Christmas Forever

I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to take down our Christmas tree just yet.  And I keep seeing neat things people I care about would enjoy, and since the wrappings are still out upstairs, I figure why not one more Christmas gift?  Or two more?  Or three?  As for Christmas music, I’m not even close to putting it away! 

Good news

Christmas doesn’t have to end!

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you…  yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”

~Saint Teresa of Calcutta~

 

About kaystrom

Kay Marshall Strom, who am I? Well, I’m a traveler, a railer against social injustice, a passionate citizen of the world. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I’m a 21st century abolitionist who speaks out against slavery of all kinds. I am a beach walker and a gardener and the off-key singer of songs. I’m a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend. Most people, though, know me as a writer and a speaker. So here is a bit more about that part of my life: Of my 43 published books, seventeen have been translated into foreign languages, and two have been optioned for movies. My writing credits include magazine articles, books for children, short stories, television scripts and two prize-winning screenplays. I love to write, and speak, about topics close to my heart. I speak at seminars, retreats, writer’s conferences, and special events throughout the country. And because I enjoy travel, I even speak on cruise ships. Because I don’t see how a writer can really reflect another people and land without spending time there, I’ve been trekking through India, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Sudan, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt, Japan and South Korea, tape recorder and camera in hand, to gather stories from the world-wide family of God. Thanks to my “virtual friendship” with John Newton, 17th century slave ship captain turned preacher, I traveled through Ireland. In West Africa I toured an old slave fortress off the coast and saw a tiny set of baby manacles bolted to the wall. I was struck dumb. From that horror came a story question, and from that question, my foray into fiction: The Grace in Africa trilogy. Come join me as I travel and rail against injustice. Maybe you will choose to be a 21st century abolitionist too.
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6 Responses to Christmas Forever

  1. B.J. Taylor says:

    I still have Christmas all around my house and all around my heart. The gift of giving should never end with a season. I agree!

  2. Jean Stewart says:

    Oh, I so agree, Kay! Everything’s still up to enjoy now that it’s a more relaxed time and one that we can share with friends busy with family, as were we, before and during Christmas. It was lovely and this time is, too. Precious memories and more to be made. Christmas is forever, indeed, my friend! Into the new year. Love to you and Dan,

  3. Jean Stewart says:

    On another note, so very sad to learn about Sue Grafton. Know you were friends and will feel the loss even more that folks like I, who just feel like we knew her. My alphabet will forever end in Y, in her honor.
    Blessings to you.
    Jean

    • kaystrom says:

      So, so sorry to get that news! And I think it’s appropriate that she left us with Z IS FOR…. ?
      We will forever be waiting for the next mystery. Rest in peace, dear Sue.

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