Two years ago Chi-Town native turned Dallas, Texas local, Kimberly Dendy, had a vivid dream of two little kids full of joy sharing the story of the birth of Christ. As a mother of two, reading books with her children when they were little was one of Kimberly’s greatest joys, but she never once considered becoming an author herself. Weeks following the significant Christmas dream Kimberly found herself writing and the words spilling from her heart were forming a beautiful story of adventure, love, and faith.
On this episode of Still With You I am honored and excited to be celebrating the release of Kimberly’s first book, Luke and Lily’s Christmas Wish.
Fictional characters, Luke and Lily are five year old twins who love everything about Christmas and are always excited to share the story of the birth of Christ with other children. Over the years they have heard stories about the legend of the Guardian of the Angel Tree and had hoped that this would be the Christmas that their prayers would be answered and they would finally have an adventure all their own.
In this conversation Kimberly shares a behind-the-dream look into the moments that shaped Luke and Lily’s Christmas Wish. I loved speaking with her about the writing process as a children’s author, intentionally honoring diversity through literature, and the blessings that arrive with obedience in following God’s plans.
Luke and Lily’s Christmas Wish is a book you want to place on your Christmas list. I hope you get it, gift it, and most importantly, allow the story’s message move your heart.
When God places a dream in your heart, He will direct your path.
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“And they sang a new song with these words: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it. For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” -Revelations 5:9 NLT