This week, we’re teaming up with Martha Black from Martha Black Ministries to share about her new book: You’ll Find Me at the Ocean – A Journey of Grief through the Eyes of a Child. Martha is an author, blogger, wife, mom, and a public elementary school teacher, who lost her mom to cancer in 2015. She felt God leading her to begin a grief ministry for others who were also hurting from the loss of a loved one, and she wrote this book as an extension of that ministry. (Learn how to win a free copy below!)
The book tells the story of young Beth, whose mama is dying of cancer. Mama shares with her daughter how she will always be near, even after she has passed away from her earthly life. Mama reassures Beth that she can always be found at the ocean: in the seashells, the salty breeze, the sunrise, and so many more places.
One of my favorite things about the book is that each place/connection to the ocean also includes Scripture and Biblical encouragement.
I’d recommend this book for older elementary and preteens whose loved one has recently died. The book offers tangible ways for kids (and adults) to remember their loved one, even after they’re gone. And on Friday, we’ll share a free grief journal download for kids to use to remember a loved one.
Want to win a free copy of the book? Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
1. Follow BOTH Deeper KidMin and Martha Black on Instagram.
2. Comment on this Instagram post with the answer to the question below before Thursday, August 13 at midnight:
What Scripture has God used to encourage you in a time of grief?
3. Stick around Friday, August 14, 2020 for a free grief journal for kids and for us to announce the winner! We’ll announce the winner on Instagram, and Martha Black will send you a physical copy of the book ASAP.
Don’t want to wait for the giveaway? Order a copy of the book to share with your kids and families here.