Saturday, June 16, 2018

Each Child Needs...JESUS!

For kids to have a sun-shine day here's what they must have. 
Before start, it's Not Stuff we Buy like video games, or fancy clothes. 
Children’s Hospital Colorado and other online sources say children need… 

1. Security—Kids must feel safe and sound. This means providing them with basic survival needs: shelter, food, clothing, medical care and protection from harm.

2. Stability—Stability comes from family and community. Ideally, a family remains together in a stable household. But when that ideal breaks down, your child’s life must be as little disrupted as possible. Kids and families should also be part of larger units to give them a sense of belonging and cultural continuity.

3. Consistency—Parents must synchronize their parenting. No “good cop, bad cop.” Consistency also means that important values should not be changed casually or for convenience.

4. Emotional support—Parents’ words and actions should facilitate kids’ trust, respect, self-esteem, and, ultimately, independence.

5. Love—Saying and showing you love your kids can overcome almost any parenting “mistakes” you might make. Even when your kids have disobeyed, angered, frustrated, and rebelled against you, they must know that you love them and that you’ll always love them.

6. Education—Make sure your kids get the best possible education for their future. This, of course, includes school. But it also includes the invaluable lessons about life that you provide during the time you spend together.

7. Positive role models—Parents are their kids’ first and most important role models. Be the kind of person you want them to become.

8. Structure—Rules, boundaries, and limits: Without them, kids are forced to be adults before they are ready, and they lose respect for you and other adults.

I like this list. Yet, as fallible as we all are, and as tired and stress as parents get from juggling everything, where can your kids needs be meet?

Aware that Jesus is The Answer, here's what I know:

1. Security - Jesus meets kids most important need because they know He loves and will never leave them. That He has prepared a special place for each of them in heaven.

2. Stability- Jesus is there always eager to listen to each kid. And, He keeps his promises.

3. Consistency - Jesus never changes His mind.

4. Emotional support - Even before something happens Jesus is there. He supports and encourages those who know Him through prayer, which is how we talk to Him and scripture, which is how he speaks to us.

5. Love - Jesus loves each child so much that He gave His life, so they could live in heaven with Him when the time came.

6. Education - Jesus though His Word and the Holy Spirit teaches kids things beyond our understanding. The things children learn from Him make life better.

7. Positive role models - Jesus is the Very Best Role Model a child can have because He is the same today, tomorrow, and forever.

8. Structure - Jesus has given us guidelines in scripture as to how kids and parents should treat each other. At every stage of your child's development you will find guidance in God's Word very beneficial.


Paula-Rose is the author of the children's book …
A Father's Broken Heart
8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team

5-Stars! “I fell in love with prayer warrior Gracie. An old soul who would become a world changer for sure! Discovering that Miss Millie or as Gracie calls her M&M is an angel was reminiscent of the Touched by an Angel TV show which I love. 

The story reminded me of the movie The War Room. I like how the author wove the story of the janitor into the book. I look forward to reading more of Gracie's adventures.” https://goo.gl/2TgXWw



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Saturday, June 9, 2018

4 the Kids Sake!


In the last 20 years America, the only country in the world founded on biblical principles, has become the third largest Christian mission field. Where previous generations took their kids to church many... perhaps most families today, with both parents working, needing the weekend to distress have gotten their kids involved in team sports and decided that since fair play, rules and character are stressed in those places going to church or reading the Bible isn't needed. 

WRONG! Nothing can take the place of the one location where we are asked to place our trust in God and given the opportunity to start a lifelong relationship with Jesus, the savior of our soul. 

The interesting thing is that kids need and respond to Gods love much quicker than most adults do. The seeds of faith planted early in a child's heart help them make good choices. Not so, kids that win a game but don't know the Lord.

Because of the desire of many in our country for each of us to have it all, our youngsters may be shortchanged when we chose what others did for their kids instead of what God's Word tell us to do. 

It's never too late to turn back to your first love, or if you don't know the Lord visit a church to find out why I'm so dead set on writing this. And, yes, I do know that there have been personal and church faith failures. However, God didn't fail, people and organization did!

