Becoming More Aware of God in Our Everyday Moments with Valerie Ellis

Valerie Ellis loves sharing joy and helping families flourish in their faith.

Her beautiful book, Share the Joy! A Christmas Lift-the-Flap Book came out right before Christmas, and though we may not have a year-round Christmas tree in our living rooms, we carry Christmas joy in our hearts year-round, don’t we? But we’re talking about more than that–we’re talking about becoming more aware of God in our everyday moments.

We celebrate Jesus every day–we give of our time, gifts, talents, and love every day–we have an opportunity to sow into the next generation every day. I’m so excited to welcome Valerie back to the show to share joy and encouragement with all of us.

I know what Valerie shares will encourage, inspire, and challenge you so listen in and share it with a friend!

Connect with Valerie!

You can connect with Valerie at and, and check out for more about the book and free resources Valerie talked
about in the show.

Check out Valerie’s Instagram @iamvalerieellis  
and @oureverydayparables

More About Valerie …

Valerie is a lover of Jesus. She’s a children’s book author, a mom and teacher who understands how tricky it can be to help kids discover and develop a vibrant, authentic faith amidst life’s many challenges. That’s why she is passionate about helping families find simple, everyday ways to engage kids in natural conversations, fantastic children’s books, and fun activities centered around faith and love. 

You can find her living out this passion as she speaks at mom’s groups and writes articles for Our Everyday Parables and other media. She is a former public school teacher and a member of the Texas Library Association, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), MOPS/MOMSnext, and my local children’s ministry team.

Valerie supports her children’s book habit by writing grants for nonprofits in Houston, Texas where she lives with her husband, Josh, and their two boys. A few things she gets pretty excited about include live music, eating on the patio, and cilantro.

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What Threatens to Steal Your Joy?

Check out Surrender the Joy Stealers: Rediscover the Jesus Joy in You 6-week Bible study rooted in John 15. You can find more info at

I hope you’ll join me next time when I talk with another woman who is taking action where her passion, compassion, and conviction intersect. Until then friend, have a blessed week and I’ll talk to you soon.

With Joy,


Surrender the Joy Stealers book trailer: Music by Oleg Kyrylkovv from Pixabay


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