Recent Notes From Friends:

  • Martha Peck
  • Pryor, OK
  • written on 4/13/2012

Just finished Tender Grace for the second time.  Thank you for such a lovely book.  I lost my husband suddenly 6 years ago.  This book helped me realize I could live again - God does give tender graces every day.  I just need to see them and live them.  I have 3 grandchildren who will never know their grandfather.  I am collecting stories from family and friends who knew him and hope to someday make a booklet for them to read and keep and know him a little bit.  If you have any ideas or hints to help me with this I would appreciate it.  I have never written anything more than personal letters before.  May our loving God continue to bless you as you ask Him to keep teaching you things you do not know!  Blessings,  Martha

  • sue scal
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • written on 3/24/2012

Dear Jackina,
Friday night, 1:45 am and I just finished “Tender Grace.”  I loved your easy way of writing and the flow led me from one chapter to the next.  I stayed up far too late every night reading.  I teach and get up at 6 am (“I’ve always thought rising before seven to be primitive” - I laughed out loud when I read that!).
Thank you so much for this lovely book with it’s God-centered core and positive message for all that have suffered loss.

  • Kristy L. Sohns
  • Springbrook, WI
  • written on 1/6/2012

I just finished your book Tender Grace last night.  I learned so many things from it especially about the journey of mourning.  Although I was in no position to take an actual trip as the woman did in your book I was able to feel similarities.  My parents passed away two years and two days apart from one another.  This was several years ago, yet I still find myself talking about them in the present tense now and then, and wanting to talk to them and dreaming aboout them quite a lot.  I have tried to tell other people about it, including my siblings but they look at me like I am crazy.  I just ordered your other book and I am really looking forward to reading it.  I also ordered the CD by Selah and Thirteen Moons as well as Cold Mountain and Acts of Faith.  Last but not least I looked up how to make an Italian Cream Cake.  I had never heard of such a thing but my husband agrees it looks really yummy.  Jackina, I wish you well and hope you write many more books.  I see here that you also lost your Mom.  May she visit you in your dreams as often as mine does.  The real nice thing about it is she and I are always doing funny things in my dreams, and so instead of crying I laugh a lot.  May you find laughter in your dreams as well.  Thank you so much for your books, and I do hope that you write even more.  Kristy

  • Joyce DeRocher
  • Merrill, IA 51038
  • written on 9/1/2011

Just finished reading Tender Grace.  What an amazing book.  I can’t wait to read your other books.  Please keep writing!

  • wanda l smith
  • Butler MO
  • written on 7/12/2011

Jackina…so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wanda & Cliff

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