Want to help me write a book for the rest of this week???

Hi friends~ Thank’s SO much to those who have taken the time to share your thoughts and ides for my new book, Keeping Christ AS Christmas!  I can’t wait to plug in all you have shared.  The writing process is going well… I’m over half way there.  11 chapters so far with at least 5-6 more that I know of at this point. 

By Saturday night I had completed the 1st section – Prepare your Heart.  It was the sweetest experience with the Lord.  It was truly Him doing this with me, telling me what to write, reminding me of scriptures and ideas and things He had given me years and years ago.  I loved every minute of it.  Before I closed down my computer for the night, I had to take a picture of what had been completed so far… Its kind of like having a baby… I’m focusing and concentrating and taking pictures along the way! 😉

Yesterday, I wrote 3 more chapters, but life was going on all around me… you know… those necessary things like laundry, food, carpool, and homework.  I pray to get at least one chapter done today, and one tomorrow, and have a concentrated day of writing on Thursday.

I think that between now and then, I’ll be pretty absent from the blog world.  I’m so behind in catching up everyone, but if I can hang in there this week and complete the job the Lord has placed before me, next week can be my catch-up week.

We’re still praying, hoping, and packing to make it to LeBonheur for Nathan’s testing next week.  I’ll let you know when we know something.  Until then, I’ll be either living this sweet life God has given me or typing away at the computer. 

If you’d like to help contribute to the book, I would love to hear from you.  I promise to not wear you out on this book after this week. 😉  See the directions below if you’re willing and able to be a part of it.

Many blessings of the Lord to you this week, my friends~



If you’d like to be a part of this book, I’d love your input on a few questions.  If I use what you shared, I’ll reference you by *first name and blog address (if you have one).  The cool thing about an e-book is that it will contain a live link to every site referenced.  You can reply by commenting on the blog, leaving it on this FB post, writing it on the FB wall of “Keeping Christ AS Christmas”, or as a reply to this e-mailed post.  *If you usually sign a blog comment with your blog name like I do (as SmellingCoffee), please include your real first name in parenthesis. 😉

One more thing: Please be aware that by sharing your information with me, you are agreeing for it to be published in this or other future writings. 

Now that the business is out of the way, here’s what I can’t wait to hear from you: (You don’t have to answer all of the questions – just the ones that resonate with you.)

1.  What is the most special part of Christmas to you?  (Please be honest!  Please don’t give the Sunday school answer of Jeeee-suuus just because you think that’s what I’m looking for.  I’m really not.  I really want to know your favorite thing about the holiday.)

2.  What is your least favorite part of Christmas?  (Again – please be honest!  We won’t judge.  I promise!)3.  How do you try to keep the focus of Christmas on Jesus?

4.  Do you have any special family traditions that you hope will continue for generations to come?  If so, what are they and how did you come upon them?

5.  What is one thing you wish you could change about the Christmas season?

6.  In a dream world, what would your Christmas season be like?

7.  What is something you’d like to see covered in a book called “Keeping Christ AS Christmas”?

Thank you so much, my friends.  I’ll appreciate any prayers and information you’d care to send my way this week.

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I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at SmellingCoffee.com