Sally Marshall - Author
If you have seen the home page of this site, you understand I'm sort of a renegade and this website is not standard run-of-the-mill fare. I'm also a thinking Christian, and ever since childhood have understood that a relationship with the Lord God is possible and necessary. All the stories and books reflect that. Some of the writings are printed in full and are free. Other than claiming authorship of them, use them any way you like.
The article "If it Ain't Fun, Forget It!" was Published June 1998, Home Education Magazine, under the pen name Sally Barnes. It was only the second time I had submitted an article to a publisher. I was so encouraged by that success I took a draft of a book I'd done to a writing group, intending to pursue a writing career. In that group I was told there was not enough violence and sex in the book for today's publishers to be interested, and they almost called my true story a lie. I wasn't interested in inventing and inserting violence and sex into a true story to get anything published. I was an artist, a gardener, an herbalist, a mother and a grandmother. I had better things to do than that. But I do love the written word and so as much as it is advised against to self publish on a website, I'll do it anyway.
Here are some brief summaries the articles listed.
"A Team" - At a camp, my husband convinced my three very young children to help when all the "adult help" were unwilling. This true story is about the legacy that he left with his kids after his death just two years later and illustrates the scriptural advice to "train them up in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it."
"If It Ain't Fun, Forget It" - Being a mother of five, I tell how my degree in education wasn't enough to make our homeschool successful and what I did to change that with six simple steps.
"Game of War" extends into everything we do. We think it normal - even desired. An explanation of the three components of war. By eliminating the habitual behaviors of war, we will quit blocking peace.
"The Organ Loft," "The Ant Road," and "Teach Me Your Voice" I call these three articles The Trilogy; the God given testimonies that proved to me that first God is real, and then what Jesus is all about, and lastly how to hear the voice of the Spirit.
Other books, brochures, and stories will eventually appear some still free, others that will be for sale.