Category: Jean Matthew Hall

2019 Picture Books

I’ve read a few dozen “lists” of the best picture books of 2019. Instead of making my own list I decided to give you a peek into some of these 2019 picture books so you can decide for yourself. Whether you are looking for…

Art and Children

Art Benefits Children Cognitively, Socially, and Physically Thank you, Jean, for the opportunity to talk about how art benefits children. Our creative and wise God has wonderfully made each child, weaving him or her into an intricate and connected whole. So not surprisingly, many…

Anti-Resolution Revolution

Author and Teacher Julie Hedlund started her Anti-Resolution Revolution several years ago. I like the idea. We all know that New Year’s Resolutions never last. Read her post about it HERE. In light of this I’m going to celebrate my 2019 successes. Here goes!…

Four Gifts of Christmas

Creation I know it’s Christmas Day. You probably won’t even read this for a few days to come. But I’m still praying you have a blessed day enjoying your family and friends, embracing beautiful memories of Christmases past. My gift to you today. A…

Book Give Away

Jump over to the Over Fifty Blog to read my post and enter the give away for a copy of God’s Blessings of Fall. Thanks, friends! Merry Christmas to you all.

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…

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