generously this Christmas Season.

Merry Christmas!!

This Beautiful World-And The Next

Another beautiful post by Eric Wright! Check out the fantastic photos of God’s creatures.

Country Inspiration

???????????????????????????????Mary Helen and I often comment about the beauty spread around us. A stunning sunset. The changing array of wildflowers. The soft green of tree leaves whispering in the breeze. The birds that inhabit our world. Each species of bird has a distinct personality and dress. The friendly black-capped chickadees keep us entertained all year as they flit from feeder to forest. The robins scold us whenever we come near their nest.

But this year, more than any, we’ve been blessed by the unusual variety of ???????????????????????????????beautiful birds visiting our bird feeders. By hanging out orange slices, we’ve enticed a pair of the Baltimore orioles to nest nearby. Although very skittish, their stunning orange dress catches our eye whenever they raid the hummingbird feeder. Their chatter echoes from the woods.

The bright blaze of scarlet on the rose-breasted grosbeak and the deep blue of the tiny indigo bunting also arrest…

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The Mysterious Power of Growing Things

Beautiful piece on the mystery of growing things.

Country Inspiration

???????????????????????????????Out for a walk recently, I noticed something startling. The path on which we trod had been recently paved. And there sticking up through the pavement were little plants; plants determined to force their way into the sunlight.

One wonders how soft plant material can possibly thrust itself through tough asphalt, but it does. The innate power of growing things is visible throughout our world. Trees growing out of temples in Cambodia. Oat grass reclaiming dunes in the Carolinas. Tree roots lifting concrete paving slabs in our cities. Living things in the natural world exhibit an incredible vigor.

Much more potent is the spiritual power of God as manifest in the transformation of sinners into followers of Jesus Christ. When I was converted by God as a 19 year old, my life began to change overnight. Swear words dropped??????????????????????????????? from my vocabulary. A concern for others began to slowly break…

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