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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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 have expectations only of yourself on Near a River.

What are your expectations for your life?  What do you expect on holidays? I expect nothing so I am not disappointed.  Tomorrow on Thanksgiving I will not celebrate with loved ones.  Instead, I will travel with my husband and our Read more…

Encouraging you to influence others with kindness on Near a River.

Solve your problems peacefully and influence others to become your friend, not your foe! How do you solve your problems with others?  Do you become angry, or do you seek kind and peaceful solutions? Here is a story everyone needs Read more…

Encouraging you to know you should always be kind on Near a River.

You never know when someone will repay your kindness with an even greater kindness! A poor young man was selling door to door to put himself through college.  At the end of the day, he reached into his pockets and Read more…

Encouraging you to adhere to the one people philosophy on near a river.

My dream for peace is simple, “one people”. Our world and the US are at a breaking point.  In the past two months, three violent tragic events have hurt the US.  Other violence has hurt the rest of the world. Read more…

Encouraging you to appreciate a love story on near a river.

Begin and end each day with kindness. Before long you will probably write your own love story! “I love you more than you love me”, she says in the morning when she first opens her eyes as they snuggle together Read more…

Be kind to everyone.  Your kindness could save someone’s life! I am in tears as I write this post. On Monday, June 19, 2017, a Christian fifteen year-old girl named Sadie L. Briggs took her own life.  My brother also 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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