Christmas Comes to Sunflower
A Heart Warming Short Story of Christmas
with the Moody Family
With this special story, you’ll find yourself identifying with the characters and longing to fulfill Joey’s wish for Christmas. Christmas Comes to Sunflower is set in the same timeframe as Winter Days and can be read together, per a special Reading Guide in the book. So grab a copy, a cup of hot chocolate, and curl up next to the fire and enjoy this delightful Christmas story!
“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” 1 John 3:17
This month is a very special month because it marks the ten year anniversary of Summer with the Moodys being published. We praise the Lord for His mercy, grace, and guidance in this journey of writing. It’s truly exciting to see Him work!
With that said, we’re anxious to tell you about this special Christmas project: a Scripture memorization project! The goal? To hide God’s Word in your heart.
The four-week project begins Monday, November 11th, and ends Monday, December 9th. This project isn’t just for children; we’d love adults to participate too! We have exactly a week to spread the word and get as many Moody readers (and non-Moody readers!) as possible on board.
If you complete the challenge, you’ll receive (via e-mail) a mini eBook of several chapters called Christmas Comes to Sunflower.
It’s December, and the Moodys are looking forward to celebrating Christ’s birth. However, an unexpected encounter with Marge Pair brings a new adventure their way. So, grab that cup of hot cocoa, sit near the fire, and be ready for this special Christmas edition called, Christmas Comes to Sunflower.
The rules are very simple. You may pick whichever verses of Scripture you want to memorize, just make sure you memorize the suggested number of verses for your age.
Ages 4 to 7: 1 verse per week; 4 total Ages 8 to 10: 2 verses per week; 8 total Ages 11 to 13: 3 verses per week; 12 total Ages 15+: 4 verses per week; 16 total
The verses do not have to be consecutive. For example, if you’re ten years old, you could decide to memorize three verses from Colossians and five from Psalms. At the end of the project, the participant will recite his verses to one of his parents. It does not have to be word perfect ;). If a child is already memorizing a certain number of verses each week, those verses can count toward their number they need to memorize in the project, if so desired. Also, if you get behind with memorizing, that’s fine. You just need to be able to say your total number of verses by December 9th. If you can memorize more than the suggested number, wow, way to go! That’s awesome.
How to Participate
In order to participate, we ask each family to sign up at this link.
Throughout the project, I’ll be posting some memorization hints. If you’d like to share your own ideas for me to encourage others with, feel free to e-mail me via the Contact Us form.
Just so you know, I’m in on this project too(besides writing the story!). When the project kicks off next Monday, I’ll post what passage of Scripture I’m going to memorize.
Our theme verse is Psalms 119:97: “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”
So, jump on board! I think some moms may be doing extra memorizing as you help your non-readers ;).
“And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.” Psalms 119:47
To kick off a celebration of the Moody Family Series’ ten year anniversary, the Lord gave an awesome idea. What’s the idea? I’ll give you a hint with a portion of the title: “Christmas Comes to Sunflower.”
Hang on. We’ll be announcing the, ummm, well, just watch for our announcement Monday morning. We can’t wait!
“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” Psalms 119:103
Yesterday, I received a delightful envelope filled with Moody letters. It melts me when I read (or see ;)) children’s love for the books. Ten years ago, I began writing the books (where does time go?!). Although the journey of writing has had its challenges, the Lord has clearly led me down this path. I am so grateful He is using the books to encourage children across this nation.
“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me:for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
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