We’re thrilled to introduce Rahab in the latest book of the Called and Courageous Girls series! As a parent or caretaker, you may be wondering … why Rahab? Her profession, handled in a very age-appropriate way in the book, may give you pause when you consider sharing her story with … [Read more...] about Why Rahab … as the Latest Hero in the Series?
The Virgin Mary: Though she’s one of only 49 women mentioned by name in the Bible, she was handpicked for one of the most remarkably bizarre missions in all of history. Yet for many of us, Mary is considered a supporting character in Christmas sermons. But when we dust the holiday glitter off her … [Read more...] about A Teen Mom’s Tips for Disabling Shame
At this very moment, my living room floor bears the unmistakable evidence of our son’s evening playtime. Surveying the items strewn across our area rug—an orange monster truck, a tiny train, a plastic blue airplane, a bright yellow bulldozer—it’s fairly clear a boy lives here. There’s just something … [Read more...] about Three Reasons We’re Reading the Bible’s “Girl Stories” to Our Son
Reflect on Mary’s story: Luke 1:26-56 Sometime after receiving the news that she was pregnant with God, Mary breaks out in song, marveling that she—a young peasant girl—could hold the mystery of Christ within her body! Here’s a selection from Mary’s prayer, called The Magnificat: Full prayer … [Read more...] about Praying with Wonder – Mary
Reflect on Hannah’s story: 1 Samuel 1; 2:1-11,18-21 For many years, Hannah has a deep longing; she wants a child. This unmet longing becomes her greatest sorrow. Barren, Hannah cries out to God in anguish, giving expression to her deep longing and desire. Hannah's … [Read more...] about Praying with Desire – Hannah
Reflect on Hagar’s story: Genesis 16; 21:8-21 A slave, Hagar becomes pregnant by Abram, her master. Mistreated by her jealous mistress, Sarai, Hagar flees to the desert—where God meets her. Telling her she’s not forgotten, God encourages Hagar with a promise that she is destined for … [Read more...] about Praying in the Wilderness – Hagar
Hear about the process of creating a Called and Courageous Girl illustration — from concept to finished product — from our talented illustrator, Eric Elwell! ...The first step is to familiarize myself with the account. I’ll read the biblical account before the C&CG manuscript. I look … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes: Creating the Illustrations
“Your illustrations are amazing” is the most common response from readers of the Called and Courageous Girls series. And we wholeheartedly agree. Illustrator Eric Elwell is a master of his craft. A New-York based visual artist, Eric, along with his wife Mindie, have three kids, who also serve as … [Read more...] about Meet the Illustrator: Eric Elwell