Going South--with the God of Jacob's and My Mistakes is a candid account of the messes we get ourselves into and the abundant grace that gets us out.
When my husband and I decided to trade in our snow shovels for pool nets and move to sunnier southern climes, we had no idea our plans were about to go south too.
Well, it all started when I veered from our plan to buy an efficient, low maintenance house, instead buying a fixer-upper because it had a gorgeous pool. Before long, we found ourselves overwhelmed with the consequences of this seemingly bad decision. I found myself looking for encouragement in the story of Jacob--the patriarchal bad boy known more for the predicaments he got himself into. And I discovered the God of Jacob was as present in the dust and debris of my decisions as he was in Jacob's. Available on Amazon
"The problem with promising God you’ll follow Him wherever He leads is that you just might have to go."
I thought our story of following God from a Mayan village in the highlands of Guatemala to a tiny Vermont church ended the day, ten years later, when we left the ministry and moved to the South. It had been a great venture requiring the courage to let go of the things we held dear (like personal safety and income), but the Lord had done great and mighty things to show us there was nothing we could do to out give Him.
However, the story was not over. It wanted to be told. And in little ways no less marvelous than the spectacular ones, the Lord provided opportunity after opportunity for me to achieve that sought after dream of every writer--a published book.
In March, 2010, Call of a Coward won the Women of Faith Writing Contest and was published by Thomas Nelson. Available at Thomas Nelson, also on Amazon.