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Inspirational Author

The ABCs of Praise and Prayer. Just 15 minutes with God? That sounds like a stingy amount of time to devote to the Creator of the universe. But 15 minutes can lead to a prayerful attitude for the rest of the day when you start out that way.

This little exercise is not meant to trivialize our time with God or say that we can cram in a relationship with him in just a few minutes a day. Rather, it is meant to get us into a thankful frame of mind so we can look for God’s involvement in all we do, in everyone we meet, and in every circumstance we encounter.

Author’s personal note –

“During my commute to work, I go through the alphabet and praise God through all the words I can think of about him that start with each letter. Verses that include some of the words come to mind, so I pray those to him. When I get to Z and my 15 minutes is about up, I begin to pray for the things, people, and situations I care about and then I finish that and ask him, ‘Speak to me, Lord, and help me to listen and obey.’ I try to remain silent and listen.”
“The A to Z exercise allows me to praise God before I get started on all my requests and needs. It somehow helps me focus on God’s greatness and his amazing love, mercy, and generosity to me. And usually that focus stays with me, at least to some extent, during the day. I hope it helps you to focus on his goodness as you pray and listen for what he has to say to you. Add your own words as you go through the alphabet.”

“This book is exactly what the title says. You can use it as a daily devotional. I enjoy how the author added scriptures throughout the book. The book can be completed in less than 20 minutes. I recommend this book to everyone and think it would be great for use with your kids in family devotions.” –Kimberly L. Andrews

“This is one of the most uplifting easy to understand “Faith” books I have ever had the pleasure of reading and studying. It is a staple in my daily Bible study. I’ve read from A to Z several times and continue to learn new things every single day.” –Vicki Timms

“Love this short book. Easy to read while taking a trip on a train or bus. Good for commuters. Great way to memorize Bible verses.” –Maggie Ellis

“This book was very reassuring about how to apply prayer to one’s everyday life. I will use in in my Sunday School classes for the benefit of the children.” –Jo Ann Cross

“This is a cute and easy-to-read praise book . . . enjoyable for people of all ages. A one-day read that will be read over and over.” –Shawn Riley

The ABCs of Praise and Prayer
Spanish Version

¿Tan solo 15 minutos con nuestro Señor? Eso suena como una cantidad mezquina de tiempo para dedicarle al Creador del universo. Pero me parece que 15 minutos pueden conducir una actitud de oración para el resto del dia cuando empieza de esta manera. Este pequeño ejercicio no pretende hacer menos nuestro tiempo con Dios o decir que podemos forzar una relación con Él en pocos minutos cada dia. Por el contrario, tiene la intención de meternos en estado de agradecimiento por que podemos buscar participación de Dios en todo lo que conocemos y en cualquier situación que nos encontramos.

Espero que le ayude a concentrarse en su bondad al rezar y escuchar lo que Él le tiene que decir. Añada sus propias palabras cuando pase por el alfabeto.

Help Wanted for Busy Moms

Wanted: Someone to tame housework and organize the home. Someone to plan and fix good, fast meals. Someone warm and loving and full of endless energy. Bursting with charm and humor, Help Wanted for Busy Moms will show women how they can –

  • Find a place for everything (and keep it in its place)
  • Respond without grumbling to the daily cry of “We’re starved!”
  • Have just the right answer for the age–old question, “Are we there yet?”


“Barbara’s book, Help Wanted for Busy Moms, is a delectable compendium of practical pointers to make all of life go more smoothly – from housework to health to friendships. Barbara takes us on an engaging, often humorous, journey to help us find the balance and peace so desperately needed by today’s moms.” –Christine Field, author of Help for the Harried Homeschooler, Life Skills for Kids and A Field Guide to Homeschooling

“For every mom like me who wonders how other women keep their countertops clutterless, children well-fed, checkbooks balanced and still find time to laugh with friends, grow in faith and smile at life, Barbara Mang offers simple secrets for success.” –Nancy Guthrie, author of Holding On to Hope

“Finally, a book that can actually help us pull together all the loose ends and responsibilities in our overloaded lives! Barbara has created a truly practical book that assists every mom in her desire to bless and encourage her family. It’s the perfect handbook for handling the joys and stresses of motherhood.” –Karol Ladd, speaker and author of The Power of a Positive Mom and The Power of a Positive Wife.

Girl Power – Nothing Stands Between You and your Dreams . . . Except Maybe You

with Cortney Martinelli and Rashel Hamilton

Each of us has a dream, something we really long to do but believe to be out of reach. Many of us have been too busy for years to think about our dreams. Many of us are so discouraged by the realities of life and the cares we bear that we have given up on our dreams. But they’re still there, somewhere deep inside us.

Girl Power grew out of the shared experiences of three friends and co-workers who believe – and know – that we girls can achieve our dreams. You might be thinking that’s pretty obvious, but have your dreams come true yet? We hope they have. If so, you might want to dream some new dreams and then see how you can make them happen.

“Loved, loved, loved this collection of heart-warming stories. This quick-read is brilliantly written, contains inspiration galore not to mention just the perfect mix of humor. The life stories of these women have inspired me to not only find joy in the little things but to dream bigger than I had ever dared.” – Sue Williamson

“A wonderful collection of empowering stories that lift you up and inspire you to dream big! I truly enjoyed reading this and found myself laughing with the girls. I loved every page.” – Raquel W.