I just have to take another break from my regular daily blog on 100 Ways to Cope with Stress to indulge myself in a little “bragging”. I know that sounds terribly egocentric (that’s a 50 cent word!), but I want to brag on my Lord for a minute!
On April 25, 2009, I was coming home from Stamps and More by Eleanor – a wonderful stamp and scrapbook store in SC. Here’s her link BTW: http://stampsandmorebyeleanor.com/, and I was sincerely praying about what I can do to stay at home and take care of my 91-yr-old mother as she is needing me more and more and still be able to earn an income. And just like that, I heard that still, small Voice that I know only belongs to God. It said, “You can write.”
I never gave any thought to being a writer. I’ve always loved to read and am totally addicted to buying books and I’ve always been able to express myself better in words than in speech. So, ever since that day, I’ve been pursuing a career in writing. Mostly trying to learn the craft but also submitting some things here and there. I’ve had a few devotionals published online at http://www.ChristianDevotions.us and another online magazine.
I am happy to say that as of today God has granted me the privilege of being published in an upcoming Christmas edition of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which will be in stores like Barnes & Noble and Wal Mart before Christmas. The one in B & N will be called Tales of Christmas and the one at Wal Mart will be The Gift of Christmas.
I’ve told several of my friends that this seemed like a good possibility, but I wouldn’t tell everyone until they told me 100%. Well, they did today, via email, and I’m so excited! I hope and pray the words in my story, A Christmas Accident?, about a bad car accident I had at Christmastime in 1998, will be a blessing and encouragement to many.
I’ll be on page 87, so watch for it, ok? Thanks