Happy Endings Do Exist!
Happy Endings Do Exist! I have been searching for the words to write this blog for over a week now.
The fact is, I have another book coming out. Today in fact. I am so beyond excited, but I am also scared.
Will anyone read it?
Will anyone be blessed?
Will I get to hear the stories of personal transformation?
I remember standing up on stage for my first book release party.
I said something like, this is as good as it gets because I’m probably never getting married so I better enjoy the spotlight now!
I was so fed up when I wrote Not Another Dating Book. I had prayed for more than eleven years for a future husband–who was no where in sight. Minutes after I submitted my manuscript to Harvest House, God brought Marc into my life and shocked us all. Seriously. What a shock.
Not Another Dating Book officially releases today, and I’m a married woman.
What most people don’t know is that I tried writing the ending to my book by saying there are no happy endings. Instead, I was humbled by Marc and thankfully my editor was even more gracious. She let me end the book like this instead.
“Proverbs 16:9 says, ‘We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.’ No matter what ideas I have about my future, the only thing I can count on is being surprised. The Lord promises a ripe future for those who trust in Him. We can’t always know what the future will take us, but we can rest in the assurance that it will be a thousand times better than anything we could plan for ourselves! Here’s one of my favorite promises: ‘And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finished finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns’ (Philippians 1:6)…We don’t need to fear, no matter how confusing and complex our relationship may appear. God knows when, who, and how. Praise God that He is the author of love, the giver of all perfect gifts, and the desire of our hearts. Return to God and rest in Him, waiting on the abundant surprise He has in store for you” [Harvest House, (c) 2012].
I’m SO sorry God, Happy endings DO exist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
**And now for the shameless plug**
Here is a video of me sharing my love story publicly for the first time. I hope you are encouraged.