When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

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Encouragement for overcoming hatred on near a river.

Do you know these steps to overcoming hatred? We all get frustrated with a situation or a person at times.  Unfortunately, sometimes frustration turns into hatred.  As I wrote in a previous post, hatred is a bad option.  But if Read more…


Encouraging you to avoid more Milledgeville tragedies on near a river.

We can all learn a lesson from the Milledgeville tragedy. In 1837, Georgia lawmakers approved a “Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum”.  Five years later the first patient arrived, Tillman B of Bibb County in Georgia.  Tillman died from “maniacal exhaustion” Read more…


Do you know what the term snowflake feelings means? A tragic event happened on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. On this infamous day, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on his former high school around 2:19 pm and murdered 17 Read more…


Do you know what the worst bad option is? .Do you know that you are what you choose to be? You direct yourself through the circumstances in your life that require you to make a decision.  This happens throughout your Read more…


Wishing you a happy Valentine's Day on near a river.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Years ago, after a really hard life, a woman made a wish.  All she prayed for was a really nice person to become part of her life. She did not get a Read more…


Encouraging you to have a great day on near a river.

Do you know how you can have a great day every day in your life? I used to have hard days every year on my birthday, simply because my expectations were not met. Unmet expectations cause a person to be Read more…


Encouraging you to make your relationship last on near a river.

How can you make your relationship last?  Read on to find out. Why do we fall in love and marry?  Why do we get divorced? How can we make a marriage last?  How can you enjoy your Valentine for the Read more…


Encouraging you to respect others' rights on near a river.

Where do your rights stop? Yesterday we were at Walmart, getting a few things we need for our campsite.  While I was in the restroom, a young Walmart employee came in and lit up a cigarette right next to me.  Read more…


Encouragement to get real therapy on near a river.

Please read this if you or someone you care about practices this dangerous type of therapy. Yesterday I was out shopping with some friends, buying something I really need.  The woman in front of me in line made an interesting Read more…


Encouraging you to me kindly if we meet on near a river.

If we meet, I will treat you like the special person you are. Right now we are travelling.  If you happen to be in a town we are in, I would love to meet you. If we meet, I will Read more…

"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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