Friday, December 12, 2008

What I'm Grateful For This Christmas


I'm grateful for the simplest of things this year, as well as for the opportunity to be living at a time when historic changes are sweeping our world.

Seeing the first black president elected and watching the preparations leading up to his inauguration have been a gift. My sister's miraculous return from the brink of death this past spring was a joyful reminder of God's awesome power and grace.
Knowing that God is my protector and provider during these uncertain economic times has kept me centered amid the media's cries of doom and gloom.

Reflecting on all that I've mentioned, I can't think of one trinket that would mean more or give me more joy this Dec. 25. Everything I've experienced this year has left me more grateful than ever for the birth of a very special babe 2,000 years ago. On Christmas morning, I'll celebrate Jesus’ birthday with my family, watch my children's glee over what they find under our tree, and spend the day building memories that will leave me even more thankful when I remember Christmas 2008 many years from now.

Christmas blessings to you and yours!

Stacy Hawkins Adams is the author of three bestselling novels, Speak to My Heart, Nothing But the Right Thing, and Watercolored Pearls. Her new title, The Someday List will be available on January 1, 2009.

The Someday List
Rachelle Covington has it all. A fabulous home, a handsome and prestigious husband, two beautiful children, and a place in the upper crust that's quite comfortable. But her life is not all it's cracked up to be. When her husband goes away on business and the kids are sent off to the grandparents for a month, Rachelle takes up the challenge of a dying friend to start a list of things to do before she dies. She heads back to Jubilant, Texas, to reconnect with her past, her purpose, and herself. But when her ex shows up in town looking very fine and very single, Rachelle must confront feelings she thought she'd long buried. Will she give up everything to recover the past? Or will she find a reason to plan for the future.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some other authors outght to take a lesson from Stacy and get a professional picture. She looks as beautiful as her books.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to this book. I just finished Nothing But the Right Thing and Watercolored Pearls is on my TBR shelf. It's always nice to finish a series and pick up with another one.

Kim Hutchinson

Rhonda McKnight said...

Kim,

I received an advanced copy and I'm almost finished. It's soooooooo good. Stacy is such a gifted story teller.