This blog has been dormant for a while, but you can still keep up with me and my books on Facebook:

Hope to see you there! πŸ˜€


Hey girls! Check out my latest on-line article, which gives some great tips on how to get along with your teachers and classmates this year:

Have a great week!


Hi girls,

I hope you’re all enjoying Designer Genes!

I thought you might like to see a couple of fun articles I wrote for ieGirl — a Canadian ministry for Christian teen girls. Here are the links (which will open up PDF documents):

Never Been Kissed

Clearing the Clutter

Please keep in touch and let me know what you’re reading and learning and doing these days! πŸ˜€

With love,


Here are links to the old blog entries for the last chapters/weeks in Designer Genes (starting from where I left off the last time I posted). I had meant to do this last month so that you could follow along as you go through the book, so I apologize that it took me so long!

Chapter 44 (Oct.Β 28 – Nov. 4): Love Your NeighbourΒ and also this πŸ˜€

Chapter 45 (Nov.Β 5 – 11): Only One Earth

Chapter 46 (Nov. 12 – 18): Furry, Feathery Friends

Chapter 47 (Nov. 19 – 25): Good “Ad”vice

Chapter 48 (Nov. 26 – Dec. 2): Meaningful Music

Chapter 49 (Dec. 3 – 9): Watcha Watchin’?

Chapter 50 (Dec. 10 – 16): Food for Your Brain

Chapter 51 (Dec. 17 – 23): Online… or Out of Line?

Chapter 52 (Dec. 24 – 30): No Other Gods

That finishes up Designer Genes for the year! πŸ˜€ If you’re new to the book, no worries! Just look at the menu on the left with the months listed, choose the month you’re in and you’ll find the post that goes with the chapter you’re reading.

And if you’re lost or I’m not making sense, please let me know! You can e-mail me at I always write back. πŸ˜€

Before I sign off, let me wish you a very wonderful Christmas! I’d love it if you came back and shared about anything special that happens during your celebrations.

Lots of love,



ChapterΒ 43 –Β Around the World in Seven Days – page 232

There is no way I can blog about this chapter without giving you a link to the COOLEST video about the countries of the world. I warn you… you may end up watching this a whole bunch of times, trying to sing along with it. (It’s impossible… I think!) πŸ˜€

Ready??? (Just don’t forget to come back here.) πŸ˜‰ Here’s the link:

Now, keep in mind that this video is probably older than I am, so the geography might be a little off but what a fun way to be reminded of what a HUGE world there is out there. Those of us who live in North America can easily forget that there are hundreds of other countries and BILLIONS of other people. We’re just a small part of an amazing and colourful world that God created.

This week’s chapter in Designer Genes has some fun activities about language and culture, as well as daily Bible readings that remind us to love and respect people who are different from us. Don’t forget, tween girls in Liechtenstein, Hong Kong, Zambia, Peru, Russia and everywhere else have designer genes, too! πŸ˜€

Here’s something else that’s really fun… Remember our chapter on manners and etiquette (page 212)? So, you probably learned a few tips and have better manners now. But do you know about the different etiquette rules around the world? Try this cool quiz, which has some VERY surprising answers!

Now you’re ready to travel the world! πŸ˜€

Well, girls… that’s it for my blog updates, because we started going through the book on November 1, 2007, beginning with the next chapter (Love Your Neighbor):

If you started reading this blog sometime after that, you can continue to check in each week as you go through the rest of the chapters in your book… there’s an entry here for each one! πŸ˜€

Just look at the menu on the left side where it says “Read Them All…” and click on the month you’re in. You’ll have to read from the bottom up (sorry… I don’t know how to have them show up from top to bottom!) but I’m sure you’ll find the chapter you’ll looking for. Let me know if you have any difficulties! You can write to me at

This doesn’t mean I’m disappearing! Stay tuned for updates on what’s happening with Designer Genes… and other book projects that I’m working on! πŸ˜€

God bless you, my little sisters in Christ!


P.S. I just thought of a better idea!Β I’ll come back every week and give you the link to that chapter’s original entry. How’s that? πŸ˜€

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