Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another wonderful true-life Christmas Jars miracle

I've heard many of these stories since Christmas Jars first hit stores in 2005, but they never get old. The latest story, just sent to me today, is one of my all-time favorites. It's a timely reminder that the world is full of good people, no matter what you hear on the news.

(Name withheld)

I'm excited today! I'm giving my Christmas jar and book to a young man at Starbucks. Divorced with 2 little boys, living with his parents and dividing custody. He's attending Tech school working on computers to help his future. I saved all year and am so blessed to be able to do this. The book touched me when I read it. It brought back many memories of hard times when I was younger not gifts of cash but how neighbors helped my mom with 4 kids and Dad passing away when I was 10. I just hought "what a great way to pay it forward". I pray that he will see that he is loved and will do the same when he has his life together. Will I do it again? Without a doubt!! Thank you so much for allowing me to reopen my heart.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Christmas Sweater is #1!

One of the greatest privileges of my writing career was working on Glenn Beck's new novel, The Christmas Sweater. As you've probably heard, it's based closely on an experience he had as a child and it's a deeply personal book.

The New York Times has just released their list for last week and we're #1! So big time congrats to Glenn and to my other co-writer, Kevin Balfe. Way to go!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jason's Cheesy Web Videos - Episode #7

I had the true pleasure today of meeting two of the coolest ladies on earth. Ann and her chum Joyce are on a trip from PA to NC. They took a detour through Woodstock today to see some of the sights mentioned in The Wednesday Letters. I arranged to meet them at Ben Franklin for hot chocolate and a few good laughs. And we had plenty!

Check out this very special episode of Jason's Cheesy Web Videos.

And to Ann and Joyce, in case you're reading this from some hotel somewhere, thanks for the most fun I've had in ages. You're fantastic! (FYI Ann, I still have your lips marks on my cheek!)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

We have winners in the "Free Books for Life" drawing!

Congrats to our three winners! Our next contest will be announced soon and you will not be disappointed. It's easily our best prize ever--by a long shot!