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Jackie's Journey "They're COMING...!"

In the coming months The Princess Parables will be bringing to your little princesses two new releases.  We are excited to introduce  “Princess Prayers” that will be arriving this April just in time for Easter!

The second publication, “The Daughters of the King Devotional will be released in October of this year!

We know these two books will be a blessing to your little ones, as the Word is being opened up to them each day in terms they can understand and relate to.  These treasurable books will draw small active minds into a God-consciousness and will inspire their thoughts, as they listen to mom or dad’s voice whisper to them prayers and teachings with God’s comforting and encouraging words.

Jeanna and I have been blessed to be able to bring our two seasonal books A Royal Christmas to Remember and A Royal Easter Story to you this past year.

There never was a person, who did anything worth doing,

 who did not receive more than he gave.” C.S. Lewis

 The Princess Parable Series continues to be a rich source of biblical truth and instruction for little ones eager to hear.  We hope you will be as excited and encouraged as we are to be able to carry truth from God’s Word to little waiting princess hearts.  Our purpose is that little princesses and young knights might be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they will have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they will know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 

We want to thank you each of you that has welcomed

 The Princess Parable Series into your homes and hearts.

Please join us in giving thanks for these newest additions the The Princess Parable Series.

 Watch for them!

Jackie Johnson - I am a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians on the Colombian border in Central America.  Fluent in several languages, my husband and I currently pastor a Spanish-speaking church in Southern California.  My passion is discipling and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood, and beyond. I am the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three Princesses and four young Knights. 

Jackie's Journey: A Treasure Found!

This little dolly is the granddaughter of a dear friend.  She is reading her Princess Parable Grace book and clutching her Princess Grace Doll.  I was reminded of the message of the parable in this book and challenged again to live in the blessing of God’s pursuing love, understanding that grace “is the will and power to do what God desires.” Phil. 2: 3   Not my desires with my will in my power!

What is it that God desires?  What is His will?  Do we care? 

I certainly know what my will is!  I am tempted daily, multiple times to give in to the cry of what my will wants!  We live in an age where entitlement and personal demands are rampant.  We see it in our homes, relationships, schools, churches and communities.  We saw it in the jungles of Panama.  The human heart is wicked and deceived.  Deception believes a lie that begins when our mind and emotions agree on an error and it is fulfilled when we will to do it.  The world is screaming for personal rights…we hear it every day when one of us is complaining!  Contentment is elusive and unattainable by the ungrateful heart.  Whining and “woe is me” has become an acceptable sin!

As moms, God’s desire is for us to learn to walk in His way and to teach our little ones His way.  They learn our way by watching and listening to us!   We will be held accountable for the spiritual teaching our children receive from us.  Seeing that they are nourished from God’s Word and given godly instruction is within our sphere of responsibility.

Many years ago, I sat in a hammock deep in the middle of the Panamanian jungle with my two little princesses, reading to them. Each book I picked up presented a unique challenge.  It told a story but did not introduce my girls to a biblical worldview or a character quality they could incorporate into their young lives.  I would purpose to impose these two principles into the pages of every book I picked up in terms they could understand that had eternal values targeted. My heart was burdened for just such a book, not just for myself but also for other young mothers who needed a tool that would give their little princesses both of these elements with a clear application and a pragmatic understanding of the Word of God.

My two little jungle princesses!

My two little jungle princesses!

My friend’s little granddaughter is being given the opportunity at a very young age to fall in love with a biblical parable. She will be challenged to respond to God’s pursuing love in the diary of Princess Grace at the end of the book.  Her heart will be inspired to live outside herself and to adopt attitudes that will bring blessing on her life.  This is the book I dreamed of as a young mom living on the Colombian border!    Jeanna, my co-author, and I are blessed to be able to make The Princess Parable Series, plus our newest release, “A Royal Easter Story” available to you and your little princesses.  

