And not just because Martin Luther King day is around the corner.
Last week I learned that I probably have 2 more new books, plus a definite "repack" of Beacon of Love with 2 other Rhode Island stories this summer (Seaside Romance).
Yes! Rejoicing! But I still stared at my checkbook and the calendar and wondered, "How will I manage financially?" Because a promised contract today will only translate into money in the future. Should I make a serious attempt to find a part-time job to supplement my income?
I still don't know the exact answer to that question. But God changed my lens.
When I moved to Oklahoma, I could count my books in print on one hand: Romanian Rhapsody; Gunfight at Grace Gulch; A String of Murders; Beacon of Love; Snowbound Colorado Christmas. Add contracts for two more books to those five.
Today, seven months later, I have contracts or promises for ... count them ... eight more books. Doubled.
Could God have made His blessing on my jump of faith any more clear?
Why did it take me so long to see it?
This day has been a long time coming. Financially, my future is far from secure. But God has brought His purpose--my dream--to pass.
What are you dreaming for today?
God can make that impossible dream happen.
Oh, for those of you who prayed for me last week: Thanks! I was up between 7-9 every day. Still not settling in to sleep easily at night, but half the problem is solved.