Latest news! Marilyn's story, Mom's Red Cookie Tin, appears in Additional Christmas Moments, Grace Publishing, 2016.  Sixty-seven stories by several contributors celebrate the meaning of Christmas. You may order by sending an email to

You can order signed copies of these books by going to our catalog  page on this site.

Penned from the Heart, 2014 and 2015 volumes. New and returning contributors offer 366 days of encouragement, inspiration and challenge in poems and devotions from writers across the US, Australia and New Zealand. This book can be started at any time and read in any year. I was privileged to serve as editor for both editions and I have several devotions in the book. The book can be read in any year and begun at any time during the year. Go to the catalog page to place your order, or send an email to 










Dressed up Moms Devotions to Go... is a 30 day devotional  suitable for moms of all ages.  Looking for a new wardrobe? Dressed up Moms  uses a theme scripture verse and devotional with a wardrobe metaphor to show you the Master Designer’s wardrobe recommendations.  These devotionals will inspire you to draw on God’s character qualities as you face challenges; use Biblical principles to enhance relationships;  discover accessories to release joy; and wear character traits to display God’s beauty.  Readings lead you to discover a new look for yourself and  “set fashion trends” as you influence your world.  Each devotional is followed by an opportunity to Dress up!----assignments that provide suggestions for additional reading and personal application. A perfect gift for Mother's Day or a friend's birthday! 











Tea Lover's Devotions to Go  offers thirty readings to steep in scripture, enjoy tea's pleasures, and find refreshment for your soul. Teapots, keys to a tea caddy, or a simple tea rest are among the simple tea lessons that point you to see God in refreshing ways. It's perfect for your quiet time reading for you and the tea lovers in your life. 

         "This book is my customer's favorite! " ~  Marie Fish, SweeTea's Bakery and Tea Room Cafe, Monroe, NC 

          “It was while I kept running past my rocking chair and my quiet place that God kept reminding me of Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God”.  About that time I started reading Tea Lovers DTG.  Immediately, I felt God nudging me to feast on and ponder each short devotion and to soak in the nurturing and refreshing comments as it drew me back closer to God.”  ~ Jan Wright, Mount Holly, NC




Marilyn's devotional Strong Roots, appears in the newly released Faith and Family: A Devotional Pathway for Families (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas). The book is available on this site as well as in bookstores and Amazon. Kindle and Nook versions are available also.  The devotional brings families together for a small doses of God's Word and wisdom. Questions at the conclusion spur family discussion and encourage prayer together.  

Diva Delights:  Wear your Diva lenses and find "aha" moments--a memory triggered by a favorite snack with friends, treasures in a storage bin or God's faithfulness as you develop "stretch marks" in challenges! Thirty-one readings with opportunities for personal application will inspire you to find extraordinary treasures in ordinary and challenging days.

"Diva Delights     is a wonderful way to start your day! Written with humor and warmth and a depth of wisdom, Marilyn draws your attention to life's details and helps you appreciate all the simple delights that God gives us every day. From spring cleaning to how children trade lunches, this devotional will open your eyes and your heart to the glorious riches that God pours out on us. There is a short activity or study at the end of each story, and an encouragement to seek out treasures in your own life. Thank you for a well written and beautiful devotional! I carry it with me to help me focus on the positive!"  ~ Trish Green (Garden City, MI)