Deb posed a question to the crew here at the Inkwell. Read through and then tell us...What would you like in your Christmas stocking if money wasn't an issue?
Reviewer Trixi Oberembt
starts us out:
"How about the whole world
turns to Jesus, broken families mended, crime a thing of the past and people
loving people? Those are things money can never buy :-)
... An unlimited,
never expiring, Amazon card, two all-expense paid tickets to New Zealand for a
3 month visit with mom. The title to a brand new Ford Explorer with the
optional third-row seating. An all-expense paid ticket to the CFRR. A coupon for
a personal cook for life and a coupon for lifetime access to Acorn TV and BBC
America. That's not asking too much is it?
Oh yes, and...world
Author Jennifer (AlLee) Farey
(She gets a tiny stocking so that Susie Johnson can
have the super sized one!) "I'd like a check big enough to let my hubby retire,
and enable me to run Journey Fiction and hire a full-time sales/marketing person.
And – I’d love to find my grandmother's ring, which I lost years ago. I still
get sad if I think about it."
Diane Johnson needs the big stocking (Can a two-year old fit?). "Otherwise I
want tickets to take my toddler granddaughter to Disneyland." (Why are we
Author Lisa Karon Richardson’s
stocking will be light. It’s all paper! "Airline tickets and a hotel
reservation—just about anywhere is fine! Hamilton tickets. My Master’s degree."
Reviewer Susan Snodgrass
went with simple pleasures: "Amazon gift cards."
(Maybe we should look into those never-expiring unlimited ones from
DeAnna Julie Dodson (aka Julianna Deering): "Well, everybody's being so nice and
altruistic. Mine would be enough money to have enough to give me a guaranteed
income for the rest of my life so I can write what I want. :D" (I guess that
might work for a debit card, DeAnna. I’ll look into that!)
Reviewer Karen Klepsteen's list is
"Cozy winter socks, Land O
Lakes hot cocoa (mint, caramel, and raspberry are my favorites), an iTunes gift
card because I live and breathe music, Burt’s Bees chapstick, a Cara Cara
orange, and Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares. And, a donation to my church’s
Author C.J.Chase really put
thought into what would fit! "I have a simple request, just 3 things in my
stocking: (1) the energy of a two-year-old (bottled), (2) a package of eternal
happiness, (3) a contract with a 7-figure advance. P.S. It’s okay to roll the
contract around the bottle of energy so it fits in the stocking."
Author Susie Dietze
offered: "Since the whole world knowing about Jesus won't fit into a stocking,
nor will world peace or the cure for cancer, I'll go with something totally
selfish: keys to new-to-us cars for the kids. And cruise tickets. I don't care
where the ship goes."
Reviewer Winnie Thomas reflects the trend: "World peace or an end to hunger in the world, but (let’s
be practical!) since you can't put those in a stocking, I'll say two tickets to
Hawaii with all expenses paid. As long as I'm dreaming, let's make it 31
tickets, and I'll take my whole family."
Author Anita Mae Draper opts for a small
stocking too! "I would LOVE a mortgage-free deed to my dream house."
Reviewer Rebecca Maney (no surprise here…)
"an Amazon gift card in any amount would make this book nerd very happy!"
Author Niki Turner: "I would
like a time portal. Surely one will fit in a stocking, right?"
possibility that a time portal might work like those holograms from Star Wars…projected
onto a wall, so uh, sure. Or a very small standing stone?)
Dina Sleiman can probably fit her new grandson in a stocking (We all try that, right?) "I could use keys to a new-to-me small to mid-size SUV. I'm tired of driving a 2003 mini-van with only one kid left at home!"
Reviewer Paula Shreckhise "would like to have my family all together for Christmas." (Isn't the best thing! But I'm not sure how to fit that in a stocking, so we'll try one of those limitless credit cards --or a magic wand!)
I've added these thoughts of my dear friends here to my prayers for a blessed Christmas and New Year.
Seems to me that the trend here was enjoying peaceful times with family and friends and those all important quiet times alone with a loved one or even a company of a good book.
2018 has been a year of deep losses and lovely gains for all of us. What doesn't change is God's promises.
The ladies of Inkwell Inspirations hope that like us, you can enjoy the celebration of Christ's birth and that promise that came with it.
Philippians 2: 6
...Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7 but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
We wish you all a wonderful season and thank you for your support throughout the year!
"What's in YOUR stocking?"