The Sparkle Box
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This is a heartwarming story that is perfect for the holiday season. I’ve been taught growing up that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” This book definitely falls right along those lines. I feel that every child (and some adults) need to really read this book every holiday season.
I think we’ve become such a materialistic world that we have forgotten just how valuable a gift a helping hand really is. I will NEVER forget how my church literally gave my family a full 8ft truck bed worth of groceries when I broke my ankle and couldn’t work, and we had no income coming in. Or when my mom was dying of cancer, her neighbors and friends pitched in to help her keep her horse well fed and taken care of so she could keep him in her yard until her final days, they also helped her keep her house clean since they knew how much she valued having a clean home, and they did so much more that I can’t even list it all. Or when I was bedridden during my last pregnancy I had some wonderful friends who came and cleaned my home for me, and my mother-in-law pitched in a lot to help keep things running smoothly. These are just a few examples of MANY I could list off of how acts of service or giving to those who need it is such a valuable gift.
I love doing Operation Christmas Children with my kids every year. My kids love doing it too because they love knowing they are helping out others. Every so often my kids literally go through their toys on their own and want to go donate them to Salvation Army here in town. Delbert is my big giver in the family. He loves to shower others with gifts or pitch in and help any way he can. When they read this book they were quick to list off doing the shoeboxes for the kids in need. They literally spent the last two days going through all of their toys too.
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