Have you ever felt like the Christmas season was one big blur?
One day you are finishing up Thanksgiving dinner, and the next thing you know it’s time to take down the tree.
This collection from the Candid Gals is full of Christmas Moments. You don’t have to read them all at once, instead, when you have a moment, you can slow down and let the peace and joy of Jesus invade your holiday season. Even if it’s just for a moment. A Christmas moment.
What Readers Are Saying
I like to think I surrender all pieces of my life to Christmas, but I too often find myself controlled by my calendar or even more so my to do list!Grace
Loved your point on how if we believe that He was born of a virgin and rose from the grave, we shouldn’t have any problems trusting Him with our problems! What a true statement.Kay
Absolutely love this….Stephanie
This hit me right where I needed it. Christmas was endured not enjoyed this year. Some of it was out of my control but much of it was my failure to sit enough at the feet of Jesus in spite of the many needs around me. “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24), is one of my favorite verses but I failed to live it. I will today!!! Thank you!Maree
About the Authors
Heather Hart is an internationally best-selling and award-winning author who has an unquenchable passion for Jesus. Her desire is to help women of all ages embrace who they were created to be and find their true beauty in Christ. Heather knows that the one thing every girl needs is a little honesty, so she’s not afraid to get candid and share her struggles. Her hope that is through her writing, she can help others soak up the love of Jesus. Heather is the founder of the #CandidlyChristian movement.
Valerie Riese is a wife, mother, blogger, breast cancer survivor, and the co-director of Candidly Christian (as well as our Prayer Team Liaison). After suffering years of debilitating anxiety, she learned that victory over anxiety comes only through surrender to Jesus. Now she writes to help women overcome anxiety through faith.
Jessica Schneider desires for women to know that they are loved by a beautiful Creator, and in hopes to encourage women in their walks with Him. Coffee, chocolate, and pink roses are her love languages, and she will use any excuse possible to make cupcakes. Above all, she has a deep love for Christ, and a desire to follow where He will lead. Jessica currently lives in Norwalk, CT with her husband Mike, and two children, Charlie and Olivia. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, walks at the beach, helping with women’s ministry at her church, and relaxing on her parent’s boat.
Laura J. Marshall works a full-time job, runs several small businesses, is an author and has been raising five sons for almost a quarter of a century. She’s tired of where she’s wandered and is coming back to the heart of Jesus.
Sarah Callen is an entrepreneur and published author, currently living in Dallas, Texas. Her dreams include founding businesses, giving strategically, and sharing art with the world. And her life motto is: Every number has a name, every name has a story, and every story is worthy of being shared.
God gave humanity the ultimate gift thousands of years ago to show His love to us. We can never give that great a gift. While our gifts may seem to pale in comparison, a heartfelt gift stands the test of time. When we focus on the true meaning of giving and receiving, we prepare our hearts to focus on the ultimate gift…the baby in the manger, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
This insightful and heartfelt devotional includes daily reflections on the scripture highlighted by stories of the Christmas and Advent season. Through the eyes of the contributing writers you are invited to see beyond the tinsel, bows and pretty wrapping paper in order to cherish the things that are dearest to your heart…memories, love, grace, joy, and peace.
More Christmas Books from the Candid Gals
Christmas is Coming
Do you ever feel like the holiday season flies by way to fast? Heather does. For several years she woke up on Christmas Eve and didn’t feel like she was even ready for Thanksgiving. The holiday season came and went, and she felt like she was grasping at straws. She was so busy that she wasn’t able to enjoy the moments. This Christmas, Heather invites you to join her as she purposefully anticipates the coming of Christ.
This anthology includes two novellas, fun short stories, and devotions that will help you refocus your heart on Jesus this December. With Christmas quotes and Scriptures sprinkled throughout, this is a book that’s just right for your holiday season.
Ribbons & Bows
Short stories and devotions are woven together with flash fiction and Christmas quotes in this holiday collection. Ribbons & Bows won’t steal your time but sprinkle a little bit of romance and a whole lot of Jesus into your holiday season. Whether you want to step back from the holiday hustle and bustle or add a little Christmas cheer to your everyday life, pick up a copy of Ribbons & Bows.