Happy Christmas everyone!
I just wanted to take a moment to wrap-up 2018 and say a few thank yous. After all it's Christmastime and people have been buying Christmas presents for each other in honor of Jesus' Virgin Birth. Some of those gifts will be placed in gift bags and some in stockings, which St. Nicholas loves to fill on December 5th (the night before St. Nicholas Day) and which Santa Claus loves to fill on Christmas Eve. However, most presents will be wrapped up with colorful wrapping paper. Yahweh's Christmas Gift to you was wrapped in human flesh and we call this Christmas Gift, "Jesus," which means "Yahweh saves." Jesus has come to save you from all danger and harm. Sin can create a lot of danger and harm for people, but Jesus' Holy Blood washes all of your sins away in the waters of Holy Baptism and in the wine of Holy Communion, which is Jesus' literal Blood.
I would now like to say thank my shop keepers and store managers. I sincerely appreciate all of their love and support. They have been very nice to me by opening up their shops and stores to me to reach more people with my books. All of these shops and stores showcase different aspects of my personality and I love all of them. The following stores are stores, where my books are always available for purchase during normal store hours.
I would like to say thank John Brunner of Brunner News Agency and Readmore Hallmark Stores for working with me since 2011 to help me reach more people with my books in his four stores in Lima, Ohio and St. Marys, Ohio. I would like to thank Becky, the manager of the Eastgate Hallmark Store in Lima, for hosting my book signing there on Saturday October 20, 2018. I would like to thank Cindy, manager of the Elm Street Hallmark Store in Lima, for hosting my book signing there on Saturday November 10, 2018. Look for my books on the Local Author Bookshelves at John's four stores in Lima and St. Marys.
I would like to say thank Donna and Dennis Morris of Grand Avenue Treasures and Consignment in Lima, Ohio for hosting my book signings at their store on Saturday September 23, 2018, July 21, 2018, August 4, 2018, and Saturday December 1, 2018. Dennis Morris was received into God's Eternal Kingdom in September 2018 and he is sincerely missed by his wife Donna, his family, and all of his friends and vendors, which includes me. Rest in Heavenly Peace Dennis! Look for my books at the cash register at Grand Avenue.
I would like to say thank Jennifer Garrett of Jen's Furniture and Collectibles in St. Marys, Ohio for hosting my book signings at her store on Saturday July 14, 2018, Saturday October 6, 2018, and Black Friday 2018. I also would like to thank Jen's staff, Kayla, Danny, and Darrell, for all their hard work. Look for my booth at Jen's back by the Mega-Booth and the records booth.
I would like to say thank John Odenweller of Lion Clothing in Delphos for providing a great place for me to sell my books and for helping me with advertising my books. Look for my books at the cash register.
I would like to say thank you Wally Wagner of Wagner's IGA Grocery Store in Minster, Ohio hosting my book signings at his store on Friday May 11, 2018, Monday October 1, and on Thursday November 1, 2018. I would like to thank Mike, the manager of Wagner's IGA Grocery Store in Minster, for all of his hard work along with the entire Wagner's IGA Staff in Minster, Ohio. Look for my books on the famous Wagner's Book Wall at the Minster store in between the cash registers and the famous Wagner's Cafe.
Thank you and Happy Christmas!
James O'Flannery President and Founder of Ohio Irish Lutheran Press