Don't feel like going to church is your thing? Then get your kids and you some books where they'll experience God at work. 

Don't know where to shop? Check out Amazon online. If you want something fun for your child to read that's faith based, you can check out A Father's Broke Heart: 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team at: https://goo.gl/2TgXWw

If you'd like something else, visit Paula Rose Michelson's Amazon author page for fiction and nonfiction reads.  https://goo.gl/2TgXWw

Thursday, June 7, 2018

My List of Great Places for Authors to Post & Shoppers to find Kids Books

One of the Most Important Things I learned as a Published Author was to have my List of Facebook Groups where I share my books in an easy to locate one step local. Blogging my lists of places where I post my books was a no brainier! Throughout the years I have referred many Christian authors and readers to that list, and I'm sure those who write children's books will find this list an asset. However, *** I would be remiss if I didn't ask you to let me know if there's a group that I should add, which I will gladly do. ***

My hope is that many authors of Kid’s books will find the blog a great way to post and those looking for children's books will find this an invaluable tool. And of course, since I developed this because I am writing children's books at the end of this list you'll find info on my first kids book and the link to my *** Paula-Rose Amazon author page, which I hope you'll visit. ***

~~~~~ Great Places for Authors to Post & Shoppers to find Kids Books ~~~~~


1.      Children's Librarians, Teachers, and  Authors Against Bullying https://www.facebook.com/groups/775152809243380/ 

2.      Childrens librarians, Teachers and Authors  unite https://www.facebook.com/groups/141059309295339/ 

3.      Parents, Find Children's Books and Authors Here  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1653953491378698/

4.      GreatStorybook - Authors & Illustrators of Children's Books and YA https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreatStorybook/

5.      Children / Teen Book Reviews https://www.facebook.com/groups/108824272500425/ 

6.      Children's Books with Good Values https://www.facebook.com/groups/KidBooksWithGoodValues/ 


~~~~~~~~~~~~ Find Other Authors Children's Book Post Here ~~~~~~~~~~

8.      Children's Book Authors https://www.facebook.com/groups/130968980816441/ 

9.      Children's Book Writers and Illustrators  https://www.facebook.com/groups/319221818420636/ 


11.  Children's books and Authors plus writers https://www.facebook.com/groups/312032178944862/ 

12.  Children's Book Publicity and Book Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/childrenbookpublicity/ 

13.  Children's Educational Books - Read & Learn (Children's World Authors) https://www.facebook.com/groups/530069277086060/ 

14.  Amazon Children's Book Promotion https://www.facebook.com/groups/Amazonwriters/ 

15.  Children's Books, Authors, Illustrators, VIdeos & Performers for Kindness https://www.facebook.com/groups/549587235373480/ 

16.  Children's Book Promotion Amazon!!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Authorbookclub/ 


18.  Kindle Books for Kids  https://www.facebook.com/groups/208163299388359/ 






24.  Children's Book Reviews and Promos https://www.facebook.com/groups/childrensbooksku/ 



27.  Teazurs: A Writer of Children's Books Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/213533088747491/

Father's Broken Heart: 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team
99-cents
5-Stars! "Wow! Great story! Begin building a child's library with Paula-Rose's books. This author definitely has a knack for the written word! I love reading books of faith to kids. I always did to my children and grandchildren. We need more books like this for kids of all ages! Highly recommend! God's grace captivates Paula-Rose in such a way that she wants her life to make a difference for His Glory!" https://goo.gl/2TgXWw

About Author Paula-Rose
Paula-Rose is a Pastor's wife, mother of two wonderful daughters and the grandma of seven. When her now married daughters were little, her husband made up wonderful stories for them. She learned from him the joy of taking ordinary things and sharing them in such a way that children were blessed. What started as bedtime stories are realized in this first book written to entertain, and encourage love for God and His Word, while learning about the Fruit of the Spirit. 

The author enjoys teaching the ladies at the church where her husband pastors "How to Pray the Psalms" when Bibles studies are dark. She is a member of the churches Prayer Team, which prays throughout the week and meets at the church weekly.  

