Meet Remi

My earliest firm memories originate in London, where I discovered the joys of reading under the tutelage of Miss Rime, my elementary school teacher. I still remember the excitement of becoming literate, an emotion which blossomed into a life-long passion.

As a pre-teen living in Kenya, I encountered the literary genius of Enid Blyton, and words began taking me to new dimensions. I didn’t just read about the adventures of The Famous Five, Amelia Jane, Brer Rabbit, The Magic Faraway Tree, and The Naughtiest Girl in the School; the characters came to life, and I was drawn into their various worlds.  My voracious reading appetite amused friends and family alike.  The verdict was in – I was officially a story hound.

After I came to know Jesus, I developed a growing fascination with His Word.  It was fun to dig in and unearth layers of meaning in a single text.  Then I discovered John Eldredge’s The Sacred Romance and  Waking the Dead.  Suddenly, my eyes opened to the incredible truth that life itself is a great adventure, and the Bible one amazing story recorded to guide us along the way.  Since then, I have been inspired and challenged by writers like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien who have followed Jesus’ supreme example by translating spiritual truths into stories.

This is who I am.  Created with a passion to illuminate God’s story, which after all, is your story and mine too.

 

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14 thoughts on “Meet Remi

  1. Dear Remi,
    This morning I “met” you by reading your devotional in Our Daily Bread, and then found your blog. Thank you for sharing your gift of writing and love of Jesus!

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    1. Remi, I am meeting you the same way, through ODB. I am also a writer of children’s stories and use them to share scripture and truths from God’s word. I am from Ft. Worth, TX but now live in central Florida. We could be neighbors! I’d love to meet you for coffee sometime.

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      1. Hello Jane,

        Thank you very much for reaching out! I’m excited to learn that you are a fellow lover of children’s stories :). Are your stories publicly available? I’d love to look them up!

        Such a small world :). Where in Central Florida are you? I’m in the greater Orlando area.

        God bless,
        Remi

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  2. Remi,
    Just read your Our Daily Bread devotion for today (1/21/19), as well as you bio on their authors’ page. Like you, I’ve written a Christian children’s book–the first in a series–but I’m having trouble finding 1) an illustrator, and 2) an agent. Any advice?
    Blessings,
    Mike
    REV. MICHAEL T. PEYTON, EdD
    Pastor, First Baptist Church of Everglades City, FL

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    1. Dear Reverend,

      Those are both still areas I haven’t conquered, but I would strongly advise that you start with attending a writer’s conference or two near you. You’ll pick up some valuable tips, and maybe even make some great connections!

      All the best and God bless,
      R

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    1. Thank you, writemindedwoman! I had to take a break last year, but certainly intend to keep going again in 2019. I appreciate the encouragement!

      God bless,
      R

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  3. Remi,
    I’m so proud of you and all the paths you’ve taken. You write so well and we have crossed literary paths on all accounts. I love Hercule and the actor David’s story of redemption. This series got me thru the months in Iraq. I also love CS Lewis and Eldridge writings. Now I have found your blog. And I will continue to follow you on social media. God bless!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very encouraging words, Dede! I’m trying out something new with my blog – please take a look and let me know what you think :).

      God bless!
      Remi

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