Launching Through the Eyes of Amos
Celebrating Mrs. Job’s Choice
After waiting for Covid to have its way with us, the time finally came to do some celebrating.
Through the Eyes of Amos just released and I was so excited to announce it!
Mrs. Job’s Choice had to take a back seat to Covid, but the time has finally come that we could celebrate this book and the women whose stories are related in it.
At a launch party, the author signs books. It is the way of things.
It was my pleasure to honor my family and friends.
We are a local writers group in Spokane. We’ve been together for a lot of years. We’ve laughed and cried over our stories and encouraged each other to keep going when that ominous writer’s block hits.
Diane, Karen, Gail and Dianna helped to put this party together and contributed to prizes for our guests. Makenna participated with us, too, but could not come to the party.
In Through the Eyes of Amos, a boy shepherd sees and hears the wonder of the angels’ announcement and sees the Baby Messiah Jesus in the manger. Thirty-three years later, he takes his son to Jerusalem for Passover, and sees Messiah die on a cross. How does he reconcile this? He knows what he witnessed.
Melissa McConnell’s illustrations and striking cover brings the story alive.
Mrs. Job’s Choice
Mrs. Job broke under pressure. She lost everything her husband lost and I think, more: ten children, home, community, social standing, provision, and then her husband’s health deteriorated. She must have been terrified. She is remembered for crying out to her husband to curse God and die. We vilify her for that. But our own fist shaking at God, in the face of our own trials, mirrors Mrs. Job’s reaction. But God gives us second and third chances. I think he did for her. Each lady whose story appeared in Mrs. Job’s Choice at the celebration received a rose of appreciation. Gail Justesen shared her story how God met her in a very special way.
Surroundings and treats make every party pop!
Sherri Davey, owner of Heavenly Special Teas, has created a beautiful tea shoppe. She and her wonderful crew stayed late to serve tea and scones to us.