From the time I knew how to put sentences together on paper, I loved writing. I wrote poems, short stories and journal posts with as much gusto as a November wind under an oak tree. I’m always looking for good words, phrases and illustrations to describe what is in my heart.
The dream of my life has been to write a book, and I’ve been putting much prayer and a little bit of ink into a project that has been burning in my heart for years. I’ve been stumped, however about an editor, a proofreader, and all the in’s and out’s of it all! But I have continued to write.
While in the middle of taking time to work on my book this summer, I was asked to join a collaboration of other writers who were adding to a book entitled, The Extraordinary Woman. Debbie Vaughan was the one responsible for putting the book together, and she asked if I would help by writing two or three chapters from verses in Proverbs 31 – the chapter about The Excellent Woman. Would I help? Of course!!! So, pausing on my own book, I was assigned three topics, and I began to put my prayers and thoughts into this joined effort.
Anyone who is familiar with Proverbs 31 can sigh and wonder how in the world we could ever attain all that she is praised for. But this new little book, The Extraordinary Woman, can serve as a tool to know how to take those virtuous attributes and flesh them out in a practical way. Each chapter is short and easy to read, ending with points to ponder and apply.
I’m excited to say that that book is now published! I only had a small part in it, but I count it an honor to join with many godly, wise women who added their chapters to make it a book that can serve as a mentoring guide for a women. This isn’t about me – it’s about this book. I’m thankful to have a tiny part in it, and I think it will be a blessing to all the women who will read and apply its truths. I’m thankful to Christ Life Ministries for asking me to participate in this project!
If you’re interested, you can go here to order a copy of the book. I hope you will. I get no kick-back or remuneration for the sale of the books, only the joy of knowing that it’s being used to point women to Christ! Perhaps you could go through it with another woman and encourage one another to obey the principles from this special chapter of Scripture.
Aaaand, I’d like to give away a copy of this book to one reader. Here’s all you need to do – just leave me a comment stating that you’d like a copy of the book! That’s it! If you share this give away on Facebook, let me know in your comment, and you’ll get an extra entry! I’ll leave this open until next Wednesday, November 8 at midnight The winner will be chosen, announced and contacted next Friday, the 10th.
“My” book is still sitting unfinished, dangling like a broken arm waiting for surgery. I pray I will get it written and find a publisher for it – just like this adventure was opened up to me…a Divine act of God!
Have a refreshing weekend,