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Have a Blessed New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Now comes the excitement of opening a new “book” with 365 unwritten pages, the days of 2019 that only our Heavenly Father knows. May the New Year be your best to date.

We will soon pick up the story of Joshua and the conquest of the Promised Land.

My motto for this year is JOY. Psalm 16:11 tells us that in the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy. That is what will be my reminder daily. I wish the same for you. Live in God’s presence and have joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Nothing compares to the joy Jesus brings. Read Jesus’ final speech to his disciples in John 14-16 and see how important it was for Him that our joy should be complete.

May 2019 be full of joy!

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The Joy of Serving Jesus

Maybe you wonder about the purpose of the Salt and Pepper stories with Daisy and the good neighbor Beatrice. Most of all, I wish for children to know the Lord Jesus and to love Him with all their hearts, to feel the joy of His presence.

It all started when I wanted to write a story to inspire children to watch their speech. It’s not something I have planned for a long time. The stories are born from one week to another. A fire in Lima, Peru led me to write about Elijah and the fire of heaven. Then one story followed another, and after writing about Elijah it was natural to continue with Elisha. Each week I ask the Holy Spirit to inspire me so that something that something I write can touch the heart of a child.

A picture to inspire children to read God’s Word

The following weeks we will have stories about salvation. Nothing in the world is more important than finding salvation in Jesus. Zacchaeus, Nicodemus, and the Samaritan woman will be examples of people who said Yes! to Jesus. Sadly, not everyone accepted Jesus’ offer of salvation. The rich young ruler turned away sad, because he valued his riches more than following Jesus.

We are starting a new year. It’s always exciting, like writing on a clean canvas. I’ve chosen for my theme of the year to Serve and Obey, like the people answered Joshua when he challenged them to chose who they would serve.

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

The people answered,

“The Lord our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey.” Joshua 24:24

May you have a blessed year. I challenge you to serve and obey Jesus as never before. May this be your best year so far.

In a couple of months we will take a break from the Treasure Club stories and have a series about the adventures of a boy and a girl when they leave Egypt and start the desert journey to the Promised Land. Moses, their leader, sets a perfect example of service and obedience to the Lord.

Let us serve and obey Jesus!

I wish you abundant blessings and the joy of serving Jesus!

Your friend, Kerstin

Welcome to read this week’s story:  #20 THE HAPPIEST DAY