I’ve missed you! I apologize for being quiet for longer than usual. Yes, we got our daughter “graduated” and moved to another state for her internship. We had fun celebrations with her! Soon after, I had a ten-day jaunt to see family and friends. So, you can see that my absence was for good reasons. But, I did miss you and I’m happy to be back – hopefully with a more evenly-spaced blog posting schedule. 😉
Part of my time away was for our high-school girl’s trip we take each year – a group of seven women of which I’m blessed to be included. I tasted new recipes from some healthy-eater friends, and I look forward to sharing them with you. I’ve been lacking in the recipe department lately (so sorry), and those new recipes are spurring me on to get in the kitchen and make them, curate pictures for you, and write new recipe posts. Happy?
With all that said, let’s move on to today’s topic, shall we?
THE (maybe) NOT SO NEWSY NEWS:Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) Click To Tweet
The book is about surviving the tough seasons. Surprised? As I explained in my January 1st post this year (TO BE or NOT TO BE in 2019), God gave me the book title four years ago in January. I didn’t get the go-ahead until last December, and God was clear. My word for the year is NOW, and NOW means write the book. Now. I’m several chapters into it, but as most projects go, it continues to grow.
I thought it would be an e-book, but I swaunee, if God keeps adding to chapters I thought were completed, it’ll be a hard-back real-time REAL book before long! And that would require lots of time for finding a publisher and junk like that. Not sure I’m up to all that.
At the beginning of the book, I list possible hard seasons that we might face throughout life. As I made check marks beside each hard season I’d experienced in my lifetime, I was shocked to have checked all but a few. And, I wondered . . .
Is the list extensive enough? What am I leaving out?Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Timothy 5:7) Click To Tweet
I realized quickly that I should ask you for your input. There’s no particular reason for waiting so long to ask you, but now’s the time, and here’s my list so far.
Sexual Abuse or Assault/Rape
Death of a Spouse
Loss of a Close Family Member
Loss of Home and/or Possessions in Fire or Natural Disaster
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4)
In the comments below, please name other tough seasons not listed – perhaps ones you or your friends have encountered. Also, if you’d like to simply list the number of hard seasons that you calculated as you read through the existing list of fourteen, that would be nice (if you don’t mind sharing).
I appreciate your help very much!
You’ll hear more about the book as time goes by, but if you have specific questions, ask away! 🙂 You know how I love conversation.
Because He lives~