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A Lesson From Young Creators

Take my youngest daughter to the playground, and her agenda becomes clear. She is not interested in swinging or sliding or mastering the corkscrew-looking apparatus kids twirl upon. Not my girl. Instead, my daughter collects forgotten treasures littering the ground aka random junk that borders on garbage. Recently, she found a broken Lokai bracelet. It [...]

Why Hymns Still Matter

I grew up singing hymns from wooden pews. Boys sporting light blue, polo shirts in one row and girls in plaid skirts and knee socks in the row behind them. Music played, we whispered and passed notes, and despite endless teenage distractions, something happened; the words of the hymns sank deep within. See, underneath the [...]

How-to Host a Gutsy Girls Book Club

Raise your hand if you want your kids to read more. Me too. Raise your hand if you want your children to read about real women of faith. Of course, who doesn't, right? Raise your hand if you would like someone to plan a fun event that would accomplish both reading and learning about great [...]

Since I started researching the Ten Boom family for Gutsy Girls, I’ve dreamed of visiting their home in the Netherlands. Then when I found out the museum’s bookshop was carrying Gutsy Girls on sisters, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, the illustrator, Beverly Wines, and I decided to board a plane. Bread, tulips, truly good people, [...]

Fanny Crosby Enrichment Guide and Playlist for Your Gutsy Girl

Hey friends, You asked for an enrichment packet to accompany Gutsy Girls Book 3 on hymnist, Fanny Crosby, and it is here! The guide is perfect for the little learners in your life. The enrichment guide includes six discussion questions/extension activities and five worksheets on the following: Calendar work Vocabulary enrichment Compare and contrast Adding [...]

Transformation Village and Feeling $11.00 Small

Long ago in a land called 2014, my first book was published. An entire crew of people were involved and they rallied to throw a party and they made me cry. To celebrate the book’s release, I held a Community Volunteer Fair where agencies and families showed-up and learned a little about each other. My family [...]

The Gift of Receiving Honey Ham and Creamed Corn

Last Christmas Eve, I packed-up pancake mix, tossed the essentials for enchiladas in a cooler, and our family headed to Tennessee. No sparkle or shimmer. No stockings or gifts. No Christmas Eve service or twinkling lights. A family member was seriously ill, and we were headed to the hospital. We arrived late and missed visiting [...]

17 Books Your Girl Will Want to Find Under the Christmas Tree

Every Christmas Eve, our daughters open two gifts. The first gift is a pair of pajamas, and the second gift is a book. Books + PJ's = Sullivan Christmas tradition. Then, our family snuggles up by the tree and digs into the books together. Although my fourteen-year-old teases me about my lack of creativity with [...]

7 Reasons Why Fanny Crosby is the Next Gutsy Girl

Some people hear about the prolific hymn writer, Fanny Crosby, and are impressed she wrote thousands of hymns despite being blind. And obviously writing thousands of hymns is a big deal, but that’s not what impressed me most about Fanny. No siree, that’s not why I wanted Fanny to be the third gutsy girl in [...]

Cell Phone Photo Share: Fall Edition 2016

It’s fall! It’s fall! Are you sipping hot apple cider and wearing multiple layers? Are leaves littering your lawn and do they make crunching sounds? Have you snagged a few pumpkins from your local patch? Yeah, us too. Question: Do you print photos from your phone or do you let them linger and then forget [...]