Thursday, October 9, 2008
Happy Birthday Candace!
This year I was reminded what a talented sister I have. Growing up she always claimed she wasn't the musical one. I remember her getting into soccer for a while. She was definitely the athletic one. She always had a loving, God centered-heart in whatever it was she was trying to do. This year, her creative writing side blew me away. I mean, I always knew she had a keen sense of writing. I think she was published in the Caddo Parish Schools creative writing book, Seedlings. She always came up with clever ideas, skits and sayings. (Indians and the Princess Bride come to mind.) But, this year she began her blog. She wrote about her kids, our parents, extended family, her friends, her work all the while focusing on God and his purpose.
One cold January evening, my Mom and I were sitting at the computer and I was showing her a website that I had just found--Blurb. They publish whatever it is that you would like published at very reasonable prices--cookbooks, photo albums, journals, poetry, stories, and blogs. We looked at all kinds of different books and we decided that the one who should be writing a book in our family is Candace. At that point she had been adding in a devotional type excerpt to her blog every 5 days or so. So, for the past 8 months I gathered them all up and put them into a Blurb book.
I am so proud of my little sister. She is such an inspiration to me and all that meet her. She sees the bigger picture and has the "Mary" heart for all of God's work and creation. I hope that you have a fantastic birthday, Candace! I love you. ~Jenny
Click here to order your own copy of This Little Light of Mine. A small profit has been added in that will go to Candace's favorite missionaries.