I remember when I was a little girl, waiting for Christmas morning to arrive was difficult because I was so excited. It seemed like it took forever for the twelve months between December 25 and the next December 25 to roll around. As I grow older, time seems to speed up tremendously. That is until the last year…….
Here is the exciting news: Most of you know that I have been working on a new book series for children called “Zechariah Park.” Due to the insanity of 2020, it has taken much longer to bring the book to print than I had hoped. Many times, during these past few months, I have felt like a little five-year-old waiting for Christmas morning. Would it ever get here? I am now much older than five and have learned that I can, without a doubt, trust God and his timing. I rested in the fact that when it was the right time, it would be completed, published and distributed. Well, that time is almost here! We are hopeful the first book in the series, “Zechariah Park: The Tale Spinner”, will be available by the end of the month!! YAY!!
I cannot wait to share the illustrations and the actual cover with you! God sent an amazing illustrator, who loves Jesus, my way a year ago and there are some amazing miracles that have happened along this journey. That is another Miller’s Musings for another time. It is a great story!
I believe this is the right book for the time in which we are living. Growing up in today’s world is difficult. Our children need solid, unchanging principles to guide and help them at school, on the bus, while playing with friends, and even at home. The two main characters, Myrtle and Judah, have lived long enough to know that those unchanging principles can be found in the Bible.
Myrtle often tells her Zechariah Park friends: “The Bible can help you know what to do when you don’t know what to do but you have to hide it in your heart first.”
To hide God’s word in your heart, you must hear the stories and verses found in the Bible and then remember and use them. That is what Zechariah Park is all about with a lot of fun mixed in.
Here are the requests: 1. Will you pray for Zechariah Park and the children (and adults) who will read it? Specifically pray that: >The Bible becomes “alive and active” to the children who read ZP, as Hebrews 4:12 states. They begin to understand that the Bible truly is God’s Instruction Book and can help them every single day. >Zechariah Park accomplishes all God wants it to accomplish.
2. Will you sign up for my email list to stay abreast of all the happenings with Zechariah Park and even Miller’s Musings? >Go to my website at cindyholtmiller.com >ON PHONE: Click on the three lines in the top right-hand corner and then click on “Contact.” >ON DESKTOP: Go to “Contact” on the menu bar at the top of the page. >Fill out the contact form with your name and email address. Adding your phone number is optional. Hit submit. That is all there is to it.
With the uncertainty of social media these days, this is the only way to be sure you will stay in the loop with Zechariah Park and Miller’s Musings.
C. S. Lewis once said: “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
I believe parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles will enjoy the stories in Zechariah Park as much as the elementary age children they love.
Thank you for your prayers for everyone who reads Zechariah Park.