Reading Exercises Your Brain

I want to be in good physical condition. When I was young, I wanted to look good or perform well in a favorite sport. Today my desire to stay in shape is more about remaining mentally alert. Are you concerned your memory is not what it used to be? Read. Do you want to calm…

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Middle Grade Fiction: Not for Children Only

Middle grade fiction is targeted to fourth through sixth graders but as in any reading level the line isn’t fast and firm. If it’s written well, I enjoy novels written for middle graders—after all, I was once that age myself. Sometimes a good story, yet one I don’t have to analyze too deeply can be…

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We Must Choose Sides

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, KAREN MEYER – “The Ohio Frontier History Lady” and Author of Eight Books Including North to Freedom and Choosing Sides. Writers write. There are many reasons people venture into writing—fame, fortune, revealing unknown history, or need to tell a personal story. I began writing historical fiction for children because I find history fascinating and…

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Treasures from a Mulberry Tree

“Kids don’t know how to play anymore.” You’ve probably heard this said.  I’m happy to report that creative play is alive and well, but sometimes you’ll need to “intentionally” help advance it. A few weeks ago, two of our granddaughters—cousins—spent time at our home. I’ve learned to limit the length of their get-togethers. They beg…

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Half Moon Bay and the Coca-Cola Christmas

WELCOME TO OUR GUEST AUTHOR, BARB WAITE – Elsie: Adventures of an Arizona School Teacher 1913-1916 and Elsie’s Mountain: Memories of Palomar & Southern California 1897-1987 During the early years of our missionary life on the nine by twelve-mile island, Christmas time had its own unique traditions. No matter where you lived on the island of Antigua,…

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God’s Speaks Through His Word

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, JEANICE CONNER – Jeanice is a Christian missionary, partnering along with her husband Dick for the Lord Jesus Christ with Ethnos360. The Conners spent 18 years in Mongolia, heavily involved with a translation ministry. They returned to the U.S. to minister to a small Bible church on the Navajo Reservation in…

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