Last May, my life took on a whole new feel.
Not only did we move my mom in to live with us, but I learned of two pending book contracts: one with my daughter Erin and one with my husband. How exciting it felt to be extended the opportunity to write for publishing companies along side Erin and Glen. But the timing felt overwhelming and I found myself thinking, “This is great news but I won’t have any time to write now that I am taking care of my mom.”
As many of you know, I struggled with all sorts of emotions this past year. But as I look back, I do so with a sense of joy and even accomplishment. I am so grateful for prayers and the many notes of support many of you sent my way. Just yesterday, a very dear friend send me an excerpt from May 10th in Jesus Calling:
“DO NOT RESIST OR RUN from the difficulties in your life. These problems are not random mistakes; they are hand-tailored blessings designed for your benefit and growth. Embrace all the circumstances that I allow in your life, trusting Me to bring good out of them. View problems as opportunities to rely more fully on me. When you start to feel stress, let those feelings alert you to your need for Me.”
This May: Our book – Put the Disciple into Discipline – is about to be published.
God is good. And His timing is ALWAYS right. What I could not envision a year ago was that unique insights would surface for the books merely by having four generations do life together.
Having mom around brought back memories from my childhood.
Writing with my daughter Erin brought back memories of raising her and her siblings.
Writing together with Glen united our hearts around what is our most important role with our grand-kids!
June is almost here which means the launch date for Erin’s and my book, Put the Disciple into Discipline is just around the corner. For that reason I want to pause and thank Erin who has patiently and faithfully mentored me as a writer. What a sweet journey it is to write as a mother/daughter team. We have had so many great conversations along the way.
Our book is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and GoodReads.
Check out this link for our pre-order contest: http://www.christianmamasguide.com/put-the-disciple-into-d…/