Does God love me all the time? Will He ever leave me? In this rhyming verse story, children's probing questions of their dads show a burning desire to connect with God personally and to learn more about God. This story depicts a father's spiritual leadership as he teaches his child about a caring, unfailing, and capable God. Daddy, I Want to Know God is Book 2 of the series Families Growing in Faith.
A true Georgia Peach, Vanessa, a former music teacher is currently a teacher- librarian and reading teacher. An inspirational author and speaker, Vanessa penned the children’s verse story, Mama, I Want to See God. This story is the first book in the series, Families Growing in Faith. Book two, Daddy, I Want to Know God launched October 1, 2017. In addition to writing, Vanessa enjoys singing for the Lord and baking homemade goods for her loved ones. To learn more about Vanessa and her other writing endeavors, please visit her website: www.vanessafortenberry.com
It appears that the phrase, “Christmas in July” goes back to the 1890’s with the production of a French opera. However, attention was given to this expression nationally with the release of the Hollywood movie comedy, "Christmas in July" in 1940. Within ten years, American advertisers started using the term in July to market their merchandise in a 'big' way.
This year, my daughter and I decided that we would join the masses and celebrate Christmas in July by giving each other an inexpensive gift on July 25. No doubt, my daughter will make something for me from her scraps of materials or crafting supplies.
On the other hand, I decided to give the “Gift of God,” not only during this month, but also in all seasons. There are times when spiritually, I fall short. However, I pray that I am consistently shining my light, by the things I say and do.
Above all, my desire is for children and youth to understand and know that God is wherever they are. Even at times when they may not feel His presence, He is there.
You can also celebrate Christmas in July. Just give the "Gift of God" to everyone you encounter.