The second volume (2 of 4) of the "Wisdom for Life" women's devotional series, My Bucket of Sand features short chapters in which Sheila shares truths she has learned and has passed on to many throughout the years. With the gifts of clarity, insight and visualization, Sheila shares her heart and her faith in My Bucket of Sand.
"Sheila has the gift of seeing things with a spiritual eye. She uses illustrations that are simple and profound to share how God has worked in her life. The seemingly insignificant events of life, from bird-watching to vitamins, can be vehicles that carry us straight into deeper understanding of God's will and God's ways. Sheila shares vulnerably when she shares about her own struggles and victories; she allows us to laugh and to cry with her in her journey." (Kay McKean, author and women's ministry leader, Sterling, Virginia)
"It is inspiring to see again how God teaches us great lessons in small, everyday experiences. Sheila uses her God-given talents to share her life-lessons that in turn can move our hearts and strengthen our lives."(Gloria Baird, Los Angeles, author of God's Pitcher)
"My Bucket of Sand is wonderful. Every chapter is rich and has wonderful parable-like teachings. I find I remember and can apply scriptures more aptly when I have an example of how they have applied in someone's life. Thank you, Sheila, for sharing these words of wisdom that can help us all draw closer to God and have a deeper love for his word." (Jeanie Shaw, Boston, Women's ministry leader, author of Joseph's Journey.
"I am loving your 'Bucket' Book! I feel like I am sitting down with you over tea. Thank you for sharing your gift of seeing God in the details." (Marcia Lamb, DisciplesToday)
"God has given Sheila a gift of taking the everyday things that happen to us and using them to illustrate vital spiritual truths. If you read My Bucket of Sand, I have a feeling you will go away thinking this is more a bag of jewels. You will find images she gives sticking with you long after you have forgotten a carefully organized sermon...this Book showcases her ability to bring a vital truth to down to earth and catch it in a memorable image or analogy.(Tom Jones, Mind Change Moment Web cast)
"This Book will be a gift to anyone who opens and reads it!! Thank you, Sheila, this Book I love." (Patty Campagna, Bookstore manager, Fayetteville, NC)
"The tone is friendly, relatable and yet profound. I love spiritual analogies, so I'm loving the stories! Great job." (Victoria Boone, Librarian, Greely, CO)
Psalm 139 describes the thoughts of God as being more numerous than the grains of sand vast, uncountable, unfathomable. Sheila Jones celebrates the fact that God graciously shares some of his thoughts with us, and allows us to encourage others with them. In this Book, Sheila shares the sand God has put in her bucket.