Celebrating The True Meaning of Christmas

By Yvonne Lehman

CHRISTMAS – What makes Christmas special? Decorations,
carols, food, gifts, and time spent with those we love can certainly create a
memorable legacy. But for Christians, Christmas is about more than personal tradition.
RECOGNIZE – It’s the day set aside to recognize the event
that changed everything. It’s the celebration of the birth of Christ.
SEARCH – When the Magi recognized a star – a sign hidden in
plain sight – as evidence of the birth of the Messiah, they went in search of
him.
ENCOURAGE – In this third installment of Christmas Moments, 55 authors hope their
stories will encourage others to recognize the evidence of Christ often hidden
in plain sight in their own lives, and seek him not only at Christmas, but
throughout the entire year.
BLESS – I am blessed and thrilled to share with readers and
writers another Moments book that inspires, delights, changes lives, and gives
opportunity for contributors to share their innermost feelings and personal stories.
CELEBRATE – In this seventh book in the Moments series,
ADDITIONAL CHRISTMAS MOMENTS has 67 stories celebrating the True Spirit of
Christmas.
SHARE – These stories in the series of Divine Moments books
are written by multi-published and first-time-published authors who generously
share their experiences without compensation, but with the joy of knowing all
the royalties go to Samaritan’s Purse. Since 1970, that organization has helped
victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the
purpose of sharing God’s love through his son, Jesus Christ.
CONTRIBUTE – Contributors are: Cathy Ancewicz, Carolyn
Barnum, Robin Bayne, Debby Bellingham, Charlotte Burkholder, Janet Campbell,
LeAnn Campbell, Rebecca Carpenter, Autumn Conley Maresa DePuy, Sharon Dobbs,
Susan Dollyhigh, Kristin Dossett, Terri Elders, Susan Engebrecht, Bonnie Mae
Evans, Dorothy Floyd, Gayle Fraser, Janice Garey, Tommy Gilmore III, Jean Hall,
Kristen Harmon, Kay Harper, Lydia Harris, Lori Hatcher, Karen Hessen, Helen
Hoover, Terri Kelly, Nancy Kopp, Luke Lehman, David Lehman, Yvonne Lehman,
Diana Leagh Matthews, Beverly McKinney, Mary McQueen, Norma Mezoe, Julie
Miller, Lynn Mosher, Vicki Moss, Marilyn Nutter, Diana Owens, Colleen Reece,
Alisha Ritchie, Robert Robeson, David Russell, Toni Sample, Beverly Sce, June
Schmidt, Annmarie Tait, Donn Taylor, Denise Valuk, Jen Waldron, Barbara Wells,
Kathy Whirity, Debra DuPree Williams.
Other books in this series are Divine Moments, Christmas Moments, Spoken Moments, Precious Precocious
Moments, More Christmas Moments. Loving Moments
is scheduled for early
2017. I am now receiving submissions for:
1.     
Coola-nary
Moments
– stories of culinary mishaps, extraordinary cooking stories, and
recipes
2.     
Romantic
Moments
– love stories, dating, falling in love, marriage, weddings,
bridesmaids, lost love, etc. etc.
3.     
Questionable
Moments
– based on authors’ response to questions asked by God/Jesus in the
Bible, or implied, such as: “Where are you?” “Where are you going?” “Do you
love me?” “Do you believe?” etc.
4.     
Merry Christmas
Moments (Book #4)
– for 2017

If you would like to share an experience, contact me at Yvonnelehman3@gmail.com


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Yvonne Lehman is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than 3,000,000 books in print, who founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, is now director of the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She mentors for the Christian Writers Guild. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level. Her latest releases include eight ebooks for Barbour’s Truly Yours line and a Harlequin/Heartsong series set in Savannah GA: The Caretaker’s Son, Lessons in Love, Seeking Mr. Perfect, (released in March, August, & November 2013). Her 50th novel is Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the TITANIC