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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Do not allow anyone to break your heart! Some people  just cannot love you for who you are. Indeed they are emotionally and spiritually frozen. They avoid affection. These people never look meaningfully at you. They cannot connect with others Read more…

Encouraging you to communicate with your family on near a river.

A letter to my dysfunctional family. Dear Family, No one is perfect and I am as far from perfect as it is humanly possible to be.  But I have been hoping and praying you would forgive me for everything I Read more…

Encouraging you to maintain healthy boundaries on near a river.

Do not let any unhealthy relationship hurt you.  Maintain healthy boundaries. Is your family dysfunctional?  Mine is. Today my sister sent a nasty email to me.   She accused me of things I have not done.   Her email violated all boundaries Read more…

Encouraging you to cope with your dysfunctional family on near a river.

How to cope with a dysfunctional family and remain sane yourself. My birth family is dysfunctional.  Very dysfunctional. Last night around 11 pm I got a text from my sister demanding that I check email and reply to her email 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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