launch day

TODAY IS THE LAUNCH OF MY VERY FIRST BOOK.IT TOO, HAS BEEN A JOURNEY.IT IS THE COMBINATION OF STORIES AND SCRIPTURE, PRAYERS AND WONDER.IT HAS BEEN IN EVERY SENSE A JOY TO WRITE.

SOME YEARS AGO, I SPENT THE MORNING SITTING IN A TINY LITTLE COLORFUL CLASSROOM WITH MY BABY DAUGHTER LEARNING ALL THE THINGS SHE WOULD LEARN IN PRESCHOOL.  IT WAS ORIENTATION DAY.

THAT SAME DAY, IN THE AFTERNOON, I WALKED MY OLDEST SON’S COLLEGE CAMPUS AS HE ORIENTED TO HIS NEW LIFE AS A COLLEGE FRESHMAN.

I REMEMBER THAT DAY.  I DETERMINED THAT DAY I WOULD NEVER BE A SAILOR; LAUNCHING THINGS YOU LOVE IS A JOURNEY OF THE HEART.

TODAY IS THE LAUNCH OF MY VERY FIRST BOOK.

IT TOO, HAS BEEN A JOURNEY.

IT IS THE COMBINATION OF STORIES AND SCRIPTURE, PRAYERS AND WONDER.

IT HAS BEEN IN EVERY SENSE A JOY TO WRITE.  

IT CAME AS SOMETHING I BOTH WANTED TO DO AND HAD TO DO AS GOD SHOWED ME HOW TO WALK AWAY FROM FEAR;  WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO TRULY TRUST HIM AND BECOME MORE FIERCE AND IN SO DOING REVEALING MORE OF HIS CHARACTER.  HIS INCREDIBLE KIND LOVING CHARACTER BECAME MORE FAMILIAR AND MORE BELOVED.  I PRAY I HAVE HONORED HIM WITH THESE WORDS.

HIS GRACE, IN ALL THINGS,  IS TRULY SUFFICIENT.

WITH ALL MY HEART, I PRAY THIS BOOK, THIS WORKBOOK OF LOVE AND LEARNING BLESSES IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF WAYS.

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