As I sat reading Sarahâ€™s latest, almost completed, Moody book out loud after family Bible time to help her with her editing, Steve said, â€œSarah, I donâ€™t know how you come up with conversation in your books like you do. I could never do that.â€
While Steve and I have a heart for our children to have books to read that are a godly encouragement for them, we donâ€™t have the time nor the abilities to write those kinds of books. However, the Lord has put those same desires on Sarahâ€™s heart and given her the talent plus the time to write childrenâ€™s books.
Those books have led children to salvation, personal Bible reading, obedience to parents, serving others, being industrious, and much more. We have reports that the books are role models for young Christian families who have not grown up in Christian homes. Plus we hear over and over that the Moody books are favorite books with the children and sometimes dads and moms too.
In addition, when our first book was printed in 1999, Sarah was finishing high school. She became our office manager. I was still a busy homeschool mom, and Steve was working full time. Neither of us had time available to fill book orders, take phone calls, and research tax issues for out-of-state conferences.
All those years homeschooling â€“ teaching English, writing, math, diligence, perseverance, ingenuity â€“ are now manifesting their fruit. Steve and my ministry is helped, enlarged, and broadened way beyond what we could ever imagine because of what the Lord has done in Sarahâ€™s life and how she is choosing to serve Him.
The fruitful years will come if you will continue faithful in what the Lord has called you to do with your children.
Trusting in Jesus,
â€œAnd, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lordâ€ (Ephesians 6:4).