John's wife, Meredith, has a wonderful blog called Life at 7000 feet. John and Meredith and their 3 kids are also fellow Coloradoans.
This quote is from Meredith about his book: "John has taken several of the characters in the Nativity story--Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, Zachariah, and more-- and told the story of Jesus' birth from their perspective. You can read the first chapter here."
I've been waiting to begin reading this book until December 1st, because I'd like to do this with Grace as an advent devotional. And I only have two more days!
Thanks John and Meredith. My husband loved the coffee, and I know I'm going to love your book!
This is Grace and her Operation Christmas Child box ready to be dropped off. (If you're not familiar with OCC, it is a off-shoot of Samaritan's Purse. They distribute thousands of shoe boxes to many different countries in time for Christmas.) Grace was excited to be a part of this. She started saving some of her money back in September. For every dollar she contributed we matched it. It was so enjoyable watching her as she began buying items for a little girl (age 4-9) and putting together this box. She filled it with quite a variety of toys and necessities. She included her picture and address with the hope that she might possibly begin a pen-pal relationship.
I love it when our kiddo's begin looking beyond themselves and seeing those in need around them.
The church we've been attending was also the drop off point for the boxes. Last Sunday they announced that over 1200 boxes went out! Exciting!