I’m not sure if people really believe me when I tell them Candle’s Great Feast was all God’s work. Yes, he used my hands for the job, but writing doesn’t just come easy to me. In order to write, you need to have something to say, and I’m not really that smart. This is why I need to rely on God’s wisdom and timing when it comes to writing anything else.

This is also why it’s borderline psychotic how many times I’ve convinced myself I’m too busy to step in an adoration chapel. Have I not experienced (and continuing to experience) something amazing? Have I not been given eyes to see yet refuse to open them? Do I not hear the whispers of the Holy Spirit in my heart as I drive by a Catholic church? Just ten minutes. You have ten minutes. Yes, but I am sooo hungry and have mac and cheese in the fridge.

This was literally my excuse this week. Jesus has some work to do yet on me. Huuu-wee!

I believe the process of writing is first of all for the writer as they labor to dig to the root of their subject matter. It’s exhausting and emotional work at times, since I don’t just want to project what I think the world should hear but actively listen to the voice of God and learn from him what the world actually needs to hear. Since I’m still investigating ways to expand the reach of Candle’s Great Feast, I’ve cut myself some slack on working on these other things too much lest I drive myself into the ground.

Naturally, when you sell books to people in person, you sign them, not just because people ask but because it’s so fun. Rather than just including my signature, I wrote notes to the kids and families to receive them. This wasn’t a conscious decision; I just sort of fell into it, but I have no intention of stopping.

If you purchase a copy of Candle’s Great Feast from this website and would like it personalized, you can send me a message on Facebook or an email to contact@kristinalahr.com with the name of the person to receive it and the occasion (if there is one).

It’s an incredible blessing for me to do this. I’ve cried a couple of times. I’ll probably never meet some of the sons, daughters, godchildren, neices, nephews, and grandchildren I’ve signed books for, but I’m praying for them. I sincerely believe those little notes I’ve written to them. May you always delight in our Lord Jesus at the greatest of feasts. Jesus’s love for your endures forever.

God has great plans for you. Please don’t ever forget it.

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