The Reason for the Season
The Reason for the Season
Bible Verses, Devotions, Personal Essays, Recipes, Crafts & Prayers
Peggy’s latest project, a family Christmas book, came about through a strange set of circumstances—prompted by the COVID-19 lockdown, surgeries, and uncertainty about the future.
First, a real estate agent knocked on her door and they talked. He had beaten his depression by writing a devotional book. She wondered if a similar activity would help her get over depression from recent neurosurgery and living with multiple sclerosis.
“Our church was closed. So instead of going to church, I decided to read the Bible every day. I’m a writer, so I’d write something every day about what I just read. This went on for several months. Then I thought—why don’t I read and write about Christmas.”
She started exchanging emails with several local pastors, telling them about her project. They were not only supportive, they read drafts and suggested changes to ensure liturgical accuracy.
The result is a 32-page full color “family Christmas activity book” Peggy titled “The Reason for the Season.” It contains the complete Christmas story written as a series of essays, questions, devotionals, Bible quotations and prayers. There are also seasonal recipes, family crafts, cross word puzzle, and coloring pages. There are sections on Angels, the history of Christmas trees, Christmas presents and music.
“My objective is to have a book that the whole family can enjoy and have fun with while learning about the real reason for the season,” she says.
One of her objectives is to share the book and make it available for churches, missions and organizations to use as a fund raiser, as well as generating retail sales through Amazon and Christian bookstores.
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Her next project is a family activity book on Easter.
“Never have before have I seen such a comprehensive coverage of Christmas and all that entails—both from scriptures and from Christmas traditions as they are practiced.’—Bruce Dillman
Peggy’s father was a U.S. Army major who was posted worldwide during his career.
Graduating from high school in Germany, Peggy went on to do undergraduate at Northwestern State College in Louisiana and received her Masters at Nova University in Florida.
After marriage, she lived in 18 different places in 18 years with the military and corporations he worked for,” she recalls. Along the way the couple had three children and Peggy taught elementary school.
When not writing Peggy is active with the Writers League of The Villages, the DAR, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and the Lutheran church, among other organizations. Before COVID-19 she was an avid volunteer at schools, and assisted Villagers with memoir writing.