January in Review || A Look Back at My Month, Story Prompts for You, and a Freebie from Bible Truth Music!
Hello and happy last day of January! This year looks like it’s going to fly by faster than 2019. I stared at the calendar today and thought, “I’m supposed to get my wrap-up done today…and a devotion tomorrow…yeah, that was poor planning.” 😉
Today, I’m going to share a few highlight from my month with you, a few story prompts and a special Freebie…more on that later.
January in Review
Verse of the Month: 11 Chronicles 32:7-8: Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him: With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (King James Bible)
These verses are literally the theme of my series on the War Between the States, even though it isn’t discussed until book 2. So many times, these verses have encouraged me to press on fearlessly for the Lord, because He is with me and no one can come up against Him and win!
Book of the Month: I read several books this month (most were short stories) but I must say that my favorite was Tattered Wings by Kassie Angle. I’ll be writing a review of it when it releases next month, but please, go ahead and pre-order your copy today! Request it at your Library! Spread the word! It’s a fantastic story!
Ministry Highlight: This year, our Pastor Clyde Eborn turned 90! We were privileged to attend his birthday party and help with the set up and take down 😉 It was an honor to celebrate a man who has dedicated his life to his Savior and has been instrumental in leading so many people to Christ! If you feel led, swing by our website and use the contact form to send him a happy birthday message!
Writing Update: Wow! Y’all, my mom and I got to spend three solid days reading through my manuscript for A Song of Home! She gave me so many good ideas, helped me straighten out some plot holes and unneeded storylines and helped me craft a (hopefully) satisfying ending *grins mischievously* We laughed too hard over one scene in particular, and later this month when working on a certain scene, we cried together. Currently, we are fixing two lasts scenes before a read-through next week. I have almost finished my outline for book 5 and plan to start writing it tomorrow! TOMORROW PEOPLES!!!!! *deep breath* I might be slightly excited and nervous and just over all overwhelmed by trying to pull off a happy ending to such a depressing year in American History. I know I’m going to cry at some point. There's so much sad stuff! But I have an idea for this story, a theme I really want to present…and hopefully, it’ll all come together.
Song of the Month: I purposely saved this for last! This song is a new one by Evangelist Byron Foxx of Bible Truth Music. Give Me a Vision, Dear Lord is a beautiful song that can be sung hymn style or as a special and let me tell you, it has a powerful message. And Bro. Foxx has graciously given me permission to share the music with you! Click here to download your free copy! Share it with your loved ones and Church members and let the message of the song speak to your heart. If it doesn’t stir you to do more for God, something is wrong.
And now, Story prompts for you!
Well, that's all for now! Have a blessed Day!
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