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    I am an 18” Princes Grace doll!  I am a Limited Edition and available at   www.theprincessparables.com

I am an 18” Princes Grace doll!  I am a Limited Edition and available at

www.theprincessparables.com

~Jackie Johnson - I am a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians on the Colombian border in Central America.  Fluent in several languages, my husband and I currently pastor a Spanish-speaking church in Southern California.  My passion is discipling and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood, and beyond. I am the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three Princesses and four young Knights. 

Life Applications for Princesses

We have an exciting lesson for your kids this Easter!

Should we tell you what it is all about before the book comes out?  Yes?  I think so too! Just don’t tell our publisher!

Like a scrumptious crock pot dinner, A Royal Easter Story has been brewing slowly in Jackie’s and my heart over the last couple of years, and we are thrilled the story is finally here, in color, for all your children to enjoy.

Just like all the books in the Princess Parables Series, this latest edition is full of lessons and character examples.  I am going to take this week and next to expound upon the two verses and parables we used to create this inspirational story.  Our hope is when you order the book and read it to your princess, these lessons can be brought to life. 

The reason the Princess Parables was created in the first place is we wanted your daughters to love God’s word and the parables of Jesus.  We wanted to help create a conversation at bedtime when they are sitting on your lap reading their favorite princess book. 

This is our hope and goal.

Here is the first part of the focused verse of A Royal Easter Story.

 

Luke 11:9-10

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

 

ASK:  If your kids are anything like mine, they ask A LOT of questions.  I have always encouraged them by saying “You can ask me anything!” I believe this verse does not mean if we ask God for anything, he will give it. He is not a genie waiting to fulfill our every desire. For as any good parent knows, not everything my kids ask for is good for them.  Just like my father in heaven knows what is good for me.  Ask and it (the answer) will be given to you.  The answer to a prayer is the biggest way we ask.  Sometimes the answer is yes.  Sometimes it is no and sometimes it is wait.  In A Royal Easter Story, we have Princess Charity asking her father a question and he answers.  It is symbolic of our heavenly father answering our prayers.

SEEK:  Hide-and-seek was a favorite for my kids for years.  They had just as much fun hiding and they did seeking. However, seeking was the only way to find the reward.  In the same way, God wants us to seek Him. He is not a hovering, demanding parent who controls us like robots, but he has allowed free will.  Within this freedom, He desires us to seek His salvation, His will, His wisdom and His plan. A three-fold promise is found in this scripture.  God says “You will find me!”  In A Royal Easter Story, we find the princesses helping a lost little girl where they promise to SEEK her family and not give up.  They were persistent in their promise, just as God is to us.

KNOCK: One of my kids went through a Knock-Knock joke phase.  Did any of yours? Funny as they were, it was never just one joke, but as many as they could say in a short period of time, until they were out of breath. I was reminded that when we knock, we never rap just once, but it is a series of knocks that open the door.  As we look at Luke 11:9-10, we can see Jesus’ idea building: first we ask, then we seek and lastly, we knock – showing repetition. Jesus wants us to pray repeatedly, not because He didn’t hear us the first time, but because the practice of prayer is saint-perfecting.  In our Easter story, the princesses are supposedly lost, and as they return they KNOCK.  The door opens to a worried father who is relieved to see them.  As promised, if we knock, the door will be opened.

Fun Fact:  Just so you know we have “hidden” this parable in the story.  We have used all capitals ASK, SEEK, KNOCK in the text so you can ask your kids, why is this word capitalized?  It will make sense in the end and be a great teaching tool.

In just 6 six days, A Royal Easter Story will be released.  We can’t wait for you to make this book part of your Easter traditions and stories.  You can order it here if you haven’t already! Enjoy it!  Let us know what you think too.

~Jeanna Young

When Jeanna is not writing, speaking, event planning, or homeschooling, she can be found scrapbooking her life, redecorating her home, loving on her husband, planning fun events for her kids or eating healthy to stay cancer-free!