It’s hard to describe the series of events that have unfolded over the past month or so, and it’s hard to believe they’ve brought me to this place.
I suppose if I followed the trail of breadcrumbs, it would have to include a conversation with Abbey, her amazing blog, Abbey’s uncanny ability to network, her new friend Amanda, and Amanda’s friend (and mine!), Harmony. It’s been Harmony’s encouragement, her mentioning of Michael Hyatt, who gave a webinar on authoring, who then led me to Jeff Goins, who wrote a book called, You Are A Writer (So Start ACTING Like One), back to Harmony’s encouragement, and finally to the place where I am ready to… well… start acting like a writer!
And this begins by naming myself a writer (and speaker), which led me to purchase my domain, revamp my blog, and start a Facebook page. (All of which make me feel very exposed and expressly un-introverted.)
However, all of this is for a very exciting purpose!
I’m writing my first book! It’s going to be an eBook, and I’m going to give it away for free to all of my friends! (If you’re reading this blog, you qualify!)
What it’s about?
Well I’m glad you asked!
(Even if you didn’t, I’m going to tell you anyway.)
I’ve been dropping little thoughts here and there about this idea of the Called Life – what it means to really live this Christian life. We use so many big words within the church to describe what it means to be a follower of Christ, but I wanted to break it down to the practicalities.
See, as God was restoring my heart, He began showing me that I had been placed on this earth for a purpose. My existence is not an accident. I decided to surrender my plan B – I promised the Lord that I would no longer actively seek death. But I still had no idea how to live! The question of What Now? came up again and again.
As I have met and talked with others, I find they have stumbled upon that same question. Ok, I’ve given my life to Christ, so what now? I’m surrounded by kids, and I know motherhood is supposed to be this great and sacred calling, so what now? I feel as though I’ve been asked to move/marry this person/end this relationship/pursue this dream, and I want to be obedient, so what now? I am at the absolute end of my rope, so what now?
This book, The Called Life, is a short and sweet breakdown of what God has been revealing to me over the past seven years – through marriage and kids, miscarriages and new babies, worship and study and prayer. This book actually comes at the perfect time for me, because 2016 has been marked by a definite shift in direction, and I’m asking once again, what now? God has been so faithful in showing me some of the answers to that question, and I cannot wait to share what I’ve discovered with you! I think you’ll be really encouraged.
I’ve set a deadline for myself, and I’ll let you hold me accountable to Fall of 2016. I really am looking forward to hearing your thoughts, experiences, challenges, and victories from your own journey!
Do me a favor? Will you “like” my Facebook Page? I want to be able to keep you all updated on my eBook, and until I get a fancy email distribution system in place, it’s the best place to gather! 🙂
I’m so excited! (Did I mention that?) Thanks for journeying with me. I wouldn’t want to do it without you all. ❤