I just got home from teaching a writing lesson to my son's third grade class. They were SO cute! I had wondered if I could fill the thirty minutes - ha! That was no problem! They had so many questions, were so sweet and curious about being a novelist and, in the end, reminded me how blessed I am to have this job.
With all the economic turmoil going on in our county, I find myself especially thankful and filled with gratitude for the people out there buying books. Some days this writing life feels more like a job than a ministry (a job I love! I'm not complaining) but as I prayed about it today, and then taught this class, God reminded me that He has plans for my books. They aren't mine!! Sometimes I forget that and take on the whole burden onto my own shoulders. It feels incredibly freeing to be reminded (again!) that He has everything under control and that His plans will be made manifest. Once again, all I have to do is have faith.
So a big thank you to anyone buying my books! I believe God will bless you beyond measure as you read them.