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It Was the Worst Christmas Break Ever

Children’s Story by Jennifer Waddle

This is the first in 12 posts about authors and their books. Created by Ruth L. Snyder to interest readers. Today we feature Jennifer Waddle’s book Worst Christmas Break Ever!

Jennifer Waddle

What do zombie parents, one-eyed dolls, and leftover lasagna have in common? Find out in this LAUGH-OUT-LOUD Christmas book for kids ages 9-12.

Brad Finkley is an ordinary kid who seems doomed to have the worst Christmas break ever.

This eBook is perfect for your kid’s reading list over Christmas break. Hilarious, funny, and super engaging. Sure to become a family favorite!

Here is a small sample from the book:

I felt a small lurch in my stomach as I looked at all that goopy, white frosting dripping off of the cupcakes. The leftover pizza smelled like stinky feet, so I moved my desk away a few inches.

I closed my eyes and tried to think about nothing, but the song “Ice, Ice, Baby” kept playing over and over in my head, which usually meant I was going to throw up.

My stomach started making noises like an Orca as I miserably wiped my nose on the sleeve of my scratchy sweater.

My teacher, Mr. Will, was trying to get everyone to sing Christmas Carols. He was wearing a Santa Hat that had a dirty looking beard attached to it. (Only the girls were singing.)

Finally, after painfully enduring the seventh round of “Jingle Bells Batman Smells,” our class was dismissed.

It was Christmas break!


Jennifer WaddleJennifer Waddle considers herself a Kansas girl, married to a Colorado hunk, with a heart to encourage women everywhere. She is the author of several books, including Prayer WORRIER: Turning Every Worry into Powerful Prayer, and is a regular contributor for LifeWay, Crosswalk, and Abide.

Jennifer’s online ministry is EncouragementMama.com, where you can find her books and sign up for her Encourage Letter, “Discouragement Doesn’t Win.” She resides with her family near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—her favorite place on earth.

To find out more about Worst Christmas Break Ever please click here. 


I have not read this book. But I think one of my grandkids might enjoy it.

I am joining in the Twelve Days of Christmas Author Blog Hop run by Ruth Snyder. Disclaimer: I have not read this book.


Simply Saturday

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The Three H’s by John Maxwell (Wednesday, June 29, 2011)

I have been receiving daily one-minute messages on video by John Maxwell. His snippets of wisdom can really start my day off well.

Watch this:

Today’s (Wednesday) word is COMMUNITY.

In a nutshell John Maxwell says that no matter where we are or where we live, or what circumstances we are in, people respond to three things:

  1. Heart – showing love to one another – and a faith community can do that
  2. Humour – even in different cultures people love to know that you are enjoying yourself with them
  3. Hope – this is what helps us to keep going – press on in our faith. We look forward to our future.

Please watch the video. John says it so much better than I can write it down.

And join his community where you can get his one-minute messages every day.

Do you agree with his message? I know that when I head to Poland on a mission trip in the middle of July I will be holding on to this message. It is exactly what we have been told to remember.

Blessings and Happy Canada Day – yesterday, July 1.