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Again and Again Children's Book Review



We might officially be in the summertime, but this springtime story The Anxious Lily is timeless.


The Anxious Lily Cover page
Cover Page

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He, not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?" Matthew 6: 28-30b


This Bible verse is the inspiration for this precious little story. While most Lilies don't toil and spin, Lola does.


When Lola pokes through the ground and realizes that she has no clothes! This realization is only the beginning of her worries.

What if her stem gets crinkled?

What if her petals get wet and soggy?

With so many things that could go wrong, Lola has no time to waste―she must make herself a complete wardrobe to prepare for all her worst fears.


Will Lola’s worries keep her from being the lily God created her to be?



Book blurb with Sunset and a pink lily
Book blurb

Where has this children's book been all my life? This is such a sweet picture book that displays how worry gets our minds spinning away from God. With the rise in anxiety in our kids in this post-COVID-19 world, this is a great way to communicate that God cares and provides for us.


You will fall in love with Lola and be reminded of why we were made.



Join Mary and me on Thursday, June 29th at noon CST as we chat about Lola and parenting anxious kids on Instagram.



Announcment for Instagram Live interview between Valerie Fentress and Mary Holloman
Instagram live 6/29



Mary Holloman
Mary Holloman

Mary Holloman is the wife of my handsome hubby of 10 years and the mother of six precious children – 3 here on earth, and 3 in heaven. She is a writer, author, Communications Coordinator, ping-pong master (her husband might disagree, but don’t listen to him, he’s a sore loser), and dark chocolate enthusiast.


She loves the challenge of communicating truth through story-driven writing. It helps her process the world around her, and she hopes that it will help you do the same. Most of her writing focuses on the things that keep her awake at night: navigating parenthood, valuing all human life, making sense of grief, and pursuing a closer relationship with Christ.


Most of us live in the everyday, normal moments of life – and she is discovering that these are the moments that matter most. They reveal who we are.


I don’t always like the person they reveal.


And that’s why Mary writes. She believes everyday moments are the best teachers, and by sharing them here she’d like to think we can laugh, cry, forehead-slap, learn, and grow together.


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