Item description for Celebrating Special Times with Special People (Let's Make a Memory Series) by Gloria Gaither, Shirley Dobson & Carrie Hartman...
Overview The author encourages readers to draw their families together and foster creativity, tradition, and an appreciation for each other and for God. A wealth of creative, memory-building activities are included, each matched with relevant Scriptures.
Publishers Description Make a Memory...And Make Your Family Strong Modern families face increasing demands--from seemingly endless activities for kids to heavy requirements for working parents. More than ever, families need resources to strengthen their bonds with each other by creating and celebrating special memories. This book will draw families together while encouraging creativity, tradition, and appreciation of each other and God. Complete with heartwarming vignettes from well-known Christian personalities, this charming book includes a wealth of creative memorybuilding activities to share with the special people in your life, each matched with relevant Scripture. It's packed with potential for year-round fun Treasure the Ones You Love Subhead]: Cherish the Memories You Make People are the spice of life From kids to grandparents, friends to neighbors--they all make life more fun and meaningful. "Celebrating Special Times with Special People "will help you bring your loved ones together in creative new ways throughout the year. You'll find a host of delightful ideas to honor the graduate, spoil grandma and grandpa, welcome a new child, and bless the sick. Excuses for lavishing a little love on one another abound, and it's easy with a little help from the pros Gloria Gaither and Shirley Dobson supply brilliant ideas; you transform them into memories you'll cherish for all time. Story Behind the Book "Through this book we hope to revitalize activities that give meaning to loving relationships. This book is designed to provide encouragement and resources to strengthen the bonds within families and special friends and give inspiration to make lasting memories a top priority. Families and friends today need resources to strengthen their relationships with each other by creating and celebrating special memories."
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 8.14" Height: 0.56" Weight: 1.18 lbs.
Release Date Feb 22, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Lets Make A Memory
Series Number 3
ISBN 1590523970 ISBN13 9781590523971
Availability 0 units.
More About Gloria Gaither, Shirley Dobson & Carrie Hartman
Author, award-winning songwriter, and speaker, Gloria Gaither is known as a stateswoman in the field of Christian ministry. Gloria has written lyrics to more than 600 songs, including such gospel classics as "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming," and "I Am a Promise" and has authored such best-selling books as "Because He Lives, God Gave the Song", and "Friends through Thick and Thin".
Gloria Gaither (born March 4, 1942) is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and together they have written more than 700 songs. She performed, traveled and recorded with the Bill Gaither Trio from 1965 through 1985. Since 1990, she has served as a performer, recording artist, songwriter, scriptwriter and narrator for the Gaither Homecoming series of television broadcasts, video and DVD releases, and audio recordings.
She was born Gloria Lee Sickal in 1942 in Michigan, a daughter of pastor Lee Sickal and Dorothy Sickal. She spent most of her childhood and high school career in the Battle Creek area of Michigan, working a brief time for the Kellogg Company. When Sickal graduated from high school, she attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. There, she triple majored in English, French, and Sociology. Upon her graduation, she took a job at Alexandria Monroe High School as a French teacher. There, she met Bill Gaither, who was teaching English at the time. She married Gaither in 1962, and they began writing songs recreationally.
Bill and Gloria began writing songs in the 1960s, and many those songs (including Because He Lives, I Am Loved, Something Beautiful and many others) would go on to become church hymn book standards across North America and around the world. By the end of the 1960s, Gloria, Bill, and Bill's brother Danny Gaither were touring steadily as the Bill Gaither Trio, singing and recording songs Bill and Gloria had written. After touring with the Bill Gaither Trio for nearly 20 years, Gaither drew her focus to the Gaither Homecoming series. She has been an active presence in every video production. In 1991, she attended Ball State University and received a Master of Arts in British and American Literature. She taught as an adjunct professor at Anderson University from 1987-1988 and 1996-1997.
In 1996, she spearheaded the creation of Gaither Family Resources in Alexandria, Indiana, and currently serves as co-owner and managing director. In 2002, Gaither launched Homecoming: The Magazine, and she currently acts as writer, interviewer, and contributing editor.
In 2000, Bill and Gloria were named Christian Songwriters of the Century by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), an award based on the songwriters who have had the most songs recorded over the past 100 years. Gloria is the recipient of seven honorary doctorate degrees, and she is the author of more than 40 books including 20 children's books.
Gloria Gaither currently resides in Alexandria, in the state of Indiana.
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