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I strongly believe that our children need extra spiritual guidance in these very trying times. When I was a child, we didn't have the worries and temptations that are bombarded on our children and grandchildren today. We could actually go away without locking our houses. We never had to worry about cyber bullying, because the internet wasn't in existence. Bullying existed but was limited. Divorce was not as prevalent as it is today. We were able to be "kids" and not have the extreme worries that our children deal with on a daily basis.

Our only worry. . . .what we were going to play next!



I wrote "Illumination Station - The Big Adventure," for my Sunday School class, to teach them consequences and the importance of following God's Word daily in a fun, entertaining way.



My characters are special lightbulbs that only illuminate by following God's Word. If they wander from His Word, their light goes dim and the whole town knows by just looking at them. They have to earn their "light" back by serving the community.



Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page and print off the coloring pages for your child or grandchildren.



God Bless! Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Illumination Station book review

By Ursula Gorman - See all my reviews
This review is from: Illumination Station (Perfect Paperback)
The children's book "Illumination Station" by Jennifer Mauter is an endearing book about light bulbs and how following God's word help them shine brightly. This book is geared for young children to help them understand what God's plan for them is and to show them that following God's will helps their own light to shine. The use of light bulbs to show how God can make your `light shine' is creative, wonderful and a perfect way to help children relate to God's message.
Wally and Sam are two residents living in Illumination Station; they are light bulbs and best friends that share a love for God and adventure.
The love of adventure takes them away from Gods word when they make a conscious choice to go against God's, and their parents, wishes. They find themselves faced with temptation that leads them to a scary and dark place full of dimly lit and mean spirited light bulbs, and they themselves start to dim.
Realizing they have made a terrible mistake by not following God's word, they turn to prayer and beg God's forgiveness and protection. The journey that follows is to help them realize that while it isn't easy to avoid temptation, it is the right choice. Doing the right thing helps God's light shine through you and others will notice. God's light shining from Wally and Sam effects those that aren't shining brightly; it gives them the chance to share God's light and love.
"Illumination Station" does a wonderful job of explaining God's love and forgiveness in a moving and understandable story that children will love.

Reviewed by Ursula Gorman author of `Old Acquaintances' (release date late 2010/early 2011)
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

book review

Illumination Station,
April 21, 2010
This review is from: Illumination Station (Perfect Paperback)
This author has used great imagination in using light to teach lessons to children and it is very witty the way she use lightbulbs. I highly recommend this read to any child. It great for busy parents to share this with their child as life is often to hectic sometimes to teach valuable lessons. So let the author help u with that. Beatifully done
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5.0 out of 5 stars Illumination Station, April 19, 2010
This review is from: Illumination Station (Perfect Paperback)
Illumination Station is a great read for kids of all ages. They can relate to the choices that are made in the story to their own real life experiences. Making the right choices in life, will be rewarded in many ways and this book makes you want to be the best person you can be. I highly recommend this book for parents and grandparents alike and all the young people in your lives.

Ilse Faist
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5.0 out of 5 stars Illumination Station, April 19, 2010
By Lynn Schumaker (Perrysburg, OH) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Illumination Station (Perfect Paperback)
I bought this book for my grandchildren. It opens up a dialogue that makes it fun for them..and for you. I would love to have had this book when my kids were small. It will show them how to make good choices
I highly recommend this book for parents and grandparents.
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