Author, Speaker, and Humorist

Author, Speaker, and Humorist Jeanette Levellie

“Nutty with a Dash of Meat” Jeanette Levellie here, with five ways to keep your brain healthy and circumvent future trouble. No matter your age or current mental state, you can avoid and fight dementia and Alzheimer’s disease The Alzheimer’s Association recommends four simple ways to circumvent these demonic maladies, and I have added one of my own:  Read More →

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DianneBarkerBy Dianne Barker

Dianne Barker here…just thinking about my biblical friend Abram.

The Lord had given him huge promises. “I will make you into a great nation…To your offspring I will give this land” (see Gen. 12:2, 7). He kept talking about the future (Gen. 13:14-17), but nothing seemed to be happening. Read More →

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DianneBarkerDianne Barker here with a few thoughts about praise.

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord…” (Psalm 150:6). Everything that has breath? That includes me. And there are no exclusion clauses.

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Hello from Kathy Collard Miller in the Southern California desert where it’ll soon be cooler weather!

“Mommy, I’m ready to go over to Irene’s!” I cried out. I had my pajamas and toothbrush! It was going to be my first overnighter at my best friend, Irene’s house, across the street. I could hardly contain my excitement. I felt like such a big girl to be able to spend the night at someone’s house. A big step for a first-grader!

My mother accompanied me across the street and Irene and I had a great time that evening. We didn’t go to sleep until late. The next morning, we woke up, played with our dolls for awhile. Then I packed up my stuff in my little duffel bag.

Irene’s mom peeked into Irene’s room and said, “Kathy, you’re not going without eating breakfast, are you?”breakfast tiverylucky

I’d forgotten about breakfast, but it just didn’t seem right to both spend the night and have breakfast. Wasn’t that too much to ask? Did I deserve that much joy? I just couldn’t receive the second part of the gift, so I answered, “Thank you, Mrs. Luna, but I have to go home.”

Mrs. Luna nodded, frowning, and walked me across the street. Read More →

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DianneBarkerDianne Barker http://www.diannebarker.com here, wondering…have you wrestled the dream-killer?

Weariness and its family—exhaustion, fatigue, disillusionment—are experts at destroying dreams. Their persuasive whispers can talk us out of doing what we believe God called us to do. Authors battle weariness on many fronts.  Read More →

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