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Saturday, November 25, 2017

#SmallBusinessSaturday special: Today only, Julie's 4-color Christmas giftbook And There Were in That Same Country Kindle Edition is only $2.99; that's 66% off the regular price. Start a family tradition to read it together this Christmas season. Julie has even included discussion prompt questions to make the story personal. Get a copy and gift a copy while the sale is on.

https://www.amazon.com/There-Were-That-Same-Country-ebook/dp/B01MYXLXZ0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

And There Were In That Same Country Book Trailer

We're thrilled to share this new book trailer video that tells the story of our Christmas storybook, And There Were in that Same Country. It's an allegory, a beautiful four-color tale to share with family that transports us into the world Jesus entered 2000 years ago. I let my imagination carry the story -- of what just might have been. Check out the trailer -- and then check out the book in print and e-book editions -- from our website: http://joymediaservices.com -- oh, and enjoy Mom's sweet organ tones in the video production. She's my very favorite. Let us know what you think -- and please share with your friends. I'd love to autograph a copy for your family this Christmas season.










Blessings and prayers,
Julie

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And There Were In That Same Country Book Trailer

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Beautiful Benediction


Treasured friend,

I was in the process of preparing for a worship service we'll be leading later in the week. The topic in our current series is suffering as Christians. I was reading in 1 Peter on my WordSearch Bible software.

To close the service, I was looking for the benediction Peter gave. So, I picked up my leather-bound NLT--which is actually the one I'd given my dad years ago. I remember seeing him pour over it--delighting in the fact that the Word was coming alive to him in fresh ways. He highlighted so much, that there are few spots on any given page that aren't highlighted.

The Bible opened right to the page I'd been seeking, as Daddy had left a marker (a torn envelope, actually) right in the page where Peter gives the benediction--which, by the way, is absolutely perfect for this service. And yes, the passage was highlighted by Daddy's hand. What a heritage he left me.

Here is this week's benediction, then:

In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. 
So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, 
and he will place you on a firm foundation. 
All power to him forever! Amen. -- 1 Peter 5:10-11

Blessings and prayers,

Julie

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Joy in Worship

"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?  
For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
Matthew 2:2

Worship!

We have come to worship Him. We’ve often heard the word explained as worth-ship, as in attributing great worth to the worshipped one. Certainly the arduous journey of the magi across deserts and mountains qualifies as attributing worth to the King of kings. Bestowing Him with gifts of great value showed their worship in a tangible way. They left no doubt that they put their energy where the worship of their lips said it was.

But what of us? Can we get a solid fix on the worship God with Us–Immanuel will accept? Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well and explained that worship isn’t a where, but a how. True worshippers, He said, worship His Father in spirit and in truth. How does that look in everyday life?
The two of us spend a lot of time thinking about that all year as we prepare our hearts and select music designed to lead our congregation at the senior village in worship. Yes, the lyrics and tunes we choose can make a rich contribution to our corporate experience at worship.

O worship the King, all glorious above. 
O gratefully sing His power and His love.
Our Shield and Defender, The Ancient of Days 
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

But when the last note is sung and the benediction echoes in the silence, what then is worship? Could it be stroking the hand of a grieving friend? Speaking an uplifting word to a downhearted soul? Wrapping a blanket around a shivering shoulder? When you’ve done it to the least of these, our Lord said, you’ve done it to Me.

Of course, our salvation does not come from actions we can take. But our worship does. Yes, it’s our words, our song. But in this season of giving, may we be more attuned to opportunities He places before us, opportunities to worship Him by serving one another in love. May we act out the love He lavished on us as He came in that manger. If there’s any doubt that He loved us, we can look past the manger to His Cross and past the Cross to the Empty Tomb. The One Who did all that for us deserves our whole-hearted, whole-bodied worship—not just in word, but in every move we make. That’s what’s been on our hearts this Christmas as we’ve contemplated becoming worshippers in spirit and in truth.

Blessings and prayers,

Julie

Just Released
Full-color Family Story with Discussion Questions
And There Were in That Same Country

What else was going on in the world on the night when an angel choir lit up the sky and announced the birth of the world’s Savior? What were the key players in the Easter story doing on that first Christmas Eve? How ordinary was their life in those hours? Did they even know or recognize the King when He made His entrance? Here's Julie’s new family storybook hot off the presses that describes how it might have been.

Available on Amazon.com today! Check it out!



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