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Our Girl


We had the opportunity to visit with our daughter at our house this past weekend, who will soon be having a daughter of her very own.  While she was here we happened to come across an old box with some of her papers from when she was younger that had something I had written about her when she was only about 3 or 4 years old.  Here is the original paper I had hand written those so many years ago.


Our Girl

“She came into our lives as a blessing from above.  So tiny, so beautiful.  GOD blessed us with our little bundle of love.  At first she barely crawled, and now look at her run.  At first she could hardly talk.  Now look at her; she hardly stops talking!  Each day we grow to love her more.  Thank you LORD for our little blessing.  Thank you LORD for Valerie.  Brown eyes, brown hair, and that special warm caring smile.

 Each time I look at her, I hear GOD whispering in my ear.  Be good to her, and raise her to learn of me.  Teach her love, patience, kindness, goodness, mercy, forgiveness, and train her in the way she should go.  Teach her right from wrong.  Teach her to love others, to give unto others.  Look at her now how big she is growing, changing every day.  Thank you LORD for our gift from heaven above.  May we love her and show her your ways each day. Thank you LORD for our Valerie.”


Valerie and Papa

The picture above is of our daughter Valerie and her own grandfather, my wife’s dad.  His name was “Papa”  I can’t wait to have a photo taken with my own granddaughter.  I know people say it often, but it does seem like only yesterday when our daughter was this age.  As a matter of fact, it still seems like only yesterday that I was carrying her to her first bed to lay in after being born in the hospital.  As the days pass, I pray that I will be able to be the grandfather that my granddaughter deserves me to be.  I pray that I will be able to show her the right road to take too, and that we will have many good years together.  If we are together, they can’t help but be good!

I promise again LORD that I will teach her just like I taught her own mother.  I will teach her the road to take, right from wrong, to love others, and to give unto others….. and I promise you I will love her every single day!

Israeli Gold – Free Days


Jerry Hill

Jerry M. Hill

Check out this free book “Israeli Gold” on Amazon by new author Jerry M. Hill. This is a historical fiction book about the promised land of Israel brought to life by a modern-day time traveler – “Mark”.  Jerry’s book is full of adventure and brings to life the many places and prominent people throughout the land of Israel.

Mr. Hill has taught the Bible for more than 50 years and has traveled throughout the land of Israel. If you have never been to Israel before, but wanted to see what it looks like through the eyes of a time traveler – step on over at Amazon and pick up a free copy for the next 5 days until this coming Thursday!  Click the link below to take you directly to the book site.




I have not posted in a while since I have been busy working on a new children’s book called “Cowgirl the Smiling Doggie.”  I think children will love this book and will fall in love with the most lovable badger hunting dog in the world.

She is just the sweetest little miniature Dachshund you will ever see and will have children laughing and smiling as they come along for an adventurous ride with her. Cowgirl will even teach them a few German words along the way. 

This has been an enjoyable little book to write and I hope to have Cowgirl out for publication soon!


My Letters From The Heart (2)

Just wrapping up my next book in time for the holidays entitled “My Letters: From the Heart“. This has been a very emotional book for me to write. My Letters: From the Heart is composed of a series of letters to friends, business associates, neighbors, coaches, teachers, and family members who have made an impact on my life. These are the letters that I am leaving behind for each one of them. In the book I reflect on what each person means to me and what I want to leave behind. I’ll be able to provide more of the details when I get a little closer to the publishing date. Thanks for all of your support!

Hope you have a great weekend! GOD bless!