Way back in 2002, I had a book published which is titled A Little Bit of Wonderful. Ever since I was a little girl I loved writing stories and finally had the chance to actually write a fiction book. Unfortunately I pushed myself ahead of God’s timing for this venture and took the first publishing offer that came along.
In fact, what happened was that it was more of a self-publishing effort than anything else. I don’t want to get into a big discussion about the good versus bad of POD (Publishing On Demand) or self publishing, because that’s not what this is about. I’m just here to say that no matter what type of writing you feel called to, please make sure it’s in God’s plan for you.
I have learned the long and hard way—through lots of prayer and time away from writing—that God wants me to use the writing talent He has given me to write devotionals. And since then, He has also blessed me with this blog and a Facebook page filled with friends and family. I continue to rest my writing in His hands and try my best to write and share His faith, mercy, grace and love for His glory alone.
Having said all that, I noticed that I still have a few copies of A Little Bit of Wonderful in my bookcase. So I’d love to give two copies away to the first two people who comment on this post.
Please share the “little bit of wonderful” in your life, no matter what that is or means to you!
Here’s a little glimpse into the book:
Jonathan laughs at Sarah’s decision to start a catering business, but Sarah finds support in her next-door neighbor and best friend, Joan Anderson. When Sarah’s heavy use of sleeping pills is discovered, Joan confronts her, then helps her through the withdrawal period.
Sarah’s casual relationship with Jeff Matthews slowly develops into something very special. Everyone is elated about Sarah and Jeff’s engagement except for fifteen-year-old Paul. After he runs away from home, Paul finally realizes that Jeff cares more about their family than does Jonathan, his own father.
Wedding plans proceed smoothly during a very hectic holiday season, until a horrendous auto accident leaves Sarah badly injured. It is during her hospital stay that Sarah finally understands that only through faith and trust in God will she have the strength to get through each day.
One more thing. Even though I got ahead of God’s timing to get this book published, He used it to help me order my life in preparation to meet my husband, Rick. Which just goes to prove something a good friend share with me years ago:
God wastes nothing!
In a future post I’ll share how God used A Little Bit of Wonderful in my life and in my future relationship with Rick. In the meantime, don’t forget to share your bit of wonderfulness with us!