Category: Jean Matthew Hall

The Baby

The following story is my entry in a contest at Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog. Next Tuesday she will post a list of finalists. If THE BABY makes the short list I would appreciate your participation by voting for whichever story you think is the…

Four Gifts of Christmas

Faith The Bible says: Hebrews 11:1 New International Version (NIV) 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Romans 10:8-13 New International Version (NIV) 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your…

My Guest Post

My sweet friend, Linda Ray Center, features my post–For ME, for YOU on her blog today at https://www.lindaraycenter.com/christmas/. Please drop in and say hi, or leave a Christmas greeting. Thanks!

Four Gifts of Christmas

Family I think everyone enjoys receiving gifts. That was my husband’s primary love language. He received much more joy from giving elaborate gifts than from receiving them. He squirreled back money all year dollar-by-dollar to splurge on his family at Christmas. And he loved…

I Am Grateful

I’m quoting from Then Sings My Soul: 150 of the World’s Greatest Hymn Stories (page149) by Robert J. Morgan. He expresses my feelings well: “One of the strange things about the ‘attitude of gratitude’ is that we tend to exhibit it in reverse proportion…

Family Traditions

Family traditions root our children in their pasts and strengthen them to grow and branch out into their futures. Most of us think about holiday events or practices when asked about family traditions. But they don’t need to be limited to special days. A…

Write2Ignite Conference Recap

What a joy to spend time with old friends — especially old writing friends! And this year I had the fun of bringing my grandson, Mikey, along for the Teen Track. The Write2Ignite Conference for Christian Writers of Literature for Children and Young Adults…

Picture Books-Love

These titles are linked to Jean’s reviews of the picture books. If I Didn’t Have You Loved to Bits LOVE Daddy Depot You Nest Here With Me Josie Jo’s Got to Know Love is Kind P.S Are you remembering your ABCs of Gratitude? What…

The ABCs of Gratitude

I’m setting a challenge for myself this November. Want to join in? Each day (beginning November 1, 2019) I’m going to list and thank God for one or two meaningful things in my life that begin with a certain letter of the alphabet. I’ll…

Winner of Book Giveaway

TA-DA! We have a winner of a free copy of my debut picture book God’s Blessings of Fall. Congratulations to    JOYCE MCCULLOUGH!!! Please email me your mailing address at jean@jeanmatthewhall.com. Thank you all for participating. I pray you and your children enjoy my little book….

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