Meet the Authors
Cindy is an accomplished illustrator with over 25 years of experience in church ministry.
Along with her other gifts, Cindy has created children’s artwork for a variety of mission outreaches in Africa, Central America and Europe. Having past experience with Sunday school curriculum, combined with her Illustrating experience and graphics training, Cindy has become a valuable asset to VALUable Bible Tools as she creates quality Bible-based activities for children. It is evident through her artwork that Cindy has an enduring passion for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to children.
Cindy is also the author of Journal of an Insane Woman, a therapeutic journaling, coloring book . This amazing book was born from challenges in Cindy’s own personal life, and it is touching the lives of women around the country as they color and journal their way into healing.
Janet Wendland’s rich, colorful life with a passion for people has made her a gifted story teller and author. Raised in Nebraska, she received both her BA and MA in Education and went on to teach German and English at the high school level and served as an elementary media specialist for several years. Janet’s strong faith and relationship with the Lord has opened many wonderful doors for her. She has a unique writing style and has used her many gifts and talents to help people learn how to archive their family memories in My Memory Keeper.
Marge Ecklund’s practical, unique way of adapting Christian principles to everyday life is quickly seen through her writing, speaking, and sharing her faith as a Christian.
Taking her love of God into every aspect of her life, she applied her beliefs through ministries at her church as a counselor to women and as a Bible teacher. She was also active in Bible Study Fellowship, Women’s Aglow and speaking at women’s conferences throughout California. Marge has two Bible Study titles that emulate her practical, refreshing outlook on her faith. They are, A Study in James and A Study in Job.
Darlene E.R. Resling
Darlene has spent much of her life preparing to pastor “God’s sheep”. A church member wrote that “she joyfully devotes at least 26 hours per day to these responsibilities, at least 8 days per week, while displaying seemingly infinite patience, compassion, and caring. Some of her other duties include serving as secretary, finance person, mediator, counselor, editor, typist, intercessor, committee organizer, and encourager and she does it all with a contagious enthusiasm and joy”.
In addition, Darlene is a teacher, freelance writer of educational materials, plays, meditations, litanies, articles, and hymns. She taught 33 years as a secondary English teacher and was the English Department coordinator as well as county-wide curriculum consultant. She is the creative genius behind VALUable Bible Plays Book 1 and VALUable Bible Plays Book 2.
Laurie Ecklund Long
Laurie started AGL Publishing in 1999 after having been involved in the educational publishing industry since 1976. Laurie is the author of My Life in a Box…a Life Organizer, as well as VALUable Bible Tools Math Activities. She is a national speaker, and CERT Trainer in her home town of Fresno, CA and enjoys introducing adults to her personal emergency preparedness program. Then, at the other end of the spectrum, Laurie enjoys introducing children to Bible characters in the VALUable Bible Tools line of products.
Sheryl lives what she preaches. After personally losing over 100 pounds, Sheryl took a serious look at health and nutrition, got involved in body building and was a personal trainer and aerobics instructor before returning to school to become a registered dietitian. She continues to make fitness a priority and will talk nutrition and fitness with any one, any place and at any time. She is the author of The Right Start Daily Devotional, The Recipe, a pictorial cookbook, and Super Easy 200-Meal Menu Plan. All three publications can change the way you think about food, exercise, and include the Lord in all of the above.