This little book is meant to be a Mother’s attempt at guiding her teen-turning-young adult through some of the more common aspects of daily life. Among it’s pages the reader will find quotes from a much more comprehensive guide, otherwise known as the Bible! Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Each page contains one tidbit of advice, or a Scripture, or a work-page to help your youth along their way. This book is divided into sections, so that if your teen needs advice on something, they can find it quicker just by going directly to the desired section.
God says to raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. God also urges parents to ensure that their children, like arrows from a quiver placed in the bow-string, fly straight and true. It is Marilynn’s hope that these tidbits of advice assist your youth to fly straight and true as they go out to become all that God created and designed them to be.
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Being a practical person by nature, this quote book is filled with practical advice, much like many others out there. What makes this one different is the inclusion of Scripture verses that also speak to the various areas covered in this book. The inclusion of workbook pages is also not generally found in the quote book genre, but is present in this book.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Make your quotes your own. If that requires rewording so that you don’t plaugeurise another’s work, then do it. Be original to who you are and the style you write. If you must use quotes from other authors, be sure to annotate them properly in your foot notes and bibliography.
Marilynn grew up in a solid Christian home, coming to Christ at the age of 7. She has been actively involved in Church life since age 10, including activities such as joining her Mom and sister in singing special numbers, choir, teaching Sunday School, leading Sunday School open session, planning Sunday School lessons, and more. Marilynn attended both public and private schools growing up. She attended North Island Community College on Vancouver Island and Trend College in Kelowna, obtaining certificates in receptionist work and Comptia A+ computer repair.
Throughout her life, Marilynn has written poetry and published in the American Poetry Anthology(two issues). She’s also written numerous unpublished articles on end-time eschatology, written unpublished short stories, word studies and more.
Marilynn lives with her two teenagers, cat and gerbil, in Kelowna BC Canada. Her day job sees her fix computers and engage in multimedia for her church. In the evenings and on weekends she’s a soundtech doing various events through the year from funerals to workshops to concerts and weddings. Marilynn sings in the choir and sang on her church’s praise teams for several years.