“The Star. . .” Newsletter #19 – Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Happy Holidays to All

MerrCartoon image of Jesus in manger with Star shining abovey Christmas 2015! 






In our last newsletter we told you about a campaign to donate books to children in Children’s Hospital of Peoria at Christmas! What is more fun than giving a Christmas gift to a child! Help us to gather up to 68 copies of The Star Who Almost Wasn’t There” for children in Childrens Hospital of Peoria! Each book is a $10.00 donation! If 60 people each donate one book. . .we’re there! Currently. . .we have 19 books!!!! A ways to go before Christmas. Donate here:

This newsletter contains pictures of some of the reading events I participated in this year!
Just this past week, I did a readings for:
• The “Little Learners” at First United Presbyterian Church in Le Roy

• Heartland Community Church of Normal with a large group of families who participate in the after school program hosted by that church



  • Heartland Community Church of Normal with a large group of families who participate in the after school program hosted by that church











  • Families with children with special needs that participate in the SPICE program hosted by Marcfirst in Normal!

We have no pictures of the SPICE reading at this time!

Of course we participated in the Festival of Trees in November and the Immanuel Bible Foundation Women’s Christmas Breakfast in December. And we have completed another ‘Star’ Christmas Tree which will be donated to the Festival of Trees in Champaign-Urbana next year. Just this afternoon, Roger and I tucked it away in a tree bag!


After Christmas, I will be heading to Florida with my husband for extended time off. Of course I’ll be working some from that location . . .but I’ll also make sure I have plenty of time to play.

The studio will be closed until April!  But I will continue posting on facebook and providing the Newsletter. 🙂

Let’s all pray for the hearts of men to be changed so that all may enjoy peace.  Merry Christmas!


“The Star. . .” Newsletter #18 – A plea


Cartoon image of Jesus in manger with Star shining above


“Then the child reached out his hand

as if to touch the star above,

to let him know that he’d been seen

and let him know that he was loved.”




Hello my friends.  This is a busy time of year as I do readings of “The Star Who Almost Wasn’t There” for children and participate in many events where we market this story of God’s love. . .for children.  The profit from sale of this book is used to fund two small ministries:

  • The StarGift Project, an outreach to children with a message of love from God
  • The Village Project, an organization to enable quality of employment and life for adults of central Illinois who have developmental disabilities.


The StarGift Project brings together 1.) churches and other non-profits to distribute “The Star Who Almost Wasn’t There” to children who are not otherwise being taught about relationship with God with 2.) Donors who wish to plant a tiny mustard seed in the heart of a child by donating one or more books to be so distributed.

We need your help!

Donating books!

Last year we hosted a donation box for books to be distributed to the resident children of the Baby Fold.  We collected 28 books in this way, one for each child.

This year we have been collecting donations of books for children in Children’s Hospital of Peoria.  At this point we have only 4 books donated.


Please consider donating a book to be distributed to a child in Children’s Hospital of Peoria by visiting the StarGift web site and making a donation.  I sincerely hope that many of you find yourselves wanting to share this story with children so that we can touch the hearts of those children who will be in the hospital during this Christmas season.

You will see evidence of the distribution in another newsletter and on my facebook pages “Hahn – Author” and “The Spirit of Light Creativity Studio.”

You can also help advance these two small ministries by calling on the pastor of your church, or leaders of groups within the church, and telling them about the StarGift Project and encouraging them to participate as distributors.  My portion of profit is shared with organizations that distribute the books.  And donors receive a discounted price that is 33% below retail.

Finally, you can help by volunteering to schedule and give readings of the story, by working to plan an event in your church or school based on the story [requires permission] or in a myriad of other ways.  Please feel free to contact me if you would be interested in helping in any way.  spirit@thespiritoflight.com

May you all have a Joyous Christmas, filled with wonder, warmth and sharing of the spirit!