Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Can You Solve These?

The following are taken from a page in BRAIN POWER PUZZLES 10, Christmas Edition
If you want answers I guess you'll just have to get a copy on Amazon.
Only $9.99 on Amazon.
A great Secret Santa Gift or stocking stuffer.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Head Start on Stocking Stuffers and Secret Santa Gifts

Order a bunch of these. Great for family members, young and old, co-workers, friends, and yourself!
NEED A SECRET SANTA GIFT? HERE’S THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE! This volume delivers hours and hours of fun. Entertain yourself and power up your brain while solving a variety of easy, moderate, and difficult puzzles. This Christmas themed activity book includes ● Word Searches ● Anagrams ● Word Fit Puzzles ● Scrambled Words ● Sudoku ● Math Puzzles ● Mazes ● Christmas Song Challenge ● Word Fit Puzzles ● Cryptograms ● Pictograms ● Christmas Movie Challenge ● Calcudoku ● Christmas Riddles ● Crossword Puzzles and more. Created by an educator and author (ME!) this book will satisfy young and old. Work alone or play with a friend. NEED A STOCKING STUFFER? There's something to satisfy everyone

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

How Many Ways Are There to Get to Heaven?

Image result for one way sign
Recently a dear friend of mine, active in our church, told me she didn't think God would refuse to let unbelievers into Heaven. Of course I recited the "one way" passage whereupon she said she knew that, but it was her opinion that there was more than one way. Well, her opinion is not Biblical fact.

Jesus says to Thomas, and to all of us, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

And hasn't she read John 3: 16 -18?

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Brain Power Puzzles 9 Just Released

Over 325 different puzzles

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE! Entertain yourself and power up your brain while solving a variety of easy, moderate, and difficult puzzles. This activity book includes ● Word Searches ● Anagrams ● Word Fit Puzzles ● Tatami ● Sudoku ● Kakuro ● Mazes ● Boggle Boards ● Word Fit Puzzles ● Cryptograms ● Pictograms ● Daisy Puzzles ● Rullo ● Hidden Word Puzzles ● and more.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Have You Ever Seen a Demon-possessed Person?

I’ve never seen a demon-possessed person, nor seen the movie “The Exorcist,” and, though I was born on Friday the 13th, I am not the least bit superstitious.

I have an interest in the occult only so far as I have done research into the paranormal for one of my novels, SHELTERED. There is a wealth of information on the internet, of course, but my main source for this subject is the Bible. Everywhere that Jesus preached he cast out demons. It must have been a pretty prevalent phenomenon to be mentioned so often. I found a very good site HERE that gives a thorough covering of the behaviors of demons as presented in the Bible.

I have consolidated what I learned into 3 quick and easy steps on how not to get possessed (laugh if you want):

1) Stay away from the occult and paranormal. That includes astrology, tarot cards, magic, Ouija boards, hypnotism, yoga (yes, yoga), meditation, bio-feedback, and pornography.
2) Do not use recreational drugs, especially mind-altering drugs.
3) Pray and seek God’s will for your life.

Now, why would I, a devout Christian, write a book in this popular genre? Because the paranormal is a popular subject. Because demons are real. Because it gave me a venue to teach a bit about the Bible.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Talents, Money, and Teeth-gnashing

In Matthew 25: 14 – 30 Jesus is still talking to His disciples about the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven. He says it will be like a man who goes away and leaves his servants with various amounts of his wealth. He gives one servant 5 “talents,” to another he gives two talents and to the third only one. In the Greek what he gives is “talenton” which is a measure of money. A talent of silver in Israel weighed 100 pounds and a talent of gold weighed 200 pounds. It’s pretty obvious therefore that even the servant who received one talent was entrusted with great wealth.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

How to Teach a Foreign Language


I have over three decades of experience teaching Spanish in five different schools so who better to compile usable advice and tips for teachers of any foreign language?

This book covers the following:
● Lesson planning 
● Grading 
● Using TPR (total physical response) to get started 
● Finger TPR 
● Seat TPR 
● Manipulatives 
● Music 
● Cultural Experiences 
● Pair Work (with over 40 sample pair drills)
● plus tons of tips

Available only on Amazon right HERE. Please share.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Can You Solve These?

