An Excerpt from Turn North
This week, since having a few days off for Thanksgiving, I've made it a point to finalize my latest book, a devotional titled Turn North. I've had several people to read it and give me feedback. I've fixed mistakes and attempted to make a few improvements of my own. I decided to read the whole book one last time. Sometimes this is a good decision, sometimes not. My husband can attest to my varied, excited reactions as I read certain pages, but once I reached the end, I felt that something was missing.
The devotional, I state in the Introduction, is for the beginner. It is for the person who desires to start learning more about God, the Bible, and the Truth. It is geared towards people who may have difficulty understanding scripture. I attempt to explain 30 key verses from the Bible while sharing the Gospel with readers who might have previously been on the fence. Once I reached the end on Thursday, I realized that I had not included a verse about Jesus' resurrection, and felt strongly that I should.
I flipped through the book to determine where such a concept should be added, then was left with the dilemma of what verse to remove since I would then have a 31-Day devotional, but the cover states 30-Day. I decided to remove the segment below and share it with those reading this weeks' blog. I removed it because I wrote about this concept in multiple places, so I thought I could remove this particular verse and commentary without altering the overall concept of the book. Please read below. The book should be available within the next 2-3 weeks--just in time to be a Christmas gift for someone who has been in your prayers. If you would like to reserve a copy for $6.99, please click here.
Prayer for Today
Thank You for being patient with me. Lord, please work on my heart. I know that I need You in my life. I know that You love me like no one else does. I am grateful to You, God. I ask that you forgive my sins and come into my life that I may live abundantly for You-- not for the world that I will one day leave behind. Thank You, God.
11/26/2017 10:07:23 pm
You are so right. I see people who have so many material blessings and sometimes aren't happy, and then I see people barely getting by who are full of love and joy.
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If you like this style of writing, you will enjoy Turn North: A 30-Day Devotional and Journal written by the author of this blog.