You and I are designed as emotional and spiritual creatures who are created to live fully, even in a broken, tragic world. We live fully by being in relationships with ourselves, our heads and hearts connected, in relationship with others, and especially, in relationship with God. We have been given feelings as tools to use that can move us to remain connected to ourselves, others, and God. The Pslams are a great example of this truth.
How are You Feeling Today? is a small children's book that is part of a large mission -- to help children embrace core values and express behaviors consistent with those values in an ever-changing, challenging world. We want children to know, grow in, and trust the truth of the seminal verse, "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it" (Prov. 4:23). As children's minds are being educated, so will they also learn the social and emotional skills that allow them fully to share their gifts in a world that needs them.
My prayer is that children will remain connected to how God created them and continue to be known by those they love and who love them -- especially the God who knitted them together with unending love.