I love cryptograms, anagrams, pictograms, crosswords and just about any other kind of word or math puzzle. Here's a pictogram, the beginning of a Bible verse:

Or how about these anagrams of Bible characters?
1. ENHANCE BUZZARD _________________________________
2. TENTH ASH PIT JOB _______________________________
3. EMPTIER SON _____________________________________

Secret message, anyone? How about some word searches? Sudoku? Kakuro? Word ladders? You'll find hundreds of puzzles, entirely Bible-themed in BRAIN POWER PUZZLES 8, just released for $13.99 on Amazon.
Answers to above: the pictogram says "When you pray do not be like the hypocrites."
The anagrams are #1 Nebuchadnezzar #2 John the Baptist #3 Simon Peter

Friday, July 12, 2019

Volume 7 is Now Released

Entertain yourself and power up your brain while solving a variety of easy, moderate, and difficult puzzles.

These activity books include a mix of the following:
● Word Searches
● Anagrams
● Zig Zag Puzzles
● Word Fit Puzzles
● Hidden Words
● Sudoku
● Sikaku
● Kendoku
● Fillomino
● Rullo
● Domino

● Math, Word, or Letter Sudoku Squares
● Riddles & Jokes
● Mazes
● Boggle Boards
● Daisy Puzzles
● Neuronyms
● Trivia
● Coloring pages
● Tic Tac Toe
● Dots & Boxes
● Scavenger Hunt

● Pictograms
●Daisy Puzzles
●Secret Math Trails
●and more

Created by an educator and author these books will satisfy young and old. Work alone or play with a friend. Two player puzzles included in volumes 1 and 2. Great for travel fun. Take them to the beach. Keep one in your bag. Set one by the commode. Leave one on the nightstand. Put one in the car. There’s something to satisfy everyone in the family. Volume 5 is for Spanish level one students. Volume 6 is for math nerds.

Brain Power Puzzles, only on Amazon.
Volume 1 $13.99
Volume 2 $13.99
Volume 3 $9.99

Volume 4 $12.99
Volume 5 (Spanish Student Edition) $11.99
Volume 6 (Math Edition) $7.95
Volume 7 $12. 99

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Math Enthusiasts (aka nerds) This Book's for You


only $7.95
This activity book includes: 
and more

This book will satisfy young and old. All puzzles are original and unique.Great for travel fun. Take it to the beach. Keep it in your bag. Set it by the commode. Leave it on the nightstand. There’s something to satisfy everyone in the family.
★★★★★ Yeah! The puzzles are large enough to easily work out.
★★★★★ Great for serious puzzlers.
★★★★★ Very enjoyable and satisfying challenges.

Get your copy only on Amazon

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Is Your Kid Learning Spanish?

Here's something that will entertain your kid while sneakily keeping his or her Spanish skills sharp. This collection of brain-teasing word puzzles, word searches, crosswords, and other types of unique puzzles was created by ME, a 30+ year veteran Spanish teacher. During my career I also published ancillary Spanish materials for two major textbook companies.

In this Spanish Student edition you'll find word searches (BUSCAPALABRAS), crossword puzzles (CRUCIGRAMAS), and scrambled word puzzles (PALABRAS REVUELTAS). Also included are LABERINTOS, LATAS DE PALABRAS, CRUCIGRAMAS AVANZADAS, and CRIPTOGRAMAS. Kids can improve their Spanish by matching pictures and solving word-fit puzzles. They'll stretch their brain power with mazes, Sudoku, Spanish word Sudoku, and more.

All vocabulary, with a few challenging exceptions, is limited to first year level Spanish. This workbook is great for review, practice, and just plain fun. Get a copy on Amazon here.

★★★★★ Great review fun for beginners, intermediate, and even advanced Spanish students. 
★★★★★ A boost for struggling students. 
★★★★★ Fun for puzzlers who may or may not remember their high school Spanish lessons. 
★★★★★ A clever tool for reviewing and strengthening language learning. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Why I left out the Apocrypha

I was recently asked why I did not include the 7 books of the Apocrypha in the study of Hebrew Letters as they relate to the books in the Bible. 

Here's my answer:
Those 7 books, generally called the Apocrypha, were added by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Trent (1545–1563). The fact that they were added at such a relatively recent date when Scripture clearly says not to add to it (Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32, Proverbs 30: 5,6, Revelation 22:18) is troubling. But now including the 7 books has become a tradition in the Catholic Churcha tradition of men, to which Jesus said in Mark 7: “You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men. …Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.” (New International Version)