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"Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong."
(Zechariah 8:13, NRSV)

Our Books

Mountain Devotional  ...He went up apart to pray.

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Reviews of Mountain Devotional

Mountain Devotional“I got chills reading this devotional.  Candy and Julie have reminded me why I live here, and that the good book provides the answers to questions we may have.” – Bernadette Hagendorf,  Lake City, Colorado resident and current St. James Episcopal Church representative for the Lake City, Youth Council

 “Let the authors gracefully take you on a breathtaking journey, savoring the painted beauty of God's arresting, stately creation.  Be forewarned.  They take you a bit further than you might expect, pulling back the curtain of creation itself.  Behind it shines the blinding light of its Regal Architect, radiating His brilliant power, beauty, and intimate compassion.  People who have seen such things seldom remain unchanged.” – David Booth, Ph.D., is the Minister of Education and Family Discipleship at First Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Texas. David and his wife Christy have three children

 “I have been reading around in the writings of Thomas Berry recently and your book affirms his contention that nature is the primary source of revelation.  It was here, eons ago, long before the Scriptures were written for us as revelation and displays, magnificently the majestic presence of God in all he has created, the great and the small.” – The Rev. John Manahan retired Catholic Priest, former high school teacher

Tea and Talk with Friends

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Tea and Talk with FriendsTea & Talk is the sharing of love, friendship, simple joys, and everyday pleasures. It is the sharing of what is important to us. All we really have in life besides this moment in time are our relationships and our memories. May we always have someone to love, someone with whom to share life’s joys and sorrows and may you enjoy sharing ~ Tea & Talk with Friends ~

Tea & Talk is well written, interesting, a delightful to read with beautiful photographs. Bob Hines, Retired Creative Art Director and Artist

I think it is beautiful!! I like the way you two have tied together the threads of your poetry, prose and photos. I think Tea and Talk will have a wide audience. Phyllis Kayne, Poet and Artist

Special friends are rare and this book will be a treasure for them. I love the way you put pictures in reader’s minds as you tell the story. Your photographs are great, poetry and idea will touch hearts. A heartwarming story and I believe needed at times like the world is having now. We need to hold on to the special people in our lives and your book will be a constant reminder of this. Karen Hurd, Author and Artist

Reflections In The San Juan Mountains

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Reflections In The San Juan MountainsI don't think it's an overstatement to say that anyone who knows Julie is better for it. She lifts up everyone.  For much of her life she did this just by being herself.  Now she has taken some of the inspiration she finds around her, in nature and in everyday activities and submitted that to paper.  As a result, we will all be enriched again by her presence.

David McHam, Instructional Professor
Jack J. Valenti School
of Communication
of Houston

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Bible Plays for Children

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Bible Plays for ChildrenA new approach to Christian Education: "Bible Plays for Children"
Let the Scripture speak for itself in the ancient tradition of the theatrical play.  The CD ROM included with the book contains over 100 Bible Plays for Children of all ages.  Visit the download page for free play examples and the scripture index.  The book with CD are also available from Amazon.

Bible Plays for Children eBOOK

The eBook is a great product that includes the complete contents of the original CD with detailed teacher’s guide for over 100 Bible Plays for Children of all ages. Scan the titles, both Old and New Testament. quickly locate the easy-to-use scripts. review the background notes, reflection questions and extra activities, all included on the Bible Plays for Children eBook. You can purchase and download the eBook from our Store or from Amazon.

Bible Plays for Children CD

Bible Plays for Children CDThe Bible Plays for Children CD can be purchased separately!
All of the plays and instructional materials are contained on the CD in PDF format with an easy to use menu.
Bible Plays for Children CD is available from our Store or you can  purchase and immediately download the ZIP contents of the CD.

You can also purchase the CD from Amazon.