Announcing: A Book Release

In my story, Jesus in my Pocket, I told how I swindled my sister out of her birthday present, a cute little 4-inch cheerleader doll, by convincing her to trade it for one of my old dolls. One deception led to another as I started hiding the doll in my pocket and carrying it to school.


I Knew it was Wrong

I knew better, but I justified my actions by telling myself I was lonely, and my sister had no trouble making friends. She didn’t need the doll like I did. I longed for a constant companion, a friend who would never leave, and the tiny doll was perfect for the job.

I also enjoyed the powerful feeling I had when I could get things to go my way, and I practiced becoming even craftier.

Who knows where I would be today if Jesus hadn’t talked to me—and if I hadn’t responded.

What if I hadn’t recognized his voice? Where would I be now, if I had kept on in my lies and manipulations?

Don’t prevent children coming to Jesus

“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'” (Matthew 19:13-14 ESV).

I’m so thankful for all the patient people who took the time to help me learn about Jesus at a young age. Their efforts encouraged me to trust him as my best friend, the One who is with me wherever I am.

Read this story, Jesus in My Pocket, in the anthology Jesus Talked to Me Today: True Stories of Children’s Encounters with Angels, Miracles, and God , compiled by James Stuart Bell for Bethany House Publishers. It is due for release on July 5, 2016 and is available for preorder at*

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

*disclaimer: I am not associated with and will not receive remuneration for the sale of this book through the link to my blog.

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of the books "Jesus Talked to Me Today" and "Seeking His Presence," and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in Junction City, Oregon. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for other writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has also written for Warner Press since 2016 and posts devotions on her blog at .


  1. Kathy, Your story is such a cute yet true story of so many children who need a special friend. I am delighted you are getting this out. Blessings, Wanda

  2. Congratulations, Kathy, on the publication of your story , “Jesus in My Pocket.” Your story is endearing and important to tell. How wonderful! I can’t wait to get my own copy! Blessings, your writing buddy, Kathy Ruckman 🙂

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