The December issue of Simple Grace features renowned author Lori Copeland’s latest Christmas novella. We caught up with Lori to get the scoop on her favorite holiday traditions and what the Christmas story means to her
“Often this world makes no sense,” Lori shared. “But when I am reminded—with strings of lovely lights, beautiful carols, people smiling and children’s expectant faces—of how Christ came to Earth as an infant, grew to a man, died on the cross for my sins and rose on the third day, I am overwhelmed with the majesty of it all. Commercialism and bustling crowds never bother me. For me, the material fuss only calls attention to my Lord.”
Copeland also shared the personal inspiration for hew Christmas story Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.
“My husband’s mother lived to be 98. During the last few years of her life, she was in and out of so many facilities, so many heartbreaking situations, that I begin to look for a few positives that still remained in her life,” Lori says. “Assisted living is not a happy place for most, but often the patients form new families, seek hope together, lean on one another…and the knowledge that as a Christian there will be more to their life than quiet corridors and dim lights—that’s what inspired the new book, the joy of coming together.”
See more about Lori’s new book in the December issue of Simple Grace, on sale now at stores nationwide. Keep up with us on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @simplegracemag.