Although Leelia has lived in the vicinity of her birthplace, Marion, Indiana, she has traveled extensively. She has visited all fifty states, five Canadian provinces, the Yukon Territory, and four continents. Her travels include a mission trip to Asia. Leelia has a heart for getting the Word of God to people in their native languages as well as supporting believers in countries where they are persecuted.
She is a historian who has conducted a number of musical historical programs, many of which focused on Abraham Lincoln. Leelia was a regular contributor to Hoosier Heritage Magazine throughout its years of publication. She presently writes about an internationally award-winning youth circus in Peru, Indiana for White Tops, a professional circus magazine.
She and her husband, Tom, are volunteers with the Peru Amateur Circus, which is fifteen miles from their home and one of the best youth programs in the country. She and Tom live on four and a half acres full of wildlife and trees, which they share with their Pembroke Welsh Corgi Joel. They have three children, seven granddaughters, and one living grandson. Leelia also teaches a Bible study on the Hebraic understanding of Scripture.
In the Shadow of God’s Love is a book written from my heart. It speaks of my intimate relationship with God, through what one friend described, as love letters to God. It comes from all kinds of life situations happy times, joyous times, funny times, sad times, and even tragic times and my hope in God in all things. This is life. It is a book that reveals God’s love in a tangible way.
There are two sections to my book. The first section is divided into four parts. This section deals mostly with living the Christian life, human struggles and joys, and the unchangeable character of God and His promises to us in all our situations. This is written in verse, but most of it doesn’t rhyme. The lines “rhyme” as their message relates to other lines like the way the Psalms are written. Some of the verses are just scripture woven together to bring a message of hope. The second section of the book is more personal. It consists of three parts. The first part has short stories about how God met my family and me in all kinds of situations. It’s not especially about us, but about how God worked in our lives. Some stories are funny. There are some poems in this section as well. The second part is poems written from spending time in my meadow and how God speaks to me and shows His character through nature. The final part is also about being in nature. It takes place in very special woods that has been part of my life since I was three.
There is something for everyone in this book.
, you will with another part. It is a book that reveals God’s love in a tangible way.