Ingrid Shelton is a wife, mother, grandmother, educator and author. She has published hundreds of articles, true miracle stories, children's learning curriculum, Sunday School curriculum, and a dozen children's books including The Lollipop Dragon series and Benji Bear series.

Ingrid is based in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada where she loves to walk to the beach, garden, write, visit with friends, bake and cook healthy foods.

Her stories have been featured in numerous publications and Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada.


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles: 101 Inspirational Stories of Faith, Answered Prayers, and Divine Intervention Feb 10, 2015 by Amy Newmark

Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada: 101 Heartwarming and Inspiring Stories by and for Canadians Nov 1, 2011 by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

The Lord's Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:1-4 for Children (Arch Book) Apr 1982 by Ingrid Shelton and Alice Hausner

Adventures At The Airshow: With Sean & Jennifer Jan 15, 1982 by Ingrid Shelton

Benji Bear's Adventures in the Thunderstorm Jun 1984 by Ingrid Shelton

Benji Bear's Surprise Day Nov 1986 by Ingrid Shelton

Take my word for it: Devotions 1992 by Ingrid Shelton

Additional Books:

Benji Bear's Race 1992 by Ingrid Shelton and Ruth Wiens Block

Lost in the Woods Feb 1992 by Ingrid Shelton

Lollipop Dragon Helps the Flower Lady Aug 1983 by Ingrid Shelton

The Lollipop Dragon Finds the Missing Teddy Bear

The Lollipop Dragon Plans a Potluck Picnic

The Lollipop Dragon and the Writing Contest

Stories in Book Collections:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope and Miracles

In Times of Need (Guidepost Books)

Praying Together (Guidepost Books)

Heaven Touching Earth (Guidepost Books)

Angels, Miracles and Heavenly Encounters (Guidepost Books)

Miracles Still Happen (Harrison House)

Shining Star (1986)

Pens Aflame (1960)

Christmas Program Book (Standard)

Christmas Program Book (No. 2 Standard)

Celebrate Christmas

On Retirement

When I was sixty, I never entertained the thought of life after retirement. I was still working, led an active life, and kept myself busy almost every hour of the day with various activities Live for today, tomorrow will take care of itself, was my motto.

Occasionally, when I came across older people, they seemed to have lots of time on their hands, or they filled their time with cruises and bus trips to relieve their boredom, so I thought. Others filled their days with coffee klatches, gossiping about personal or world affairs. Then there were those people in care homes, sitting in wheelchairs, staring at the four walls. Retirement homes for the young at heart were just beginning to become fashionable, and my friends had not yet been snared into one. None of these options appealed to me, so I dismissed any thought of retirement until the inevitable time came when at 65, I was forced to retire by the rules of my workplace.

True to my nature of leading an active life, I immediately jumped in to new adventures, as I called them. I certainly didn’t plan to sit around and atrophy at home, so I quickly found new activities that would appeal to me. My hobby for many years had been writing stories and articles. However, sitting at the computer and putting my thought on paper was a lonely business, I needed more challenges and make new friends with similar lifestyle and interests.

It didn’t take long before I became aware of a vast array of adventures I had never dreamed available for us seniors. I discovered senior centers offering an armful of activities from various exercises to playing cards, to short excursions. The choices were numerous: from learning different languages to various crafts and useful skills – far too many to fill any senior’s days. Then there were retreats for seniors in driving distance of any given locality offering a week of refreshing and rejuvenating activities. In addition, volunteer opportunities enough for every senior to find his or her niche abounded. Had I thought seniors were bored? Now I have come to the conclusion that life after retirement is far busier than being employed full time. And, as long as seniors remain in good health, their golden opportunity to live a life of enjoyment, service, and adventures is within easy grasp. How are you spending your days? To redeem your days is a choice. Like they say, “carpe diem” or “seize the day”.