Sometimes, life throws us curveballs that feel like unintelligible scribbles hovering overhead. ⚾

However, just as adults experience hardships, kids may carry burdens too heavy for their small shoulders through no fault of their own. ️

And so, in those dark moments when it can be hard for us to see the light, one hopeful heart is reminding little ones that God will take their battles and transform them into blessings. ✨

Children’s Author, Kate Rietema, joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest on Episode #210 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share her courageous journey, the release of her new children’s book, When God Makes Scribbles Beautiful (published by B&H Kids), the challenges she faced as a foster parent and how the brokenness she witnessed served as the catalyst for this powerful story, how the Bible helps kids to become stronger in their faith and more secure in themselves, the importance of teaching children to trust in divine timing and God’s plan, plus much more. ✝️

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Kate by purchasing your copies of When God Makes Scribbles Beautiful and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones:

When God Makes Scribbles Beautiful copyright © 2024 by Kate Rietema • Illustrations copyright © 2024 by Jennie Poh. Courtesy of B&H Kids. All Rights Reserved.

Kate and I encourage all of you, our fellow neighbors, to subscribe to PR From The Heart’s official YouTube channel and enjoy our heartfelt conversation, the first trolley stop of PR From The Heart’s Summer Reading Season:

If you are a children’s or middle-grade author, are interested in joining the PR From The Heart family, and becoming a featured guest on The Children’s Books Spotlight Series, to share your inspiring story and the release of your new book, contact me for more information:

Thank you for helping Kate and me walk home the children of the world.

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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #210: Kate Rietema | When God Makes Scribbles Beautiful