Not only am I a “Martha Wanna Be” but I am a “Risk Taker Wanna Be”.
I have never jumped out of an airplane or gone bear hunting, but I often place myself on paths that have “snakes hidden in the grass”. I seem to thrive on situations that make me vulnerable and set me up for the possibility of looking silly.
Before I surrendered my life to Christ, that was NOT a good thing and I have the scars to prove it.
AFTER I surrendered my life to Christ, risk taking became a very good thing. I am always aware of my dependence upon Him for survival, but I have to admit, I still have a few scars to prove it. Ministry is a battlefield and sometimes it is difficult to recognize “the snakes” if you know what I mean.
I recently completed an article for one of my favorite magazine Editors in the whole world and kind of busted. I was very sad about that. She is wonderful and is graciously rescuing me, but I often wonder how the heck I ended up in a writing ministry anyway, especially Non-Fiction!!
As a young girl, my hearts desire was to write Fiction. Make believe, fantasy stories created in my own mind that do not need “sources” or hours of research and validation. I actually absorb Fiction. It runs through my veins. In a happy week, I read sometimes as many as 3 Fiction books. A number of years ago, I started going to Writers Conferences in attempt to learn, grow and maybe someday, actually submit a proposal.
However, God had a detour for my life. I love His plan!! Tears actually fill my eyes when I think of His goodness and His amazing favor. I am now writing and teaching all about Real Life and REAL Freedom in Christ. I have wonderful people like my Editor friend (I love you Ivey!) helping me keep some semblance of respect.
I am running my race with very little skill, but a VERY BIG GOD!!!
Which all leads me to this big unveiling. My FICTION :).
I realized I can be “published” TODAY!! Part of it anyway.
Right here. Right now. On “Living Free” and I am about to hear the words every Author longs for…..
“I LOVE this story!!! It is so good I cannot wait to read the next Chapter. SEND IT QUICKLY!!! No edits are necessary. It is PERFECT just like it is. Spelling and Grammer are overrated I just want more of this spellbinding story”
WOW, that was more fun than I thought it would be 🙂
Click the Link below for the first chapter and just let me know if you want an autographed copy!!
By the way, my next speaking engagement is an “Imagine Me..Set Free” Woman’s Conference in Eastman, Georgia, between Macon and Savannah. I would love to have you join us!!