Today, it’s my honor to introduce you to Kimberly B. Jackson. Kimberly is a Christian author, and she’s also an incredibly sweet person. She loves the Lord, and tries to honor Him in both word and deed. Simply put, Kimberly is a person of quality! And if you ever want someone to put you into a festive, Christmas mood (regardless of the calendar’s date)—she’s the one. She writes Christian Christmas romances. Snowflakes, gingerbread cookies, jingle bells, and Christmas carols come to mind whenever I think of Kimberly. She reminds me of the best parts of Christmas!
Danele: Hello, Kimberly! It’s so nice to have you with us today!
Kimberly: Thank you, Danele, for the invite. It is a pleasure to be on your blog.
Danele: The pleasure is all mine! I can’t wait to learn more about you. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about God’s love, and I know that the love of God is a theme in many of your Christmas books. Has there ever been a time when you felt yourself wrapped in the love of God?
Kimberly: I feel wrapped in God’s love when no one is around, and I am in prayer with God.
Danele: Isn’t that the truth? There’s something incredibly special about getting quiet before the Lord and feeling His love surrounding you like a blanket. There’s nothing quite like it!
Kimberly: The beauty of nature makes me feel close to God too, especially as I get older. I appreciate all the beauty God gave to us.
Danele: Oh, Kimberly, me too! Sometimes when I’m walking by the lake behind my house, I see the sunlight sparkling on the water and I just can’t help myself—I start to sing How Great Thou Art. There’s just something about nature that tugs people’s hearts toward God. Psalm 8:1 says, “O Lord our God, the majesty and glory of your name fills all the earth and overflows the heavens”—and it’s so true! Sunsets, stars, flowers—they are silent witnesses testifying to the fact that God is real and that He is good. I really love Psalm 8:1! Do you have a favorite Bible verse?
Kimberly: Oh goodness, I have several. Matthew 19:26—All things are possible with God. Proverbs 3:5—Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And Hebrews 11:1—Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Danele: I LOVE those verses! Do you have any other favorites?
Kimberly: Yes, I do. Some of my other favorites are 2 Timothy 1:7, James 1:5,6 and 1 John 1:9. I love verses that tell me what God will do for us if we trust and believe in Him.
Danele: I love those verses as well! I even have 2 Timothy 1:7 written on a notecard and taped to my wall.
Kimberly: I have a wall in my home with the words believe, pray, family, love, and inspire on it. I’m currently looking for the word trust right now for the wall.
Danele: Those are all wonderful words to ponder. And I agree, there’s something incredibly special about the word trust. Webster defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, strength, or truth of someone or something.” When I was ill, I had to cultivate trust in God. I had to choose to believe that He was going to see me through the hard time I was experiencing. Have you ever had a difficult situation in your life when you had to totally rely on God?
Kimberly: Well, my husband and I tried to have a baby for a couple of years. Eventually, we decided to adopt from an adoption agency. At that time, the most anyone waited was two years, but we broke that record. After four years, my husband’s aunt informed us of a teenager that was expecting. The teenager’s mother wanted her to give the baby up for adoption. I had an uneasy feeling about the circumstances, so I prayed. I felt a great peace coming over me, and I knew that we were not to adopt that baby. The next day, I met my husband for lunch and a lady came up to me and said, “Happy Mother’s Day.” I replied, “I’m not a mother.” She replied, “You will be.” She also wrote God Bless You on our ticket. Three days later, the adoption agency called me—they had a baby boy for us. He was born on the day the waitress told me I was going to be a mother. The lesson I learned was to trust and surrender to God.
Danele: Wow! That’s so amazing! I really love hearing testimonies about how God works things out. Stories like that really encourage my faith. Kimberly, there are so many people hurting in this world. What would you say to them?
Kimberly: To the hurting people of the world—hold onto God. Read your Bible and develop a personal relationship with Him. As I tell my Juniors’ Sunday School Class, every answer you will ever need for your life is in the Bible. Jesus is our Savior, our Protector, our Security and Strength. He will never leave or forsake you when others will. Jesus is the one we should turn to.
Danele: That’s so true! Thank you for sharing your heart with us, Kimberly! Now, before I let you go, I’d love for you to tell us a little about your writing.
Kimberly: The Christmas Answer was my first published book. It reached No. 1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers list. I truly believe—no, I know—that God gave me this book. The Christmas Answer is an inspirational novella. A lady wrote a book review saying that it lifted her out of a depression. I felt truly blessed that words that the Lord gave me to put down on paper, blessed someone.
Danele: That’s wonderful, Kimberly! Can you give us a link where we can find The Christmas Answer?
Kimberly: The Christmas Answer is currently on sale for .99 cents on Amazon. http://goo.gl/yD8raq
Danele: Can you give us a list of the books you have written? (And don’t forget to mention A Christmas Gift for Mary Jones! I really enjoyed that book!)
Kimberly: I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ve written The Christmas Answer, A Christmas Gift for Mary Jones, and The Christmas Journal. The Christmas Answer is also in the collection of Christmas novellas called Christmas Blessings.
Danele: Kimberly, thank you so much for being here today! I really enjoyed talking with you!
Kimberly: Thank you, Danele, for having me on your blog today. You truly inspire me with your words. I hope you, your family, and your blog readers have a wonderful day and a blessed new year.
Friends, Kimberly is a sweet, terrific person. If you would like to learn more about her or her books, please follow the links below. I hope you have a great day!
Facebook: Kimberly B. Jackson, Author — https://www.facebook.com/Kimberly-B-Jackson-Author-522649561146376/
Twitter: Kimberly B. Jackson @KJacksonAuthor