Friday, November 5, 2010

Maybe this is it?

I am walking through another door He has opened. I submitted my manuscript to a writing contest through Women of Faith. I hadn't planned on going to Women of Faith and decided at the last minute to go. I didn't notice the contest listed in the material, but a friend pointed it out to me. I had been hoping to hear already from the other door I walked through a month ago, but this is obviously not in my timing. I tell myself I have waited 13 years, what is a couple months?

This reminds me of the adoption process we went through 19 years ago. At one point I was severely disappointment with God following the loss of 2 children we tried to adopt. I had believed it was God's will only to later be devastated when another family was chosen for the 2 children. I had believed they were the ones. I look back and see God's hand all along. He had a plan much greater than mine and He gave me something I never wanted...A BABY! God knew my need~even though I would have argued that I never wanted a baby.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord (Isaiah 55:8).

So I will walk through this opened door. . . maybe this is the one? Only you know Lord and I trust in YOU.

Monday, October 4, 2010

While I am waiting. . .

I am home recuperating from shoulder surgery and I am suppose to rest. I didn't think it would be that hard to do. It's not that I have anything I have to do, but continually check my email. I am waiting to hear from a publishing company, is that the phone I hear? The contact information for The Kissing Spot went out on September 30th. So I am anxiously waiting for them (I am being hopeful) to contact me. This is an exciting time after waiting so long to feel like the waiting is over, but I am waiting again. I do believe in God's perfect timing and I don't pretend to know the future. But I am hopeful.

I have been here before, well not quite in this position, but I thought I was on the verge of being published 4 years ago. I met an older buisness man on a plane and he worked downtown NYC, he knew several publishers and loved our story and wanted to get it published and get us on Oprah! I was so excited and thought this is it! However, it didn't turn out that way and it was very disappointing. He read our story but didn't share our beliefs and felt he was not the right one to represent us. I knew the truth at that moment, as I have known all along this 13 year path I serve the Lord creator of the universe and He alone is in control.

While I continue to wait on the Lord I am reminded that. . .
~In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

Hope~ the expectation of future good!

Let us never give up hope as we wait on the Lord~

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Friday, September 17, 2010

The Kissing Spot

For over 13 years I have been writing a book about my daughter . . .And God Named her Hope. This summer with Hope's help I finally completed it. We sent it to an editor who suggested the title The Kissing Spot after she read through the manuscript. I let Hope make the final choice in the title and "The Kissing Spot" it is!

Yesterday, I received a letter of Congratulations that my manuscript proposal has been reviewed and chosen to be sent out to 85 Christian Royalty Publishers. Earlier this week as I waited to hear Hope said, "Mom you just need to be confident." Reminding me, "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6). So now I wait to hear from a publisher! I will take Hope's advice she has no doubts. Faith of a child.

A short synapse of the book for the back cover may be something like this:

Does God really turn around for good what Satan means for harm? Absolutely. And He is always with us, even in the womb. During one attempted abortion God intervened to protect the life of a very special little girl and is using her today to share the incredible love of Jesus with anyone who will listen. The Kissing Spot, the story of Hope Hoffman's amazing survival, is an unforgettable one that will touch your heart-proving once again the power of God who can take a tragic and heartbreaking situation and redeem it for His glory. If you need proof that miracles still happen, this is it!
(composed by my editor)

I hope you will walk along side me as I continue to wait on the Lord.

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