We got out our Advent/Christmas books this weekend which is always super exciting around here! I wanted to share one of our (my) favorites that we've read so many times the pages fell out everywhere when I picked it up.
The Last Straw by Fredrick H. Thury, is a fantastic story for all ages. Kids love the unusual name of the camel, Hoshmakaka, and the colorful illustrations of his journey. Adults can relate to his weariness, his weakness, his feelings of inadequacy as he tries to please others and do it all. Everyone can benefit from the lesson, which is twofold, one the reminder that Jesus never asks us to do anything alone but to let him help us carry our burdens and two, that when we aim to serve Him, to show Him honor, all things seem easier.
I hope you decide to check this book out of your local library or borrow a copy from a friend. It's a great read!