Thursday, June 18, 2015

Not My Plan....But HIS!!!!

This mother and daughter team is in it for the long haul.....Funny, how things work out sometimes!  When this whole adventure of ours first began, Mom and I started out working together on our book, "A Mountain to Climb".....Then, as time and our chapters progressed, we started getting "other" signs from God which started to throw us in a whole other direction.  While mom was working on her chapters, these "signs" seemed to be haunting me more and more every day!  They seemed to consume my every thought.  That is when I came up with, or He put in my head, the idea to start another book, and call it "Signs from God"  Whew!  Our journey is taking us to places that we never dreamed possible! 

During the editing phase of what I thought was MY first book, "Signs from God", has turned out to be OUR first book together.  While this was initially a result of my direct efforts in following His lead and creating that first post in Facebook that ultimately led to the creation of Signs from God, it was He who actually prompted feedback through our editor explaining we needed to provide more details around Mom's "Miracle".  It was as if we immediately saw the light, and recognized how this makes perfect sense and will allow us to share her story now.  We feel this book is paving the way for us to do just that, and believe that was His plan all along!  Apparently, He didn't want us to wait any longer either!

Mom's testimony has been the inspiration and driving force through this entire journey, and both of our lives.  Sharing her testimony, and now co-authoring "Signs from God" is setting the stage for our second book, "A Mountain to Climb".  In Signs from God, you will get to hear her miracle story, but in A Mountain to Climb, you will relive in great detail the traumatic experience from the eyes of the patient's perspective after suffering close to five years going through this nightmare and flash-backs from her daughter's eyes witnessing this at a time when she needed her mother the most!

We are so excited for you to read how God has touched our lives and others, and believe you too will realize that Signs from God has truly been God driven!  With some alterations now complete, our first book is back in the hands of our editor and formatter.  We couldn't be any more excited for this journey and our first book signing as the mother and daughter team from Sykesville! 

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Accept What It Is And Let Go Of What It Was!

As I sit here starring at this empty page, I have to wonder what God has in store for me.   Have you ever wondered, "What is His Plan?"  I know I’ve thought I had it figured out, but then something always happens when I realize it’s all in His timing.  Then when it plays itself out and I can sit back and reevaluate the circumstances, it all makes sense.  It worked out better than ever expected.   Sometimes we can be so anxious to get something done, that we do it an injustice by rushing and not completing to the best of our ability.   We need to take the time to do what’s right and listen to our instincts; these instincts, and that soft voice you hear in your head, I believe is God leading us in the right direction. 

I can’t tell you how many times I ignored His soft voice and was immediately sorry I hadn’t listened and followed.  I now recognize those were missed opportunities of greatness.  Learning to recognize those opportunities has been a work in progress, and I’m sure it will continue to be a learning process that hopefully will become natural instinct and a habit to last a lifetime.   Trying to understand the why’s of the World, and the reason behind circumstances that are out of our control, can be so detrimental to your health and well-being.  It is not up to us to understand why, but learn to accept what it is.  I ran across a saying this week, that simply said, “Accept what it is, and let go of what it was”.  This is so true!!

As I sat and starred at this empty page today, wondering what can I write about today?   It was God who answered the question and led my thoughts to putting words on paper.  For it is He who continually leads all of us!  And He who is speaking through me.   I have no doubt that this was meant for someone out there to read and I hope that it reaches the right person!    We can only change ourselves and how we respond to ‘what it is’!  Accept it as so, put your burdens to the Lord, and trust that He has a plan!