The Girlfriends book comes out in just a FEW months — just five months. I'm excited, nervous and filled with PLANS! Oh the PLANS — there are many. Some very manageable and some that excite and terrify me — at the same time.
I'm waiting on the list of the top book title ideas (and as soon as I have them, I'll share them with you). I just had the site redesigned. And I have a new picture of me. It's been a busy week for me.
I'm trying to keep my eyes on Jesus and off my own junk. I've walked this road before — and I've made plans that never came to fruition. That was almost three years ago and oh, my at the lessons along this path. I've learned to look my pride in the face and admit that it is PRIDE. Not an easy thing to do. I've learned that I'm truly the least of these. I've learned (and am still learning) that it REALLY is all about Jesus. I'm learning that He does not need my book, my words or my efforts — but He loves me so much He uses this frazzled mess of a girl for His good purpose.
So while I wait on the publisher and make my plans, I'm waiting on the Lord and expecting Him to do a new thing in my life.
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 ESV
I don't know where we are heading, but I know that it will be NEW and exciting. I love how this scripture tells me that He will make a way for me in the wilderness and He will show me rivers in the desert. New things may take us into a wilderness or a desert, but God will provide no matter where we walk.
I spent time in the wilderness when I couldn't see the next thing for all the stuff going on. And I've walked in the dryness of the desert when I couldn't see anything but a big dry, sandy place. And God was always there with me.
Where are you today – are you in a wilderness, a desert, or watching the new thing unfold.
Love the new look!! I’m in a quiet place right now. A place of waiting on the Lord to show me the next step. And so I wait and I work on the things He gives me. Speaking, seeking and loving Him.
So excited for you! Pretty sure your writing talent is the result of daily Peanut Buster Parfaits from the Dairy Queen back in 1981…
Oh Mary–BEAUTIFUL!!!! Just beautiful. It reflects you perfectly 🙂
Great encouragement, Mary!!! Thank you! I would say we (my husband and I) are in a new season of watching God unfold His blessings. We don’t see all of them yet, but knowing He is teaching us about faith and trusting Him completely is a beautiful place to be. Learning the hard lessons is tough, too, but hoping to see the rewards of our tests very soon. Thank you for being so vulnerable to share your heart with us!
Just beautiful, like you! xoxo
Love the new design….always love stopping here…