As I make plans for my son’s 11th birthday, I think about how simple the celebration will be this year. In years past, family and friends gathered at our home to bust open a piñata, engage in pool-noodle battles on the grassy hill of our yard, or soak each other with water balloons. Then a … Continue reading Simple Things
Author and speaker Wendi Lou Lee Last December, when author Wendi Lou Lee reminded a room of writers that luck has nothing to do with success, she spoke from a place of profound experience. Cast as Baby Grace in the Little House on the Prairie television series at 6 months old, Wendi went on to … Continue reading From Prairie to Purpose – An Interview with Wendi Lou Lee
We have a preteen in the house. Almost overnight, my loving son - the one who curled on my lap at three, skipped through the parking lot at five - is now a moody, frustrated and misunderstood little man. Last weekend, an emotional hurricane crashed into our serene living room in the form of a … Continue reading Coloring Inside the Lines
“Watch for it! Keep watching!” A few simple words and I am eight-years-old again. And thirteen. And sixteen. And all the ages in between. It is a go-to-the-snow day, but this time around I am the mother. I am the one pointing out the window, encouraging my boys to watch the red dirt as the … Continue reading Snow! Snow! Snow!
Known to Hearties and Hallmarkies as Papa Heartie, screenwriter and producer Brian Bird is a powerful force in the realm of faith-and-family-friendly productions. From his work on Step-by-Step and Touched by an Angel in the 1990s to the newest season of When Calls the Heart, Brian has built his career around sharing uplifting stories that … Continue reading Faith-Driven – An Interview with Writer/Producer Brian Bird