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About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

This Must Be Shared…

Every morning my friend Shirley sends a little devotional to her family and friends. This morning I woke up to some very wise words entitled The Layman's Ten Commandments by an unknown author. After reading them I felt the thoughts were so cleverly written that they were just too good not to share.

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The Rest of God

I love mornings. News on the telly playing low in the background, sitting in my recliner next to my open back door, iPad on my lap with a hot cup of good coffee within easy reach completes the picture. I tend to my email and browse the Facebook newsfeed. After awhile, feeling all is okay . . . → Read More: The Rest of God

You’re Blessed When…

For awhile I’ve been asking God for a new perspective on some old ideas. Today I was blessed with this find. So many times we want “more”. We don’t realized that we are like a glass. When we’re full, we’re full and the only way to put more in is to first empty some . . . → Read More: You’re Blessed When…

Examining Change

These past few weeks change seems to be on the table. One thing I have come to learn about change is that it always occurs with a fair amount of chaos and discomfort. Often we what we mistake for things spinning out of control, is just a prelude to a change of some sort.

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Storm Killer

Storm killer – brand new term I found in a blog I follow, God’s Beloved Daughters. In her post, A Calm and Undisturbed Heart and Mind, she said:

We chose to either look to the storm or look to the Lord. Looking to the storm indicates faith in the enemy’s ability to defeat you (and . . . → Read More: Storm Killer

Time & Seasons

Awhile back I wrote about the seven ways to wrestle in prayer. The first one was to seek wisdom from God. The second one was to rejoice in God’s time and seasons. That’s where I continued to get stuck. Rejoicing in God’s time and seasons means, to me, hands off – don’t worry about it. . . . → Read More: Time & Seasons

A Bit of Strengthening

Do you know those times when you pray and pray for something important and nothing, just nothing, seems to be happening? You start thinking maybe you should just stop praying because it isn’t doing any good. I experience this all the time when praying for something that seems like it’s never going end. And then . . . → Read More: A Bit of Strengthening

Surprise, Surprise!

Yesterday I went to the mailbox and pulled out what I thought was a Xmas card from my very dear friend in Buffalo. Trouble was, the envelope felt way too thick to be a card and there was extra postage on it. I opened it up and it wasn't a Xmas card at all. It . . . → Read More: Surprise, Surprise!

Just Get Through This Day

How many times do we start our day with this prayer:

"Please Lord, just let me get through this day!"

There are so many days, when upon awakening and our feet have barely graced the floor, that we're praying for the moment that we we can climb right back into that bed. "Getting through" the . . . → Read More: Just Get Through This Day

You ARE Your Thoughts

Today in yoga the instructor was trying to help new people stay in the room by encouraging them not to buy into the things their mind was telling them. He said, "You are not your thoughts." That sounded a little out of sync to me, even though I understood his intentions.

In effect, I . . . → Read More: You ARE Your Thoughts