For those of us who are Christians, nothing matters more than the original Christmas story, which is the reason we celebrate this annual holiday- the birth of Jesus.
However, I believe that another meaningful use for this season is a study and reflection of all that Christmas and Jesus’ birth represent: giving and receiving, unconditional love, grace, joy, and creating special memories. These are the intangibles that, as one grows older and wiser, tend to become more treasured than any presents wrapped in pretty paper and tucked beneath a gorgeous tree.
Yet, on our route to that discovery, it’s wonderful to have stories – both fiction and nonfiction – that entertain us while helping us recognize areas in which we can grow or help others thrive.
With this in mind, it has been my pleasure to “birth’ a short story this Christmas to share with both longtime readers of my fiction and those who are coming across it for the first time. This super-short piece can be read in one sitting, but I hope its themes will linger during the holidays and long afterward.
To learn more about The Sentence Between Us, view my live TV interview with the local CBS station in Richmond, Virginia here.
Also enjoy my Q&A for author/editor Chandra Sparks Splond’s blog here:
You can read a synopsis and download your copy of the short story here: The Sentence Between Us.
Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!
– Stacy Hawkins Adams
2 thoughts on “Why Christmas Stories Matter”
Merry Christmas Stacey I love this post. Like you my faith is important to me and as a transwoman I am a regular attender at my local church. I love Christmas but though I like getting all glammed up as I’m sure most women do I never forget the real reason to celebrate the season.
Yours In Friendship And In Faith.
Love And Best Wishes
Thanks for the reading, Gayle, and for sharing your perspective. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Best wishes for the New Year.
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