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Three-Ladies Giveaway Winners

                      My Three-Ladies (Lady Jane Grey, Renée of France, and Olympia Morata) Giveaway has come to a close. The winners of the set of three books were chosen randomly (I used Random.org with my 16-year old son as a witness) among

Three-Ladies Giveaway Winners 2017-07-13T05:17:11+00:00

32 Author Scavenger Hunt Stop #5

Hello Scavengers!   I am glad to see you have made it to the fifth stop on the 31 Author Scavenger Hunt! By now you have learned how this works, so relax and enjoy this interesting article by Donita K. Paul on what makes a classic. For those who have just

32 Author Scavenger Hunt Stop #5 2017-07-13T05:17:11+00:00

Renée of France – Book Club Notes and Promotion

About a month ago, a group of ladies from our church met for their quarterly Book Club meeting. This time they discussed my book, Renée of France (EP, 2013). I led the discussion. I must admit I was not really prepared, but it didn’t matter. I only had to ask one

Renée of France – Book Club Notes and Promotion 2017-07-13T05:17:11+00:00

The Problem with Heroes

In one of my latest posts, I wrote that children need to know that God is the Hero of history more than they need to know heroes. This is not meant as a depreciation of great men and women of church history, but as a recognition of God's hand at work

The Problem with Heroes 2017-07-13T05:17:16+00:00

Church History for Children

(Reprinted from Modern Reformation, July/August 2010, by permission. I am the author)As a homeschooling mother of eight, I have always found the concept of unit studies fascinating. Find a subject of particular interest to the children and incorporate the curriculum into this study. The original interest will keep the children motivated.

Church History for Children 2017-07-13T05:17:16+00:00

The Good, the Bad, and Everyone Else

It's hard to sound impartial when writing a biography for children. It's hard enough to be impartial, almost no one is really 100% so, but it's especially hard to convey impartiality to children who seem to have an inborn, strong sense of right and wrong. Theologically, we say it's the Law

The Good, the Bad, and Everyone Else 2017-07-13T05:17:16+00:00

Editing Athanasius

I am having fun editing my book on Athanasius with some children at my church. Yesterday I visited the 1st-3rd grade Sunday School class and started to read the manuscript. Since I could not show the illustrations (not done yet), I drew pictures on the board. They loved my illustration of

Editing Athanasius 2017-07-13T05:17:16+00:00

When History is Unclear

Someone said, "When history is silent, folklore flourishes." I would add, "When history is unclear, imagination has a ball." At least that's the impression I get when I read some historical accounts... Illustrating children's history books (or providing information to the illustrator) can present some interesting challenges. I mentioned some in

When History is Unclear 2010-10-04T04:16:00+00:00

A New Name

I have changed the blog's name from Autosxedia (a Greek word found in a letter by Olympia Morata and translated as "words at random") to Imprints of Providence. I started blogging as a way to keep people informed about my writings and a way to collect my thoughts. Over the course

A New Name 2017-07-13T05:17:16+00:00

Athanasius – Hero or Heel

I decided to write a book about Athanasius (in my series of Christian Biographies for Young Readers) because I would like to give our children a historical and theological context to the Nicene Creed they often recite in church. As soon as I started my research, however, I realized that I

Athanasius – Hero or Heel 2017-07-13T05:17:16+00:00