Monday, February 15, 2010

A Cup of Comfort!

A Cup of Comfort of Bible Promises is due out March 18, 2010, but my story was submitted in 2007 -- that was THREE years ago!

Last week, I signed contracts for two books in the Chicken Soup series that are due out in spring/summer 2010 and those were submitted in September 2009.

Hurry up and wait is the phrase you need to get used to in publishing. There are many reasons for a book to be delayed and some of them are cost-cutting measures (yes, we're in a recession!), but when you have a story that you've been "sitting" on and waiting to be "birthed" -- it sure is hard to wait!

I look forward to sharing my story with you; it's one of my favorites. It was how God was faithful to His promises and provided for us before we left for Sicily as missionaries.

It's not surprising as we begin this new chapter in our lives (going to Ecuador) that God would postpone the printing of this story for such a time as this (maybe we needed a refresher course!).

Sometimes we all need to take a "cup of comfort" in the stories of our lives and revel in the fact that God's promises are just as real today as they were yesterday!

Leave a comment on one of your favorite Bible promises and I'll enter you in the drawing for the book -- scheduled to be released March 18, 2010.

Living Life Passionately,

1 comment:

Cheryl Barker said...

Congrats on the Cup of Comfort release -- and on the upcoming Chicken Soup books, too! Exciting!

One of my favorite Bible promises is found in Prov. 3:5-6 -- that as we trust in the Lord with all our hearts, lean not on our own understanding, and in all our ways acknowledging Him, He will direct our paths.

May He direct your paths as you go to Ecuador!