Wednesday, August 14, 2013

This Week's Featured Author - Marilynn Dawson

Marilynn Dawson

Marilynn grew up in a solid Christian home, coming to Christ at the age of 7. She has been actively involved in Church life since age 10, including activities such as joining her Mom and sister in singing special numbers, choir, teaching Sunday School, leading Sunday School open session, planning Sunday School lessons, and more. Marilynn attended both public and Christian private schools growing up. She attended North Island Community College on Vancouver Island and Trend College in Kelowna, BC, obtaining certificates in receptionist work and CompTIA A+ computer repair.

Throughout her life, Marilynn has written poetry and published a few of them in the American Poetry Anthology (two issues). She currently does freelance work for a technical blog in Alberta. She's also written numerous unpublished articles on end-time eschatology and the news, written unpublished short stories, word studies and more.

Marilynn lives with her two teenagers, cat and gerbil, in Kelowna BC Canada.  Her day job sees her fix computers and engage in multimedia for her church.  In the evenings and on weekends she's a soundtech doing various events through the year from funerals to workshops to concerts and weddings.  Marilynn sings in the choir and sang on her church's praise teams for several years.

Marilynn's book - Mom's Little Black Book

As our youth graduate high school and head out into the world, many parents wonder if they've done all they can.  Is there one more thing we can do before our youth spread their wings and fly the coop?  Is there one more bit of advice we can offer to ensure that they'll be equipped for the road ahead?  The answer is YES! 

Taken from Idea Creations: Book Review
by Kathryn E. Jones 

"Mom's Little Black Book," by Marilynn Dawson is a short, inspirational read that blends quips, Bible quotes, meditation opportunities and 'light' reading for the teen who is about to leave home to start life on his/her own.  

Divided into 6 subheadings (spiritual, household, personal care, interpersonal, grocery and financial), "Mom's Little Black Book," offers teens exclusive rights to all that Mom knows and is willing to share about living life with spiritual grounding and a super clear focus. 

Consider these helpful hints:

"Help those who are in need. One day it could be you."
"Clouds are very emotional creatures. They cry at special occasions."
"Racism is pointless. Look at the Panda.! He's black, white and Asian, and everyone loves him!"

"You are the only Bible some people will ever see."
"You know you're tired when you put the dishes in the fridge and the milk in the sink."
"Talk to God. He loves to hear about your day and how you feel."

"Remember prayer is a fancy word for communication between you and God. Give him time to respond."

"Don't hoard God's blessings for yourself. You may just be the delivery conduit."

If one of your children is leaving home for college this summer, or getting married, or perhaps they have just decided it's time to live on their own, "Mom's Little Black Book," is for them.
Instead of talking until you're blue in the face about what they should and shouldn't be doing to remain a strong, active Christian, give them this book.

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