sprouting fruitful life stories through

creative teaching resources and inspirational children's books

Our Mission
to provide creative teaching resources & inspirational children's books

We exist to provide creative teaching resources and inspirational children’s books that grow young children spiritually, socially, and academically so they can become fruit bearing vessels.

Core Values

  1. Connect with the creator. Whether our resources refer to the creator as a potter or as Mother Nature, we believe that we are each divinely created by God and that He has a unique purpose for each of us that includes knowing Him personally.
  2.  Be creative. Everything that we do and create is a reflection of the creator Himself. We strive to create fun and unique resources that grow children spiritually, socially, and academically.
  3. Be fruitful. We believe that physical, spiritual, social, and academic growth should produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control. These qualities are what the Bible refers to as the fruit of the Spirit. Just as the potter created Little Pot to be a fruit pot, we are created to be vessels that are fruitful too. Therefore, we strive to always demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.

You are the story sprouted by God, not in books, but in hearts

2 Corinthians 3:2-3

hi, I'm Dawn

I am an award-winning children’s author and illustrator. I spent many years as a mom, teacher, and school principal. During that time, I created stories about clay vessels discovering their purpose. Each pot has a unique relationship to the potter, and their stories represent the stories we sprout alongside our creator. Just as Little Pot grows strawberries, we can produce the fruit of the Spirit. Like a teapot, we were created to serve others. As an oil lamp gives light, we can shine. These characters and I help children grow physically, spiritually, socially, and academically. Each area leads to serving, shining, and bearing fruit for the potter.

How I can help you with creative teaching resources

Homeschooling Parents

Your story requires you to be your child’s teacher, principal, and parent. Therefore, you’re the single authority in your child’s growth.

You have to be extra creative because your child works with you every day and every year.

Similarly, I have raised 3 children & now enjoy being a grandma. I’m here to give you new ideas & share in sprouting your story.

Private School Educators

Your school is a family. You work closely with each child’s parent and provide customer service for the “business” of education.

Consequently, you have to be extra creative because your students are paying customers.

Likewise, I spent more than 10 years as a private school principal & am here to give you new ideas & share in sprouting your story.

Public School Teachers

You teach all types of students from diverse backgrounds. Above all, your story calls you to be a light in an institution that rejects Christ. 

You have to be extra creative in sharing the love of Jesus within legal restrictions.

I taught Kdg, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade in 4 public school systems. After that, I gained new ideas & want to share in sprouting your story.

Children's Church Workers

Your story entails teaching all age levels weekly, for only a short period of time. Moreover, your students choose to attend your class.

As a result, you have to be extra creative so your students enjoy & remember God’s Word. 

I have served in Children’s ministry practically my whole life. Therefore, I’m here to give you new ideas & share in sprouting your story.

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The Little Pot is a charming parable-like children's picture book that gently teaches and encourages children to rest in God's hands no matter how He chooses to use them throughout their lives. Written from Little Pot's point of view, we journey with the humble little pot through its changes in purpose, through its uncertainties about its role in life, and its yearning to be used by the potter. Each time the potter chooses a new role for the Little Pot it rejoices, each resting time between roles is a time during which Little Pot needs to trust the potter and his purposes. carefully each time I read the story. The repetition is appealing, as is the range of emotions Little Pot goes through, and The Little Pot appeals on many levels. My youngest children are happy to take the story at face value. My seven-year-old is twigging into the underlying allegorical message, and I myself also appreciate the spiritual message to be found within its pages. depicted as a pair of hands. The inherent spiritual lesson to be found in this hardcover makes it an excellent choice for Sunday School classes or for children's lessons at church, as well as for reading together as a family.
Lindsay Nichols
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Wonderfully put-together book for children! Perfect book to introduce the concept of God to children. Great illustrations!
Angela Elwell Hunt
Angela Elwell Hunt
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"May the lessons learned by the little pot enrich our lives! A bright and charming book to teach eternal truths" - Angela Hunt, author of The Tale of Three Trees
Bill Myers
Bill Myers
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"A wonderful story for children (and adults) reminding us how special we are when we allow God's hands to shape our lives." -Bill Myers, best-selling author and award-winning film maker
Troy Schmidt
Troy Schmidt
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This delightful tale digs deep to the root of God's plan for your lives. It's a wonderful piece of pottery praise." -Troy Schmidt, co-author and screenwriter of the Hermie and Friends series, writer at Walt Disney World
ACSI Convention
ACSI Convention
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"Dawn was an excellent speaker and was a great encouragement to me. She opened my eyes on how to share the story of God through books." "Powerful speaker! - Great concept to put God first in all of what we read daily. Also appreciate how you stayed on task."

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