Joni and Friends Headquarters

This is a picture I took with Joni Eareckson Tada when I went down to Agoura Hills to take a tour with my mom of the Joni and Friends headquarters in October.  She’s the one who comes up with the ideas for the family retreats that I go to every summer.  She’s my spiritual mentor.  As my writing advances, I want to make mine similar to hers.  Her birthday was on October 15th.  We went down there on October 12th.  As my way of saying thank you for having such an impact on my life, I gave her an autographed copy of my book, The Hunt for Heaven as a birthday present.  Mom and I had a great time that day! What a blessing it was to see her! Totally unexpected!

Book Signing

Here are some pictures from my first book signing on January 25, 2010.  What great support I have from my churh family and community! Enjoy!

Me in my official book signing outfit before I left home
My first official book signing in the Grace Baptist Church Library!  Sitting right beside me is my proud Mom, Rosemary Benson.  She writes the message for me and I sign my initials RB.  When I sign my book I write: “Hope this book is a treasure in your life.  Matthew 6:21.”
Another picture of me excitedly signing a copy of The Hunt for Heaven.  What a fun night that was!  I look forward to many more book signings as my skills develop and my writing career progresses!