Writer’s Headlines: Kudos & A Baby Really Did Change Everything

newspapersLet’s start with this month’s kudos!

Congratulations to these Christian Writer’s Den friends who’ve been working hard and making things happen!

1.  Kristi Woods (OK): Praising God for two online published pieces in November on ibelieve.com: Why I Urge My Children Not to Follow Their Hearts and Three Ways to Keep the Spirit of Thanksgiving Alive All Year.

2.  Johnna Stein (GA): Part 1 of my fictional end of WWII story “The Iron Cross”was published
in Cricket Magazine for Kids ages 9-14 this month. Parts 2 & 3 will come out in 2017.

Way to go, Kristi and Johnna. So proud of you for your hard work and accomplishments!


Your first Christian Writer’s Den Christmas gift

During the Christmas season, it has become my Christian Writer’s Den tradition to post this beautiful video and the life-giving words it proclaims. I’ve done it now for several years, and each time I hear it, I still get chills and my eyes fill with tears.

When Jesus was born, everything was changed.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the beautiful images from the film, The Nativity, and listen to the words of this powerful song sung by Faith Hill.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:11-14 (KJV)

During this blessed Christmas season, I’m especially thankful a Baby changed everything for me. And He wants to change everything for you, too.

I was lost but now I’m found! Hallelujah!

Christmas blessings as we celebrate the Gift and the Giver,


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  • Merry Christmas, Vonda! Hope you have wonderful, love-filled days with your loved ones!

    • Thank you, Cheryl. I hope you do as well. I saw your post that the little ones were on their way. Now, that’s a Christmas hand- and lap- full!

  • Rene` Diane Aube

    Congratulations Kristi and Johnna! Celebrating your successes with you. Thank you, Vonda for the lovely video/song. Praying you have a blessed Christmas celebrating our Saviour. ♥

    • Thank you, Rene. I hope you and your family do as well.

  • Nan Jones

    Beautiful video and song, Vonda. Thank you. Christmas blessings to you too. I’m praying for you.

    Congrats to Kristi and Johnna! Whoot 🙂

    • Thank you, Nan! I pray this will be your best Christmas ever!

  • Gwyn

    Baby Jesus did change everything! How wonderful the gift God gave us. My family especially praises Him this year as He has our Mary Beth tucked away safely in heaven. Congratulations to Kristi and Johnna! Thank you once again, Vonda, for your blog and the beautiful song.

    • What a beautiful picture of God’s love for your Mary Beth, Gwyn. I’m praying for you and your precious family right now!

  • Thanking God today for the gift of you, Vonda, and how you have enriched my life. You have introduced me to many beautiful Christian writers and speakers.

    Congratulations to Kristi and Johnna for their accomplishments this month.

    Praying God’s blessing on all of you this Advent season.

    • Oh, Judith, what a blessing you have been to me! Your wisdom, teaching, and love always point me to Jesus. Thank you!

      • You “always point me to Jesus.” Thank you for that beautiful compliment. ((( <3 )))

  • Sandy Quandt

    Congrats Kristi and Johnna!

    • Thanks for your encouragement to Kristi and Johnna! Christmas blessings!

  • Congrats you two! Way to go. Such moving images — and I love Faith Hill. Thank you, Vonda. 🙂

    • And thank you, Cathy. I’m blessed by your friendship and love. 🙂