Thy Will Be Done
Christmas Homecoming by Brenda Andersonis the most delightful Christian contemporary short story. It features in the Mosaic Christmas Anthology II, A Star Will Rise. It is also part of the Coming Home series and it was wonderful to meet up with familiar faces.
The story shows the importance of prayer and trusting in God. God is always good even when our circumstances are not. There is power in prayer. We need to be flexible and be prepared to alter our plans to follow God’s plan, which is far better than ours.
Marriage and family are important. The love of a family radiates from the pages of the book.
Where Is Home?
The Red Journal by Deb Elkink is a powerful epic
tale of families, roots and belonging. It is part of The Mosaic Collection.
The book follows three women who are all
searching for the truth. A young woman is searching for historical facts for
her thesis. The other two are searching for family and fulfilment.
Family is important. We all want to be loved
and to belong. Sometimes our earthly mothers let us down. We feel abandoned.
Others may step in to take their place. There is a beautiful
grandmother-granddaughter relationship. A grandmother’s love is unconditional. “Gram
loved Libby when there was nothing in it for her.” This reminds the reader that
God’s love for us is unconditional. He loves and delights in us because it is
His nature to do so.
Death leaves a chasm in lives. The reader
witnesses the granddaughter trying to cope by resurrecting her memories.
Memories are powerful things. They can unlock a past we did not even realise we