You Did It | Summer with the Moodys

Summer with the MoodysThank you all so much for your support! In less than 24 hours, you put Summer with the Moodys (Book 1 in the Moody Family Series) in the top 100 free Kindle books. This proves what you have been saying for years–that you love the Moody Series. This is serious motivation for me to keep on writing. Thank you for every download. Each one helped put Summer with the Moodys on the top 100 list.

We have three and a half days left on the promotion. You all keep on spreading the word, and I will keep writing.


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“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5

Free: Kindle Children’s Reading Book, May 5th-9th

Summer with the MoodysI have amazing news. Today, May 5th, through Saturday, May 9th, we’re offering Book 1: Summer with the Moodys free on Kindle. Yes, free. The complete book. No strings attached.

What better way than to kick off summer with a book for your children to read? This book is perfect for any Christian family looking for godly books with a captivating storyline, a discipleship emphasis, and wholesome role models.

Pass the word along to friends, post it on your blog, pin it on Pinterest, mention it on Facebook—please help me share this with as many as possible.  You can also pass on my video about the Moody books. Just go to the the video, click on the paper airplane button, and then share using whatever method.

So, hop over to Amazon and grab your copy of the book. You don’t need a Kindle to read it either. You can read it on your computer using their app. This is the only Moody book on Kindle, so if you’d like to read the rest of the series, see

Happy reading!

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“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

My Wedding Gift to Joseph and Elissa

My wedding present to Joseph was late, about eight months late, but it was a special project. The present? A 149 page album of pictures from Joseph’s childhood to marriage.

I started this wedding-gift tradition with Nathan, carried it on with Christopher, and continued it with Joseph. Nathan’s album, done 13 years ago, was a simple photo album compiled in scrapbook style. Christopher’s was bigger and done with an online photo place. Joseph’s got the prize for the biggest, and I used Mixbook. One tip: watch for a sale. Mixbook has great quality products.

As I compiled Joseph’s pictures, I’m amazed at how much we’ve traveled over the past 10 years. Oh, the treasure chest of memories those pictures flooded me with. I gave the album to Joseph and Elissa last week, and they were delighted! It will be a treasure for their children.



“We will not hide them from their children,
shewing to the generation to come
the praises of the LORD, and his strength,
and his wonderful works that he hath done.”
Psalm 78:4

Planting Trees

Recently, Jesse headed an endeavor to plant two trees. One replaced a tree deer had damaged, and another took the place of a tree we had to take down due to root damage from when we built the house.

I’m grateful for things that beautify our world. Think about what life would be like without color. It would be pretty drab, wouldn’t it? My Creator amazes me. Each spring, new growth appears, and each autumn, it fades. We don’t have to tell the tree to make leaves: it just does. May this simple yet complex fact inspire praise in our hearts to our Creator.



A selfie with a DSLR.
A selfie with a DSLR.


The root ball was extremely heavy.

DSC_2259“As the valleys are they spread forth,
as gardens by the river’s side,
as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted,
and as cedar trees beside the waters.”
Numbers 24:4

Grandpa and Grandma’s Night

Grandpa and Grandma have enjoyed an evening each month for the grandchildren from a particular family to join us for dinner, playtime, and Bible time. Last Tuesday evening was Grandpa and Grandma’s special time with Nathan and Melanie’s children. It is always a wonderful sound when our front door is thrown open, and a bunch of little voices and giggles can be heard as the grandchildren come piling in.

After dinner, Grandpa and Grandma’s planned activity was sidewalk chalk. We had quite the city, including streams, lakes, and miniature people decorating our driveway very soon. We ended the evening with a nice Bible time. Melanie has done an excellent job teaching Abby and Bethany to read, and they are able to read their own verses even though Abby is only finishing first grade and Bethany is still technically a preschooler.



Bethany is working very hard at coloring her stream.



The Uncles found this jeep out for the trash and were able to get it up and running with a few minor tweaks.


“Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.”
Psalm 32:11

John’s Home!

We are grateful for your prayers for John’s trip. We’re happy he arrived safely home.


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“Being confident of this very thing, that he which
hath begun a good work in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 1:6

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