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  • New book features ‘Rebuilding Families’

  • As she looks forward to meeting people at her book signing at 1 p.m. today, May 31, at Ambiance Boutique, Jami Sakely Vedenhaupt explains why she wrote for her new book.
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    As she looks forward to meeting people at her book signing at 1 p.m. today, May 31, at Ambiance Boutique, Jami Sakely Vedenhaupt explains why she wrote for her new book.
    “With their busy lifestyle, people don’t have time to read and study the Bible, so I figured I’d share some of my understanding I had gained.”
    She will have copies of her new book, “Holy Covenant, Rebuilding the Families,” available today, along with her first book, “The Head And Not The Tail, Above And Not Beneath Blessings, Regaining the Morals and Laws of God.” This was published in 2009. Both books are sold at Ambiance Boutique, 111 N. Main St., and also are available from Vedenhaupt and on Amazon and Kindle.
    “The Head And Not The Tail” book title is from Deuteronomy 28, Vedenhaupt said. It explains, ”when a person receives Jesus we are supposed to be raised above the principality of the world, and the blessings of God come on us.”
    Her new “Holy Covenant” book has advice for husbands and wives, also help for “being a good father or mother, or a good friend,” she said.         
    “There is a poem about a wife waiting to talk to her husband,” Vedenhaupt continued.
    Also, “A father giving a son attention - stopping doing what he is doing and listening to his son. … When I got older I realized I should have spent more time with my kids. I hope to instill that in young parents.”
    The book includes a special thanks to her husband, Lee Vedenhaupt, along with Minister Dixie Forte, who helped her with the book.
    She includes chapters about “how in a world of people getting offended by other people, God can bring us back to His ways of love,” Jami Vedenhaupt said.
    It explains “how God has helped me rebuild relationships and helped the church to rebuild, because when we are in a relationship with God, it is a holy relationship and when you are in covenant with one another, you are always there for them.
    “You just don’t give up on each other,” she said. A holy covenant means doing it God’s way for each other’s interest, in the interest of our fellow man.”
    The book is written to help families deal with several generations, she said. She has four children and soon will have nine grandchildren. “One section is called ‘Whose Child Is This?’
    Page 2 of 2 - “People have married and remarried,” she continued, so they need to learn “how to love each other’s children.
    ”Every family has their own struggles. It is just how to love everybody. This book took me three years to write.
    “Everybody who has read it has said it is really scriptural,” she said. “I just tried to be gentle when I wrote.”
    Near the end of the book she quotes 2 Corinthians 12:9 “And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you.”
    Vedenhaupt writes: e can trust in God’s power that lives within us. Got knows the beginning of a trial and its end. It is His power when we are weak and are battling offense that He shows itself strong. He is the way, the truth and the life. His grace is sufficient. It is enough.”
    She also invites people to pray a simple prayer, asking Jesus to come into their life.
    Vedenhaupt has lived in Hannibal for about 33 years and when not studying her Bible or writing, she operates her sewing business.
    She named her business “Don’t Pitch It, Stitch It.”
    “I repair jeans and clothes,” she said. “A lot of people love their jeans, and I will put patches on them or rebuild them.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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