Though these books were written for children, the author knows we are all God's kids, so everything in the books and on her soon to be website is for grownups too. Paula can think of nothing more God-affirming than for families to read, discuss, and pray the Scriptures! In doing these three things, we are equipped to minister to others as Gracie & her Save a Soul Prayer Team do in these books.  

Within this Spirit-filled series, the author hopes readers see 8-year-old Gracie as a role model. For this young'un finds loving support comes from her mama Bernice, their resident angel Miss Millie, and other people who are blessed because they know Jesus, read and believe God's Word. 

Want to enter one of the Gracie contests found at the end of each story and get your or another person’s name in a book? Email GraciePrayerTeam@mail.com
On Facebook Paula-Rose is at: goo.gl/i8FvAe

Join the 8-Year-Old Gracie and author Paula-Rose Facebook group at: goo.gl/34XkXx 

4 Paula-Rose, 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team: https://goo.gl/2TgXWw
4 the 8-Year-Old Gracie contests & have your name in a book email  GraciePrayerTeam@mail.com



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Yippee! Fruit of the Spirit Fictions 4 Preschoolers, Kids & a Cookie Contest!


Having the head of our churches Children’s Ministries ask me to publish my first Fruit of the Spirit kids book tiled A Father’s Broken Heart: 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team, as a picture-book for preschoolers, I prayed. Lead by the Lord, I searched high and low, and found no fictions about this important topic.

Both at our preschool and school, kids sing and learn about The Fruit of the Spirit. However, it wasn’t until today that I realized when I joyfully answered the Spirits leading that He had given me a task I enjoyed which many would be blessed by!

So, with an illustrator now sketching out the full-page picture for chapter one, I’m eager to see what God will do next. I look forward to the preschoolers who'll enjoy this picture book and know those looking for book options will be blessed when this format joins the paperback and Kindle on my author Paula-Rose page. And, while you’re there please check out the story God gave Gracie and me to write! https://goo.gl/2TgXWw

Here's the info about book 1 in which Gracie discovers God's love and...

Hi ya’ll!
I’m Gracie and this is my story. I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with my mama Bernice, and Miss Millie, the renter who lives with us. I sure wish she were my grandma, she's that sweet! But then, I find out in this here book that she's an honest to goodness angel! Here in Pleasant Hill, we talk a tad different sayin’ things like ya’ll, yes’m, and yes siree. Our words spoken with love warms my heart, ‘cause everyone cares about their neighbor and what's goin' on with one matters to all.

In this first Fruit of the Spirit book, I want to join my mama’s Save a Soul Prayer Team to thank God for all the people who came around us when my firefighter daddy died saving the town from a huge brush fire. Fact is, I’ve a list of wants, like havin’ a sister, helpin’ my sorrowful friend’s daddy figure out where his family has gone and…well...stuff like that. But I heard tell God can do what I can’t.

I find out how true that is when I fall into a sinkhole and Jesus meets me there. With a smile in my heart, I’m eager to do what He asks. My faith adventure takes me from the school playground to the hospital and home. And the Lord is with me, mine, and my new sister every step of the way.


Have a never published cookie recipe?
Send it to GraciePrayerTeam@mail.com 
The winning recipe & your name will be in the next book!
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Your Prayers are Needed!

Tomorrow I call Antique Archaeology to get in touch with Dolly Parton about the Gracie books. With one Gracie book published, and the blurb for Book 2, “Billy-Bob's Christmas Cookie” (Fruit of the Spirit - Joy), and Book 3, “Patty-Cakes Prayer Squares” (Fruit of the Spirit - Peace), written, it's time to take a BIG step of faith and make the phone call God laid on my heart months ago, which will hopefully lead to a nice chat with Dolly Parton.

For those who love to watch Antique Archaeology like I do, you know that they go out of their way at times. When I watched the episode where Dolly Parton hired them to find things for Dollywood and they all became friends, I didn’t know about Dolly's nonprofit Imagination Library. However, when God spoke to my about her, I discovered her nonprofit gifts books to kids five years and younger worldwide. Since the Gracie books are for older kids, please join me in praying she’ll see them as a blessing for those who live in her neck of the woods for these books are about people like them.


