I am quickly approaching the end of painting the spreads to my next book, and I thought I
would share a little of what it is about. The overall hope for my next book is to enable parents
and grandparents to share with the children in their lives how God truly sees us. I think, so often
in life, we allow others to put labels on us that we carry around forever. We compare ourselves to
others, and we just lose sight of our worth in God’s eyes.
I think of this verse in the Bible.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows
it very well. -Psalm 139:14
I think many of us say we understand this concept, but we don’t really grasp it at the level we should.
Maybe it isn’t possible in this life to fully understand how great God’s love is for us. I know for myself I
can understand it, and say I believe it, but I think if I truly got it, then I wouldn’t get stuck in the mud
of my thoughts some days.
It is with this overlying view that I hope my new children’s book not only instills in my children that they
are created just as God planned, but I hope you use it to teach the children in your life this concept too.
Life can be hard. Let us strengthen one another and encourage one another.”