Do I look like God? Where can I see Him? Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother these questions and more in this rhyming verse book. In answer, Mother's tender and patient responses model God's love. The purity of children and the spiritually of all cultures radiate in this touching story. Mama, I Want to See God is Book 1 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
As reported in an article, “How a North Carolina Summer Camp Started Christmas in July” written by Maria Carter (7/13/17), the legend of Christmas in July began in 1933 at the Keystone Summer Camp for girls, located at Brevard, N. C. Two days, July 24 and 25, were dedicated to this special celebration. Original decorations included fake snow, ornamented trees, gift exchanges, carolers, and Santa, of course.
The origins of the phrase commenced with an 1892 French opera based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “The Sorrows of Young Werther.”
Festivities for Christmas in July was not intended as a ploy to boost retailer and/or greeting card manufacturers. Last year, my daughter and I celebrated Christmas in July by exchanging a small homemade or inexpensive gift and watching a Christmas movie. For me, celebrating Christmas in July was joy at its most simplistic form. Scripture says, “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full,” (John 15:11). Overall, receiving Jesus as my Lord and Savior becomes the greatest gift of all, (John 4:39).