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Exciting Times with the Moodys

Exciting Times with the Moodys
Book 9 in the Moody Family Series

After months of writing, editing, praying, revising and re-writing, my dream has become a reality, and you can order Exciting Times with the Moodys

Read the book description here.

Don’t miss my post below announcing a special Christmas Moody story also available.

With orders of $35 or more, you’ll receive free economy shipping in the United States. My parents’ new book, Buying a House Debt-Free, would make an amazing Christmas gift to any family raising a son.




“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God,
the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy
with them that love him and keep his commandments
to a thousand generations.”
Deuteronomy 7:9

Christmas Comes to Sunflower

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 bookSo 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

Christmas Comes to Sunflower Scripture Project

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!

The Basics:

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:

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.

Final Details

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 ;).

Joyfully His,


I delight to meet Moody readers. Their enthusiasm for the books is so sweet!

“And I will delight myself in thy commandments,
which I have loved.”
Psalms 119:47

Creating A Little Suspense About a Monday Announcement

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!

Joyfully His,


“How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.”
Psalms 119:103

Notes of Love

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.

Joyfully His,




“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