For info on Paula-Rose and the 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team books visit her Amazon author page.
Have a never published cookie recipe?
Send it to GraciePrayerTeam@mail.com 
The winning recipe & your name will be in the next book!

To join 8-Year-Old Gracie & author Paula-Rose VIP Review Group on Facebook click: https://www.facebook.com/groups/8YearOldGracieandPaulaRose/

Saturday, April 28, 2018

When Your Heart Points to God


For several weeks, due to a fall, my left pinky pointed to God. When people kept bumping into and hurting my digit, I thought about all those precious people whose hearts point to God. Beginning with the Apostles and each who followed and believed in Messiah in the Bible and to today there has seldom been a time when people of faith weren't treated differently. Jesus knew all about being singled out, for from His conception to His death on the cross, He was set apart. Our Saviors last words, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing," (Luke 23:34), shows us a heart that points to God.

Considering all Christ suffered to set me and all who call upon His name free from the bondage of this world and the joy of seeing Him in heaven, my little finger 'owie' is like the ones children experience. However, when your heart points to God the bigger 'owie' we experience is the same one our Lord did daily. When things get difficult for us we might think, Why me? But the things we fear happened to Jesus... He was homeless throughout his ministry. Yet he spoke words of love, life and forgiveness. From His first words to His last, and until the end of this age we'll remember what He said because His words showed us God. Not God is the abstract, but a God of flesh and blood who loved us enough to redeem us with the blood of His son. Since Jesus took upon the sin of the world, and God cannot look upon sin, Jesus - the pure and spotless sacrifice - died alone. He was forsaken so we could become worthy of all God wishes to gift us.

This is what it means to take up our cross and follow Him. We take up our cross by choosing to not look at what was or worry about what we’ll be. We trust that God is sovereign. Aware that when we yield all we could end up homeless. What a ministry that would be if Jesus chose that for... "Ah, but..." Whatever you were going to say, I hope today you will choose joy, for we have so much to be joyful for when each of our hearts point to God.

Till we meet again, may God guide your way and His Word give you His peace which transcends our situations or finger 'owie's'.

For info on Paula-Rose and the 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team books visit her Amazon author page.
Have a never published cookie recipe?
Send it to GraciePrayerTeam@mail.com 
The winning recipe & your name will be in the next book!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Bright Idea Let's do it 4 the Kids!




Way back when I was a kid, things were different! Since I'm a second generation American, I remember stories of how my grandparents, great uncles, aunts, and other members of their families came to America. Each one was sponsored by an American citizen. Only then could they be allowed in. To make sure they would be able to make a living, each learned English, attended citizenship classes, and became a citizen. They were proud to be part of this country and eager to bless America. My grandpa Louis and my great uncles Nate and Newman joined the Army when World War 1 began.

After my grandpa Louis retired, he loved to watch the horse races in Tecate, Mexico on Friday's. He was always home in time for our family dinner. However, there was one Friday night when we didn't eat because Grandpa didn't some home. Finally, at eight o'clock we got a phone call asking for my dad. When he got on the line we discovered the call was from a United States of America Boarder Guard. Grandpa had left home without his citizenship papers and they couldn't let him in! My dad got his father’s papers, drove to the boarder and once the guard verified that Louis Eisen was an American citizen let him in!

I'm 71 yet I have never forgotten how my grandfather was detained at the boarder because we were a country of laws. Though very young, I felt safer knowing that would happen to all who didn't belong here. During those days of 'duck and cover' feeling safe meant being able to do kid things without worrying. 


Our kids and all who live here legally need to feel safe. I have seen articles about people who have been here for many years being deported. Though each had time to become a citizen they, for whatever reason, chose not to. With MS-13 and terrorist pouring into our country, we must again act as all sovereign nations do by enforcing our laws. By doing what is necessary we will once again be The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.


For info on Paula-Rose and the 8-Year-Old Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team books visit her Amazon author page.
Have a never published cookie recipe?
Send it to GraciePrayerTeam@mail.com 
The wining recipe & your name will be in the next book!