About Me

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!

You’re Blessed When…

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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 out. I always welcome more of God and His ways into my life, but sometimes I feel flatlined, plateaued in my faith. Then I get to thinking How can I jump-start things again? This “find” – by way of a Facebook friend – suggested a brand new way to put the God-sparkle back in my days. Instead of dwelling on what is lost or gone or hurting, realize it’s gone for a reason. Whether it be a person or just a beautiful time in our life, it had to go. It was taking up space God wants to fill with more of Himself.

This morning I sat in my meditation and just let go of everything until only God was in front of me. It wasn’t so hard to realize I didn’t need anything else – He is the starting point for everything else that fills my days. Instead of stepping out the door lamenting over what was, this little find changed my perspective into being excited by what could be today if I just leave the space open to be filled.

I bet you want to know what happened to 1 & 2. So did I when I read it. Then in the comments below the post I found out it was Matthew 5:3-12. I didn’t know it was a Bible verse. How funny – a few weeks ago I asked God for some more insight into understanding His word. My job prevents me from attending my Bible study, so I had to trust God for new ways to learn. When it comes to the Bible, I’m not an easy study. The person went on to explain that she got this from a new Bible her husband bought her for Christmas – one where the message is laid out beside the verses. Hmmmm….is that a message for me? Maybe get one of those?

And so, as another day goes by, God never ignores us when we ask Him for more of Himself, and…I have written.

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