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27 November 2013
It’s the day before Thanksgiving. I’m sitting here at the table, looking out my window while the clouds outside decide whether they will prove the weather man right or wrong about the large quantities of snow he’s predicted we’ll get today. I’m writing a day early because I know tomorrow will be too busy and full of celebration to get this blog post in.
I’m thinking back to a year ago. Years are usually full of unexpected happenings, since we mortals cannot predict the future. But this past year seemed especially full of them, if that makes any sense. Last year about this time, my book finally made its appearance on Amazon. And I was happy…with reservations. After all, nobody knew about my book or who I was besides friends, family and Facebook acquaintances. So, would it do anything useful? Or would it make a little burst and then die a slow but inevitable death? At that point, I really couldn’t tell. A year later, I have seen it make its small burst and slowly and quietly grow. It’s no best seller, but it’s done better than I hoped and I am thankful for that.
I am thankful for God’s provision throughout this year–for giving me the opportunity to do book signings in a number of Barnes and Noble stores, for opportunities to share my faith through talks about what preceded my book, for safety on the road.
But so many things happened beyond the book for which God deserves praise and thanks. The book was simply the icing on the cake.
Thank you, Lord. And thanks to all of you who have sent me encouraging comments and messages through Facebook, email, and in person. You are all so kind. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.