Years ago inSpring with the Moodys, Book 4 in the Moody Family Series, the Moody children plan and execute an anniversary dinner for their parents. We regularly hear from parents who share sweet stories of their children learning from the Moody children and doing an anniversary dinner for them.
Nathan and Melanie’s children have adopted that same model for their parent’s anniversary a couple of times in the past few years when it worked. Tuesday evening, the children prepared a special dinner and served it to their parents.
As a grandparent, it blesses my heart to see my grandchildren love their parents so much that they want to make their anniversary special and do something that involves planning, time, and effort and is just for their parents to enjoy together.
If you’d like to read an excerpt from Spring with the Moodys about the anniversary dinner, Sarah pulled it together below. (If you’re on a smartphone reading this or Feedly, you’ll need to go to this link to read the excerpt.)
“And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God” (Revelation 19:9).
This letter with the most adorable picture blessed me! I’m so grateful for Adah sharing with me. Thank you to all my loyal readers for your encouragement. I’m looking forward to writing first draft of Finding Change’s sequel.
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
Hello, Everyone! This is a somewhat unusual blog post in a few ways. First, it is written by me (Anna Marie). Second, Sarah doesn’t know I’m writing it. And third, it’s announcing a special little milestone for Sarah!
I recently began readingSummer with the Moodys to our oldest three children (who are loving it). As I flipped open the book, I saw that it was originally published in November 2003. That means…
This month marks the fifteen-year anniversary of the first Moody book publication!
I know there are a lot of Moody fans out there, and as Christopher and I were talking, we were thinking about young adults in their 20’s who started reading Moody books 15 years ago and are now beginning to raise their own family. If so, and if any are still following the blog, we thought it would be fun to hear from “original” Moody book readers – favorite memories or impact the series had on you, etc. Maybe, like me, you enjoyed reading them with siblings while you were younger, and now find yourself reading them to your own children!
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17
Eternity. That’s what matters. As you moms pour yourselves into your children and do the daily tasks—wiping the runny noses, reworking yet another math problem, looking into the eyes of a child who just disobeyed—more than anything, you desire to see Jesus in their lives.
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Read what two moms just shared with us regarding the fruit from Moody books in their children’s lives. To me, this makes writing all worth it.
My daughter, Emma (7), has even begun witnessing to other children she meets using the “Good Person” test. This week already she’s witnessed to 4 people (1 brother, 1 cousin, and 2 kids at the park). There are also times when I’ll hear my children saying to each other, “Would the Moodys do (act, say) _____?” I’m as excited as the kids wanting to know what happens next as the stories continue. I find myself relating to Emily Moody at times and even feel convicted about certain areas in my life as we read along. Mandi
I have to tell you, Samuel’s been an avid, excellent reader since age 3.5 (he’s 7 now), and it’s SO HARD to find him books. We’ve found a few we thought were ok, and he’d promptly start them and say, “Nope. This one isn’t good because of (insert issue here).” He was just beaming reading yours. I was showing him how you add your “Not All Fiction!” section at the end of each book. His eyes widened, and he said, “WAIT! You mean the Moodys aren’t a REAL family?” Hahahaha! He was partly crushed and partly amused! He just loves them. He’s read the whole series like three times now! And he’s been writing out the Bible verses you chose in your books, and he’s been giving them to doctors, repair people, etc. He was very inspired by how the Moodys shared Jesus with others! Kelli
“And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 1:22)
What I’m going to share below is the sort of thing that makes my day. Six-year-old Olivia drew a picture of the Moodys to help her four-year-old brother keep track of the characters. It’s a pretty amazing picture, and this young lady is only 6! If you don’t have a set of the Moody books, grab your copy now!
“The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.” Psalm 64:5
It truly is amazing to have the book in hand and going out the door. I am so grateful for the Lord’s guidance over these past 12 years as I’ve written the Moody books.
I often hear how grateful families are for my writing style and for the blessing of wholesome stories for their children. My next story is already in the planning stages (see last picture as I begin exploring small towns).
Anna’s been shipping Colorado with the Moodyseverywhere. Not only to the United States but to many other countries, so the Moodys go international yet again!
“Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.” 2 Corinthians 8:21
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