The Umbrella Story is available here!

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving holiday, full of good fun, friends, and family! I know I did!


I’m so excited, I have a special announcement today: now my book, The Umbrella Story, is available HERE! My wonderful web-dudess, Sharon, made it possible to pay through Paypal! Thanks, Sharon!

The Lord gave me the book The Umbrella Story a few years ago. You know, young children always think their parents are better than Oreos, but somewhere along the line, say around the ages of 11-13, they realize that we parents aren’t perfect. That can be quite a startling revelation to some folks. As I was praying about how I could help young people understand not only why their parents aren’t perfect, but what they can do about it, The Umbrella Story came to me. Scene by scene, bit by bit, it all came. The bulk of the story was written in only an hour and a half.

One lady said this:

WOW! This story is awesome, I sat and cried as I read to my daughters. I needed this! What a wonderful reminder that God created us especially for our children, and he uses our imperfections to work in our children’s lives! Hopefully my girls got as much out of it as I did, HAHA!

Our children need to understand, even while they’re young, why they have troubles and trials. The Umbrella Story goes a long way to helping young people come to grips with the “whys” of life.

Check it out!

Helping Young People Grow Spiritually


A few years ago, the Lord impressed me with a need in many young people. Growing up is difficult enough, but every young person at one time or another faces the thought that Mom and Dad are not quite all they were cracked up to be. As a parent, though I try my best to be what I should, I realize that I have plenty of failures…enough to cause any child to be disappointed.

I prayed, asking God how I can help Christian young people develop a closer relationship to God in spite of their parents’ failures. The result is the allegory, The Umbrella Story.

The young lady in the story has had her wonderful umbrella for as long as she remembers. She simply loves her umbrella. But one day, she realizes that there is a hole in her umbrella! How she cries, not knowing quite what to do.

How can the hole be patched? Is there anything she can do? Why does it take so long for the problem to be fixed? This allegory helps people of all ages to understand the answers.

To order, go to the publisher, Queen Homeschool Supplies, or email me at: lisaraub{at}rocketmail{dot}com.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!