AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Cheri Dohnal, iTom Hyland, iAntoine Raphael, iSky Purington, iGisele Vincent-Page, iJoan Hovey, iMarty Young, i

  Home > Holidays > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Mukkove Johnson

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 8 Titles
· 8 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Oct, 2010

Mukkove Johnson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
War Stories for My Grandchildren - A Memoir in Short Stories
by Jansen Estrup

The author served during many of the Cold War's most intense years, including 5 tours to Southeast Asia, but it was as a child that he fought his most courageous battles...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Why the Ornaments
By Mukkove Johnson
Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Mukkove Johnson
· I Will Face the Wind
· What Do You Think?
· Developing Thankfulness
· December 3rd
           >> View all 5


Where did the idea for ornaments for each devotion come from?

As a child I enjoyed opening a little door on the advent calendar every day as I waited for Christmas. I wanted my children to have that joy, but know I’m not always successful in follow through with my ideas. Once I had the devotional written and illustrated (the illustrations in the published book were done by Jason Hutton with Tate Publishing) I got the idea to make an ornament for each day. I used my illustrations to do our ornaments. I used many of my original illustrations on the downloadable ornaments as well.

The ornaments have worked well for my family. The children are always excited to put up their ornament so they remind me to do the devotion; to keep me on task, no hanging the ornament until I’ve read.  I have three children, which divides nicely into 24 so it’s easy to figure out whose turn it is. As we spend our days at home the ornaments hanging where we see them often helps to start more discussions about Jesus and what we have read. Some years they have been hung on a small tree. One year I hung a string of beads to hang the ornaments from. Another year we made a paper tree on the bulletin board and stuck the ornaments on there.

As you consider how to focus on Jesus this Christmas season I hope the ideas our family has used are helpful, and that you will share ideas that would be helpful to others. Remember sharing enters you for a set of free ornaments. The ornaments I created are available in Books & Things. They are downloadable with printing instructions.

I hope you are enjoying your preparations for Thanksgiving as well, hopefully creating new habit of true gratitude for all God’s blessings.

       Web Site: Kove's Cove

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!



Popular Holidays Stories
1. Home For The Holidays
2. Happy Fourth Of July!! Independence Day 2
3. The Climbing Boy: 18
4. From the Manger to the Cross -
5. A Doggy's Christmas Past
6. I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas ...
7. HAPPY NEW RIDER: Braided Manes
8. In Search of the Perfect Gift
9. Rudy, The Red Coated Min Pin
10. Louisiana's Thoughts And Musings: Happy Bi

The Man Who Saved Christmas by Jeff Ovall

Christmas - only days away; plastic snowmen and glowing reindeer adorn the lawns of neighborhoods all across America. All is calm, all is bright, and yet there is something tragic..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

The Man Who Saved Christmas by Jeff Ovall

Christmas - only days away; plastic snowmen and glowing reindeer adorn the lawns of neighborhoods all across America. All is calm, all is bright, and yet there is something tragic..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.