Sunday, March 21, 2010

~Book Dream and She Speaks Conference~

I've always dreamed about writing a book. It's kind of been a standing "joke" with my family since I was a teenager! I've always had in the back of my mind that I WANT to do this. There is absolutely NO way that I could do this on my own! I definitely have the "testimony material" but God is going to have to guide me, hold my hand, carry me, d-r-a-g me, AND give me a title!!
The big question is, WHAT will it be about?
The sudden death of my Dad in a car accident when I was a teenager? Growing up in a blended family? The death of my 1st husband (and the father to my children) to cancer at age 25? Raising kids in a blended family trying so diligently to be a Godly example and keep a smile on my face (boy have I failed at that one a LOT!) Becoming a MiMi at the age of 35!! It was hard to swallow at first but now I wouldn't change it for anything!! I was the youngest "Grandma" in town I might add! I love, love, love, to cook but there are so many good recipe books out there that I think I'll skip that one!! :)
Now I know that others have experienced things like this in their lives too and bless you for that. I've never been one for other people to feel sorry for just is how it is! Sometimes I have to remind myself that God is in complete control! A verse that I repeat over and over to myself is: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Last year about this time I really wanted to just go ahead and sign myself up to go to the She Speaks Conference where I might, just maybe, learn to get started writing my book. Dear 'ol hubby said, Honey...this is going to be a really busy year for us...did you forget! I think he thought...oh we go again!!!!!!!!! Probably because I'm one to make decisions NOW and figure out the details LATER! So, I held off! I too thought maybe it was just another whim for me. But, here it is the next year and I STILL have an itch to go, still have that book dream in the back of my mind! I would love to be chosen for one of the scholarships that will be given away! Lysa TerKeurst has information about the scholarships posted on her blog. She is one amazing woman!!! If you haven't read any of her books, you're missing out! Click here and check out her books. You will love them!
One more thing...Don't ever give up on your dreams...even if you think it's just a "whim". Be in specific prayer and if it's meant to be God will open those doors wide for you (and me)!
Have a blessed week!!

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