Your Monday Muse-Riley Clemmons

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life, Monday Muse

He wants all you have today. Yes, today. Your beauty. Your scars. Your joys. Your sorrows. Your hopes and dreams. Your brokenness. Each circumstance is a new opportunity for you to see the goodness and majesty of your Heavenly Father. … Read More

Your Monday Muse-North Point Inside Out

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life, Monday Muse

Contribution by Megan Burkhart, Intern The Fourth of July has come and gone. Wow, summer is flying by, isn’t it? As you enter back into the grind of the work week or the busyness of summertime activities, remember that freedom is … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Elevation Worship

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life, Monday Muse

Contribution by Alyssa Roat, Intern The sun is shining. The asphalt shimmers. You squint as soon as you walk outside. It’s definitely summer! But even in the bright sunlight of summer, sometimes the world can seem dark. Especially on a … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Danny Gokey

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

Happy Monday! The world we live in will offer us temporary highs and drag us through desperate lows. We are all human. We all make mistakes. We all are going to mess up. God wants to give us joy eternal, … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Stars Go Dim

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life, Monday Muse

It’s a new day, a new week! Turn your frown upside down. Shine that smile for each person you see today! Compliment a friend. Finish a project. Share your lunch. Hold the door open. Write a new story for your … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Tori Harper

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

What brings you abundant and lasting JOY? Your family and children? Your friends? Your career and job or school? Your travels and experiences? All those are wonderful and truly can add importance and purpose in our lives here on Earth, but they … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Bright Ones

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

SCHOOL is out! SUMMER is just days away! WOOHOO! Congratulations to all the elementary, middle grade, and high school students who finished strong! The school year is over. The days stretch out in front of us to be filled with activities, … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Zach Williams

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

When you wake up and the news is horrible and negative. When you feel overlooked and unworthy. When you hurt because of someone else’s words. When the diagnosis is overwhelming and you don’t see any positives. When what you believe … Read More

Your Monday Muse-David Dunn

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse, Music Monday

Summer is coming. The heat index is rising. School is almost out. Doesn’t it make you wish for those good old days? Days playing outside with friends. Running through the sprinklers in the backyard. Road tripping to the beach with … Read More

12 Quotes About Books For Readers

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Books, Reading List

Happy World Book Day 2018! There are so many things we love about books…the fun stories, the lovable characters, the shared joy, especially in children’s books. Whether you pick up a picture book, a chapter book, a comic book, or a … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Carrie Underwood

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

He is Risen! The stone was rolled away! This morning, we can continue to celebrate His resurrection! We don’t have to despair or worry, He’s Alive! Rejoice! Jesus paid the debt for us. Sing Praises! Death was defeated! We are saved by … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Hawk Nelson

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

1-2-3-4 Count Your Blessings. See the Good. Count Your Blessings. Be the Good. Count Your Blessings. Thank God for something, anything, everything. Love the Good. Change the Bad. Count Your Blessings. It’s Monday! Let’s Jam!

Your Monday Muse-Aaron Cole (ft. TobyMac)

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

Good Morning. Good Afternoon. Good Evening. Whatcha doin’? Worrying about something? Let it go. Working on something? Share it with God! Praying about something? Sing it to the heavens! God’s Got You Today! Right where you are! He’s always Right … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Crowder

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

Waking up to another Monday. A new week. A fresh start. So thankful to see the sun shining past the clouds. Thankful for the air I breathe. Thankful for work I love. “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Unspoken

Rachel Pellegrino#FaithPitch, Blog, Monday Muse

Getting prepped for #FaithPitch this week. I love hosting events…birthday parties, holiday get togethers, family reunions, etc. I prep the location, prepare the activities, cook (or order) the food, invite the guests, and much more. I invest in the moment … Read More

The Name Above All Names

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life

It’s only Day 52 out of the 365 days that make up 2018, and so far I don’t think it’s truly gone as anyone hoped or planned. The winter flu season has claimed the lives of young and old alike. … Read More

Your Monday Muse-Moriah Peters

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Happy 1st Monday of February 2018! You ready? Brave? Confident? No? Feeling afraid, nervous, lonely? Don’t Fear! God is Near! He’s never left your side, and He’s not going to start now! He’s got you…right now, right here. You are … Read More

February 2018 #FaithPitch!

Rachel Pellegrino#FaithPitch, Blog, For Authors

Happy New Year! It’s not too late to say that, right?! To kick off 2018, we’re officially getting ready to host our first of three #FaithPitch events of the year!  Wednesday, February 28 from 8am to 8pm, you will have the opportunity … Read More

In Our Notes…Illustrator Janet Samuel

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Books, In Our Notes

Illustrations expand our world as a story evolves through the author’s words, and we love the illustrators who bring our titles to life. Whether through watercolors, pencil sketches, or digital renderings, we work with some of the most talented artists … Read More

Word of the Year 2018

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life, Little Lamb Books

Usually, when a new year rolls around, I find it invigorating to look at the calendar and begin making plans, to choose a word and scripture for the year, to anticipate the goals we need to set for the next … Read More

Your Monday Muse: The Greatest Showman

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Monday Muse

Happy New Year! I hope all your holidays were blessed and beautiful!  So, during our holiday festivities, one of the things I absolutely wanted to do was go see a movie. Any guesses which one? If you say Star Wars: … Read More

A Merry Happy Christmas Birthday!

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Christmas, Holidays

Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday! Or Merry Birthday? Happy Christmas? Most people aren’t sure what to say when they find out that I have a Christmas Birthday. Usually this occurs when I’m at the doctor’s office, the local DMV, or any … Read More

What Christmas Means To Me

Rachel PellegrinoAuthor Spotlight, Blog, Christmas

Guest blogger Amberly Kristen Clowe, author of Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash (pre-order now) For me, Christmas is that special time of year when we can all be completely silly in ugly sweaters, reindeer hats, and fluffy, warm socks. … Read More

A Christmas Celebration

Rachel PellegrinoAuthor Spotlight, Blog, Christmas

Guest blogger Jean Matthew Hall, author of Seasons series (coming 2019) I’m baking. The wonderful aromas of spices & chocolates fill my house. My kitchen is a big mess with flour & sugar everywhere. Chocolate chips & sprinkles decorate my island. … Read More

The Spirit of Christmas

Rachel PellegrinoAuthor Spotlight, Blog, Christmas

Guest Post from Janet L. Christensen, author of The Littlest Star (coming Christmas 2018) Every year at this time, I remember one particular Christmas, and an amazing experience that renewed our hope and strengthened our hearts during a challenging season … Read More

Making Christmas Memorable

Rachel PellegrinoAuthor Spotlight, Blog, Christmas

Guest Post from Jason C. Joyner, author of Launch (coming July 2018) My family had an interesting dynamic. My sister and brother were fifteen and twelve years older than me. By the time I remember things, they were adults. We … Read More

A Christmas Miracle

Rachel PellegrinoAuthor Spotlight, Blog, Christmas, Uncategorized

Guest Post from Shelly Roark, author of The Bubble Who Would Not POP! “Christmas is Pish-Posh!” Thus says the grumpy leading character in The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. Gathering round Susan Wojciechowski’s touching Christmas classic is one of my … Read More