So, my son, throw yourself into this work for Christ. 2
Timothy 2:1 MSG
we moved to a retirement community, I was shocked to discover my neighbors only
wanted to play games and go to lunch. They lacked passion for anything outside
of their pleasures.
of them had worked all their adult lives and wanted to enjoy their retirement
years. I understood, and no doubt, they deserved a relaxing retirement. On the
other hand, I still needed to feel like I was giving something back to my
community and serving my Lord. I was passionate about reading to children and helping
them fall in love with books. I also longed to serve in my new church in
whatever area there was a need.
some may feel differently, I believe Christians are responsible for serving God
no matter what age we are.
Show me where You want me to serve You, Lord. Amen.
The King’s Daughters—
A Women’s Devotional
B. J. Bassett encourages others as an author, teacher and
speaker. Her books include a contemporary novel, Gillian’s Heart; a historical novel Lily; Sweet Charity; A Touch of Grace—The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story;
and coauthor of a children’s devotional My
Time with God, Focus on the Family, Heritage Builders, with over 55,000
As a contributing writer, publications consist of Writer’s Handbook 2000, The Writer, and The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home, Wolgemuth& Hyatt, Publishers, Inc.—consistently on Bookstore Journal’s Best-selling Christian Books List from November 1990 - February 1991, and voted the 10 Best Books for 1990 by Today’s Christian Woman.
Magazines, devotional booklets, curriculum and newspaper
publishers include Focus on the Family,
Woman’s World, The Quiet Hour, Pathways to
God, Devotions, Harcourt Brace,
WordAction, Gospel Publishing and Times Standard (newspaper).
She teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College,
Roseburg, OR and at writer’s conferences. As a speaker for Stonecroft
Ministries, she tells her story of rejection and acceptance, not only in life,
but as a writer as well. She also offers book talks, including discussion
questions and shares the journey -- from the seed of an idea to a published
Memberships: ACFW and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW).
She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm
scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.