Hope 2009 is getting off to a wonderful start for everyone.
Ours has been great, so far but busy.
We just had a wonderful visit from friends that had moved to Indiana
about a year and a half ago.
It was so good to see them again.
(More about that visit in another post.)
For now, I'd like to brag about another friend of mine.
This one goes way back to Junior High school times and even though
we haven't seen each other in years we still keep in touch a little
with Christmas cards and Facebook.
Her name is Marley Ungaro and she is one of the most talented artists I've ever seen.
We all knew in high school that she was great at drawing and painting
but to see her, as an adult using her talent for God's glory is just wonderful.
She's been selling her art, calendars, note cards, etc. for a while now but
this past year, she got together with another talented lady, Jennifer Johnson
and they decided to do a children's book.
The Proper Use of One's Shell
Written by Jennifer Johnson & Illustrated by Marley Ungaro
(Marley's on the left.)
Just to give you a little summary.....
The Proper Use of One's Shell is a tale of a snail's journey to find
her purpose and the proper use of her outer shell through self-discovery
and a compassionate mentor, a sunflower. The book's purpose is to
impact the theme that God has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecc. 3:11),
and He has gifted us each perfectly and for a purpose.
To read more about the book and to keep up with it's growth,
I think it's really sweet that they donate 10% of sales to Room to Read.
If you need a birthday gift for a child or just want to add to your children's library
please go visit these ladies and help support fellow mom's.