Each of my children’s birthdays involves the typical cake, gift, and balloons. I also story tell recalling the day each was born. Their birth is such a part of my life story, my faith story, and my family story that I’m thrilled to stroll down those memory lanes. Even our grandchildren love hearing the stories of the day they were born because their mothers are warriors, their dads are super heroes, and one was born on the side of the road during rush hour traffic making international news.

My friend Glenys Nellist has actually published a children’s book celebrating the birth of her eldest child entitled The Wonder That Is You, illustrated by Aurelie Blanz. This book is beautiful and a wonderful gift for any new mom or grandmother. The rhyme is tender and the images are delightfully soft, diverse, and colorful.

One of my favorite things to do with the grands is to read aloud. Thankfully, Glenys has also just published Snuggle Time Fall Blessings. Her rhyming is simple and oh so playful for little ones. I read aloud to our Children’s Church students at the end of each Sunday and her prayer books are some of our favorites. Glenys has written five board books of rhyming Snuggle Time Blessings.

Fall Fun!
On a windy, crisp fall day,
Leaves race down the street.
Orange, red, and yellow,
Falling at my feet.
We stomp and crunch and kick them
And swish them as we run.
Thank you, God, for autumn.
It’s really so much fun!

Reading children’s books in church is a favorite time of each Sunday with our students. Thank you, Glenys, for continuing to pen some delightful ones.

What are you reading?

“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” Psalm 107:2