And now approve yourselves the children of God, in your actions,
for by your fruits you shall be judged. God is holy, and His children bear His image.
Oh! redeem your time; prize your souls, and mind that which is eternal.
- James Nayler "A Discovery of the Wisdom" 1653
Quaker Anne's Children's Stories
Please read the following - stories are linked below.
Writing children's stories and offering them to the public to enjoy via the Internet, rather than
having them published into a book,
is part of my creation based
Glorifying God through the wonders of creation that I see
so commonly displayed in farm life is a wonderful way to praise the greatness of
our Creator and present a witness to
His power and glory. These stories give our whole family an opportunity to express respect and gratitude
for the gift of life God gives to
all living things.
This project began as a series of letters to my grandchildren. I wanted them to be able to frequently enjoy
the experiences of
"Grandpa & Nana's farm" despite the great distances between us; so many of my little lambs live several
states away. But it wasn't long before I was led to greatly broaden the availability of this information
to a much wider audience that could include all children everywhere. Thus, this site.
While the text of each story was written by me, most members of my family participated in the project in one important
way or another. All of
the stories were inspired by actual events that have taken
place on our farm and all of the photography was taken here. The animals you will meet within
these pages really do exist and live right here.
Due to timing and the nature of some of the more complicated photography used for illustrations,
these stories took several years to compile and God willing, there will be more to come - several are
being edited right now! Our stories are copyrighted and most of our graphics are watermarked with our farm domain name in the hope
of preserving them
from theft. It is a bit distracting when viewing the images, and we apologize for that. Whether it actually protects them or not,
that, as in all matters, we "let go, let God."
We would like to thank
families who shared in the editing process of critiquing the material and sifting out my ever present typos -
patient souls like
Angela, Erika, Heidi, Becky,
Kathy, Les, Shannon (and all their children & spouses) - to name just a few - who offered such kind
voluntary help to me. Their
input was such a blessing! If thee, thoughtful reader, finds errors we have missed please let us know.
We want to share with others the miracles and joys that we often experience in our life, especially with those
who may never
get a chance to visit a real farm. As parents of home schooled children (now grown), Bill and I personally
know how important wholesome educational resources are and we are grateful
for the opportunity to offer ours here.
We well know how dark and perilous the Internet can be, but, herein we offer to proclaim our Christian faith
through the stories about our life on the farm as one more lamp shining to illuminate Christian truths and the
love and goodness of Christ.
I encourage thee to share time with thy children reading these stories. The subject matter will certainly inspire
thoughtful conversation. All of them
were written with
pre-school through 2nd graders in mind
but would surely appeal to the child in the hearts of persons of any age.
We invite thee also to share this resource with others and would raise this challenge
to all of our Christian brothers and sisters: Proclaim thy faith! Use the Internet to offer
up your own inspirational stories because
you have them, we all do. Each of
us needs to use the power of the Internet for the cause of good and share our love for Christ.
There is no better way to take advantage of the information
highway than to bring glory to God.
If you are on a spiritual journey yourself and searching for answers, remember these words of George Fox, founder of the Quakers:
"There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy condition." Take your concerns to God in prayer.
Repent of your sins and with faith accept Christ's sacrifice for salvation
and He will speak to thy condition. Then you too will know the comfort Paul spoke of in Philippians 4:7
- "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus."
In Service to Christ;
Quaker Anne Dona nobis pacem
For more information about Quakers
and my Christian plain testimony and Christian spiritual
essays visit www.QuakerAnne.com
Amazing Grace - Quaker Anne & friends
Amazing Grace recorded live. In 2009, Peace Minister Quaker Anne was one of many volunteers who performed
for a special community theater benefit that successfully raised money for a local children's educational
project in northern Michigan. The children's project was a great encouragement to the community during Michigan's difficult economic times.
Amazing Grace was specially selected, adapted and arranged by Quaker Anne as an Ecumenical outreach to share the message that as Christians we are all, regardless of our diversity, connected by Gods Amazing Grace through Jesus Christ.
In our thoughts and deeds, may we hold the whole world in the Christ like spirit of peace with the realization of the Lords Prayer ..."Thy Kingdom come, will be done on earth as it is in heaven"... alive and active in our hearts towards our fellow man world wide.
Quaker Anne would especially like to thank her family for their support and encouragement; her
talented husband William for his musical accompaniment, her son John, (standing behind her left shoulder),
for being one of the vocalists, and her daughter Hannah for being there.