Today is the day!!! If you have followed along for any length of time you have heard me say "Lift Up Your Eyes" it's a simple little phrase God has given me on this journey of life and grieving with hope. So many times when I have been overwhelmed it felt like he took my chin in his hands and said these words. They remind me to fix my gaze on the author and perfectly of my faith. I am not the author of it nor can I make it perfect. But He can beloved and does. He can reframe any circumstance we find ourselves in. I wanted each of you dear ones to have a visual reminder to hang somewhere in your home. So today I have a beautiful FREE gift to remind you of this. Something worthy of framing! Olivia Stafford is the artist behind the "Lift Up Your Eyes" watercolor downloadable print. She creates beautiful hand lettered and water color prints in her shop, @theolivebranchshop . You can receive this when you sign up to have the blog delivered to your inbox. Just hop on over via the link in my bio. While you are there check out the new shop with our other "Lift Up Your Eyes" products. May Christ be the lifter of your head and remind you today that He makes all things new in his timing! #bruisedbutnotbroken#liftupyoureyes#grievingwithhope#lifeafterloss#widow#writer#writinglife#childrensauthor#hopewriters#onethousandgifts#rejoice#deeplyrooted#wellwateredwoman#lifewaywomen#shereadstruth#shespeaks#glioblastoma#parentingafterloss#newseason
Meet the Maker >> Christopher Straub Saturday, December 16 from 11a to 4p Creative Genius, local designer and Project Runway favorite will be in the store to celebrate his latest children's book, The UNABOMINABLE Yodi Book. Come meet Christopher and pick up the book and plush for the wee ones in your life!
Chloe and the lion by Mac Barnett and pictures by Adam Rex had me cracking up with the kids! Great story to show the working relationship between author and illustrator and the importance of each one. This would also be a great story to discuss story elements! Unique play like feel to the story with the author and illustrator injecting themselves as characters, and loads of snarky humor. #funnybooks#childrensbook#storyelements