Welcome to my first blog entry! I am so excited to invite you to the release of my first book, Sacred Love!
It’s hard to believe the two-year process to complete Sacred Love and to see it come to fruition. I knew that God wanted me to tell my story, but I recall telling Him that I had no training or experience in writing. I am a physician assistant! My mind is clinical! (As if He did not already know that!) Eventually, I gave in and said, "OK, God. One day."
The last 10 years my life have been like a roller coaster, but He has been in charge. God has taken me on highs, lows, twists, and turns. Retrospectively, I am glad I had my seatbelt on. It has often been a ride of steep climbs and quick and speedy drops—some quite breathtaking, some tough and heartbreaking. I’ve had to remember Romans 8:28: “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Those of you whose life has been a roller coaster can relate.
Then three years ago, I knew it was time to start writing the book. In fact, I felt an urgency. Because I am not a trained writer, I started praying…and praying. I often discussed my desire to tell my story with my husband, David.
In my prayer time one day, God reminded me that my story was a testimony of grace and hope and would minister to hurting women struggling with singleness, loneliness, rejection, and the lies of Satan. Revelation 12:11 says, “And they have conquered him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” I have had to reject the lies of our enemy my whole life, but my testimony supports that with Jesus, we can win the battle. Jesus has shown me His unconditional love, restoration, and redemption.
Even though I had a story to tell, however, I still couldn’t write a sentence, much less a book. A dear and special friend of mine had written a book and found a writer to help her take all her material and story to create a story. That’s what I needed, too! When I married David in 2012, I moved into David's townhouse. Our neighbors one day mentioned that their daughter was an author and a writer who had written several books of other people’s stories. I had met their daughter (Kim P. Davis) on multiple occasions, but did not know her well. When I approached her about helping me with my story, things just fell into place after more prayer from both of us.
So, we started this book in January 2015. It was dedicated to the glory of God. We planned to self-publish the book, but the self-publishing company I contracted with actually dissolved! We kept writing, praying God would show us what to do.
Eventually, Kim contacted New Hope Publishers, the publisher who published two books she co-authored (Both Feet In and A Thousand Times Yes). To Kim’s surprise and my joy, they accepted our proposal! I knew the power of God and that He could open doors no man could open. We couldn’t have found a better publisher to work with!
Sacred Love belongs to God. I so hope you will find my story helpful to you. I understand what it means to be alone and rejected. I know how it feels to be single when everyone around you is married. I know what it means to live defeated. I know how it feels to compare my appearance to others. But I found the sacred love of Jesus could satisfy all my longings when I gave my life completely to Him. I hope you will, too. Jesus is hope.