Sacred Holidays by Becky Kiser
Sacred Holidays has you look at the holidays in a different way—instead of focusing on your to do list to make the holidays the perfect Facebook post picture, the book suggests framing it in a different context and find Jesus in them. The book is set up in sections dealing with coping with stress, a chapter for each different holiday (including birthdays), and sections that deal with things like grief. The holiday chapters have charts and areas for making lists, too.
Kiser delves into areas like the fact some Christians are uncomfortable with celebrating Halloween and her own issues with Valentine’s Day, which happens to be my favorite holiday. There’s also a section dealing with Common Struggles and scriptures that target these issues. I think that was my favorite part of the book along with her addressing the grief aspect of the holidays that taint them for many of us. It was nice to see a book address the parts of holidays that can hurt and she address the fact many Christians feel the need to put on a fake smiley face during the holidays because it’s what feels expected of us when we actually aren’t feeling joyful.
The book would be a good edition to your library if you’re someone in charge of planning holiday gatherings at your house or you like to host parties. It keeps things in perspective and reminds you to focus on Jesus instead of the go-go tendencies to do lists and the holidays often bring.
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by Iris Blobel
I'm excited to tell you all about the re-release of INNOCENT TEARS,
The book has enjoyed a rewrite and an awesome new cover.
I hope you'll give Flynn and Emma's story a chance.
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♥♦♥ Blurb ♥♦♥
Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn McCormack, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it pulls the feet right out from underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight. He didn’t know about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody.
With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’ ideas, and Emma is voicing her opinion, too, leaving Nadine right in the middle of it all, still grieving the loss of her mother. There’s no doubt she’s afraid about where and with whom she will settle.
Will a letter Flynn receives help him decide what to do?
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I did an interview with author Jacqueline M. Protho for the Support the Vets fundraiser. You can check out the interview here:
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.